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  Two workshops I've been to here now, absolutely loved them both & cant wait to decide which workshop to do next. Gail is brilliant, so accommodating, patient and talented. There's also so many fabulous things to buy in store too! Thank you Gail, we'll be back soon! X

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  • positive review  I love everything about this shop! It's a joy to visit Gail and the beautiful array of special items in store! There's some magic that goes on there too, as I always leave feeling that little bit happier than when I arrived 😁 Must acknowledge the wonderful website too, which really does do a fantastic job of showcasing the glorious gifts on offer

    thumb Kris Koth
  • positive review  Lovely shop- everything is either free trade or produced locally. Great selection of unique and creative gifts for all ages and at very affordable prices.

    thumb Melanie Chester
  • 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

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  • positive review  This is such a beautiful shop! Full of gorgeous colours and amazing quality handmade products. I visited today and left practically skipping as it lifted my mood dramatically in these difficult times! I’m sure to browse and buy more online in the next few weeks.

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  • positive review  I attended one of Gail's creative retreats which she held at Low Hauxley. Oh what an amazing day! To be able to focus on something so different to my normal day, to learn new skills from someone who is so talented and patient, to let creativity flow - it was simply wonderful! Thoroughly enjoyed it and more importantly it did me the world of good -so beneficial for maintaining your health. Thank you so much Gail. xx

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  • 5 star review  My sister absolutely loved her one off felted diary that I bought her for her birthday!! And the fact that she can reuse the cover in future years to come is a big bonus for a Yorkshire lass!! Lol. Thanks again Gail!

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  • 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
  • 5 star review  Happy Planet is the perfect place to pick up a meaningful gift that is full of soul: one off pieces of art that are really affordable. There is a wonderful sense of community and inclusion about the place. Gail is a remarkable lady and she will gladly make you feel welcome and accepted in her space (I say "space" because it's much more than a shop.) Check out the variety of workshops as well. Gail is a creative and an encourager who I don't doubt will facilitate a really productive and enjoyable session for anyone, regardless of skill or experience. If you're in Whitley Bay make sure you go out of your way to visit.

    thumb Clare Talbot-Jones
  • 5 star review  I had a great time at happy planet learning how to make Christmas decorations a very relaxed night with Gail felt very proud of myself when Tracy reay and myself left .would recommend thisclass to any one xxx

    thumb Ann Davies
  • 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
  • 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  Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  • 5 star review  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • 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  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  Lovely shop, really friendly. They have a wide range of arts and crafts. Don't expect just to spend ten minutes in there. Once you get lost in the shop, time disappears.

    thumb Ken Mulley-Smith
  • 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
  • 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
  • star rating  I had a lovely evening doing the papercraft workshop.
    I was made to feel very welcome by Gail and she is a great teacher.
    I will definitely be back... read more

    mgalea82
    May 2, 2018
  • 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  This is a fabulous shop! The felt animals are so full of character and all individually... read more

    maryjT2905KZ
    July 14, 2020
  • 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!

    katethunter
    March 12, 2017
  • star rating  Gail kindly put together a workshop for me and my friends last Thursday. We made felted Christmas trees. Some of us were complete beginners and a few of us have... read more

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    November 18, 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  I love this place for its sense of peace and creativity-you enter as a customer and leave a friend. Bought a beautiful necklace there, hand made by the incredibly talented... read more

    Suziechops
    July 6, 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  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
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