The orange door next to Dog Leap Stairs in Newcastle opened in July 2014. Located just under the rail arch, down Grey St/Dean St. We stock some ace gifts, or presents as we prefer to call them, including local art, prints and even hand-made candles and chocolates. We're getting more known for the growing collection of truly original greeting cards that 'say it like it is' and a variety of Geordie and Northern themed cards (Good Crack). If you're after super Souvenirs we've got all sorts from magnets to tea towels and the essential postcards. Have a good browse online and we hope to see you soon.
Small Steps Add up to Big Leaps...
Dog Leap Steps
Steps Down from Monument
Steps up from the Tyne Bridge
Sq Ft Shop (Cosy)
Who do we think we are?
One man & his dog...
Sean & his dog Oscar are the main living creatures on site, although Oscar is more part-time. Of course many others are involved on 'The Side', from family & friends to other local businesses, folk and the like.
What we sell...
We don't just sell gifts, souvenirs and cards, we give you more...
Gifts & Souvenirs
Get your North East Souvenirs including Postcards, Mugs, Coasters, Tea Towels, Magnets, Prints, Books, Keyrings, Pencils, Pens, Maps, Badges, even Candles and Chocolates.
Local Art, Prints & Plaques...
We offer a superb range of local gifts, having teamed up with Geordie Gifts as well as many fine artists, with original prints signed, photos of Newcastle's popular sights as well as the other side of Newcastle.
Yo, it's Ho Ho Ho time! 61side have some beautifully original Christmas decorations & gifts for everyone! So be sure to sleigh down Grey street/Dean street to see us!
Greeting Cards like no others!
We stock a range of greeting cards for all occasions, that are truly unique. We don't believe in cards for cards sake, we think they should really state something, and boy do ours stand out. We have locally themed cards that many buy to even frame, those rare cards with MAM on (not Mum or Mom), and lots of funny one-liners that "say it how it is".
For a relatively small space, we've got a huge range of gifts, cards & ideas. We're all about thoughtfulness, creativity, originality and affordability!
We don't just dot our i's, we turn them upside down - a symbol for our obsessive detail on product quality and the like. Below are just some previews of the items we stock, to get a full picture come into our shop!
We aren't exactly just about generating transactions. We're all about the experience, the personal touch; from when we sell you quality stuff to give onto someone else, or even yourself! We play top tunes in our shop, local musician or band? Pop your stuff in we'll play it (no naughty words). We're always open to have convos about the area, what to see and do, the weather and all in-between. Well behaved dogs are welcome too, with free water and massages on-hand. So when we're open, the door isn't just open, lets open our minds ... then wallets/purses if you want to :)
We are rethinking and reinventing gifts as you know them! We're uniquely placed geographically & creatively.
Signed local art, quirky gifts both hand-made ourselves and carefully hand-picked for sale. An always refreshing range.
New ideas can equal new tangible products, we're a conveyor belt of these kind of goods. We're always open to joint enterprises too, of the good kind!
Good quality with the right prices to match. Some of our products have even been spotted in Harrods and Selfridges, with us better value of course!
We don't just sell, we buy too!
We are always open to interesting projects, products and the like.
Have any specific requests? thoughts? feedback? products? wish lists? Just let us know!
We're open 7 days a week, and when events are on we try to adjust our hours to make the most of foot fall. We do occasionally close for 15 minutes or so in the middle of the day for a quick stretch of our legs and a toilet break (we don't have water or gas facilities you see).
Our core hours are below: