UNUSUAL and personal gifts are always special - and if you have gone to the trouble of sourcing such a gift, you want to present it in the best way possible.
At the Framing Centre on Wellingborough Road, which offers a specialist framing service as well as a range of artwork and ready-made frames, there's also a card and gift section that has everything customers need to complete the gift-giving experience, combined with excellent customer service.
Cards cover a wide range of occasions from simple birthday greetings to those specifically for relatives or close friends. There's also a selection of cards from smaller, individual companies, so it's always easy to find something new and different.
Donna Brown, who runs the card and gift retail operation, said: "We have a lot of customers who come in to pick up a framed print or item and want the card and the gift wrap ready to give it as a gift, so we're a one-stop shop in that sense.
"But there's something for everyone, whatever the occasion, from cards that are a little bit different from the high street stores or supermarkets, as well as a wide choice of gift wrap and bags, tags and small gifts such as soft toys.
"And with Christmas upon us, we've got a great choice of Christmas cards, as well as calendars with local scenes that make the ideal gift."
For those looking for gift ideas, The Framing Centre stocks a vast range of prints and one-off works by international artists covering anybody's budget. The shop's specialist framers can provide expert guidance on which frame to choose, and on finding the best way to display more unusual items such as sports memorabilia or a family heirloom.
The Framing Centre is at 182 Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Telephone on 01604 633833 or visit the website www.framing-centre.co.uk