Hub Talk

Indie Chesterfield – Vinyl, VHS & Videogames

Vinyl Record Collection
This article begins with me as a teenager meeting a man in a video van. No he didn’t kidnap me and force me to watch Short Circuit till I rented it for the weekend. He didn’t have to... I was willing accomplice in his crimes against celluloid. There’s no doubt that thirteen year old...

Tea For Two, For Me For You… Cards & Gifts Celebrating Teatime

The Taste Buds Food Selection
Hello Gift Shop Hub! This is Sai from The Taste Buds, bringing you a little bit of teatime mischief for a change. As it’s National Cream Tea Day today (30 June), let’s look at cards and gifts celebrating teatime. Go on, grab a cuppa and have a nice little sit down with me. At The...

Pop Culture

Harry Potter Itty Bittys
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...

5 Great Doctor Who Gifts

Doctor Who Mr Men
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...

Five Weird & Wonderful Gifts To Buy Your Dad For Christmas

KFC Candle
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...

4 Heatons Traders Association – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Four Heatons Banner
Today Gift Shop Hub talks to The 4 Heatons Traders Association, or 4HTA for short. The purpose of the 4HTA is summed up in it's mission statement:"To make the Heatons, a better place, to live, work and prosper". Any business based in the SK4 post code area, which covers the villages of Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Heaton...

Spam, Spam, Spam!

Spam
Today’s article is about Spam. No, not the brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation which became popular during the First World War. That’s next month’s column. It's not even about Monty Python. No, this month I’m focusing on the dodgy emails that clog up our inboxes. This article was originally published...

The Best Alternative Scented Candles To Yankee

We all love a good scented candle here at Gift Shop Hub and we know the retailers we’ve spoke to, feel they’re an essential part of their gift ranges. The wide appeal of scented candles means you no longer see them for sale just in a gift shops; We’ve spotted them in Hair Dressers, Florists,...

10 Great Gifts That Retail Under £10

WishStrings Hen Party
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...

Five Great Upcycled Gift Ideas – A Gift Shop Hub Feature

Cotton Monsters
It’s a sad reflection of the modern world that many of the things we buy have become disposable with short lifespans. The products we once considered luxuries like DVD players can now be picked up for 30 quid at supermarkets like Tesco (My own first DVD player was close to £500, which looking back...

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...