About Claire

Gifts by Claire is located in a lovely rural village just outside of Durham City, owned and ran by myself Claire (yes I know you are thinking it must of took me ages to think up the name).

I've been in the card and gift industry for 20 years and now have my own gift shop and website where I like to stock things a little bit different at an affordable price. 

I'm a woman of a certain age with a husband, a 26 year old daughter, a 9 year old son and a 1 year old Labrador (that comes to work at the shop with me everyday, how lucky am I??) so have a lot of experience all round and just like to enjoy life and also enjoy a few beers on a regular basis.

I really enjoy what I do and I'm always on the look out for new stock and take on board every comment and suggestion made to me for things people want, so please feel free to email with any requirements if I don't have what you are looking for!

Not only do I buy stock in but I also make cards and gifts myself, which started up when I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so made it and then expanded on those ideas. I set up an Etsy shop (cmcreationgifts.etsy.com) which really took off and is still up and running if you would like to have a look as not everything is on this website yet.

Thank you so much for visiting my website which is only in the early stages so please keep calling back.

Customers lucky enough to live nearby have the option of click and collect and gives an opportunity to visit the fabulous Number 4 café here.

Claire xx