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About Us

The Cedars was once the gateway to the Manor House in the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. Now it’s a gift shop – but not just any gift shop. Big John has been filling The Cedars with goodies since 1981. It’s the largest gift shop in the village, spanning two floors and absolutely chocker full of teddy bears, jewellery, soaps and smellies, and, well, a bit of everything!

The Cotswolds is a beautiful area of the world, and Cedars Bourton makes it all the more worth a visit! Big John, Sue, Tina, Sonia, Laura & Lou would love to welcome you to the shop. Whether you are on a weekend walking trip, or just a day visit, it will always be worth popping your head through the door - you never know what treasures you might find at The Cedars. If it is a bit out of the way for you, however, you can have a browse with ease right here on our online store!

Charlie Bears Collection

One thing that we specialise in is cute, cuddly and finely crafted teddy bears. We feel privileged to have in particular a very wide variety of Charlie Bears. These are the world renowned 'bears with personalities', so called because each one is hand made so that no two facial designs are exactly the same. They make their luxury bears out of mohair and plush, and the designs are always deeply characterful and full of expression. It is for this reason that it is so surprising how affordable they are! Take a look through the range and you will be wowed by the level of detail and the originality in each creation.

Steiff Collection

We are also pleased to be able to offer a fantastic array of Steiff bears. Steiff are a company with an extremely rich heritage - in fact they go all the way back to 1880. Their guiding motto was always 'Only the best is good enough for children.' Today, their range embodies these high standards, and whether you are getting one of their bears for children, for a collector, for a friend or a partner, you can be sure they will appreciate the love that has gone into creating the adorable design.

Vendula London Limited

As well as the lovely bears available, we are thrilled to be able to present a wonderful collection of uniquely stylish and exciting products from Vendula London. Vendula are experts at coming up with those designs which make people ask in equal parts interest and envy: 'where did you get that from?' Their products are always funky, always fresh and always of an extremely high quality.

Vendula handbags

Vendula's ethos is to push boundaries and express a deep passion for colours, patterns and experimentation. This can be seen in their handbag designs, which are always energetic and fun. It is not just about self-expression with Vendula, though, as they are also a brand who thinks about the ethics of their production. As such, their bags are made out of vegan leather. So you can look great and feel great whilst walking around with your gorgeous new handbag!

Vendula London purses

It is not just handbags that are available in this Vendula range at The Cedars, as there are also some fantastic purse designs too. Similar to the handbags, these are products which will make you smile. A lot of brands think they can get away with calling themselves original - but Vendula certainly are the real deal! Take a look through this eccentric, whacky and wonderful purse range and you will be sure to agree. There is something magical about how these designs turn everyday fashion accessories into pieces of unique and joyful art.

Soaps, jewellery and more

There are also some wonderful bracelets, earrings and necklaces in our store - if you are looking for a gift for a loved one, we will be sure to have something for you. On top of that, there are lots of products for the lover of all things bath-based. If you want a helping hand in the pursuit of some well needed rest and relaxation, then do take a look through our collection of luxury creams, soaps, oils and candles.

But this is just scratching the surface! Do explore our vast collection here online, or feel free to give us a call on 01451 822 399 if you have any questions about any of the products. We also have Facebook page where you can keep up to date on the world of The Cedars.


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