For Hound & Home - gifts for dog lovers and more!

Abingdon, England | 5063 Sales


For Hound & Home - gifts for dog lovers and more!

Abingdon, England 5063 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Helen and Chris Giddings

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Helen and Chris Giddings

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Last updated on 02 Jun, 2019

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Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a custom idea


We're pretty much all about dogs!

We're Helen and Chris Giddings - a husband and wife team with a passion to create cool and contemporary gifts for dogs and dog lovers.
I hope you enjoy our origin story.

Chris and I met in 2009 and have been married since October 2013. We have two dogs, Molly the beagle and Baxter the terrier.

I work full time for Giddings Gifts and Chris currently works full time as a painter and decorator and part time for us.

Back in 2016, life was very different. At the time I was a Detective Constable with Thames Valley police - working in the domestic abuse unit.

For years before this, we would craft as a hobby, creating gifts for friends and family and items for our house! And for years, our friends and family would tell us we should open a shop.

Chris and I are both self taught and it took a while for us to have the confidence (and time!) to finally ‘go for it!’ and we opened our Etsy shop in June 2016.

At first I was making baby clothes – they were small, easy for me to make and I knew so many people with babies! Then one day, I made a baby bib and put it on Baxter for a funny photograph. This was the light bulb moment!
We love dogs (especially ours!) and they provide us with so much joy and inspiration, so it made sense for us to take this direction and focus on items for dogs and dog lovers.

As mentioned, when we opened our Etsy shop, I was working in a very stressful and demanding role in the police. I was investigating serious crimes and dealing with serious issues every day. My work/life balance was very off kilter and I began to feel unhappy.
I decided, life is too short to be unhappy and luckily for me, Chris was supportive and 100% on board when I quit my 7-year police career in December 2016.

Quite a change from solving crime to making dog bandanas! But we haven’t looked back and since then have grown into a business we are seriously proud of.

Helen Giddings

More about Giddings Gifts

Today more and more people are including their dogs in their wedding ceremonies. They are, after all, part of the family.
Our dog bandanas make the perfect accessory for a dog wedding guest. They come in popular wedding colours to match bridal parties, are made from quality fabrics and are finished with a bow tie, which ensures a dog looks their best.
We also provide seasonal additions to our bandanas, such as for Halloween and Christmas. They are fantastic accessories for a dog to join in with the festivities and/or as an adorable gift for owners.

Further to our bandanas, we create pet and family portraits, art prints, greetings cards and other smaller items. Our artwork has a unique style and the prints we create are fun and playful.

The aim of what we create is to provide the perfect gift for dog lovers and owners. If you are searching for a unique gift for any occasion for a dog lover of any age – you will find that gift with us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want a custom order or you want to ask questions. I promise we are approachable and lovely!! We are happy to give new ideas a go, so let us work with you to create your perfect gift.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon x

Shop members

  • Helen Giddings


    The wife! I mostly work with fabric to create accessories and bandanas for dogs and animals.

  • Chris Giddings


    The husband! I'm a keen artist mainly using an iPad, photoshop and screen printing techniques to create my items

Production partners

  • Awesome Merch printing service

    Leeds, England

    They are awesome! They print any image on just about anything you can think of! And no matter what the item is the artwork is always their first priority to please their customers.

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Last updated on 18 May, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

If you see something you like, but would rather it was personalised to you, please contact us. We are pleased to work with you to create your perfect item.
Further, if you have an idea, share it with us & let us help you turn it into reality. We love trying out new things, so give us a go!

Will it arrive on time?

Some of our items are listed as custom made with longer 'ready to dispatch' estimates. These estimates are a WORST case scenario and so far we have been much quicker.
If you would like a custom item for an occasion and you are worried it won't arrive on time, get in touch. We will make sure your item is prioritised so that you have it in your hands when you need it.

I live in USA. When would I expect to receive my item?

As mentioned, dispatch times vary from item to item. Most items will be ready for dispatch within 3 working days.
Items are sent by Royal Mail - who estimate shipping times of 5 - 7 business days. However, despite this aim, please be prepared to allow 7-10 business days from dispatch.
PLEASE BE PREPARED that sometimes there are unexpected delays and it may take longer to receive your item. Unfortunately, delays after dispatch are out of our control and there is little we can do to help speed up delivery.
If you're worried it is best to order with as much notice as possible (we recommend at least 3 weeks before you need your item) OR contact us to discuss the urgency of your item.

Seller details
Helen Giddings
54 Francis Little Drive
United Kingdom