Frequently Asked Questions

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Account Details

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

As of September 2019, we have a brand-new website which will require you to re-register an account if you already had one. Please see ‘Using the Website’ section.

If you have already registered on the new website and you have forgotten your password, then please follow these instructions:

When you log in, we ask you to enter your password for security. If you have forgotten your password select the Forgotten Password option on the ‘Sign In’ page, we will email you a new password with instructions as to what to do. You may then log in and change your password, using one that you can easily remember. Please note, we will send the new password to the email address that we have on your account.

Why should I register for an Account?

By registering online with Gift Discoveries

  • We will keep you informed every step of the way with order confirmation, despatch, tracking and delivery details.
  • Send you exclusive offers, discounts, new collection previews and sales.
  • If we have your date of birth, we will email you a special birthday treat.
  • It’s a quicker shopping experience as we store your address details.

I’m registered with another Scotts & Co brand, can I use my existing login?

This is no longer an option. Each brand has a separate website and so will require you to register separately, although you may use the same login details for each brand – that is your decision.

How do I change my personal details?

Simply click on My Account which you will find in top right-hand corner of your screen. Select ‘Account Settings’ and you will be taken to a screen where you can make any changes.

How do I unsubscribe from your emailing list?

If you no longer wish to receive details of our special offers and promotions, simply send an email to customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk confirming that you wish to be removed from the emailing list. Please make sure that you send the request from the email address that you want to unsubscribe.

How do I unsubscribe from your mailing list?

We do occasionally make our mailing list available to other carefully selected organisations whose products and services may be of interest to you. We support the UK Charity Sector. If you do not wish to receive any further mailings from Gift Discoveries please go to 'Contact Us' and then select Manage My Mailings where you can indicate which mailings or its associated companies you no longer wish to receive. Alternatively, please write to:
Gift Discoveries
Cotswold House,
1 Crompton Road,
Groundwell,
Wiltshire,
SN25 5AW.

Information About the Company

Scotts of Stow is a Cotswold-based company that produces the UK's best-loved mail order catalogue for the kitchen, home and garden. Our hugely popular flagship store is situated in the picturesque Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold, and draws thousands of visitors each year from all over the UK.

Packed full of those must have pieces, whether you're looking for practical ideas or decorative inspiration, you'll find all you need at Scotts of Stow. From kitchen to dining room, living room to bedroom and from patio to garden, we have literally hundreds of clever, unusual and attractive products, most of which you won't find on the high street and many of which are totally exclusive to us.

As you would expect from Britain's premier mail order specialist, quality of product and service are our hallmarks. All products are tested for quality and performance before they can appear in our catalogues, our website or our stores, and we take pride in offering our customers the very best possible service at all times. Our many 'Best Catalogue' awards speak for themselves.

So, welcome to our website, intended to be an inspiring, interesting and rewarding experience that will take all the stress out of shopping throughout the year. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing from you soon.

PS - We always love to hear from customers and are constantly striving to improve our products and service, so please e-mail us with your views at customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk.

For more information visit our About Us page.

Where is my nearest store?

You will find our store in the beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, the heart of the Cotswolds. Stow-on-the-Wold welcomes over 150,000 visitors each year. Amazingly, over half of them come for one reason only – to visit our stores in the centre of the historic market square.
 

To make life easier in the kitchen, the Scotts Cookshop, situated in our Scotts of Stow flagship store, now features a full range of cookware. Stuck for Gift ideas? The Original Gift Company is packed full of unusual ideas suitable for every occasion. Garden need attention? No problem. The Scotts Outdoor store has now doubled in size – now bigger and better than ever before. Whilst in Scotts Outdoor don’t forget to visit our Bloom area packed with exquisite silk flowers.

Our stores stock a unique range of products for kitchen, home and garden as well as a selection of gifts, many of which aren’t featured in the catalogue. We do try to stock all of the products that appear in the catalogue but if you are planning to call in for a specific item we suggest you phone the relevant shop in advance to make sure that it is available.

We are open 7 days a week:
Mon – 9.45am – 5.30pm, Tues – Sat – 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sun – 10.30am – 4.30pm.
We are closed on the following days over the Christmas period:
25th December – Christmas Day – Closed
26th December – Boxing Day – Closed
1st January – New Year’s Day – Closed

Are all the catalogue items available online?

Yes, and more, as we have online exclusives and products that you will not find in your catalogue.

What are the address details of your stores?

We have several stores in Stow-on-the-Wold and all can be contacted using the address or telephone number below.

Scotts of Stow, or Scotts Outdoor
The Square,
Stow-on-the-Wold,
Gloucestershire,
GL54 1AF
Telephone number 0344 4820697*

Enquiry Lines are open 9.00am -5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays and weekends.

