Not On The High Street

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About Not On The High Street

Hunting out the great and the original is second nature to founders Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, and it led them to have a sparkly idea back in 2006: to create a place where you could find all those charming, unique and carefully-made things that you sometimes stumble across in cool urban markets, village fairs and tucked-away boutiques. A place that was quick and easy to get to, where shopping was simple and fun, and where you could always find the most inspirational and wonderful things. But that’s not all. Every single one of them would be designed, made or selected by an independent small business. A creative and wonderfully talented small business whose passion for quality, innovation and style shone through in every little detail. And so, for all the style seekers out there, was born.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Not on the High Street Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Camilla Brown & Ali Maynard
Manifest London
t. +44 (0)207 8120 592

Not On The High Street

Fathers are the hardest family member to buy gifts for

Online marketplace reveals the top reasons to say ‘thank you’ to dad in nationwide survey.

Award-winning online retailer has conducted a nationwide survey of over 1,000 people that has discovered the top reasons to say ‘thank you’ to dad this Father’s Day. Over half of respondents admitted that their fathers were the hardest family member to buy gifts for with 82% of respondents more likely to buy their father a card than a present this Father’s Day – simply because they struggle to find the right gift.

The survey found the top 10 reasons to say ‘thank you’ this Father’s Day were as follows:

1. Support at emotional times
2. Looking after mum
3. Giving advice
4. Giving money
5. Fixing broken things
6. DIY
7. Teaching skills
8. Helping move house
9. Cooking
10. Helping with school work


Holly Tucker, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of commented:

“The results show that half the nation admitted they struggle to know what to buy their fathers but they also have very strong reasons why they want to thank them. Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to show your dad how much he means to you and an opportunity for you to say thank you for all those times he has helped you. With over 50,000 original products from 3,000 creative British businesses, we have unique gifts that suit all fathers and capture how much he really means to you. To make things even easier, we’ve built a gift finder where you can search by personality or budget to find your father’s ideal gift.”

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Lovebirds can surprise their Valentine with a truly meaningful romantic gesture this February with’s innovative #Tweetheart campaign. Award-winning online marketplace has today announced it will make messages of love sent on Twitter even more personal, unique and meaningful as the nation gears up for Valentine’s Day. From today, anyone can tweet a romantic message […]

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‘Modern Day Father’ downs tools for cookbooks and dusters says new survey

Online marketplace reveals the evolution of ‘Dad’ with nationwide survey. A survey of over 1,000 respondents has found that modern day fathers are more likely to be seen in the kitchen preparing the evening meal, or with a duster and hoover sprucing up the house, in comparison to the ‘traditional’ idea of fathers whose […]

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