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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...

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....

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...

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...

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

Cudworth Bunny Trail Banner
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...

Gifts For A Girl – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Rabbit Sewing Kit
Gifts For A Girl features a hand picked collection of high quality, stylish and heirloom gifts for girls aged 0–13 years. 10% of profits go to charities and projects that rescue and care for abandoned children. They are based in Yorkshire. Gift Shop Hub was lucky to get an interview and behind the scenes peek...

Use Common Sense – How Social Media Can Go Wrong Part 2

Social Media Buzz Words
At the time of writing this, it's another week when technology news hits the headlines again with Google, Whatsapp and websites all raising controversial discussion. Google found themselves having to apologise after a series of companies withdrew their ads when it emerged they were being displayed alongside hate videos and other inappropriate content, so the...

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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...