About Us

Shopkeeper was never a job title Nicola Reading ever imagined having but in 2003 our little store opened its doors to the lovely folk of Darlington.

Darlington is a smart traditional town with a proper market square and traditional indoor market and unlike some towns it has a wealth of independent traders, cafes and restaurants and has a buzzing vibe particularly at weekends. We cant imagine moving anywhere else and love our loyal customers to bits.

Our mission at Bliss for over twenty years now is to surprise and delight every customer, every day, so when we curate the gifts for our little store and website we look for beautifully made, thoughtfully designed, inspiring products that we would like to own ourselves.

Products that are made in the UK, and specifically in our local area of North Yorkshire are particularly appealing and we are constantly amazed at the skill and talent of all our designers from hand printed cards and stationery to stunning jewellery and lotions and potions.

We hope you will find something that makes you smile as you look through the pages of our website and we’d love to hear your thoughts and comments, so please get in touch!