About Us

Hi, welcome to Gnostalgic Gnomes, the home of handmade fabric gnomes, lovingly designed and made through colour, fabrics, embellishments and accessories to remind you of occasions, people, places, experiences, hobbies and moments.

You have the option to either buy a gnome from my online shop, with each order individually handmade to order, or, you can request a custom gnome which I will design and make after chatting through your idea.  Take a peak at my Custom Request page for examples of gnomes I’ve made for customers and more info on the process.

So, if you want to buy a truly unique gift for yourself, a loved one or friend, please come and have a browse. We have launched the online shop with a small collection of Gnomes but will be adding more all the time so please visit again when you have a reason to buy a gift, or, leave your email address and we will notify you when new Gnomes pop up in the shop.

 

 

If you would like to be notified when we release new gnome products please leave your email address here:

Vicky

Our Story

I’m Vicki, owner and lone worker at Gnostalgic Gnomes.  Yep, it’s just me, my craft table, and an ever-growing mound of fabric and supplies! Given it is all about me me me, let me tell you a bit about me 🙂

I’m 48, live in Balsall Common in the West Midlands, married to Neil (who luckily for me is a techie and very patient – much needed when technology frequently fails me, and infuriates me, in equal measure!). I am mum of one ‘adulting’ young man, one teenage boy, and step-mum to an ‘adulting’ young woman.  

Until 2020 came and knocked us around the head, I worked in IT management (better at the management bit than the techie bit!) and enjoyed collecting Gnomes.  In May, whilst still working and not predicting what was to come, I had an idea and, in my spare time, I set about designing and getting an outdoor resin keepsake Gnome made that captured the moment when we all united, clapping for carers and thanking keyworkers. The Gnostalgic Gnomes website was developed as I needed a platform to sell him and since then my clapping gnome has been the only product available.  Roll forward to August and the opportunity of taking voluntary redundancy came my way.  With my growing wish to hang up my corporate boots and tap into my untapped creative side, I stuck my hand up and left at the end of August. 

So here I am in October 2020, sat at my craft table, music on in the background, very happily making and selling my own handmade Gnomes, with a proper online shop.  Never in a million years would I have predicted I’d be here at the start of the year, but as we all know 2020 has been full of twists, turns and unknowns.  What is certain though is that this sole-trader has a very satisfied soul and long may it continue. To new beginnings….

Vicki x 

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Delivery & Returns

Dispatch

On receipt of order Gnostalgic Gnomes will individually hand-make your chosen gnome/s

  • Your order should be ready for dispatch within 5 working days. 
  • This may vary during periods of peak demand. We will notify you if this applies

Delivery

LOCAL ORDERS with a shipping postcode CV7, CV8, B90, B91, B92, B93 will be automatically identified at check-out.

  • Free Delivery will be applied.
  • Once order made, your gnomes/s will be hand delivered by Gnostalgic Gnomes within 1-3 days, following covid-19 guidelines.

UNITED KINGDOM  (includes England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland).

  • Orders will be shipped using standard tracked courier service
  • Delivery within 3-5 working days.
  • Postage & Packaging charge will be automatically calculated and applied at checkout based on the total weight of your order.  For your estimation one gnome typically weighs no more than 0.45kg / two gnomes less than 1kg.
    • Less than 1kg = £4.00
    • 1kg-2kg = £5.00
    • 2kg-5kg = £7.00
    • 5kg-10kg = £8.00
    • 10kg-15kg = £10.00

OTHER DESTINATIONS  – the following countries are also configured and available for shipping, using Royal Mail tracked delivery service.   Shipping cost is automatically calculated by the total weight of your order at Checkout.

  • Ireland (Republic)
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France

If you wish to ship to a destination not listed please get in touch.

On delivery please handle and unwrap with care as some gnomes have intricate embellishments.  We recommend you lift your gnome by the body not the hat to preserve it’s structure.

*Due to Covid19 there maybe delays in receipt of couriered orders.

Returns

We do not accept cancellations once order is placed unless we have notified you of dispatch delays which are no longer acceptable to you.

We gladly accept returns and exchanges if the item arrives damaged or defective.

  • Contact us within 3 days of delivery
  • Return items back within 14 days of delivery

Conditions of return:

  • Contact us before returning
  • Items must be returned in their original packaging
  • Buyers are responsible for return postage costs

Welcome to Gnostalgic Gnomes