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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.


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Wooden Gifts from Gecko Designs

ap-gecko-greenWooden Gifts are a real joy. My late father was a carpenter and joiner and his love of all things wood was second to none and it clearly passed down to me. I passed on the chance to become a carpenter myself, not just because I am a girl, but at the time I preferred riding horses and looking after my dogs.

So living in the countryside, and being surrounded by all types of wood, not just cut and sawn but trees and forests, is probably the core reason I created Gecko Designs.

I wanted to combine everything I loved and whilst some purists might argue that my real wood framed cut out art is not solid wood, it is my, quite reasonable, twist on it as I am simply not able to create solid wood objects so I have to resort to making real wood a core part of Gecko Designs products.

oaktree with red floral fabricSo I call my products wooden gifts, and I think they are. I diddled about with wood effect frames when I first started, and they were of course cheaper to buy, but finally I decided to stick to my guns and go with just wood, and so here we are.

Wooden Gifts clearly come in all shapes and sizes and I hope you accept my argument that Gecko Designs does create wooden gifts. But it is your choice, just have a look and see how I have respected and reflected the countryside in what I do, and you will find yourself the proud owner of unique, personalised and exclusive real wood framed cut out art for your home or as a gift for friends or family.

Just pop over to our Gecko Designs Shop where you can select your real wood frame, the size and design of your cut out art and the fabric or map to complete your artwork.  Then we will check your selection, to make sure we get it right, make it up and send it out to you as soon as we can.

We do not hold stock, we will make your artwork to order so bear with us and order in plenty of time.  We are only to happy to discuss any special orders so just get in touch.

Elaine (Chief Gecko!)

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Bertie and Jack – That is not Us

Gecko Designs not Bertie and JackBertie and Jack – Who are they? Some of our customers mention, when visiting the stall, that they have seen something similar, but thankfully not as interesting to them, when visiting Bath, for example.

What they have probably seen is Bertie and Jack which is a cut out company offering paper backed cut out art in contemporary white and black mdf frames which seems popular with city dwellers but does not really appeal to the countryside and rural lovers that frequent the Dorset Netherlands. And in most cases these customers have been put off by Bertie and Jack prices and are very happy when they see ours.

We are completely different from them. We need to make that completely clear. The cut out mount designs are our own for a start, and we use quality padded fabric in our cut out art which is a completely unique formula in the UK. Also, as a nod to my late father who was a carpenter, and with respect to our countryside surroundings, we use only real wooden frames for our cut out artwork.

stagpictureGecko Designs is the only company offering this exclusive combination of mount cutouts and padded fabric and we pride ourselves on providing something that our countryside lovers really enjoy. We also offer some lovely fabric based landscape art of Stags in the Wild and Country Wildlife, and as a reference to our seaside location (ie the South Coast) we have a very popular range of fabric based Beach Hut landscapes.  Now, you don’t have to live in Dorset to get your hands on our lovely stuff, any country dweller, and also those city dwellers that have a love of the rural, can order online at our Gecko Designs Shop and we will make your personalised, unique and exclusive cut out art or map memory as soon as we can and send it along to you.

We do not carry stock as everything is made for you and we always check we have got it right before sending it out too.

So forget about Bertie and Jack and look to Gecko Designs to create your gift or home decoration.

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Cut Out Art from Gecko Designs

Gecko Cut Out ArtCut Out Art from Gecko Designs. Cut Out art has many forms but for us the focus is to create unique and exclusive mount cut out art backed by our own formula of padded fabric that exploits the perspective effects of the cut mount giving your chosen cut out art both a contemporary and traditional look.

All of our cut out art is framed in real wood frames, either antique pine or white wood, and we try, where we can, to stick to our roots (no pun intended!) and create artwork that appeals to all who love the countryside, rural retreats and also, of course, those who actually live outside our cities and urban environments.

fabric swatch julaug15-1We have a wide selection of fabrics that we have chosen to back our mount cut outs and although there are some combinations we, and many of our customers, prefer, the actual choice of which fabric you choose is entirely up to you. But keep an eye on our bestsellers if you are struggling for ideas. If you absolutely insist, and we have done it, we can make up very personal art using fabric you supply using the same principles we use for all of our fabric backed cut out art products.

Gecko designs oaktree cutout with map infil

We also offer Map Memories, with maps behind any of our own cut outs. Typical reasons our customers select our map memories cut outs include remembering or celebrating where people come from, where they are going, where they met, where they did anything to be honest!

Gecko Designs Map Memories cut out art is ideal for house warming presents, weddings, anniversaries, engagements and almost any occasion where location has become personal to the person giving or receiving the map memory gift. Our most popular cutouts for map memories are the heart, double heart, oak tree and lovebirds but we have had customers choosing cats, monkeys and geckos! Whatever floats your boat! Oh we have those too!

geko-right-crop-transSo if you are looking for that unique gift or are buying for your own home decoration project then look no further than Gecko Designs. If there is not an option clearly available on our lovely website that you really really need then just drop us a or give us a call and we will of course do all we can to help you create that personal, unique and exclusive gift or wall decoration.