Muddy says: Purveyors of fabulous keepsake boxes and adorable interior items, The Pink Pheasant is a one-stop-shop for pretty little things for gifts (or yourself).
Muddy says: Trade in that sensible motor for a real beauty on wheels. Not only do New Forest Classic Cars restore and sell vintage E-Types but, you can hire the car of your dreams for a spin.
Muddy says: This New Forest-based sculptor has made a name for himself creating incredible pieces of nature-inspired art that are popular the world over.
Muddy says: Helen is a Test Valley-based photographer with a natural, timeless style and a gentle, friendly manner which puts all her subjects at ease — from brides and business-people to newborns and pets.
Muddy says: We love these sparky, fun and inspirational gifts for teen & tween girls: pom-pom jewellery, metallic make-up bags, festival glitter and much more. Be warned, you'll be itching to treat yourself too.
Muddy says: We love business productivity coach Trudy Simmons' warm, arms-open-wide approach and her intuitive ability to nail a clients' priorities. If you're starting out on your own or simply need a re-boot, her Crazy Daisy Clarity Club comes with our big ol' stamp of approval. Let's get to work.
Muddy says: Hampshire-based chiropractor, Nick Richmond, is a gifted and natural practitioner with patients coming from London, New York and Cape Town to see him. His base, Chiros Health Clinic, also offers hypnotherapy, allergy testing, counselling and much more.
Muddy says: Tucked away off Andover's high street (and a two minute walk from Waitrose #justsaying), the Muddy Award winning La Di Da is the town's best-kept secret. Expect interesting, shabby-chic homeware, gifts for all AND workshops for interiors junkies including The Annie Sloane Method.
Muddy says: Based in Odiham, Hartley Wintney AND Newlyns Farmshop in North Warnborough, this plucky, Muddy Award winning florist is fast becoming a huge Hampshire success story.
Muddy says: Gather your dearest girls, be they friends or family, to make professional pieces that will tell their story for years, nay generations to come. Your teacher, the Royal College of Art trained Fiona Dowling, is a calm and deeply knowledgeable guide to the art of jewellery making.