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Half Moon Bay is an award-winning wholesaler of licensed and themed giftware. We supply a vast number of retailers both large and small throughout the UK, Europe and sometimes the world!

The company began in 1995 by distributing unusual giftware products from the USA (Half Moon Bay is in California!), but the business soon moved into designing and sourcing its own products. Originally developing humorous and quirky gifts, we quickly became known for a love of retro classics and iconic licenses.  The company is proud to be representing many of the world’s best entertainment brands including Disney, Superman, Batman, Doctor Who, Sesame Street, The Muppets, Snoopy, VW and Star Wars.

The company expanded in 2008 when we acquired Robert Opie Trading Ltd, which used nostalgic images taken from The Robert Opie Collection on a diverse range of products. This gave the business distribution into the heritage, museum and traditional giftware retail markets.

Following this acquisition the business started to work with leading food manufactures to develop ranges of licensed homeware products using images from brands such as Marmite, McDougall's, Oxo, Walls, Typhoo, Bisto and Birds Custard. This strengthen the company’s ranges of kitchen textiles and ceramics.

As Half Moon Bay goes through 20 years of trading we are split into three product divisions:

  • Classic Brands has giftware ranges featuring our favourite classic entertainment licenses
  • Nostalgic Themes uses images either from or inspired by the past to create gift and homeware collections. The collection also features the best loved food and household brands.
  • Bath and Body includes  Bud Ducks (the World's Most Famous Collectable Duck) and  Time for Adventure (specialising in gift items for children's bathtime).

Based from converted stables in central Bath, with our own distribution centre in Westbury, Wiltshire, we are a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced  team who get a real buzz out of what we do.

We remain an independent family owned business, whose simple mission is to offer our retail customers products that sell at consumer level, backed up by a straight forward and easy to deal with customer service approach.

 
© Half Moon Bay Ltd. 5-7 Pulteney Mews, Bath, BA2 4DS Registered in England No 3129562