On the run up to Christmas, I made the effort NOT to go shopping on the high street for the bulk of my gifts. I hate the mass crowds, pushing, shoving and fighting over the best items on the shelves. Instead, I shop online from the comfort of my own home (or in the office, but we won’t tell my manager that!), in my PJ’s (definitely not at work!), sipping coffee and I can relax in the knowing that I didn’t have to shove any old ladies out of the way to get what I wanted.

This is where StreetHub comes in. Collaborating with Independent home and fashion boutiques in London and Brighton, StreetHub aims to help you discover unique products using geo-location technology. With a live inventory data system, you are able to see what is in-stock, available instantly for a click or collection service or home delivery.

Users can simply select their chosen neighbourhood (in London or Brighton only at the moment) and then browse local homeware and fashion shops from their mobile, tablet or laptop. Based on your location from the boutique of your choice, you can get an item delivered to your home within as little as 90 minutes. If you live a little further afield, like myself, you can get items delivered UK wide within 3-5 days by a vast majority of the boutiques.

While taking a look around StreetHub, I instantly verged towards the Home section and in particular, Kitchenware. I’m a sucker for crockery, bowls, baking dishes and well… anything. My kitchen is overflowing with casserole dishes but I just can’t get enough. The site is extremely easy to navigate, the design is very clean and they have a brilliant collection of products. On this occasion, I was on the hunt for some nice bowls that could be used during the festive season for little nibbles and ones that I could use as portion controlling at dinner time.

I came across a boutique in Brighton called Lavender Room and I fell in love with a set of four Hand Painted Bohemian Ceramic Bowls at just under £30. At approximately 6cm tall and a diameter of 11cm, these were the perfect size for me. Along with being dishwasher & microwave safe, the boutique delivered to Glasgow. Bonus!

Bohemian Bowls
Photo Credit: Lavender Room

StreetHub is great for introducing you to places you never knew about and perfect if you’re looking for a unique gift that you cannot get anywhere else.

Do you online shop? Have you ever shopped using StreetHub before? If so, what has been your experience?

Disclaimer: I was asked to check out StreetHub in return for a review. Whilst my shopping experience was complimentary, I was under no obligation to write a positive review.

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