You could spend an hour inside British Isles perusing down the aisles and that still wouldn’t be enough time. After one visit, I had already determined that a second (and most likely a third) trip was surely required. Filled with thousands of products focused on British and Ireland merchandise, much of what British Isles sells is sourced directly from the UK.

They carry quite the selection of goodies ranging from chutneys, jams, and marmalades, everything you need to make the perfect cup of tea, collectibles made from glass, porcelain, and I can’t forget their beautiful crystal pieces. There is an entire room dedicated to children’s gifts and my favorite part of the store had to be the coffee mugs and their wonderful mixture of modern, classic, and formal dinnerware.

Just to give you a little peek into what British Isles offers, I wanted to share a “few” things I have my eye on. There is no wonder they have been in business since 1993. This neighborhood shop is a gem by all definitions:

There is just something about a coffee mug that gets me all excited! I’ve been collecting coffee cups for a while now and British Isles has a ton of them. What I love the most is the variety of the mugs they offer. Not only do they vary in size, but the designs are expansive as well. If you want your coffee mug to show off your favorite pet or to wake you up with a word of advice, look no further than British Isles.

When it comes to tea, British Isles has every-single-thing you would ever want and need; and we’re not just talking tea bags. This shop is ideal when gift shopping for any special occasion if you have a tea enthusiast in your life. Teapots, tea kettles, tea sets, and teacups are all ready and waiting for your next tea time. I’m not personally a tea drinker, but I can’t wait to share this tea haven with the tea lovers in my life.

A shop of this nature wouldn’t be complete without a section that caters to the interior designer in all of us. I fell head over heels for their fine China and tableware sets. This is the type of tableware that will force you to completely redesign your dining room! I tend to go for the more modern styles, but there is something to be said about traditional options. It’s by far a perfect stop when selecting a wedding or anniversary gift.

And they have the cutest toys, gifts, and books for children! There are so many more things I want to share but I figured I have enticed you enough. British Isles is now my go to shop when I want to say thank you to myself or say happy birthday to someone else. Just keep me away from the candy aisle!

-Shanna and Felice, Urban Swank