Hello; I’m Sarah. I’m a stationery addict…
Since opening my very own shop, Stationery Supplies, back in 2005, I’ve discovered there’s a lot of us stationery addicts around! Giraffe Gifts is for all my fellow addicts, far and wide, so welcome.
Stationery has been my thing since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. While the other kids ran to the sweetie shop, I was to be found in the stationers’, breathing in the aromas of ink and pencils, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over pretty paper and notelets, spending pocket money on scented erasers and novelty sharpeners, and agonising over a new pencil case every half-term… As for the joy of my very first Parker fountain pen – well, I still treasure it, thirty years later.
Aladdin’s (Stationery) Cave
Stationery Supplies does what it says on the sign. It’s a veritable Aladdin’s cave of an independent stationery, greetings cards and gift shop in Marple. Marple is a leafy canal town to the South East of Stockport in Cheshire, with a lovely friendly ‘village’ vibe and an excellent range of independent shops, cafes and bars.
Stationery Supplies now has a second branch, opened in 2020, in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Customer Experience is Everything
I love to spend time with my customers, as we share our passion for pens, paper, pencils, eco and recycled stationery etc etc… At Stationery Supplies, as well as the array of every single stationery item you could ever imagine (and then some), it’s all about customer experience, in-depth product knowledge, personal service and excellent advice. That’s the beauty of local independents, and that’s what Giraffe Gifts brings to our online customers, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. I’m so proud of the recognition Stationery Supplies has received, both locally and nationally.
- Independent Stationery Retailer of the year 2022 Boss Federation Awards
- Best Greeting Card Retailer Initiative 2022 Retas awards – Progressive Greetings.
- Independent Stationery Retailer of the year 2021 Boss Federation Awards
- Best Non Specialist Greeting Card retailer North 2021 Retas awards – Progressive Greetings.
- Small Biz 100 2021 business
- Best Independent Retailer North 2020 Stationery Awards
- Winner of National Stationery Week 2017 window competition
- Best Local Shop 2016 – voted for by local residents
- Office Club Member of the Year 2015
Eccentric to Everyday
Giraffe Gifts delivers the same super quality, individual, sometimes quirky and always fabulous stationery, gifts, cards and all sorts of knick-knacks you didn’t even know you needed. A stationery addict’s delight, all Giraffe Gifts items are handpicked and approved by this stationery nerd. Giraffe Gifts also delivers the same level of customer service as Stationery Supplies, as this recent review testifies:
“What an amazing company. A couple of the items I wished to purchase were out of stock so the team at Giraffe Gifts contacted me immediately, even though it was nearly 10pm to resolve the situation without delaying my order. The order was then received in good time so my son, who has additional special needs, has everything he needs for school. There were also a couple of surprises in my order too! Thank you so much, I will be a returning customer and would highly recommend!”
Pass the Custard Creams
So. That’s Giraffe Gifts, in a nutshell. Grab a brew, (and a biscuit or two. Or three. Heck, bring the packet) have a browse and enjoy…