Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Headers: Books, Electronics & Photo, Music, DVD, Video, Software, PC & Video Games, Home & Garden, Toys & Games
Although associated mostly with books of which they have a huge stock, covering nearly all subjects, Amazon now sells virtually everything. And their prices are surprisingly good. The electrical goods, for example, are very competitively priced. The site is very easy to navigate and there are also a huge selection of useful, and usually well written reviews for products. You can also search for goods available in the auction department plus you can get good deals from the many used items sold at Amazon.
• Special Features: 30 returns policy.
• Free Delivery on most orders >£15
Personal Care - Blood Pressure Monitors, Thermometers, Body Fat Counters
Headers: Furniture, Homewares, Household Appliances, Sound & Vision, Office PC & Phone, Photography, Sports & Leisure, DIY Garden & Pets, Toys & Games, Baby, Personal Care, Jewellery & Watches
The retail giant Argos sells an enormous range of (mostly) household goods and usually at very competitive prices. Also, they very often have sales on, so its always worth while checking out the website if you can't get down to your nearest store - I know we've managed to get some good bargains in the past! The site is fast loading and easy to navigate. Argos was founded in 1973 and now has over 500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Argos is headquartered in Stafford.
• Special Features: Free 16 returns days policy for non faulty items. Either return to your nearest store or they will collect free of charge. You can also set up gift lists with Argos for weddings, anniversaries etc.
Headers: Diet & Fitness, Beauty, Premium, Fragrance, Health, Baby, Toys, Mens, Travel, Photo, Electrical, Gifts
Boots online store stocks over 10,000 items, including Boots' exclusive brands plus a wide range of products that you will not find in a Boots store, from pushchairs to fitness equipment. Click on travel and not only will you find sunscreen, but luggage, beachwear and more. You can even buy your travel insurance here. Lots of advice and information on a variety of subjects. You can also sign up for a Boots advantage card and get points when you shop. Boots usually have several online offers and clearance bargains.
• Free Delivery on orders >£40
Headers: Computing & Electronics, Home & Garden, Kitchen & Cooking, Health & Beauty, Gifts & Travel
Electricshopping offers a wide range of home electrical equipment with a really good selection of small kitchen appliances. The range includes fitness equipment, personal care products, computer systems, hardware and peripherals plus an excellent range of home security equipment. You can even buy garden tools, patio heaters and outdoor lights. Excellent range. Founded in 1997, Electricshopping is owned by The Tomorrow Group and is based in London and is an authorised reseller and service agent to all the brands on its site.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
• Free UK Delivery - Free except for NI, Highlands and Islands
• European Delivery Available
Headers: Perfume & Aftershave, Men's Products, Diabetes Products, Family Health, Allergies, Beauty Products, Medicine Cabinet, Diet & Fitness, Sexual Wellbeing, Kitchen Appliances, Health Products, Alternative Health
Based in Brighton, Express Chemist is an international online pharmacy, supplying an extensive range of pharmaceutical products, including day to day toiletries, medicines and disability aids. 30 day returns policy. Very fast and easy to navigate website.
First Aid Warehouse
Headers: Air Care, Baby Care, Bandages & Wound Care, Biohazard Disposal, Blood Pressure Monitors, Burn Care, Diagnostic Equipment, Ebiox Advanced Decontamination, Eye Care, First Aid Kits, First Aid Training, First Aid / First Aid Essentials, Health & Safety, Home Diagnostic Tests, Hygiene & Sterilising, Laerdal, Medical Furniture, Medical plasters, Medical / Surgical, Nozovent, Pharmacy, Schools, Sports First Aid, Weight & Height Measurement, Advice centre
First aid and diagnostic equipment for the home, the office and for medical professionals. First Aid Warehouse stocks the popular Omron brand of Blood Pressure Monitors and offers all types of first aid kits, with very good offers on burn care products, blood pressure monitors, and pharmacy lines. First Aid Warehouse is based in Hull.
• Free Mainland Delivery on orders >£200
Headers: Commercial Equipment, Abdominal, Weight Training, Stretch & Aerobic, Outdoor Play Equipment, Benches, Boxing, Elipticals, Heart Rate Monitors, Multi Gyms, Recumbent Bikes, Rowers, Steppers, Treadmills, Upright Bikes, Weight Kits
Wide range of fitness equipment for home or corporate gym, for all levels of dedication! The equipment available is suitable for cardiovascular fitness, strength, bodybuilding or weight loss. Nicely laid our website where you can search by category, theme, cost or brand. Fitness Options has its head office and showroom in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.
• Free Delivery - England and Wales
Headers: Makeup & Skin Care, Fragrance, Bath & Body, Toiletries, Healthy Living, Pharmacy, For Men
Garden Pharmacy offers most leading brands of fragrances, cosmetics and skincare, plus a wide selection of vitamins and health products, including products such as Tendskin, Nads, Carmex, hanel, Revlon, Estee Lauder and many others. They also carry miscellaneous supplies such as travel aids, electrical goods and contact lens solutions. Plus there is a variety of advice and information on health and beauty topics, from skincare to emergency contraception advice. Garden Pharmacy is based in Covent Garden, London.
