About us - Daisy Gifts Limited is an online shop selling dried flowers and dried lavender for home decor, craft and weddings

Ruth and Mike Ridley's online shop for dried flower stems, botanicals and petals

Ruth was working in a large garden centre on the South Coast of England as a giftware manager in the early 2000s (around the time her two children were born) and very much enjoyed the buying and selling aspects of the job so she left there and incorporated her new company late in 2002.


Early in 2003 the company got their own premises, which was a gift shop in the market town of Hailsham in Sussex.


Very soon, she realised two things: that her shop was performing better online than on the High Street, and that natural products like dried lavender and potpourri were the best sellers.


So now we are online only and specialise in natural botanicals. But our origins as a gift shop can still be seen in our name.


ruth mike dried flowers shop daisyshop UK

Contact Mike about our dried floral range

Trading online in botanicals

These days Ruth works as buyer and developing new lines and runs the social media.


You can find us on various platforms - we often use the name daisyshopUK - follow the links in the footer at the bottom of the page.


She has a blog offering advice on dried flowers at driedflowercraft.co.uk.


 Our Pinterest account has a wealth of thousands of inspirational images and ideas - search for ruthdaisy.


She also runs our range on Etsy but you'll get a better choice and often better prices at daisyshop.co.uk 

Etsy - daisyshopUK


Please note we no longer sell on Amazon and anyone claiming to sell Daisy Gifts Ltd goods on there may not be genuine.

Ruth's husband Mike came to work at the business in 2009 and runs the office and accounts and customer services. So if you get in touch by email or phone, it's likely to be him you speak to!

Find out more on our Contact page.

Packing orders and processing flowers

Since 2008 we have been ably assisted by Jo who runs the packing department. She is a fab, hard working and smiley lady who always packs the orders carefully using sturdy boxes and plenty of packing material inside!


Seasonally she may be joined by Ruth and Mike's two children (now adult!).

Find out more about our dry florist business

jo dried flower bunches

Our name Daisy Gifts Limited is now a Registered Trademark ® and we have supplied many famous people over the years including:

  • Cath Kidston - our dried lavender was used to fill her limited edition vintage fabric lavender bags.
  • Disney films - carts full of lavender bunches, flowers for market scenes and many others for the recent live action remakes such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
  • Mamma Mia 2 - those fab bougainvillea petals in the posters, and dried flower bunches for home decor all around the Greek villa.
  • Kew Gardens and Wakehurst place shops.
  • Royal Academy, Courtauld Gallery and Royal Yacht Britannia shops.
  • Recent Amazon film Cinderella.
  • Other films including Dr Doolittle, Enola Holmes, Colette and Fantastic Beasts.
  • TV including Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge and Shetland.

Find out about our business, which has been trading for 20 years. We've collected some great reviews over the years - link at bottom of page.

Short daisyshop UK video clip

Here is a short 50 second YouTube info video about us.

See customer reviews for our business, our dried lavender, florals, confetti petals and botanical products