Our Story

About Us

The Hintons story began in the 1930s. After the First World War, lives were changed, three million new homes were being built and in the South East of England, things were looking brighter for the population who were benefiting from the increase of light industry, more disposable income and the government's desire for new business ventures.

A young man, never afraid of hard work and who had served King and Country during the Great War, now had a young family to support. So from the sleepy countryside of Berkshire, Robert Hinton took the first steps into a new venture and began creating his vision.

Would he have imagined that seventy years on, his traditional wholesalers providing homewares and gifts to small shops around the Home Counties, would be reinvented by his great-grandson into a multi channel shopping experience for the twenty-first century customer?

Hintons today is a celebration of the home, offering an eclectic mix of products for the quality and style conscious customer. Some are design led, some are practical basics. But they all have one thing in common; Hintons only offers our customers the products we would be proud to put in our own homes.

Since relocating to the stunning countryside of Dorset, the original vision of a family business, with a sole passion was to provide customers with unique products, honest pricing and traditional unparalleled service, is going from strength to strength. We hope it will continue for many generations down the line.

So for whatever special occasion you're celebrating - or the home style you want to create - we've got designer gifts, homewares and decorating ideas to suit.

Shop online

If, like most, you prefer to shop from the comfort of your living room, the HintonsHome.com website is your one-stop-shop for gifts, homewares, garden and outdoor living ideas.

We'll pick, pack and wrap your order by hand and send it via good old Royal Mail or a trusted courier. We can get things to you next day if you need it urgently; gift-wrap if you've missed a birthday; and we always make time to include a handwritten thank you note for shopping with us.

Take time to explore the website; it's our stylish collection of wonderful, unique things.