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 but are subject to change. Remember whist all these gifts are innovative and unique, every shop and area has it’s own quirks so carefully consider the suitability of any new additions (but really these fab gifts are no brainers and should sell, sell, sell – Yay!)
Each WishString is presented on a beautifully designed card with an inspirational saying, quirky graphics and empowering words. The bottom of each card reads ‘Make a Wish, tie on the bracelet, when the thread wears thin and breaks away, your wish will come true so they say!’ Every WishString will also arrived packaged in clear cellophane.
WishStrings are perfect handcrafted gifts. They also make great unique wedding or party favours. Each WishString holds it own special message and meaning to its wearer.
WishStrings was originally founded by Kelly Wragg in 2012, as part of a new years resolution! Since then WishStrings.Co has grown with the loving help of family, friends and of course their loyal fans. Since starting out at the beginning of 2012 they have branched out into a wider range of products, including lovely sentiments jewellery collection, gift sets and have a great wholesale store.
Hallmark’s Itty Bittys are super cute plush characters that you will love collecting. Find your favourite characters from Disney, Start Wars, DC Comics, Marvel, The Wizard of Oz, Peanuts, Scooby Doo and more. Their miniature size and adorable looks make the Itty Bitty plush toys wonderful gifts for kids and adults alike. They are certainly a charming collectable that isn’t going to break the bank.
Hallmark was founded more than a century ago by a teenage entrepreneur with a couple of shoeboxes of postcards under his arm and the American dream in his heart. Today’s Hallmark is one of the most recognised greeting card and gift suppliers in the world.
Seedballs are ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chilli powder. The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!
There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball. Just throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, they only ever use peat-free compost and the steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).
In 2010, Seedball founders Ana and Emily were Conservation Scientists at Aberdeen University, researching how to save the world. Then, they spotted an advert for a training course to help environmental scientists become entrepreneurs. The spark had been lit!
So, by 2012 armed with homemade packaging and our first seed ball prototypes, they began selling at fairs and festivals. By the end of the year, Seedball had a large social media following, were stocked in their first shop and had made enough money to employ a design team to give our Seedball brand a makeover, so that in 2013 Seedball was launched officially. Conservation is in their heart and soul. In the past they have helped fund the awesome River of Flowers, and are inter-twined with the fabulous Project Maya who with the help of Seedball funding are starting urban nature reserves across the globe. Read more about Seedball on our spotlight interview.
7Best Kept Secrets Candles
Best Kept Secrets believe that the secret to a great candle is the quality and consistency of the scent. That is why they make the claim ‘Seriously Scented’ on every product. Using only premium locally sourced supplies, and using traditional production and hand finishing, every Best Kept Secrets product receives the same care and attention. Handmade in the UK their best selling soy wax candles provides up to approximately 50 hours of fragrance and are outstanding eye catching with their glittery plus colourful wax
Based in the heart of Northumberland, Best Kept Secrets offer retailers an outstanding range of gifts. The company has gained a national reputation and industry recognition in the Gift of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014. The team at Best Kept Secrets offer a personal service and deal with all clients directly, handling every enquiry from a single order to developing bespoke product ranges for leading tourist attractions and even international distributors. Read more about them on our supplier spotlight: Best Kept Secrets.
6Emergency Teabag Stash tin
You’ve heard of a one cup brew, how about a one cup tin! This mini tin is designed to keep your stash of teabags with you and accessible at all times. Whether it’s in your handbag or glove box, even perching on your desk, never run out of your favourite brew again!
The tin has a closely fitted lid which will keep your precious tea fresh. It is small enough to fit in a handbag or desk drawer, but attractive enough to be shown on a shelf – so long as you trust everyone to leave your sacred teabags alone. This bright and humorous tin makes a great gift for a birthday or new home.
Really Good; purveyor of rather marvellous gifts and things. Their products speak for themselves; an eclectic mix of gifts, home accessories and lifestyle products. From the innovative novelty to the perfectly practical; their collections are quirky, their ranges radical. All products are carefully crafted and provided with a smile, ensuring they live up to their Really Good name.
5Down Memory Lane Mugs
Selected as Finalists in the Gift of the Year Award, 2016, this line of giftware Down Memory Lane bone China mugs presents a collection of 24 male and female designs to mark milestone ages from 18 to 80. All mugs are available with boxes and a branded display stand and complement the very successful line of Down Memory Lane cards. New for 2017 are mugs to show Born in the Swinging 60s and Born in the 70s.
Cherry Orchard is a greetings card publisher and gift supplier business based in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, nestled between various pretty riverside towns and not far from the Malvern Hills or the vibrant cities of Worcester, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Read more about them at: Cherry Orchard.
4Suki Gifts – Dinosaurs
We’ve picked out the little T-Rex to feature but all his dino buddies are equally cute. The flying reptiles of the sky – Pterodactyls, Dimetrodons that disappeared 40 million years before the rise of the dinosaurs, the long necked Brontosaurus with the whippy tail, the three horn faced Triceratops with the bony neck frill to match, the famous plant eater the Stegasaurus with his bony plate armature and last but not least, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the fiercest carnivore are all here and are just perfect for your little ones, to learn and play with.
Suki Gifts are an innovative British Company which specialises in Gifts for everyone. Based in the UK, with a friendly field sales team, all of their products are designed in-house by their Product Development Team. Backed by great Customer Service and warehouse staff, they’re able to deliver quality products on time when you want them.
Blast off with this rocket timer!
Take off with the astronomically amazing j-me teeth-brushing timer.With a simple 2 minute sand timer, this olourful rocket shows kids exactly how long to brush their teeth for. This daily routine can sometimes be a challenge for parents but not to worry, j-me rocket is here to save the day and launch some fun into the bathroom. 3, 2, 1 ……!!!
j-me is a global product design company, that has become known for producing original home products that have a sense of humour and a love of design. Located in the creative hub of london’s oxo tower, j-me has a unique ethos that results in a range of functional products that are original and fun. j-me was founded by brothers jamie and mark in 2000 with a desire to create original and entertaining products for the design conscious home owner.
2Bomb Cosmetics – Bath Blasters
We’ve picked out the ‘Shiver Me Timbers Blaster’ because quite frankly we like Pirates. In the words of Bath Cosmetics: “We’ve got stolen goods from treasure island. The exotic May Chang & Mandarin essential oils are closely guarded and infamous for refreshing and revitalising even the most tired traveller”
Bomb Cosmetics uses only the finest natural ingredients in an indulgent range of handmade bath treats, body scrubs, essential oils and gift packs. Their beautiful products have to power to soothe the soul and are choc full of magic to heighten, change or enhance your mood. They use natural ingredients wherever possible and are changing all their glitters to a bio-degradable version made from plants (They don’t use horrible microbeads either).
1The BFG Dream Jar Reading Light
Throughout the land children will be dreaming about this spectacular new Hollywood big budget adventure, filled with so much magic and wonder. And what better way to capture their imagination than with this completely charming Dream Jar Reading Light.
IF is a leading trade gift supplier of book accessories and impulse-purchase gift ranges. Founded in 1996, IF was created as a company dedicated to the design of products for the gift and toy industries. After 15 years of progress, IF now employs over 50 staff and distributes gifts to over 70 countries. They supply well known retailers and distributors with gifts all over the world, producing whole themed gift ranges for a variety of business types including: High Street Retail Chains plus Charities.