About Daisy Gifts Ltd

About Daisy Gifts Ltd

Daisy Gifts Ltd is an online shop selling botanicals for home decor, craft and weddings

Buy dried flower stems, bunches and petals online

The start of Mike and Ruth Ridley's online dried flower and lavender shop

Ruth was working in a large garden centre as a giftware manager in the early 2000s (around the time her two children were born) and very much enjoyed the buying and selling aspects of the job so she left there and incorporated her new company late in 2002. Early in 2003 the company got their own premises, which was a gift shop in the market town of Hailsham in Sussex.

Very soon, she realised two things: that her shop was performing better online than on the High Street, and that natural products like dried lavender and potpourri were the best sellers.

So now we are online only and specialises in natural botanicals. But our origins as a gift shop can still be seen in our name.

Trading online in botanicals

These days Ruth works as buyer and developing new lines and runs the social media. She has a blog offering advice on dried flowers at driedflowercraft.co.uk. You can find us on various platforms - we often use the name daisyshopUK, or follow these links:

daisyshop dried lavender shop facebook  Facebook - search daisyshop.co.uk

daisyshop twitter Twitter - daisyshopUK

daisyshop instagram Instagram - daisyshopUK

daisyshop linkedin LinkedIn - Daisy Gifts Ltd

daisyshop pinterest Pinterest - ruthdaisy

She also runs our range on Etsy but you'll get a better choice and often better prices at daisyshop.co.uk 

etsy shop dried flowers Etsy - daisyshopUK

(Please note we no longer sell on Amazon and anyone claiming to sell Daisy Gifts Ltd goods on there may not be genuine.)

Contact Mike about our floral range

Ruth's husband Mike came to work at the business in 2009 and runs the office and accounts and customer services. So if you get in touch by email or phone, it's likely to be him you speak to! Find out more on our Contact page.

Packing orders and processing flowers

jo workshop bunchesSince 2008 we have been ably assisted by Jo who runs the packing department. She is a fab, hard working and smiley lady who always packs the orders carfully using sturdy boxes and plenty of packing material inside!

Seasonally she may be joined by Ruth and Mike's two children (now adult!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about our dry florist business

Our name Daisy Gifts Limited is now a Registed Trademark ® and we have supplied many famous people over the years including:

  • Cath Kidston - our lavender was used to fill her limited edition vintage fabric lavender bags.
  • Disney films - carts full of lavender bunches, dried flowers for market scenes and many others for the recent live action remakes such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
  • Mamma Mia 2 - those fab bougainvillea petals in the posters, and dried flower bunches for home decor all around the Greek villa.
  • Kew Gardens and Wakehurst place shops.
  • Royal Academy, Courtauld Gallery and Royal Yacht Britannia shops.
  • Recent Amazon smash Cinderella.
  • Other films including Dr Doolittle, Enola Holmes, Colette and Fantastic Beasts.
  • TV including Call the Midwife, Mr Selfidge and Shetland.

Here is a short 50 second YouTube info video about us:

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Read more about how the business started   |   Information pages about our website, business and florals

Dry plants inspiration

Environmental policy for safe eco delivery of our confetti petals, bunches and lavender