*Charges to 03 numbers are the same as standard UK landline numbers starting in 01 or 02. Calls to 03 numbers are often included in bundled minutes and unlimited call packages. Please contact your provider for more information. Other networks and mobile providers may vary. Charges to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’™s access charge. All calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.

Missing Orders

How can i find out where my order is?

You can track the progress of you order on our “Track my order” page by clicking HERE, you will need your order number or customer number plus your Surname and postcode.

What should I do if my order hasn’t arrived in full after 10 working days?

If we are unable to deliver a product within a maximum of 10 working days, you will be notified by post.

If you have not received your order and are concerned that it has gone missing then please contact our Customer Services Team giving full details of your name, account number and the items ordered, either by email at customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk or by phone on 0344 482 5550*

*Charges to 03 numbers are the same as standard UK landline numbers starting in 01 or 02. Calls to 03 numbers are often included in bundled minutes and unlimited call packages. Please contact your provider for more information. Other networks and mobile providers may vary. All calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.

Will I get a refund if my order goes missing?

Once we have investigated the details of your missing parcel, any refunds payable will be credited back to your credit or debit card.

Paying for your order

What forms of payment do you accept online?

We currently accept the following methods of online payment:

 

Is online payment the only way to pay?

If you wish to place your order online all items must be paid for at the point of submitting your order. You can choose from paying via debit or credit card. Alternatively, you may pay via PayPal, Amazon Pay or GPay.

Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay makes shopping on our website easier by allowing you to checkout using information already stored in your Amazon account to pay on our site. Simply choose from the payment and delivery information stored in your Amazon account; there’s no need to re-enter your payment or address details.

We do accept orders by phone and by post

By Phone – 0844 482 1717 (7 days a week, 24 hrs a day)

Before calling our order-line, we ask you to please make a note of your order details, have your credit/debit card number and expiry date handy and be ready to quote the customer number and offer code printed on your catalogue. If you are not ordering directly from our catalogue, simply confirm that you are ordering from our website.

We regret that our order-line operators do not hold details of our customers’ orders. We cannot therefore deal with any enquiries on this number.

By Post

If you would like to send your order by post, simply complete the order form found in your catalogue and send it to the address below. If you don’t have an order form, then please make sure that the details you send in to us include the product code and product description. Please include your credit or debit card details, postal order or cheque made payable to Scotts of Stow and send it to:

Gift Discoveries
Cotswold House,
1 Crompton Road,
Groundwell,
Wiltshire,
SN25 5AW

Please note that for security reasons we are obliged to cash all cheques on receipt of your order.

*Charges to 03 numbers are the same as standard UK landline numbers starting in 01 or 02. Calls to 03 numbers are often included in bundled minutes and unlimited call packages. Please contact your provider for more information. Other networks and mobile providers may vary. Charges to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge. All calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.

Placing an order

Adding items to your shopping bag.

There are several ways to find the product you are interested in. Browse through our categories, search by typing a keyword in the search box at the top of the home page or if you know the product code, then enter those details in the search box.

Once you have found the product you want simply click the ‘Add to Basket’ button.

Browsing through our ranges

It is quick and easy to find just what you are looking for by browsing through our categories. All of the items in the current catalogue, plus many more, can be found by browsing through the categories near the top of each page. Select the category or sub-category that interests you most until you reach a page which displays pictures of items in your chosen category.

You can sort the current view of the displayed products by using the sort function ‘sort by’ just above the products or further refine, using the list which runs beside each product page.

The number of items in the list will be shown in the top right corner of the page. You may choose the page layout by clicking on the buttons top right. You can scroll through the pages by clicking on the page number or by scrolling using the arrow buttons below the product listing. When you find an item you like, click on either the image or the product title for more details.

How do I use the search option?

The search facility can be found at the top of every page of the website, and allows you to search for an item using a keyword or if you know it the product code.

A product code is 7 digits long (e.g. 123 4567) and can be found when you are looking at an item on the website or in the catalogue. Simply type the number into the box and click search. A page showing all the details of your product should be displayed. If you are told ‘0 results for’, check that you have typed in all 7 digits correctly. If you still cannot find the item, you could try a keyword search instead or browsing the categories or refer to the menu found on every page of the website.

When searching for products using keywords, use words which are likely to be in the name or description of the item.

How do I know it is safe for me to order online?

Security is a priority for us and shopping online with Gift Discoveries is guaranteed safe and secure; we take the utmost care to ensure your personal details remain private. When you enter the sign-in process, checkout process, or account management area, you are taken through our secure server. Our secure server encrypts all of your personal information including your credit/debit card number, account number, name and address, and all other personal information, so that it cannot be accessed or read as the information travels over the Internet.

We use a secure socket layer (SSL) “pipeline” so your data is transmitted directly from your computer to our secure server. SSL is the industry standard security technology used by Microsoft and leading Internet commerce companies it’s one of the most advanced security measures available.

