Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Headers: BBQs, Garden Furniture, Hammocks, Heat & Light, Games & Picnics, Ornaments, Home Accessories, Home Living
Good range of stylish garden leisure items and home accessories including storage, kitchen accessories, bathroom accessories and bedroom accessories. There is also a small number of home furniture items. Arboreta is a family run business based in Hexham, Northumberland.
• Special Features: Monthly prize draw with a prize of £500 Arboreta vouchers. Price promise.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery(Contact them for deliveries outside of the mainland)
Headers: Furniture, Homewares, Household Appliances, Sound & Vision, Office PC & Phone, Photography, Sports & Leisure, DIY Garden & Pets, Toys & Games, Baby, Personal Care, Jewellery & Watches
The retail giant Argos sells an enormous range of (mostly) household goods and usually at very competitive prices. Also, they very often have sales on, so its always worth while checking out the website if you can't get down to your nearest store - I know we've managed to get some good bargains in the past! The site is fast loading and easy to navigate. Argos was founded in 1973 and now has over 500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Argos is headquartered in Stafford.
• Special Features: Free 16 returns days policy for non faulty items. Either return to your nearest store or they will collect free of charge. You can also set up gift lists with Argos for weddings, anniversaries etc.
Furniture: Huge range of: Beds, Sofas & chairs, Bedroom furniture, Dining furniture, Living room furniture, Garden furniture, Office furniture, Storage, Mattresses, Conservatory
Headers: Room Solutions, Heating & Cooling, Wall & Floor, Finishing Touches, Appliances, Garden, Tools & Materials
The DIY superstore B&Q is offering over 10,000 products online. They are also offering finance in the form of homeplan loans and the B&Q store card, which can be used in store or online, a free design consultation service, installation service packages, plus "how to" guides and product health and safety information. Excellent, fast loading site. Please note that power tools are not available online.
Installation service. Full details of B&Qs Installation Service Package.
• Free Delivery on orders >£400
Headers: Plants, Cut Flowers, Barbeques & Patio heaters, Growhouses & Stores, Chemicals & Fertilisers, Clothing, Composts & Stone, Eco friendly, Fireworks, Furniture, Games, Gifts, Irrigation, Lighting, Logs & Coal, Machinery, Pots & containers, Sculptures & Sundials, Sundries, Tools, Water Features, Tickets
Massive gardening web site selling a huge range of plants, garden accessories, garden furniture and equipment. Unfortunately they only deliver to England, Wales and the lowlands of Scotland at the moment.
• Special Features: On the site you will find an "At a glance guide" to the gardening week plus lots of information and advice on plants and equipment and gardening tips by Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock. You can also get regular care tip emails from Alan Titchmarsh.
Cupar Garden Centre
Headers: Conservatory Furniture, Garden & Pation Furniture, Home & Office Furniture, Buildings & Greenhouses, DIY Modular Conservatories, Spas, Giftware, Pets, Barbecues, Games Tables, Play Equipment, Aquatics, Gift Vouchers
Cupar Garden Centre - Scotlands Premier Online Garden Centre. Based in Fife, Cupar offers an extremely good range of products from indoor and outdoor aquatics to conservatories, all at discounted prices.
• Free Mainland Delivery
Headers: Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Music and TV Units, Office Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, Bathroom Furniture, Childrens Furniture, Conservatory Furniture, Garden Furniture, Pictures & Accessories, Garage Furniture.
Very good range of furniture in all departments. They also have a good range of pictures and accessories. Furniture123 have been trading online since 1999 and offer thousands of products for the home and garden at up to 30% below high street prices. Fabric samples are available on request.
Furniture 123 is based in Shannon Street, Leeds.
• Free Mainland Delivery
Nice range of garden and conservatory furniture.
Headers: Barbeques, Garden Decorative, Garden Furniture, Garden Structures, Gates & Railings, House & Home, Marquees, Outdoor Fun & Games, Patio Awnings, Patio Heaters, Plants & Bulbs, Pets, Ponds & Water Features, Sheds, Summerhouses, Tools & Equipment, Wildlife, Gift Vouchers
Wide range of stylish garden products from summerhouses to mole chasers! Well laid out and easy to navigate website. Garden Oasis is based in Tamworth, Staffs.
• Special Features: 14 day no-quibble guarantee and a 12 month warranty.
• Free UK Delivery
• International Delivery Available: Europe and the Republic of Ireland.
