Ione Crossley, co-owner of Salamander, Wimbourne picks six bestselling housewares products that are colourful or patterned:
We stock a good range of these high quality bottles and take customer’s personal orders for particular colours and designs. They come in a nice storage/gift box. Chilly’s major advertising campaign has boosted sales.
Mills and Stoneware from Le Creuset
Customers are coming back to buy more of these brightly coloured mugs and stoneware as word has got round that we are stockists. We have also had a good offer on the lovely coloured mills.
Turtle Grater from Eddingtons
This looks fun – it’s a nice gift and it was a good stocking filler.
Cookier Cutters from Anniversary House, Eddingtons and The Rayware Group
We have a wide collection of colourful cookie cutter including all sorts of shapes from pineapples to lions, and from dragonflies to dog bones.
Kilo EuroScrubby from CKS
Bright cheerful patterns for washing up, cleaning or scrubbing veg – these sell the whole year round.
Aprons from Ulster Weavers
The sloth design and the woodland design have been particularly popular.’
Top: Based in Dorset since 1993, Salamander Cookshop has built a reputation for its excellent product range and superb customer service.