UK Mail Order Companies - Page Two
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All the companies listed here sell online but will, in addition, send you paper mail order catalogues on request.

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page one (including traditional catalogue shops such as Grattan etc.)

Grand Prix Legends Shopping Mall
Headers: Aircraft, Book & DVDs, Diecast, Formula 1 & Motorsport, Lifestyle, Minichamps, Motorcycle, Signed, Things for the Car, TV & Film, Wicked Art, Gift Vouchers
As the name suggest, Grand Prix Legends originally sold motorsport merchandise and more motorsport merchandise! Now however, the company has expanded the product line to include bike merchandise (including a new range of Belstaff motorcycle technical wear, and a small range of casualwear), casual clothing for adults and children, an aircraft section selling rare and exclusive model aircraft, TV and film memorabilia, artwork, replica cars and bikes, and a whole new section of gadgets and gizmos for the car. Not to mention autographed motorsport memorabilia. Buy online or order a catalogue. You can find Grand Prix Legends at Cranleigh, Surrey. Excellent website for the enthusiast.
Special Features: 14 day returns policy. Bi-monthly caption competitions. Gift vouchers available - quote Product Code: GV25
International Deliveries Available

Healthy Direct
Headers: Supplements
Huge range of vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies from this health superstore. Goods are dispatched from the Channel Islands which means no VAT - orders are sent in parcels with a value of less than £18. It's hard to find anywhere that is cheaper.
Free Delivery on orders>£10

Key Online
Headers: Handling & Lifting, Castors & Wheels, Access Equipment, Storage, Workshop, Packaging, Tools & Maintenance, Safety & Security, Personal Protection Equipment, Signs & Identification, Cleaning & Hygiene, Mats & Flooring, Office, Catering, Climate Control, Outdoor Management
Key Online has over 50,000 industrial, commercial and office products, from fire retardent waste bins to powered belt conveyors to a very large range of office furniture. Founded in 1973, Key is part of the Manutan Group which has companies in 19 countries in Europe. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Free Delivery

Jason Shankey Mail Order
Headers: Specialist Products, Health & Fitness, Diet & Nutrition, Cosmetics
Jason Shankey Mail Order specialises in the sale of exclusive hair, skincare and health products (for men and women) which are difficult to find anywhere on the web. The website features exclusive brands such as Dermalogica and GHD. Jason Shankey Ltd. is based at Dundonald Enterprise Park, Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald and has salons in Belfast and London.
Special Features: Live online support. Advantage points awarded with purchases.

Headers: Children's Toys and Activities, Personalised Items
Letterbox has an excellent (and fairly large) range of quality items for children of all ages from babies to teenages. Included are toys, educational toys, craft sets, fancy dress, radio controlled models, outdoor toys and more. Personalised gifts include china, bags, calendars, cards, Dutch barges, towels and hairbrushes. Buy online or order a catalogue. Letterbox is based in Truro, Cornwall.

Headers: Audio Books, DVD & Video, Music, Hobbies
Very large range of audiobooks, including fiction, radio and non fiction titles. Also a smallish selection of videos/DVDs that includes nostaglic film, TV dramas, crime, comedy and general interests. Very competitive pricing. Buy online or request a catalogue. Listen2 is based in St. Lawrence, Jersey, and is a division of Flying Flowers.
Free Delivery

Machine Mart
Headers: Power Washers & Steamers, Air Compressors, Air Tools and Accessories, Engines & Electric Motors, Welders and Accessories, Metalworking, Garage Equipment, Storage, Materials handling, Lifting & Pulling, Hand Tools, Construction, Generators, Electrical, Power Tools, Woodworking, Security, Heating & Ventilation, Cleaning & Decorating, Health & Safety, Clothing, Pumping, Gardening
Specialist supplier of tools and equipment for DIY and Trade, offering a very large choice of top brand products at competitive prices. Catalogue available. Machine Mart has almost 50 stores throughout the UK.

Headers: Shaving, Skin Basics, Skin Care Solutions, Acne & Problem Skin, Body Care, Hair Care, Tools, Fragrance
This is primarily a site offering premium brand male grooming products selected or designed for use by men. They offer expert advice, free samples and a free catalogue. Search by brand, category or skin type. Mankind is based in Farnham, Surrey.
Gift Service: Gift wrappipng (including personal message) available plus you can send a gift direct to the recipent.
Free UK Delivery on orders >£70

Maplin Electronics
Headers: Blank Media, Cables, Components, Computers, Home & Office, In Car, Outdoor Leisure, Sound & vision, Tools & Service, Toys & Kits
Audio, video, electronic and computer products, components and accessories, all available online. Especially good for components and more obscure electronic bits and bobs. Plenty of gadgets and gizmos also. You can order the famous Maplin catalogue online, either in paper form or on cd. Maplin currently has 75 retail stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
Free Delivery on orders >£35

Natural Collection
SweaterHeaders: Nursery/Kids, Clothing & Accessories, Gardening/Wildlife, Beautiful Home, Cleaning/DIY, Well Being, Kitchen/Grocery, Outdoor Living, Personal Care, Energy Saving/Gadgets, Office/Study, Books/Cds/Games
Stylish and well chosen range of natural, organic, energy efficient, fairly traded and hand crafted products, ranging from clothing to solar powered garden sculptures. Buy online or request a catalogue. Natural Collection is based in Sunderland.
Natural Collection has won the Daily Mail/ Ideal Home Show Sustainable Retailer of the Year Award 2006, and the Observer's Ethical Retailer of the Year Award 2006.
Free UK Delivery on orders >£100
• International Deliveries Available

