Guest Blog: Dukki’s Christmas Ideas
Ayup! Heidi here from Dukki – That likkle shop on St James’s Street, that sells regional dialect rammel!
The luvleh folk at Visit Notts, have asked me to do a guest blog (bleddeh ‘ell!) So I thought I’d start off by telling you boggers a bit abaht Dukki. (Ps. I’m not spellin’ things wrong, it’s how we talk raahnd ere, me duck!)
Dukki was founded by myself and Ian Jones in 2014. Ian is an illustrator, and I’m a graphic designer, so we’ve combined our skills to produce all the gifts that we sell. We met on a blind date, and six months later opened a shop in the Broadmarsh Centre! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind! Having a shop was always just a pipe dream, and we never thought it’d become a reality until we decided to apply for the inspiring retail competition – which we went and bleddeh won!
On the 1st December 2014, we opened our shop, and three years on, we’re still going strong, albeit in a different location on St. James’s Street.Today is Dukki’s 3rd Birthday, so to celebrate, we’re hosting a late night shopping event from 5.30pm til 8pm. Get yersen dahn for some fizz and a mince pie! We’ve also got goodie bags for the first 10 guests, full of ‘bleddeh briwyunt’ dukki merchandise.
The 2nd December is Small Business Saturday. It’s the perfect opportunity to support your
independent businesses, and shop local this Christmas. We thought we’d put together our top gift ideas, for £10 or less. So, if you’re panicking, because you’ve not even started Christmas shopping, this should give you a few ideas….
Jute shopping bags, and printed tote bags, sparkly make-up bags, and likkle rucksacks,
we’ve got things ter carry yer rammel in fer all ages!
There’s one fer boggers, one fer the true Nottinghamian, and one with the Nottingham alphabet on! 100% Cotton, and bleddeh hilarious!
We’ve nah got six Propernotts Pins ter collect, and more design ter come in the new
yeeyer! It’s like bleddeh pokemon, yoav gorra catch ’em all!
AYUP, ME DUCK CLOTH PATCH
Yer can sew this on yer ‘ells Angel’s jacket, an’ look propernotts!
We’ve gorrovver 200 different coaster designs, an’ if that int enough, yer can even design yer own! Ooyer bogger!
GEOFF THE STRIPEY BOBBO
Eez dead cute, and only 13cm high. For those of you who don’t know, a ‘bobbo’ is a
horse, so naturally, a zebra is a stripey bobbo!
From sporting heroes, ter your favourite Nottinghamshire phrases, we’ve got mugs
that’ll mek yer tea appeh. Ava goz below, me duck!
OFFICE & STATIONERY
Readin’, writin’ an’ arithmetic. Well 2 aht of 3 int bad!
Duck the halls, wi’ our ‘Duckorations’ several colours ter choose from, and if yer want a custom message on one, we’ll sort it, duck!
That’s it frum me, duckeh. I hope that’s given you boggers a few ideas. Don’t Forget
abaht Small Business Saturday this weekend (2nd December). Go and support your local small businesses. It’s the perfect time to find summat unique for christmas! Ta-ra!
Heidi – Head Bogger at Dukki Ltd,
Visit Dukki’s Website to buy online, or better yet visit Dukki at 18 St. James’s street, Nottingham!