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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...

Innabox – Cute & Quirky Jewellery & Homeware

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Today's spotlight is on Innabox and Nicola Box, a designer maker from East London who works from her teeny tiny bedroom studio, usually with her cat by her side plus a cup of tea to hand. Nikky creates all things cute and quirky, from jewellery to homeware. She also love a good pun as you’ll see from her wonderful work! How did you start...

Tina Iacovelli Accessories – Luxury Ladies Accessories

Tina Lacovelli Home Decor
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Science of Retail Store Layouts and Design 

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Retail stores have come a long way from when Harry Selfridge pioneered the storefront display window in the early 20th century. Today, stores do more than lure people inside, they keep them in. It is quite like The Eagles’ song, “Hotel California”.   It is hard to discuss store layout designs without referencing IKEA’s legendary maze-like floor plan. With each unsuspecting...

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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...