Gardens and Homes Direct
Headers: Garden Furniture, Garden Accessories, Garden Tools, Barbecues, Garden Structures, Garden Sheds, Children's Gardening, Garden Games, Children's Playhouses, Trampolines, Paddling Pools, Pets, Wildlife Care, Dog Food, Home Furniture, Home Furnishings, Home Entertainment, Televisions, Gifts
Large range of practically everything to do with the garden except plants and power tools - from hammocks to fountains, from sheds to garden clocks. Plus a small range of home furniture and furnishings. Gardens and Homes Direct is based in Glasgow.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£50
Headers: Machinery, Outdoor Leisure, Plants, The Garden
Comprehensive range of gardening products including garden buildings, garden ornaments, garden accessories, garden tools, garden machinery, furniture, heating, lighting, cooking and, of course, plants. There is also a very good range of toboggans and trampolines. Gone Gardening is operated by Crocus.co.uk.
Special Features: 30 day returns policy.
Delivery Note. Gone Gardening do not deliver to the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scottish Isles, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.
Headers: Womens, Mens, Kids, Interiors, Electrical, DIY & Outdoor, Extras
Clothes for all the family plus home accessories and furniture, audio visual and computer equipment, garden and outdoor equipment - in short all the things you would expect to see in the Grattan catalogue! Buy online or request a catalogue. Grattan belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Kaleidoscope.
• Special Features: Interest free credit terms available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: - 20% off first order (excluding electrical and sale items)
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electrical, Home & Garden, Leisure
The website is operated by the catalogue people, Great Universal. This means that you can either pay immediately by credit or debit card, or you can open an account with them. Account holders get 20 weeks interest free credit and 40 weeks for some items such as computers and mobile phones. There is a large choice of clothing, electrical and home and garden goods - just what you would expect from a catalogue.
• Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: 10% discount is available for first timevisitors and up to 20% off Great Universal catalogue prices when you buy online.
Greenfingers Trading Ltd
Headers: Garden Furniture, Garden Sheds, Buildings & Storage, Patio Heaters & Fire Baskets, Garden Games & Fun, Greenhouses & Winter Protection, Garden Lighting, Garden Water Features, Garden Ornaments, Garden Gates, Gazebos, Arches, etc., Fencing, Edging & Decking, Indoor Furniture, Indoor Style, Outdoor Style: Themes, Garden Tools & Equipment, Aches & Pains, Gardenwear, Wild Birds, Pest Control, Pots & Planters, Plantcare & Lawncare, Alfresco Dining
They seem to have thought of everything at Greenfingers.com, and with a good selection in each category too. In addition there is a host of useful gardening workshops, not to mention competitive prices. However, note that their product selection is more on garden accessories and buildings with no plant section.
• Special Features: Plant Finder and gardening information
Very wide range of furniture, accessories, machinery & equipment and garden structures.
Headers: Verticals, Venetians, Rollers, Romans, Pleateds, Woodweave, Honeycomb, Conservatory Blinds, Shutters, Awnings & Canopies
Complete made to measure service. Hillarys has a national network of advisors. Make an appoinment (which you do by either telephoning or alternatively you can book an appointment online) and an advisor will visit you in your home where you can browse the entire Hillarys range while the advisor measures up. How easy is that?! Or, if you prefer ponder, you can just request a catalogue. Formed in 1971, Hillarys is the UK’s leading made-to-measure blinds specialist offerning a complete range of blinds, shutters and awnings. Hillarys also owns and operates www.web-blinds.com, where you can order blinds direct online, www.shuttersbyhillarys.com and www.awningsbyhillarys.com. Hillarys has factories based in Nottingham and in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Excellent range of canopies and awnings
Headers: Home & Garden, Electrical Appliances, Technology, Sport & Leisure, Fashion, Gifts & Flowers, Toys, Baby
A collection of the best of the home and gift ranges from the 26 John Lewis UK Department stores. Superb site, easy to use, great design, selling everything from plasma TVs to Cross Classic Pens. Prices are surprisingly competitive considering the range of items. Do not apply their price match guarantee shop pricing as strictly on the web, but claim that they keep as close as they can, and mostly prices are syncronised. Hot on customer service. Buy online or request a free catalogue - there are 5 to choose from.
• Special Features: Free 28 day returns policy.
• Free Delivery
Headers: Shoes & Accessories, Coats & Jackets, Dresses & Skirts, Lingerie, Nightwear, Tops, Trousers, Swimwear, Home & Living
Stylish clothes and accessories for the more mature woman plus a range of home and garden accessories. There is also a selection of dining, living room and bedroom furniture. Buy online or request a catalogue. Based in Sheffield, Kaleidoscope belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Grattan.
