Ocean + Boxlocal

Boxlocal was founded in July 2018 by Kate following a love for local artisan goodies. And this is when our story begins.

For years Kate had been doing gift boxes for family and friends, searching out lovely local products that would put a smile on people's faces - why not let others experience the same feeling she thought... so that's when Boxlocal was created. As Boxlocal started up Ocean was an obvious choice as a potential customer, meetings were had, and conversations about using these lovely boxes as gifts for our home movers were enthusiastic. We didn't quite get to final decisions, and then the pandemic.
Boxlocal artisan foods founders
Fast forward to 2021, Bethan joins the team and the love for local just continues to grow. ​Conversations with Ocean resume and here we are, introducing our partnership (finally). Ocean is very happy to now be providing a gift full of local goodies to celebrate our customer's moving day.

So what is Boxlocal all about? we'll let them explain...

"We supply treat filled gift boxes for individuals looking for the perfect gift or Bristol businesses who love to celebrate local. A Bristol Hamper at its very best.​ We can create any size box. From small but lovely, to bigger "wow" luxury gift boxes….. whatever you have in mind, we can sort it for you."

Celebrating local

We have taken the time to work with fantastic small-scale producers from Bristol and surrounding areas, who really care about creating outstanding local products.​ We strive to celebrate the creative skills of the artisans in our area and bring them to a wider audience.​​​


Boxlocal packaging is 100% recyclable. No wondering where to put a fancy box or trying to stuff an empty hamper away in the loft for that "I may use it again" moment. You receive your box, use your local goodies and pop the box and packaging in the recycling (or reuse if you wish)- simples!


We support local - not just artisans but charities too. We are working in partnership with local charities to give our time to volunteer, showcase the amazing work that they do and also donate stock to those in need. We work with a wide range of charities such as The Grand Appeal, The Mazi Project, Empire Fighting Chance and FareShare South West

Ocean + Boxlocal

So there we are, Ocean are very proud to be working with Kate and Beth to help promote the wonderful, local, independent businesses in and around Bristol. And give our happy home movers a box of surprises on their no doubt hectic moving day. 

Within your box, you’ll find products from: 
Food gift boxes

  • Step and Stone is an artisanal bakery in Knowle, that makes delicious, handmade lavosh flatbread working to close the employment gap among people with learning disabilities.
  • Bradley’s juice is a family-run business, that produces outstanding English juices and cider at Box Bush Farm in rural Somerset.

  • Choco Loco was born in Bristol in 2015, out of a lifelong obsession with chocolate and a belief that every day is chocolate day.

  • True Start coffee Based in town - My husband Simon and I originally had the idea for TrueStart 7 years ago, when we were triathlon training and on the road a lot with work. We were drinking loads of coffee to keep us going, and it just wasn't doing the job! (certified B Corp)

And if you would like to send a special gift simply click here
Boxlocal gift boxes

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