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Online Shopping & Services

Online Shopping for Mum

Here we have listed your favourite online shops from designer shoes to health products, all of which deliver within Europe. If you have a favourite online store or two, do send us your recommendations.

  • Amazon

    Recommended by Adele

    Fantastic value for the likes of DVDs (such as Baby Einstein), CDs and baby and toddler books& toys, both new and second-hand. Much cheaper than if bought locally.

    They will wrap for you at a small extra cost.

  • Book Depository

    Recommended by Caroline Denby

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    Online bookstore which delivers fast and free delivery worldwide. Site also has book blogs and interviews with authors.

    "If you haven´t heard of them, I can tell you from first hand experience that the prices are great and the delivery time is quick!" (CD)

  • British Corner Shop

    Recommended by Diana

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    British Corner Shop is the online supermarket for British expats, delivering over 8,000 branded British food, drink, toiletries and household products to your doorstep, wherever you are in the world. They sell all the most popular British products such as; Heinz Baked Beans, Marmite, PG Tips Tea, Cow & Gate baby food, Persil Non-Bio Powder, Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Calpol and lots more! And if you can’t find what you are looking for, British Corner Shop will do their best to add it to their product range. Delivery is worldwide - check the website for more details.

  • British Grub

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    The following all ship your favourite British foods and products from the UK. Check the individual websites for delivery charges. 

  • Feel Unique

    Recommended by Karine

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    Pampering extravaganza for men & women sometimes without a delivery charge!

  • Fig Leaves

    Recommended by Adele

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    Great selection of underwear for adults and kids as well as some beautiful maternity underwear and nightwear.

  • Look Fantastic

    Recommended by Hannah Bridgeman

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    This is a beauty product website, which stocks loads of quality brands. Aveda, GHD, Sebastien, St Tropez, Paul Mitchell, Benefit, Gatineau, Clarins and many, many more. Free worldwide delivery.

    "I've used them many times, and have never had a problem with an order" (HB, March 2011)

  • Minku Designs

    Recommended by Jane Mitchell

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    Kunmi, founder of Minku Designs established in 2011 makes hand made leather bags for men and women of the highest quality. Based in Barcelona but delivery is worldwide.

    I am the very proud owner of the most beautiful Afefe bag hand made by Kunmi. The bag is as light as a feather and made of the softest leather I have ever touched. The colour, interior fabric and stitching are all exquisite – for me the bag is like a work of art.” (JM, March 2014)


  • Moonpig Cards

    Recommended by Elizabeth

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    Original online store allowing you to personalize greeting cards for all occassions. Delivery worldwide.

  • Scribbler Cards

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Onliine card store where you can personalize a huge range of cards for all occasions from anywhere to anywhere  in the world.

    "Scribbler cards for me are an absolute godsend. I am always too disorganized to get cards sent to friends and family on time, but with Scribbler I can send cards the day before a birthday or special occasion so they arrive on time. Furthermore, you can personalize them, and they are genuinely very funny" (CF, Jan 2013)


    Recommended by Nikki

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    Huge amount of designer & high street shoes & boots for kids & adults.

  • Snapfish

    Recommended by Alexa

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    Excellent online photography site where you can personalize gifts such as calendars, mugs, T-shirts, greeting cards, mousemats, puzzles and also create your own digital photo album. Good value too.