Brightlingsea’s Independent Card, Stationery and Gift Shop

Come and see the Town’s largest selection of greetings cards

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 25th anniversary.

Spirals has Brightlingsea’s biggest selection of greetings cards on show.

But we’re more than just a card shop – we’re the Box Office for many local events, a place to pay utility bills and the DART charge, somewhere to find the perfect gift for a loved one, and the best place in town to source office and stationery supplies. Got a parcel to send? we are agents for UPS the worldwide parcel delivery company.

Greetings Cards

We have Brightlingsea’s biggest range of greetings cards on show. Whether you are after a unique locally crafted card, something funny, or a classically designed card to celebrate or commemorate, we’ll have one on show.

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Party Supplies

Got a party coming up? Pop in and get everything you need for the special event including banners, helium balloons, signs and much more.

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Stationery & Office Supplies

2024 diaries are starting to arrive. We have A4 and A5 already as well as academic diaries.

Do you buy your stationery supplies online thinking it’s cheaper? You might be suprised when you see our prices for everything from pens to paper to pads – and you don’t have to wait for them to be delivered, just pop in.

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Pay your bills and top-up

Did you know we offer a Payzone service available for you. You can now pay your Tendring Ccouncil Tax here.
Pay utility bills, top up your phone credit, and the Dartford Crossing DART charge.

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Stuck for an idea as to what to buy a loved one for a special occasion? Have a look at our gift section where we have themed gifts as well as presents for any of your family and friend’s life events.

Explore our gift section

Local Box Office

We sell tickets for most local organisations; whether you know the event you want to buy a ticket for, or want to find out what is going on in town for you to go to, pop in and .

See what’s on

“We are proud to have served Brightlingsea for decades and love being a part of one of the best High Streets in Essex.”

Jayne Chapman, Owner of Spirals Brightlingsea

We look forward to welcoming you to our shop