Muddy says: Part art gallery, part unique homewares and gift shop, this Rye treasure trove is the place to find stylish, quirky one-offs and maybe learn a skill in a workshop
Muddy says: Let these experts ply you with their freshly roasted coffee and blended tea in an attractive courtyard setting, or take some home to brew up yourself.
Muddy says: indulge in these beautiful small batch chocolates (great for gifting if you can bear to share) and join a workshop to learn how to make your own!
Muddy says: From a frisbee to a fire juggling torch, expert circus skills supplier Oddballs can help, while sister brand Longboards will sort your skate needs.
Muddy says: Get a new classic from this workshop specialising in handmade bags, belts and accessories
Muddy says: From picnic and dinner party fare to everyday treats plus gifts and seasonal hampers, Pallant is a foodie heaven.
Muddy says: These lovingly Sussex-made characters are perfect for gifts, children's rooms and Christmas trees
Muddy says: Nature’s bounty captured in beautifully-presented bottles and jars - perfect gifts for foodies or to self
Muddy says: The new venture from the founder of Orelia Jewellery brings colourful festival-style bracelets to the UK, while empowering craftswomen in Mexico
Muddy says: buy skin-kind organic products curated by a film and fashion industry make-up artist or get a makeover at her Brighton premises
Muddy says: Wandering around a handsome Grade II-listed building browsing imported Indian furniture and gifts before enjoying coffee and cake on the terrace - shopping heaven!
Muddy says: this ethical children's clothing company uses organic fabrics and shares its profit with charity. Its designs are pretty cool too!
Muddy says: be inspired in the former home of Bloomsbury Group pioneers, hear from notable authors at key literary festivals and produce your own art in a workshop
Muddy says: we love these head-turning geometric knits from Sussex designer-maker Gabrielle Vary, all available online
Muddy says: The Pet Shed specialises in natural food and stylish accessories - and when the owner has 19 animals of her own you know you're in expert hands!
Muddy Says: Bring a touch of Portuguese design and materials to your home and wardrobe with Lusophile, a stylish online edit created in Battle, East Sussex