About us

Unique handmade gifts by talented artists!

Cherrydidi sources high quality, distinctive handmade gifts and art created by talented artists of small independent creative businesses.

For 10 years now we have been focussing on supporting business start-ups and offer an informal business mentoring programme through our Guest Artist Scheme. 

Through our Cherrydidi Keswick and Ambleside shops, our online shop and involvement in events we are really passionate about supporting and helping these small businesses grow.


We seek to work with small makers from Cumbria and around the UK with the aim of keeping incredible skills, talent and culture alive.

In addition, buying from Cherrydidi, you not only will be supporting these creative businesses but you will be benefiting local people, their communities and their surrounding environments. 

Cherrydidi will tell the story behind the creation you buy. You will know its origin, the small business it was created in, the artist or maker that created it and a little about the community you will be supporting.

Cherrydidi is also home to 

'Zak the Collie Dog'™, the original and finest collie dog in Cumbria. You can buy his unique range of goodies at Cherrydidi and help him raise money for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and The Border Collie Trust, to date we have raised in excess of £10,000! Everything in the Zak range is made or printed in the UK.

Catch up on Zak's Lake District adventures by following him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram - 'Zak the Collie Dog'™