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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....

Kate Morgan – An Interview with Illustrator Kate

Kate Morgan Glastonbury Illustration
Kate Morgan is an illustrator who also run workshops for all ages. When asked to describe her work Kate said "I would say that my illustrations are colourful, friendly, detailed with a story usually attached. I have quite a range of themes too. I like to illustrate real places in Yorkshire, landmarks in Sheffield...

Vanishing Point Records – An Independent Record Shop In Chesterfield

Chesterfield Record Shop
Today's interview is with Corey Lavender from Vanishing Point Records: An independent record shop in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the store Corey sells some new titles, mainly soundtracks and electronica together with many genres of vintage vinyl on 45s and LPs. The shop also stocks a small selection of CDs and music and film related...

Ros Brown – A Gift Shop Hub Artist Interview

Ros Brown Dog Swimming
Ros Brown is a talented artist who specialises in hand painted original portraits of people, pets, cars and wildlife. Available as limited edition prints, greeting cards or a personalised commissioned portrait of your own pet, person, car or favourite wild-life animal. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Ros about her life and work... Describe your average...

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...

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...

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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...