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About Us

Our mission at Gifts and Collectables is to provide you with a great range of unique gifts that you won't find on the high street, at great prices.

We are a small family run business based in Kirkcudbright, in the South West of Scotland.

We are run by husband and wife team Liz and Alan, with a dedicated team of only 6 staff including daughters Cheryl and Kathleen. Being a small local shop ensures that we can spend our time giving you the very best service with same day despatching and very reasonable postage rates, something we're proud of.

What's more should you have any queries or questions you can contact us between the hours of 9am-5pm and one of our staff members will be more than happy to help you with anything from choosing the right gift, to different postage options.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and will be delighted to supply you from our large range of gifts.

Meet the team!


Liz and Alan Kennedy - Proprietors of Gifts and Collectables

In 2005 Liz took over a shop called 'Just Gifts' with Kathleen. It focused on Gifts and Collectables and so when the website was created it seemed like the obvious name choice. In 2007 they made a move to larger premises in order to expand their range and husband Alan came on board. The website stayed the same but the shop became A&E Kennedys and later Kennedy's. Latterly Cheryl came on board to complete the family business followed by Kathleens husband Mike. Liz and Alan have immensely enjoyed transforming the shop from an old fashioned newsagent to a stylish gift, card and homeware shop which also sells everything from jewellery and partyware to hardware and garden ware. As we expand the shop further, Alan has been project managing our new building which will see us gain more space for all of our lovely gifts, cards and homewares. 

Family is key and they love spending time with their two daughters and wonderful six year old granddaughter Ayla.

Liz loves gardening in her spare time whilst Alan enjoys sinking his teeth into the latest Dan Brown novel.

Although the business takes up a large portion of their time it is most definitely a labour of love.


Kathleen Swift - Senior Website Manager at Gifts and Collectables

Kathleen Swift has worked at Gifts and Collectables for over 10 years. She started working in the business with mum Liz when it was a small gift shop called 'Just Gifts'.

In 2005 the idea to add a website to the business was mentioned as a way of further promoting the wide variety of gifts sold in the shop. Kathleen took over the running of this and has built it up into the shop you see today.

We also have Ebay and Amazon shops which are maintained with the help of her sister Cheryl.

In her spare time she loves reading, writing and getting outdoors walking and hiking with her husband Mike.

She also loves cooking and baking and spend lots of time experimenting in the kitchen.



 Sue Maddox - Senior Sales Assistant at Gifts and Collectables

Sue Maddox has been part of our team for over eight years now. She is an integral part of the team, who, as well as being a warm and friendly sales assistant to our numerous customers, knows the shop like the back of her hand.
In her spare time she loves gardening with her husband Steve and grows a huge variety of prize winning vegetables every year!
Living in the wonderful Scottish countryside they also like taking walks with their three lovely black Labradors.