You can therefore remain assured that shopping with us online is safe and secure.

How long will it take for my order to reach me?

We despatch all products as soon as they are available, so parcels may arrive separately. In stock items are delivered on average within 5 days – although we ask you to allow up to 10 days as some items are despatched to you directly from one of our trusted specialist suppliers. If you have selected Next-Day Express Delivery and ordered before 6pm, then your order will be delivered during the next working day (please be aware that an order received before the deadline on a Friday, will be delivered on the following Monday, if received after the deadline the order will be delivered on the following Tuesday).

Do I receive any confirmation once I have placed my order?

If you place your order on our website, you will automatically receive an acknowledgement and then an email confirmation will be received soon after. We will then keep you informed every step of the way with despatch, tracking and delivery details. Even if you have placed your order on the phone or by post if we have your email address, we will email you to keep you informed. Please keep these emails safe as it includes information should you wish to contact us about your order.

If I’m ordering several items will they arrive at the same time?

Some items may arrive separately. Although many Gift Discoveries products are held in our very own warehouse, certain items are despatched directly from our specialist suppliers. This direct-delivery arrangement helps us to keep our costs down and ensures that our prices remain highly-competitive. Your order may therefore arrive in separate packages and on separate dates. We charge your payment card/method upon receipt of order

What should I do if my order hasn’t arrived in full after 10 working days?

If we are unable to deliver a product within a maximum of 10 working days, then you will be notified by post. Fortunately, delays on this scale are rare, but in such cases, we will provide you with our best estimate of the delay in delivery. You will also, of course, be given the option to cancel or change your order should you so wish.

What happens if a product I order is out of stock?

We frequently update our websites with stock availability of every item. You will get a short message when you ‘Add to Basket’ if an item is out of stock. If an item goes out of stock after you have submitted your order we will send you an email or letter to advise you, this is very rare and please be assured orders are fulfilled in chronological order in our warehouse irrespective of which order method has been used.

If part of my order is out of stock, do I have to pay an extra delivery charge when it is sent to me?

No. There is only one flat rate charge of £5.95 for standard delivery, however many items you order, unless you’re asking for individual items to be sent to different delivery addresses in which case there is a charge of £5.95 for each additional delivery address. Please note that the standard delivery charge is for all of the UK, plus Isle of Man, Channel Islands and BFPO.

Product Information

Product Information

Every care is taken to provide accurate information. Within our product descriptions we include approximate dimensions. If you are still unsure, then please email  customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk or call one of our advisors on 0344 482 5550

Bedding, Bedlinen and Mattress Toppers

All our bedding and bedlinen (including toppers) will fit standard sized beds. All sheets will fit a standard mattress depth of 30cm/12ins unless otherwise stated.

Single - W90 x L190cm (W3ft x L 6ft 3 ins)

Double - W135 x L190cm (W4ft 6ins x L6ft 3ins)

King Size - W150 x L200cm (W5ft x L6ft 6ins)

Super King Size - W180cm x L200cm (W6ft x L6ft 6ins)

Furniture

Height x Width x Depth

Our furniture dimensions are for the overall piece – the space required for it to fit. E.g. a sofa depth would be for the actual sofa frame and not the depth of the cushion.

Soft Furnishings

Curtain sizing is ungathered and Width x Drop

Please note that sizes are inclusive of any fringing on soft furnishings such as throws and covers.

All items are subject to availability and all dimensions are approximate.

What do I need to know about flat packed and wooden furniture?

Flat Packed Furniture - Check the contents against the instructions enclosed. Once assembly has commenced flat packed furniture is non-returnable. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Wooden Furniture - Please note where we refer to products as “wooden” they may in fact be constructed in whole or in part from MDF, engineered wood or have a wood board construction.

How do I recycle old electrical products?

On 1 July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations were implemented in the UK in order to protect our environment. Along with other retailers, Scotts & Co. (Scotts Ltd) have joined the Distributor Take-Back Scheme (DTS) which will allow you to deposit your old electrical/electronic items, free of charge, to recycling points set up around the country.

Visit www.recycle-more.co.uk to find out where your nearest recycling point is. Unfortunately, we cannot accept electrical items back for recycling. Instead Scotts & Co. (Scotts Ltd) has contributed to the funding of an alternative network of UK recycling facilities as stated above.

How do I know if a product can be recycled?

All electrical and electronic products now carry this symbol either on the product or packaging to help you identify products that are recyclable

Can I take back old electrical and electronic items to your store?

Our stores will not accept electrical items for recycling. Instead Scotts & Co. (Scotts Ltd) has contributed to the funding of an alternative network of UK recycling facilities as stated above.

