We are delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in the North Tyneside Business Awards
The finals take place on February 8th 2022

You can find all of the finalists here

https://northtynesidebusinessawards.co.uk/awards-shortlist/2021/


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Happy Planet are a local, ethical and award winning gift shop in Whitley Bay, within North Tyneside near Newcastle in the North East of England. Happy Planet is now sharing it’s own brand of colourful sustainable happiness directly with you online. We are an ethical social enterprise gift shop, gallery and studio. We offer original handmade goods created by local and national artists, as well fair trade products.

Best Gift shops in North Tyneside
  • 5 star review  Happy planet is one of my favourite shops, if you are ever looking for a unique hand crafted gift then this is the place . Beautiful items, I have done a couple of workshops too which are really good valued for money and enjoyable .

    thumb Nicola Brown
  • positive review  So happy with everything ordered online - and I got a lovely felt robin as a gift in my parcel. Thank you! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

    thumb Chris Harrison
  • positive review  Lovely shop with a very knowledgeable owner/artist and some fabulous locally produced art and crafts. They also run workshops from the premises!

    thumb Susan Perkins
  • 5 star review  Bought two felt pictures as Christmas presents this year. Both were fully appreciated by the recipient's; my Mum, in particular, falling in love with the winter landscape I chose for her. Thanks to Gail for all creative work on these. Mike

    thumb Michael Davis
  • positive review  Found the most perfect birthday present for my sister and got a gorgeous flying pig tree decoration which is already a family favourite ❤🌲❤ Thank you, Happy Planet!!

    thumb Alix O'Hanlon-Alexandra
  • positive review  Just been to see Gail for a felting workshop and I cannot recommend her enough! Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere and Gail answered all our questions on felting and shared her tips. The shop is fantastic and an Aladdin’s cave of local art and crafts. I will be returning and cannot wait for the next workshop.

    thumb Grace Spedding
  • 5 star review  Visited this lovely shop on its open day on Friday & was greeted with a smile by the lovely lady Gail. Spent a while browsing & chatting with Gail who can tell you all about the products & who has made them. Highly recommend if you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different.

    thumb Adele Wellandtruly Dunn
  • positive review  I have been meaning to call in for ages and when I finally made it I was like a kid in a sweet shop ooohing and ahhing over all the beautiful things. I went in for a birthday present for a friend and came away with something for her and myself. It has also given me loads of ideas for presents for others so I will definitely be back soon. I was amazed at the quality and price of things and it is lovely to be able to buy something that is handmade locally.

    thumb Becky Rowe
  • 5 star review  Thank you Gail for a very enjoyable and relaxing evening spent at your needle felting workshop. I have always wanted to have a go at needle felting and was pleased to discover that you were holding workshops in your beautiful new shop just around the corner. I am delighted with my little robin and will certainly be back again to try another craft.

    thumb Alison Mood
  • 4 star review  Was really looking forward to my needle felting class on Sunday, was late but Gail was super about it. Nice relaxed and informal setting, great tuition and lots of encouragement from Gail who is very welcoming and easy going. So many ideas and thoughts to progress beyond the course but more classes needed to carry those forward. Can't wait for next class. Thanks Gail Pam Wilson

    thumb Pamela Wilson
  • 5 star review  What a wonderful shop/gallery displaying a fabulous selection of crafted goods made by both Gail and local artists. I guarantee you will not leave without buying something unique.

    thumb Anne Nicholson
  • 5 star review  Such a wonderful shop, my children and I love popping in to say hi to Gail and browse, although everything is so tempting it's difficult to leave with nothing! We've got quite a collection of beautiful handcrafted felt animals now and it's my first stop when gift shopping. We always have a warm welcome and get very excited when we go past and see the window display has changed (especially at christmas!)

    thumb Vicki Parry
  • 5 star review  Happy Planet has some lovely unique arts for sale so Ive bought a few things from there ranging from wooden seasidey ornaments to hand made cards to essential oils. Love it and Gail is so friendly 💜

    thumb Chris Kay
  • 5 star review  A wonderful little shop, that promotes and sells products by local artists and runs craft workshops to create more of them! The owner Gail's own journey as an artist is an inspiration to all who seek self expression through art.

    thumb Jonathan Goode
  • 5 star review  Unique gifts made with love and to a high standard. Well worth a visit. Workshops also for felting and art so cool. Gifts suitable for all budgets. 💜🌈💜

    thumb Tova Crossland
  • 5 star review  I love this quirky Art and craft shop...it's stuffed full of gorgeous things at very reasonable prices, many of them made by the extremely talented and lovely owner Gail. It's a great place to go for gifts and everything I've bought there has enchanted the recipients

    thumb Sandra Fleck
  • 5 star review  You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.

    thumb Rob Scott
  • 5 star review  Wonderful shop full of beautiful happy things. The felted creatures are a joy - made with love and humour. Just been to the online shop and ordered some things for my elderly parents who are self-isolating...perfect gifts!

    thumb Ian Kille
  • 5 star review  I love this shop, I spend ages in here whenever I go, I have a good browse while having my cup of community tea. Always a warm welcome and made to feel at home. Gail always has a wide variety of stock from local artists including herself, which are amazing. Highly recommend a visit.

    thumb Judith Culham Elsdon
  • 5 star review  I love visiting Happy Planet Creative Arts and it is my 'go to' place for gifts that are unique, and with the added bonus that they are locally made. I never come out empty handed as I can never resist treating myself as well as whoever I went in to buy a gift for! Congratulations Gail on providing a welcoming space and offering something that is different.

    thumb BECKY ROWE
  • star rating  I was looking for a way to get creative but don't have much confidence in my ability. As a customer of the Happy Planet Creative Arts shop I found out... read more

    Janice R
    April 2, 2017
  • star rating  Did this two hour workshop with my Mam. We were made to feel totally at ease doing something completely new and enjoyed every minute. Came away with a lovely handmade... read more

    phoebeUk
    February 19, 2017
  • star rating  Silver clay jewellery workshop with Emine Thompson.

    This was the first workshop I’d done at Happy Planet and I loved it.
    Gail’s shop is full of lovely handmade... read more

    johjohwill
    May 28, 2018
  • star rating  A great introduction as a beginner, Lovely friendly and informative course. Learned loads and has great time.

    JJ5678
    May 28, 2017
  • star rating  After doing a couple of needle felting workshops with Gail Curry I couldn't wait to sign up for an afternoon of picture making using wet felt. The session was great... read more

    39mel
    March 19, 2017
  • star rating  Brilliant time at the workshop. Learnt lots of new techniques! Lovely surroundings to work in. Gail’s very talented and has lots of time for everyone. Many thanks. Love my lil... read more

    bydaisyboo
    May 25, 2018
  • star rating  Popped in yesterday for the first time after often walking past and admiring the window display. Beautiful crafts adorn every surface, needless to say this is now going to be... read more

    joob78
    November 24, 2018
  • star rating  I was so happy to find this lovely space and the very talent Gail again!
    I've done a beginning felting workshop last year which I really enjoyed. The... read more

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    February 22, 2017
  • star rating  I was looking for a way to get creative but don't have much confidence in my ability. As a customer of the Happy Planet Creative Arts shop I found out... read more

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    April 2, 2017
  • star rating  Just had a wonderful 2hour workshop, lovely evening, very informative! And great fun! The shop is full of beautiful handmade items! Already looking forward to booking another class!

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    March 12, 2017
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