Neat Ideas
Headers: Furniture, Office Supplies, Technology, Catering & Janitorial
Neat Ideas is an office products mail order company, providing everything a business might need from paper clips to office furniture. Thousands of products available for businesses of all sizes as well as individuals. Founded over 30 years ago, Neat Ideas has its headquarters in Doncaster, and a purpose-built warehouse and distribution centre in Corby. Buy online or request a catalogue. (VAT is added at checkout).
Special Features: 30 day returns policy.
Free Delivery on orders >£30 (ex VAT)

Headers: Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Wristwer, RPia Necklaceings, Brooches, Accessories
Gorgeous website. The Pia collection has both classic and contemporary pieces with many available as matching sets. The collection is mostly silver and gemstone based, but they also use other materials ranging from gold and pearls to coral and wood! There is also a range of accessories including cashmere clothing and handbags. Pia is based at 6 Leconfield Estate, Cleator Moor, Cumbria CA25 5QB. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Gift Wrapping: Jewellery is delivered in presentation gift boxes
Gift Service: They will send your order to an address other than your own with a message of up to 40 characters including your name, and with no prices on the delivery note.
International Delivery Available

Presents For Men
Headers: Presents for Men, Gifts for the Girls, Travel Paraphernalia, Accessories, Essentials
Presents for Men is a long established UK mailorder company with a large range of over a 1000 gifts; from gadgets to jewellery. There is also a well stocked travel department with a range of items for both backpackers and executives. Presents For Men is based in Cleator Moor, Cumbria. Buy online or order a catalogue.
Special Features: Monthly Prize Darw. Just sign up to receive the Presents for Men free email newsletter.
Gift Service: They will include your own card and message and dispatch it together with any item.
Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders >£150
International Delivery Available

Route One
Headers: Accessories, BMX, Clothing, Inline, Shoes, Skate, ATB
Route One specialises in skateboards, skateboarding accessories, inline, all terrrain boards and BMX bikes plus street fashion clothing and footwear for both men and women. Clothing includes trousers, jackets, T-shirts, hoodys, shorts, caps, skirts and vests. In addition you can get DVDs, games, stickers and patches - all titles chosen to appeal to skaters, surfers and bikers. Brands include Adio, DC, Element, Etnies, Emerica, Osiris, Vans, Razors, Rollerblade, Salomon, Globe, Von Zipper plus more. You can request a catalogue online. Founded in 1989, Route One has stores located throughout the UK with its headoffice in Bristol. If you want to see the terms and conditions, click on "boring but important", found at the bottom of each page!
Free Delivery on orders >£80. Extra charge for non mainland and the Highlands.

Suttons Seeds
Headers: Seeds, Plants
Founded in 1806, Suttons Seeds is pretty much a household name. As well as a very large range of seeds there is a small number of bedding plants available. Buy online or request a catalogue. WI members get a 15% discount on first orders. Suttons Seeds isa based in Paignton, Devon.

The Original Gift Company
Retro CD PlayerHeaders: Gifts, Personalised Gifts
Very nice range of gifts for all ages and tastes. You can browse by person, lifestyle, occasion or type of gift - or just use the search box. Personalised gifts available including map jigsaws, calendars, children's story books, towels, gardeners aprons and carafe and glass set. Buy online or request a catalogue. Orders can be sent direct to recipient. The Original Gift Company is based in Wiltshire. and is owned by the Scotts of Stow Group which, in addition to its highly successful nationwide catalogue business, has several retail outlets in Gloucestershire.

Headers: Personalised Gifts, Christmas Preview, Chocolate Collections, Toffee & Fudge, Thorntons Specialities, Hampers & Gift Boxes, Flowers & Chocolates, Greeting Cards, Children's Treats, Corporate Gifts, Thorntons ChocolateWedding Service, The Art Of The Chocolatier (Article)
If you thought  there would be just chocolates here, think again. As well as the Thorntons range of chocolates, including diabetic chocolate, the site has a small selection of fine wines, flowers bouqets, mugs, bears, greetings cards plus other gift ideas. If you not sure what to get, you can use their gift finder. If you prefer to browse at your leisure, you can order a catalogue online. Notice that flower deliveries are to mainland UK only.
Gift Service: Gift wrapping is available plus if your chocolates are a gift, you can have them sent direct to the recipient.

Headers: Geological Equipment, Microscopy & Science, Clothing & Footwear, Maps & Posters, Jewellery & Gifts
Comprehensive range of geological equipment from specimen bags to stone tumblers. There is also an excellent microscopy section which includes a wide range of microscopes plus slide preparation equipment. UKGE Limited is based in Southwold, Suffolk.
• International Deliveries Available

Whittard of Chelsea
Cappuccino Cup and SaucerHeaders: Tea, Instant Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Coffee Equipment, Ceramics, Food, Gifts
Specialist tea, coffee and hot chocolate plus a nice range of coffeee equipment and mugs and cups. Whittard of Chelsea has been selling teas and coffees since 1886 - I think its safe to say the company has some experience in the matter! Buy online or request a catalogue. Whittard of Chelsea is based in Union Road, London.
Special Features: 30 day returns policy
International Delivery Available


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