Onwards and upwards to 2017….

Well, what can we say about 2016 that hasn’t already been said? It’s been tough. REALLY tough.  There have been far too many deaths, far too much talent taken from the world and an awful lot of politics.  All in all, it’s made it a very hard year to handle.  But you know what, we […]

Meet the Makers of OHC: Made by Marianne

We thought it was about time to introduce you to the makers behind our fabulous handmade goodies in-store…so, in the next of our Meet the Makers of OHC specials, please say hello to Marianne of Made by Marianne…. How did you become a designer/maker? I always enjoyed making things from an early age and I particularly […]

How to fill your OHC loyalty card in 3 visits!

Hello! You know how we do like to look after you all as best as we can – whether it’s helping you to find that perfect gift, booking one of our craft classes, giving you directions or recommendation for great places to eat and drink, and of course reminding you to take advantage of, quite frankly, […]

A Christmas Shopping Savings Scheme with a difference!

Howdy! On this bright and sunny summer afternoon, we’re actually daring to say it…the dreaded ‘C’ word. Christmas.  It’s on it’s way.  For those of you who don’t want to know, look away now but (at time of writing) Christmas is only 140 days away! Aarrrggghhhh! Now, you know how much we adore Christmas here in OHC (and it […]

Can we ask you a quick favour please?

Oooh, we’re very excited here at OHC! Do you remember when we won our lovely Leeds Love Affair Best Place to Shop in Leeds trophy? With our cheesy grins and happy little faces? And of course, the very charming Mr Burton of Educating Yorkshire fame who gave us our award Just look at those exceptionally cheesy grins from both of […]

Time for feeling reflective….

  It’s almost our third birthday and as we’ve been making our party preparations and chatting about our big birthday bash this weekend we’ve heard this a lot: ‘I can’t believe it’s been three years already!‘ and ‘Is that all? It feels like so much longer!’ Looking back, it’s the same for us – in some ways it feels like […]

Meet the Makers of OHC: L & P Company of Natural Candles

We thought it was about time to introduce you to the makers behind our fabulous handmade goodies in-store…so, in the next of our Meet the Makers of OHC specials, please say hello to Laura of L & P Company of Natural Candles…. How did you become a designer/maker? I remember sitting with my Mum one rainy […]

OHC Instagram Challenge – meet you over there!

We all love telling a story with pictures don’t we? Instagram is excellent for that!  We’re pretty new to Instagram we have to admit, but we love it! You may or may not be following us there already – well, if you aren’t now is a good time, and if you are, well you’re in for a treat! […]

Our 2015 highlights – what a year we’ve had!

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for us to take a look back on all that’s happened during the year…..and there’s been a lot! We’ve had the pleasure of working with our amazing makers to bring you the best of handmade gifts, we’ve met some fabulous new friends and we’ve discovered just how creative the folk […]

Our Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Guys

In gift buying hell? Let us help and guide you into gift buying heaven with our fabulous Christmas gift guide for men. With 60 independent designers all under one roof, we make it our mission to find the most unique presents for your loved ones, which is why we’re the best handmade department store in town. […]

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