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Tina Iacovelli Accessories – Luxury Ladies Accessories

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Tina Iacovelli Accessories is a Worcestershire based retailer of costume jewellery, quality leather handbags, scarves, cashmere ponchos & luxury shawls. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Tina about her luxury ladies accessories and new shop. How did you start out? I started my business 12 years ago and for want of anything better to call it, I...

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...

Domo Kun – From Meme To Mainstream

Domo Kun
Imagine if you will a meeting room full of highly successful, respected and influential retail buyers. They’re beginning to regret allowing you into the room before you've even had the chance to give them your sales pitch. All have the same look on their faces and it’s not a good one; a mixture of horror...

Dean Morris Cards – Rude, Cheeky & Funny Greeting Cards

Dean Morris Cards
Today we talk to Dean Morris Cards who sell humorous cards and gifts that are bright, colourful and often use great retro imagery.  Whilst not every card is outrageously rude, the cheeky ones are often at the risker end of the spectrum, which whilst not for every retailer has earned the company many fans (Plus The...

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...

Berni Parker Designs – Beautifully Illustrated Greetings Cards

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Today's spotlight is on Berni Parker Designs, a family run company who produce beautifully illustrated greetings cards, gifts, stationery and prints. All their designs are created by Berni herself in her studio based in Far Forest. Their company offices are based in a lovely riverside town called Bewdley and all orders are sent from their fulfilment warehouse...

Gothic Gift Guide

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“It’s said goths have the lowest life satisfaction levels of any subculture with the exception of traffic wardens. That’s why you don’t see any goth traffic wardens. That would be a deadly combination.” Yes, I’m quoting/ripping of the IT Crown and their Goth2Boss promotional video. The reality is most goths are rather cheerful, good natured...

10 Great Tips For Small Businesses By Business Owners

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One of the things that separates Gift Shop Hub from similar blogs is that we're run by retailers. Our articles are often wrote by gift shop and small business owners, which means our tips have been tested in the 'real world'. Small businesses often work with little or no budget, with the owners putting in...

Create Don’t Imitate – Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

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Pablo Picasso is credited with saying “All art is theft” and “Good artists copy, Great artists steal”. This can be interpreted as: Even if a person is not the first to do something, if they do it exceptionally well, then they become the one you think of when you see that style. You could...

Ghostsigns – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Gift Hub Hub was lucky to get an interview with Sam Roberts about his amazing project ‘Ghostsigns’. After hearing Sam on Radio 2 we reached out and was delighted he agreed to feature on our blog. Ghostsigns are the typically fading remains of painted advertising on walls. Through a variety of projects, including research,...

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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...