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Gift Shop Trends – How To Spot The Next Big Craze

Fidget Spinners
My name is Chris and my partner Julia Keeling owns a card shop. This is not the opening of group therapy but rather an introduction to my world. I’m fast approaching 40 and one day I might one day even feel like an adult. Sure I have many grown up responsibilities: A mortgage, work...

Buy the Light – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Village Candle
Gift Shop Hub has teamed up with Berni Parker Designs for our third article featuring their recent Shop of the month competition winners. Today's winner is Buy the Light which is based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds is a lovely old market town with a Cathedral, a ruined Abby. The town has a produce...

Josephine Dellow – Artist Interview

Josephine Dellow Sheffield Town Hall Pink
Josephine Dellow is an Illustrator and designer from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Having studied BA Illustration at The University of Huddersfield, Josephine graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Working in the greetings card and giftware industry since 2011, her clients have included UK Greetings, Hallmark, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, The...

Dragonfly Cards & Gifts – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Dragonfly Card Shop
Gift Shop Hub is back again with Berni Parker Designs for our second article featuring their recent Shop of the month competition winners. At the end of each month Berni Parker Designs will select a winner who will feature on their social media which has over 12,000 followers. The winners will also be interviewed here on...

How To Keep Your Shop’s Online Marketing Local

Bunny Trail Stickers
The Internet is a wonderful tool but can be scary if you don’t know how to make the best use of it. In today's blog post retailer Chris Fox, from Wishes Of Cudworth looks at how to keep your shop's online marketing local. This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine. Facebook & Your Community Sometimes it’s easy...

5 Great Art & Shopping Trails

The Big Hoot
First let’s start with explaining this post’s title. Just what are “5 Great Art & Shopping Trails”? It’s ok, Gift Shop Hub is here to help. We’re the ultimate retail resource of useful and not so useful facts after all. Below we’ll be exploring 5 retail trails. And exploring really is the key word here....

Barkers Home – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Bakers Home
Gift Shop Hub has teamed up with Berni Parker Designs to run a series of articles featuring their recent Shop of the month competition winners. At the end of each month Berni Parker Designs will select a winner who will feature on their social media which has over 12,000 followers. The winners will also be...

Cheeky Zebra – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Cheeky Zebra Cards
Gift Shop Hub loves these funny and honest greeting cards from Cheeky Zebra. We asked owner and designer Sasha Gupta who is based mainly in her living room to tell us a little about the message behind her cards... "I like to think I am quite loving but tend to wrap my love in back handed...

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...

Cudworth Bunny Trail – A Shop Local Event

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Chris Fox from Wishes of Cudworth tells us why he's excited about the Cudworth Bunny Trail. Art and Shopping trails are a great way to promote your village/town/city as a whole. To encourage your customers to explore your high street and visit shops they've never been to before. There are two secrets I must share...

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