We - a husband and wife team - started Auntie Mims with a hankering to create products that are not common-place and conventional, but unexpectedly personal and sentimental. Like all of you, our most favourite thing is feeling happy (... especially the big kind of happy that makes you feel like you might burst!) And we believe that with a little thought, there is fun to be found within 'ordinary’; and with a little effort, the 'mundane’ can make you smile.
‘Auntie Mims’ comes directly from the name I’ve been known as since I was a tiddler – I was always Little Mims, then I was Big Mims, and when I became an aunt, I was Auntie Mims. That seemed perfect as a name to encompass all we stand for as a family business.
Our workshop is a converted boiler house near the White Cliffs of Dover, which is where we design and make our range of products. Everything we make is inspired by the things in life that we love best, all squished together: our family (our small children most of all); smiling faces; sharing something precious; nostalgic and hazy memories; surprising acts of friendship; making the most of every minute; and, of course, CAKE!
Our products make perfect gifts because they are not only rather pretty (and often useful too), but they can be used to convey a message between you and the lucky recipient (as simple or personal a message as you’d like it to be) – and to guarantee that no-one tries to steal them, they can nearly all be personalised!
Create a story, and let our products play a part. They are sure to raise a smile, and that will, in turn, make us happy.
We'd love to hear from you soon,
aka Auntie Mims
and sometimes aka 'the spoon lady'