About Us - Paprika Gifts
The Paprika Gifts story started in 2003 when founder Anne Anderson decided to bring her love for seeking out stylish and interesting gifts for friends and family to a wider audience.
Anne originally started by building on her passion and knowledge of fabrics, patterns and fashion by opening a shop in Bath making handmade curtains and soft furnishings. Encouraged by frequent requests from customers for help in sourcing homewares and gifts, she started stocking a wider range of items.
Paprika Gifts was born
In 2008 Anne took the next step and created Paprika Gifts, a shop dedicated to stocking a wide range of easily accessible and affordable gifts, homewares, and fashion items; each and every one hand selected with a friend or family member in mind.
Now Paprika Gifts not only has shops in Bath and Chippenham but also provides customers with the opportunity to browse and buy online.
Customers often tell Anne that the service they receive at Paprika is like having the assistance of a personal shopper, as the staff are genuinely interested in helping to ensure that each visitor leaves with exactly the right thing.
A message from Anne:
Our aim is to provide our customers with the widest possible choice of quality items that they wouldn’t find together anywhere else. We are proud to say that many of our gifts are sourced from local craftspeople and almost all come from design led UK companies.
The Paprika Gifts website is an extension of our stores, and offers a carefully curated range of items including jewellery, accessories, homewares, decorations, and gifts. All you have to do is choose!
We are constantly changing our ranges and are always on the lookout for new and exciting products to add to the mix. If you want something fresh and on trend make sure you catch up with the ‘What’s New’ section where all our latest finds are featured.
We’re here to help you find that special gift for you, your friends or your loved ones and we hope you love the gifts we have sourced as much as we do. Happy shopping.
With best wishes,
Meet the team
Anne is the driving force behind Paprika Gifts. She has an extensive knowledge of the market and constantly strives to make sure that there is always something to interest everyone at Paprika Gifts. Over the years she has developed relationships with some key suppliers, such as Jellycat, East of India, Gisela Graham and Wild & Wolf. As such you can be certain that we’re the place to come to see the best of what is available in the gift world. When she’s not working in the Bath store, Anne loves to chill out in her garden, which is where she does all her thinking. The one big thing on her wish list is to design her own range.
Rita loves nothing more that helping customers find exactly what they’re looking for when they visit Paprika Gifts in Chippenham. Her expert eye means that she not only knows precisely what is currently ‘on trend’ but also enables her to identify the next ‘big thing’, ensuring that Paprika Gifts stays ahead of the game. Outside of work, Rita loves to spend time tending to her allotment and walking the beloved family pooch, Bruno.
Being Danish, Susan is heavily influenced by the uncomplicated aesthetics of the contemporary Scandinavian style. She loves attractive cutting edge designs in quality materials – this is what she looks for when hunting down the perfect ‘next best seller’. Susan loves making jewellery and gets her inspiration from the great outdoors.