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Staffie and Stray Rescue Save and Donate

Staffie & Stray RescueStaffie and Stray Rescue Save and Donate from Gecko Designs is a unique opportunity for charity supporters to save money on exclusive and iconic cut out wall art and gifts of dog breeds and many other designs from Gecko Designs whilst generating a donation to Staffie and Stray Rescue at the same time. For more information please visit our dedicated Staffie and Stray Rescue Charity Page.

Your Discount Code is ssr15 and here is the exclusive link where you can use it:

The lovely people at Staffie and Stray Rescue are a family of Staffie lovers who find foster and forever homes for unwanted dogs. They campaign to reduce negative perceptions towards the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and to promote responsible dog ownership. The charity runs solely on donations from generous supporters.

Diesel our Rescue StaffieHere at Gecko Designs we are both lifelong dog owners and currently have a rescue Staffie called Diesel who was bald when he came to live with us.  We have even had a rescue kitten (now an old cat called Alfie).  We have always wanted to do more to support the work of animal charities in the UK and are delighted that Staffie and Stray Rescue has decided to work with us to generate donations and raise funds for their charity.

Gecko Designs customers can now help support SSR, plus receive a discount in our online shop.  You simply need to use the Staffie and Stray Rescue Save and Donate link below plus our latest discount voucher code which at the time of writing is ssr15.  This code is applied at checkout and will give you a 15% discount on your product purchases (delivery and post and packing is at standard rates) and the good news is that the code is not limited to alfiecathow often you use it, or who uses it, or what you are buying.  You can buy non-dog stuff, tell your friends and family, post it on Facebook or Twitter and whoever actually uses the code still gets the discount and Staffie and Stray Rescue get the donation.

We would love to invite you to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook plus we are launching on Instagram and Pinterest too. Our links are here:     Twitter_logo_blueFacebook-Icon-4 Multi-Color_Logo_thumbnail200pinteresticon

At the time of writing we are not intending to limit the use of this voucher code.  All we ask is that you purchase a framed picture from our website, get the discount, and we donate to SSR.  This exclusive link includes two tracking codes to ensure we keep on top of what we owe SSR and we will then make regular payments to them as we have promised to do. We will then post updates on this blog showing what we are donating.

Your Discount Code is ssr15 and here is the exclusive link where you can use it:

If you have any problems using the link or the code then do not hesitate to get in touch.

Happy shopping and donating

Elaine & Tim Floyd

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The Real 2016 Top 10

The Real 2016 Top 10 of everything!

2016 top 10Forget the so called polls churned out by the media and the made up numbers for top 10s that appear in the papers.  It’s time to make your vote count for the Real 2016 Top 10.

I find my self fascinated by what is most popular in everyday life and it seems lots of you are too so let’s get some votes on the table to find the people’s real #2016Top10 items in some everyday categories. Do not hesitate to share this – we want as many people to vote as possible.  @GeckoDesignsUK

2016 top 10I plan to use Twitter to run this but you can vote in anyway you like and you don’t have to give us just one answer for each category, you can actually send us a top 5 or 10 of your own if you like. The key hashtag is #2016Top10 which we want to get trending but each of the categories has its own hashtags too. I would respectfully ask though that you do not spam the votes.

So start by telling us your favourites in the following areas:

  • Dog Breeds                                           #DogBreeds #2016Top10
  • Iconic Cars                                            #Iconic #Car
  • Memorable Bike Rides                       #BikeRide #Memories
  • Sports                                                     #Sport
  • Hobbies                                                  #Hobbies
  • UK Countryside Animals                    #UKAnimals
  • World Animals                                      #WorldAnimals
  • Iconic Buildings and Locations         #Iconic  #Building

So keep an eye out for our Tweets, one for each of the above subjects.  Share it, tweet and retweet it, do whatever you like but let’s get some serious votes on here and champion your own favourite choices and make them number one in the Real 2016 Top 10.  Here is our Twitter: @GeckoDesignsUK

Happy Voting and Thanks in cheeky anticipation!


By getting involved we can put together the 2016 top 10 of ordinary everyday things that mean something to you.

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Where to find us this Christmas

As well as being in Dorchester Cornhill (Outside Costa & Boots) for a few days per week, typically Wednesday – Saturday (depending on the weather) we will be attending a wide range of events and markets around the area where you can come along and buy or order your Christmas gifts.

Saturday 7th November – Kingston Maurward Craft & Gourmet Food Show – Kingston Maurward

Sunday 8th November – Kingston Maurward Craft & Gourmet Food Show – Kingston Maurward

Thursday 19th November – Groves Nursery, Bridport.  4pm-8pm

Sunday 22nd November – Christchurch Christmas Market – Red House Museum, Quay Rd, Christchurch

Sunday 29th November – Poundbury Christmas Market – Middle Farm Way, Poundury, Dorchester 12-5pm

Sunday 6th December – Cheese & Grain, Frome


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Gifts Dorchester

Gifts Dorchester.

Looking for gifts in Dorchester, Dorset’s lovely small county town? Look no further as we have exclusive and unique Gifts Dorchestercut out art perfect for gifts and of course for your own home.

We live here too and having spoken to many local people, residents, visitors and the like we have come to learn that rural, country style, real wood and unique are words that are most often used when looking for gifts in Dorchester.

Gecko Designs, based in Stratton, are pleased to be able to offer unique and exclusive cut out art for special and everyday gift occasions.  If you are searching for Gifts Dorchester we aim to please.  We have a market stall in the main street Cornhill, just at the top of South Street in Dorchester.  Our market stall location moves a bit from day to day but usually we are near Boots, Costa Coffee, Seasalt – somewhere about there!  We are there most days but definitely Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and throughout the summer some other days too – but definitely NOT Sundays!

You will not find our products anywhere else, apart from our website and most of what we have on display on the Gifts Dorchester - Gecko Designsstall is unique, sometimes one offs and this is where we showcase and introduce all of our new designs for the first time so you could come along and buy something we might never make again.

We would love to meet you, show you our designs and talk with you about how we can make it special for your gift for someone else, or even better a gift for yourself!

We do understand though that many of our viewers, and stall visitors for that matter, see us once and then cannot get back to Dorchester to discuss their unique gift plans.  No problem, just contact us via this website or give us a call on the number at the top of every page of this website.

We take orders via our online shop and we ship all over the UK for a small fee for postage and packing.  If you are local, that is Weymouth/Dorchester or not too far away, we are happy to deliver to you for cash on delivery.  You can select this option at checkout on the shop if you prefer.

So come along, get buying gifts Dorchester, for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, christmas, housewarming – almost anything really.  We are here to help.