• Special Offers: 15% off first orders.
• Special Features:Credit options available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.
Marks & Spencer Online Store
Headers: Women, Lingerie, Men, Kids, Entertainment, Travel, Home, Technology, Flowers & Gifts, Food & Wine, M&S Money, Gift Vouchers
In addition to the standard, high quality M&S range of clothing for men, women and children, there is the ultra trendy per una due range for girls, which is not available in all stores. The home department features an impressive range of home accessories, from soft furnishings to bathroom suites. Not to mention a pretty large range of rather upmarket furniture for every room in the house, including the garden. M&S online is not just restricted to clothes and home accessories - peek into the technology department for phones, TVs, hi-fi, radios, iPods and digital camcorders and cameras. The food department is in two parts. Lunchtogo allows you to order business lunches online - type in post code to see if you are in a delivery area. With food ordering, you have to download an order form to present at participating stores.
• Special Features: 90 day free returns policy. You can sign up for the Marks & Spencer credit card, &more, online.
• Gift Service: Gift vouchers and gift wrapping available, plus you can have your order sent to more than one address.
• Free UK Delivery for Furniture, TVs and Flowers
Headers: Barbeques, Cafe Furniture, Conservatory Furniture, Garden Furniture, Garden Games, Gazebos, Fire Pits, Lighting, Parasols, Shade Sails, Wild Birds, Weather Covers
Classy range of quality garden and conservatory furniture and garden leisure accessories at discounted prices. Plus a very good range of garden games, from giant chess to wigwams! Founded in 1999, Rawgarden is based in Hempstead, Essex.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders >£75
Headers: Kitchen, Home Products, DIY, Garden, Cooling & Heating
Established in 1872, Robert Dyas now has over 85 stores in the UK selling home and garden products. They offer a respectable, if not huge, range of products from leading brands such as Tefal, Philips and Morphy Richards, at very competitive prices. Robert Dyas is a member of the Tropical Forest Trust, which is an international organization working to conserve tropical hardwood forests worldwide.
Scotts of Stow
Headers: Kitchen, House & Home, Bed & Bath, Garden, Country Living, Gifts
Stylish living, from Egyptian cotton bedlinen to fine bone china diningware. Plus cookware, electrical items, furniture, pet accessories and outdoor clothing. Plus more. Although Scotts has 4 fairly specialised shops in Stow, the online outlet is more like a department store, with the range of goods reflecting that. You can also request a catalogue online. Fast easily navaigable website. Head office is based in Groundwell, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Styles Online Garden Centre
Headers: Garden & Conservatory Furniture, Aquatics, Barbeques, Shed & Greenhouses, Garden Vouchers, Patio Heaters, Free Garden Information
Excellent range of top quality garden furniture, garden buildings, barbeques and aquatic products for tropical aquariums and garden ponds, at discount prices. Styles Garden Centre is based in Paignton, Devon.
Headers: Basketball Equipment, Fitness Equipment, Garden & Outdoors, Hammocks, Home & Living, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games, Picnic Sets, Playcentres, Sports Equipment, Table Sports, Trampolines
Very good range of both indoor and outdoor leisure products from basketballs to giant chess sets, and hammocks to bar stools. And not just for the home - Sunshine bits stocks products suitable for clubs, schools and corporate events. There is also a very good selection of indoor games including chess,, home casino and party games as well as more traditional games like cribbage, bagatelle, mah jong and penny arcades plus lots more - great for gifts for all ages. The website is fast and very easy to navigate. Sunshine Bits is a trading name of JDL Enterprises (UK) Ltd and is baed in Cambridge.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
Headers: Women, Lingerie, Men, Children, Homeware, Electrical, Gifts, Flowers, Gift Vouchers
Next Directory is the UK's largest direct home shopping company. You can shop online, on the high street and by telephone. (Next has hundreds of high street stores throughout the UK). The website also has a "quickshop" feature - if you know the code numbers of the goods you want to order you can just enter these. You can pay by credit card or you can open a Next account and you will receive a monthly statement. There is a small charge if you order a copy of the Next Directory.
• Special Features: Returns are free on account purchases. Next day delivery on flowers.
• Connection Service: Connection service available on freestanding washing machines, washer dryers and dishwashers. Your old machine must be disconnected first. They will also dispose of your old appliance. Charges apply.
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