Calliope offers interesting and attractive gifts for you and your family and friends, their homes and their gardens; each item and range selected for its quality, design, provenance or individuality. We take the utmost care to source our products with thought and consideration. We're really not into mass-produced trinkets; we'd rather have a select, eclectic range of aspirational gifts. We particularly pride ourselves on our range of greetings cards, which we believe is the largest selection you can find online from any UK retailer
Everything you find at Calliope has its own story. Our name - pronounced "Ca-lye-o-pea" - is derived from an eccentric musical instrument, a series of steam whistles played through an organ keyboard, and was once a popular feature of circuses and funfairs. We want to make the Calliope experience as exciting and stimulating as a visit to the circus - but we won't offer any tricks, just good, old-fashioned customer service, and fabulous products that will delight and thrill every recipient.
Whether you are visiting one of our shops, or ordering from our online store, our attention to detail will make your experience at Calliope a memorable one.
We will always value our customer feedback, so do get in touch if there's anything you want to share with us.
We opened our Dorking shop for business in the spring of 2013, and a year later we won the "Best Newcomer (South & Wales)" at the prestigious 2014 Greats Gift Shop Awards. We have been finalists at the RETAS Greeting Card Awards in 2015 and 2016. We're delighted to have received this national recognition. In June 2014, we opened a second location, at Alton in Hampshire. Our third store opened in Haywards Heath in West Sussex in October 2015.
Our shop addresses:
1a St Martin's Walk
12 Westbrook Walk
13 The Orchards Shopping Centre
Sunday 10.00-4.30 (Dorking); 10:4.00 Haywards Heath
Phone: +44 (0) 1306 889 914 (Dorking, website, head office)
Phone: +44 (0) 1420 544 994 (Alton)
Phone: +44 (0) 1444 441 551 (Haywards Heath)