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5 Great Doctor Who Gifts

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Who’s your favourite Doctor? If you shouted Quinn, then this isn’t the post for you. No, this our Gallifreyan gift guide featuring a selection of our favourite Time Lord treasures. Ahead of Doctor Who’s return to BBC1 on Saturday 15th April we’ve put together an handy list of our top 5 Great Doctor Who Gifts. Doctor Who...

10 Great Gifts That Retail Under £10

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It’s tricky finding the right gifts for your shop and more importantly at the right price too. With that in mind Gift Shop Hub has put together 10 great gifts that retail for under £10. A mixture of different products that should make perfect additions to your shop’s gift ranges. All prices are RRP...

5 Spring Fair Gift & Home Show Survival Tips

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It’s nearly time for the Spring Fair, the UK’S No.1 trade show for the gift, greeting card and home suppliers plus buyers. On the 5-9 FEBRUARY 2017 some 60,000 visitors will be rushing through the doors of Birmingham NEC to join the party (it is a celebration after all, of all things wonderful in...

Using Videos To Promote Your Small Shop

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Chris Fox from greeting card shop, Wishes of Cudworth looks at how videos can promote your shop and create engaging online content... What does the word video mean to you? If you’re of certain age you may instantly think of the days of VHS. The warm, nostalgic haze of yesterday’s video shops, vans and tapes. 20...

Why Our Shop Is Part Of The Community

This article was originally published in the September 2018 issue of Greetings today magazine as part of Chris Fox's "On the Line" column. I sometimes feel like the 70’s cartoon character Mr Benn. That at the back of Wishes there is a magic door which once opened, changes me into a different person. So, for...

The Greeting Card Project

The Greeting Card Project
The Greeting Card Project is a YouTube channel and Facebook Page documenting Jeremy Corner's New Year’s Resolution to visit different shops every week to buy and send more cards. Jeremy wanted to see if the simple act of card sending changed him and if it might enhance his relationships with friends and loved ones. Jeremy...

Five Weird & Wonderful Gifts To Buy Your Dad For Christmas

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My dad, like many dads, is a source of much soul searching and mental anguish when it comes to buying him a Christmas gift. He’s a man with a singular passion; his one true love after my mum (or maybe before), is sitting on a cold river bank, dangling his pole into the dark...

Engage Not Outrage – How Social Media Can Go Wrong

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Chris Fox from Wishes of Cudworth looks at the issues with promoting your shop on social media and how it can go wrong. Here's Chris... This latest article "Engage Not Outrage" is a little different from my normal column’s happy smiley philosophy. Maybe it’s the uncertain political landscape, the rise of the right wing across the world or it could just...

10 Great Twitter Accounts You Must Follow

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Twitter is one of the best social networking sites out there. Especially for independent shops and small businesses. It's a great way to quickly swap ideas and discover amazing retail inspiration. There's numerous Twitter Hours run by the accounts below which create a joyous wave of retweets and friendly advice. We love a good Tweet...

Pop Culture

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In today's article we take a look at Pop Culture and how the mass media can influence the products our shops sell. PewDiePie, Baby Shark, Tide Pods, Fortnite, Chonk, Central Park Duck, Stranger Things, Kylo Ren Pants, Red Dead Redemption and Logan Paul. This may seem just a string of random words and names...

How To Guides

6 Ways Gift Shops Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Sales...

Charlotte Biggs from the Card & Gift Network looks at 6 ways gift shops can use online marketing to boost sales in 2018… Just before...