One of my favourite shops in Southwold [Suffolk] is Gone Crabbing. I can't walk past without looking in and giggling and smiling at the various different products.
Gone Crabbing was launched in 2008 by Susie Mason. Inspired by both her home county and the many beautiful coastal resorts she has visited all over the UK.
Having spent many happy hours crabbing with her children on local quaysides in Norfolk, Susie chose the famous Cromer Crab as the basis for her colourful designs. Gone Crabbing's popular little crustacean (affectionately known as "Colin"), now features across Susie's distinctive brand.
Gone Crabbing is very much a family run business, and through the support of her stockists and local companies, Susie and her team hope that the popularity of her bright and contemporary designs will continue to grow and charm crabbing enthusiasts everywhere.
We were recently sent one of their most recent products. A beautiful pop up book titled 'Colin the Crab'.
Colin the Crab lives in a rock pool with his friends Mike the Mussel and Sally the Starfish. One hot summer's day his friends are scooped up and put in a bucket leaving him all alone in his rock pool.
The book is lovely to read with children not only because of the beautiful story about friendship but also because it is interactive due to the pop up pages. The boys loved taking it in turn to pull the tabs, or move them across the page to see how it changed the images.
We were also sent the Little Crab Mug which is so cute. I am one of those people who loves a special mug, one you won't let anyone else use, and this is definitely adding to that collection.
Along with this was the 'Totally Clawsome Soap'. Oh my goodness, it smells delicious. It's not an overpowering smell and due to the fresh smell would be perfect to be used by all of the family as the smell isn't overally masculine or feminine.
I know it's naughty to mention the C word this early but....the packaging and different scents mean these soaps would make perfect Christmas presents either as a stocking filler, or in a hamper.
Are you familiar with the Gone Crabbing range? What are your favourite products?
We were sent these items for the purpose of this review.