*Charges to 03 numbers are the same as standard UK landline numbers starting in 01 or 02. Calls to 03 numbers are often included in bundled minutes and unlimited call packages. Please contact your provider for more information. Other networks and mobile providers may vary. Charges to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge. All calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.

Promotions and Special Offers

How do I use an offer code that I have received?

At any point during your browsing and shopping online, you can submit an offer code. If, however you reach the checkout stage and haven’t entered an offer code, then you will see an empty box titled ‘Offer code’. Please make sure you insert your code here to receive any further discount or free gift for which you may qualify. If you have received a catalogue, then you will find your offer code on the order form.

Can I use more than one offer code?

No, only one offer code can be used at any one time. You can however use an offer code and if your order totals £75 or more, then you qualify for FREE Delivery too.

Requesting a Catalogue

How do I request the latest catalogue from Gift Discoveries?

During the registration process you will be offered the option of receiving a catalogue. Simply tick the checkbox marked ‘Please send me a free catalogue in the post’.

If you are already registered, or would like to receive catalogues from any of our other brands, please use the ‘Request a Catalogue’ link at the bottom of every page.

Alternatively, Click Here or please call our enquiries line on 0344 482 5550 to request a catalogue.

 

*Charges to 03 numbers are the same as standard UK landline numbers starting in 01 or 02. Calls to 03 numbers are often included in bundled minutes and unlimited call packages. Please contact your provider for more information. Other networks and mobile providers may vary. All calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.

Using the website

How do I register an account?

Please note that with the launch of our new websites (September 2019) – you now have to register an account with each of the Scotts & Co brands (Scotts of Stow, Gift Discoveries, Expert Verdict and Bloom). Previously you only had to register once. You can if you wish, use the same details across all of the brands you register with – it is your decision

I am struggling to log in what shall I do?

If you have registered and have an account on the Gift Discoveries website prior to September 2019 then you will need to re-register. This is a brand-new website and won’t recognise your ‘old’ account details. It’s easy to do and will make shopping with us in future easier and quicker.

Please note that you now have to register an account with each of the Scotts & Co brands (Scotts of Stow, Gift Discoveries, Expert Verdict and Bloom). Previously you only had to register once. You can if you wish, use the same details across all of the brands you register with – it is your decision

I am having difficulty using the website – what should I do?

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section on this website where we have tried to cover all eventualities. If you are still stuck, then please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk or call us on 0344 482 5550

What are cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise you automatically whenever you visit our site so that we can personalise your experience and provide you with better service. Cookies are short pieces of data that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. On later visits, this data is then returned to that website. Examples of data collected by cookies includes your name and email address. We also use cookies (and similar browser data, such as Flash cookies) for fraud prevention and other purposes.

If your web browser is set to refuse cookies from our website, you will not be able to complete a purchase or take advantage of certain features of our website, such as storing items in your wish list or receiving personalised offers and recommendations. We strongly encourage you to configure your web browser to accept cookies from our website.

What is your privacy and security policy?

The information we learn from you, is either from information you give us, automatic information we have gathered from cookies, email activity or information we have gathered from other sources helps us personalise and continually improve your shopping experience at Gift Discoveries.

We are a part of Scotts Ltd, whose brands include Gift Discoveries, Scotts of Stow, Bloom, Expert Verdict and Solutions World. Scotts Ltd respects the privacy of visitors to our sites and strives to provide you with an enjoyable, secure, and personalised experience.

Our websites use cookies, allowing us to identify users and personalise the site whenever possible. The cookies store small pieces of information about visitors, such as names and email addresses. This means that on future visits to our website, we can identify past visitors and welcome them back. In addition, you have the opportunity to register on our website and store address information, facilitating future shopping experiences by making this information easily available. We aim to enhance your shopping experience whenever possible, so please contact us with any concerns or questions at customerservices@giftdiscoveries.co.uk or write to:

Gift Discoveries,
Cotswold House,
1 Crompton Road,
Groundwell,
Wiltshire,
SN25 5AW.

We do occasionally make our mailing list available to other carefully selected organisations whose products and services may be of interest to you. We support the UK Charity Sector. If you do not wish to receive any further mailings from Gift Discoveries, please go to Manage My Mailings where you can indicate which mailings or its associated companies you no longer wish to receive. Alternatively, you can write to the address above.

Security:

At Gift Discoveries, we are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of your personal information by providing you with a safe and secure transaction environment when shopping online.

www.giftdiscoveries.co.uk uses the most reliable SSL. 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is the de facto cryptographic standard that we use for securing data communication between the browser and our website. Digital certificate technology is used to ensure transaction privacy, message integrity and server-side authentication. www.giftdiscoveries.co.uk uses GeoTrust 256-bit encryption to encrypt sensitive data on this site.

What is the credit card security valuation or CV2 number?

This is a 3-digit security number which can found on the back of your credit or debit card. Please only use the last 3 digits of the security number.

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