Welcome to Chalk and Cheese!

Here you will discover an enviable collection of exclusive personalised gifts and unique mementos that are just perfect for finding that extra-special item for your loved one’s special occasions.

Husband and wife team Michelle and Chris are fully embracing their differences to successfully grow their family business, previously known as Personalised at Pippins, in to a brand new and exciting direction. Where one likes tea, the other drinks coffee and, while one may need to work in a creative mess, the other is most definitely a lover of organised bliss. By celebrating these fantastic quirks, this wonderful couple know how to work harmoniously together to create exciting, timeless gifts.

It was in March 2015, after retiring from 20 years dedicated to the Ambulance Service, that Michelle’s husband first joined her at Personalised at Pippins, which Michelle had lovingly developed during her maternity leave. After over a decade of trading as Pippins, the happy couple are now working tirelessly and enthusiastically together on their new and exciting direction as Chalk & Cheese, alongside their adorable (but usually sleepy) Jack Russell Heidi, to provide a shopping experience that simply cannot be found on the average British High Street.

At Chalk & Cheese, Michelle works to create the beautiful and bespoke designs that are treasured by their happy customers, while Chris is responsible for bringing them to life through their expert engraving service in their workshop. The high-quality finish of all of their lovingly hand-picked items provides a brilliant collection of exquisite, joyful giftware that you will feel proud to wrap and present to your nearest and dearest.

With their ever-expanding range already available for you to explore online, this creative couple will also be reopening their wonderful bricks and mortar shop in Oakley, Hampshire in February 2017.

Chalk & Cheese is embracing Michelle and Chris’s newfound direction to specialise in slate and glassware, including being a stockist of iconic glassware brand Kilner. Together they have curated a brand new collection that really does have something for everybody. Seamlessly marrying contemporary style with timeless keepsakes, you are guaranteed to find gifts that bring joy to your loved ones at Chalk & Cheese.

From glass tumblers to sweet jars, rustic slate coasters to decorative hanging hearts, Chalk & Cheese offer a thoughtful collection of handpicked chic and affordable gifts.  You are certain to find that perfect something for your loved ones for absolutely any occasion. With their easy personalisation service and huge range of designs, from classic to contemporary, humorous to romantic, you can discover gifts for your nearest and dearest at Chalk & Cheese that are personalised with care and utterly full of love!

From the huge life-changing moments of weddings, birthdays, and house warmings, engagements, christenings, and back-to-schools, to the small but equally important just because ones, the distinctive range from Chalk & Cheese is the perfect way to show your friends and family just how special they are to you.