Our Story

Penelopetom was founded by Charlie and Tony (more about the Penelope and Tom bit later), in 2007 after a life change brought them to the sunny coast of South Devon after more than twenty years living and working in interior design and advertising in London.

Fresh new parents to a one and half year old and expecting their second child imminently, we had fallen in love with the South Hams after many years of dreaming of an escape to the country.

Penelope (a much avoided middle name in my teens) and Tom (my husband's much favoured middle name), was created to bring together an extraordinary collection of uniquely thoughtful and beautiful gifts. We have a love for the discovery of happy, unusual and tasteful products and showcase these at our wonderful lifestyle store in South Devon.

Penelopetom seeks to make a gifting occasion “never knowingly ordinary” by bringing together a wide range of gifts that celebrate the individual. Our belief is that if a gift is to have real value in today’s world, it must show unique thoughtfulness.

Our vision is to continue to bring thoughtfulness into everything we touch; from our product ranges and customer experience, to our staff and supply chain relationships. While considering our impact on the environment.

Out of our studios in the Devonshire countryside, and supported by an incredible team, we now design and make an ever evolving range of contemporary jewellery and personalised accessories for men, women and children to compliment our homeware offering.

Our products are always made from great quality materials, thoughtfully sourced, and our jewellery and accessories can often be customised to your own taste, to produce gorgeous, wearable products with happy personalities, perfect to give and even better to receive.

We love what we do and continue to seek and to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Our enthusiastic team is on hand to answer any questions you have quickly and easily, so do give us a call or email us for a chat about your requirements. We look forward to it!

Penelope, Tom and Team x