About Us

Since October 1999 Needful Things have been delighting customers with an eclectic range of gifts for the House and Home.

Owners, John and Alison Lawrence have developed an intriguing, attractive ambience with their mix of creative flair and plenty of fun.

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Browse the myriad of Gifts at every level from floor to ceiling and don’t hesitate to wander the rooms a second or third time; each trip around will uncover a missed item which will surely tempt you.

In the Spring of 2001 they added Women’s Fashions to their mix and since then have built an enviable reputation for easy to wear fashions, great mix and match ideas and for the more adventurous…the occasional statement jacket or dress for that special ‘wow’ factor!

In June 2002 Needful Things added a bespoke Soft Furnishings Department. Their extensive Fabric Library offers a diverse and exciting range from all the major suppliers: Sanderson, William Morris, Voyage, Harlequin, Romo, Swaffer, Jim Dickens, to name a few.

Needful InteriorOur Bespoke Interiors also offers paint, wallpaper, blinds and now bespoke furniture and carpets.

Assisted by Angela Hutchings, their seamstress, and part time helpers they all offer enthusiastic inspiration and advice to their many visitors. Since January 2013 Needful Things is proud to announce they have become Sanderson specialists, allowing us to match our curtain making expertise with the entire Sanderson range of fabrics.  Sanderson specialist status reassures our customers of our knowledge and expertise in all things Sanderson.

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At Christmastime, (Oct to Dec) this magical store transforms into a Christmas Grotto with some of the most unusual and exciting decorations, gifts and Christmas displays you will ever see!


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