Uniquely Local was founded by friends Rachel and Ema, both full-time mums living in North Yorkshire with young families, the idea for Uniquely Local came from their own desire to find interesting, memorable gifts that they’d be pleased to receive.

“We had a vision to start a business that inspired us, offering quality products and experiences with a personal service. Something we would like to use and could take pride in recommending and calling ours.”  Like so many busy mums juggling home and work life, they know how long it takes to find a special gift. After many hours of brainstorming and thousands of cups of tea Uniquely Local was born.



“I love travel and foreign countries, exploring new cities and food, immersing myself in different cultures. Being half Slovak, travel has been a big part of my life since being a child. However with a young family of my own, exploring the delights that Yorkshire has to offer has been a pleasure, hence my new found love of all things local. In my spare time, I enjoy running, setting myself new challenges as I go; spending time with my family and socialising with my friends.”


“I like the outdoors, good food, fine wine (ok, any wine!), yoga, singer-songwriters, gritty dramas and spending time with my family. All the gift experiences we’ve put together are things we’d really enjoy doing ourselves. I’m determined to work my way through them all… but to start with, I’d love someone to buy me our champagne tasting experience or a night under the stars in a jungle basha with Forest Quest.”


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