Smithsonia is Birmingham’s best loved independent gift store

Established in Piccadilly Arcade in 1982, Smithsonia has a reputation as the shopping destination for unusual and sought after gifts for all special occasions

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  • Sea Urchins Found in Landlocked Birmingham.

    If you need to be reminded of an exotic beach holiday, or just dream of one, why not invest in one of these beautiful glass sculptures inspired by sea urchins. Created by Martin Andrews of Stourbridge in The Midlands, each piece is hand blown and signed by Martin. His work...

  • Paul Jenkins Animal Figures...

    We have just had a delivery of Paul Jenkins' fabulous bronze and Raku ceramic artworks. Paul was born in the West Midlands and studied at Dudley College of Art. Those of you that watched the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down will remember how difficult they found it to produce Raku...

  • Lovely weather for ducks......

    It's  the beginning of May and still the April showers persist, be it rain, hail or snow. It's lovely weather for ducks they say, and the ones we have in the shop are really prepared, wearing their wellies ! Here we have a little family, Mabel, Richard and daughter, Honey,...