About us

We are here to offer you original, fun and stylish ideas to make your gift shopping easier. We’ve been busy at Frame of Mind, in Ilminster deep in the heart of Somerset since opening our first store in 1994, where to begin with, we offered picture framing in the back half of the shop, and sold gifts and cards in the front half. December 2005 saw the Wellington shop open, so we now have 2 stores, each with their own individual style.We no longer offer a framing service - we're just too busy with everything else!

We’re passionate about keeping local high streets alive, and choose to shop with independent suppliers wherever possible. Lily Flame Candles is based in Somerset, Banyan Jewellery is based in Devon and Brakeburn in based in Dorset - individual businesses that keep rural towns flourishing - and we hope that Frame of Mind makes a contribution to the vibrant atmosphere in Ilminster and Wellington.

Frame of Mind remains an independent, family run business. We're two brothers, and work closely with an energetic team who help us with the jewellery, handbags etc (thanks girls), to offer a personal service characterised by an awareness of current trends, individuality, creativity and enthusiasm. We are official stockists for Emma Bridgewater Pottery, Joma Jewellery, Banyan Jewellery, Jellycat and East of India to name a few.

Filled with our favourite finds from home and abroad, from kitchen accessories and cool gizmos and gadgets, rainy day pocket money presents to designer costume jewellery and handbags, much of our selection is practical and there is often a mixture of humour and imagination. So, from cool, unusual gifts which are also useful, to a new handbag which you just can't live without – our stores are filled with products we are proud to stock, and think you’ll love too! We think it's well worth a visit if you are in the area, but if not, make a coffee or a nice cup of tea, and have a browse through our web site.