SKIPTON gift shop Choice Baskets is closing down on Sunday, July 28, after 15 years.

The shop, on The Sidings Business, was bought by Corrine Hill who increased the basket side and built up a website following, adding Ebay and Amazon shops along the way.

She said she has decided to spend more time with her family. “I’ve really enjoyed my time with Choice Baskets, meeting lots of new people, designing baskets and taking the business forward. Choice Baskets has been my baby from the start. As anybody running a business on their own will understand, it’s really hard to let go and not something you can easily hand over to someone else.

“I’d like to thank everybody that has been on the Choice Baskets journey with me.”