Visiting Us

avoid the queues this Christmas


Opening Hours*


Tues 10-4

Weds 10-4

Thurs 10-7

Fri 10-4

Sat 10-5


*subject to change

Shopping Slots

You are welcome to pop in during our normal trading hours.

We are currently only experiencing a few queues, usually on Saturdays.

    However we are now taking bookings for reserved SHOPPING SLOTS outside of our opening hours. These will allow you to browse and shop at your leisure and ensure you do not have to queue outside as we get busy up to Christmas.

    Book a slot for yourself, or for a small group (within Covid guidelines)

    These sessions are not private so there may be other shoppers in store with you.

    Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.

    We are taking bookings from 4pm on most weekdays from Oct 6th.

    There is no charge for this service.

    We are no longer booking slots during normal opening hours.

    If you are shielding you can book a PRIVATE SHOPPING SLOT out of normal shop hours.

    For more information and to book please call Helen or Kathy on 01371 830891, email, or message on Facebook @giftedthaxted


    COVID 19 procedures


    • Please sanitise hands on arrival, wear a face covering at all times in the shop and  respect social distancing. 


    • Please consider shopping alone if possible, we are limiting numbers and occasionally have a small queue to enter.


    • We are now allowing children into the shop if it is unavoidable to bring them. But please, please, please supervise them closely at all times to avoid unnecessary touching. This is for everyone’s safety including their own.

    Thank you so much for all your support since we have reopened.

    We really do appreciate it.

    The Recorders House, 17 Town Street, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LD Tel:01371 830891