Gym World Ltd
Headers: Treadmills, Elliptical Cross trainers, Exercise Bikes, Rowing Machines, Multi Gyms, Weight Training, Weights & Bars, Boxing Equipment, Equipment for schools & colleges, Equipment for offices & hotels, Refurbished Equipment, Accessories, Food Supplements, Heart Rate Monitors, Table Tennis, Outdoor Play Equipment, Games Tables, Basketball, Trampolines, Netball
Home fitness and exercise machines from brand names such as Tunturi, Kettler, Trimline, Bremshey, Marcy, York, Pro-Form, Reebok, Gold`s Gym, Concept 2, WaterRower and more, plus a supplier of the Pacemaster range of running machines, the Keys Power Systems and the IronMan Fitness brands of strength training equipment and multigyms. In addition, Gymworld has just secured an exclusive partnership with Kettler, one of the world leaders in the maufacture and distribution of table tennis tables, to promote one of their brand new ranges. Gym World is based in Oldham, Lancashire.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery on most items
Just Sport and Leisure
Headers: Office and Travel, Games & Entertainment, Sport & Fitness
Just Sport and Leisure sells a wide range of luggage and travel accessories from Delsey and TravelPro, plus they have just about all Filofax products and a range of Daler Rowney art cases. Check out the range of Oregon Scientific products, including digital cameras, MP3 players, clocks, weather stations and health monitors. Great range of Mookie Toys. And if that's not enough, you can also get pool tables plus pool and snooker accessories, sports equipment and now their new range of Intex pools. Not to mention garden games, toys, aquashoes and gadgets. Just Sport and Leisure is based in Basildon and is part of the Just Sport group. Note that all products have a 12 month warranty.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders >£75
Headers: Blank Media, Cables, Components, Computers, Home & Office, In Car, Outdoor Leisure, Sound & vision, Tools & Service, Toys & Kits
Audio, video, electronic and computer products, components and accessories, all available online. Especially good for components and more obscure electronic bits and bobs. Plenty of gadgets and gizmos also. You can order the famous Maplin catalogue online, either in paper form or on cd. Maplin currently has 75 retail stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
• Free Delivery on orders >£35
Headers: Sports Clothing and Equipment
Impressive Flash website. Large range of sports footwear, clothing and accessories for men, women and children from Nike. Accessories include fitness accessories, heart reate monitors, goggles, watches, sports socks and swimwear.
Categories include: Action Sports, All Conditions Gear, Basketball, Football, Golf, Jordan, Mens Training, Nike+, Running, Rugby, Sport Culture, Swim, Tennis, Womens Training
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£150
Physio Supplies UK
Headers: Exercise Balls, Gym Ball, Medicine Balls, Bean, Exercise Bands, Exercise Tubes, Exercise Mats, Wobble Boards, Balance Boards, Wobble Cushions, Ankle, Knee, Back, Elbow, Wrist, Shoulder, Support, Orthopaedic Pillow, Cushions & Mattresses, Tens Machines, Electrodes, Painban, Measuring Equipment, Orthaheel/Sorbothane Insoles, Heel Pads, Hot & Cold Therapy, Tape, Gels & Oils, Oximeters & ECG Machines, Books, Cd's, Dvd's & Models, Home Exercise Equipment, Bodytogs, Therapy Table, Saddle Stools & Massage Tables
Based in West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire, Physio Supplies is one of the leading internet suppliers of physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and sports therapy equipment to both public and professional therapists. Very wide range of equipment from therapy tables to ankle supports.
• Free Mainland Delivery
• International Delivery Available
Headers: Running, Football, Womens, Outdoors, Gym, Fashion, Court, Rugby, Home Exercise, Other Sports, Size 13+, Junior, Accessories
Not just sports shoes - although they have a heck of a lot of these - but sports clothing, underwear and equipment as well. And in addition to that, there are sports bags, heart rate monitors, sports aids, sports watches and sports nutritional supplements. Buy online or request a free catalogue. Very fast and easy to navigate website. Sportshoes Unlimited was established in 1982 and is based in Hall Ings, West Yorkshire.
• Gift Wrapping If you wish, parcels can be gift wrapped, with a git tag.
• International Delivery Available
Headers: Treadmills, Rowing Machines, Ellipticals / Cross Trainers, Stepping / Striding, Exercise Bikes, Home Gym Equipment, Heart Rate Monitors, Fitness Accessories, Sports Supports, Table Tennis, Benches, Trampolines, Ab Toning, Health Monitors, Package Deals, Table Games
Sweatband Fitness is offering a large range of fitness equipment (and table tennis tables!) plus a 10 day money back guarantee. Huge number of trampolines. Sweatband Fitness is operated by Sweatband.com Ltd, Unit 9 Silverdale Trading Estate, Meadow Rd, Worthing.
• Free Delivery (Mainland UK only, charges apply for Islands and N.I.)
Headers: Cardio, Strength, Heart Rate Monitors, Fitness Accessories, Core Accessories, Strength Accessories, Stretch Accessories, Yoga, DVD, Boxing, Supplements, Online Personal Training
Huge range of fitness machines and accessories from Totally Fitness, a dedicated fitness company selling to both retail and corporate customers. Stockists of Reebok, Life Fitness, Nautilus, Tunturi, Vision, WaterRower, Polar, Suunto, Maximuscle and Bosu. Totally Fitness Limited has several stores in England and is based in Crawford Street, London.
• Special Features: Finance options available.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£65
• International Delivery Available
Win Health Ltd
Headers: Medical Devices, Medical Equipment, Home Health, Self-care, Beauty Products
Scottish based manufacturer and supplier of medical equipment for the home as well as for professional use - from health monitors to CAM devices. Win Health is based in Roxburghshire.