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How it all began...

In the beginning Ancient Wisdom was a small chain of gift shops with outlets in Sheffield and Derbyshire in the UK.

About us




Why the name “Ancient Wisdom”? Well it all happened about 6000 years ago... Folk lore increasingly backed up by archaeology tells us that mankind was far from primitive in so called primitive times. The development of civilization and wisdom has by no means been in a steady upward direction. Stonehenge and the pyramids are substantial examples of how an ancient culture could be in advance of its descendants.


The world of aromatherapy, the mysterious properties of plants and trees, is an area in which the ancients clearly knew more than we do today. The source of this Ancient Wisdom is a matter for great debate amongst academics and theologians. Was it divine, before the flood, from the Nephilim (a mystical race of sons of God) or from aliens?

The fact is great wisdom was found and lost in a relatively short period probably about 6000 years ago.



More seriously...

The growing interest in aromatherapy seems to be not unconnected to the increasing interest in all things ancient and spiritual.  Most people consider themselves to have a deeper gentler side.  A side that likes to create a warm and welcoming home environment, to burn candles and indulge and enjoy delightful fragrances.


The Ancient Wisdom concept aims to in someway to satisfy this most basic of human need.

AW Gifts, of course stands for Ancient Wisdom Gifts, and is our trading style in Europe, and so we hope you will join us on the journey.