Monthly Archives: December 2016

Georgia Breeze Designs – A Gift Shop Hub Supplier Feature

Today’s feature is on Georgia Breeze Designs, a small family run business based down in the beautiful Bude, North Cornwall. They produce gorgeous hand finished greeting cards, created from original stitched paper design, printed on textured board and hand finished with a cute button or a gem. Georgia started by saying; “We feel that our cards really […]

Five Great Upcycled Gift Ideas – A Gift Shop Hub Feature

It’s a sad reflection of the modern world that many of the things we buy have become disposable with short lifespans. The products we once considered luxuries like DVD players can now be picked up for 30 quid at supermarkets like Tesco (My own first DVD player was close to £500, which looking back now […]

Script Craft Fairs – A Gift Shop Hub Event Feature

Today’s feature is on Script Events who hold a series of craft fairs in the Barnsley area, showcasing goods from some of the best crafters in the area. Parent company Script Media are based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and provides a varies of services ranging from PR to Video Production, Graphic Design and even B2B Magazines. […]

Print Is Dead, Long Live The New King: The Internet

This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine by Chris fox from the retailer Wishes of Cudworth, therefore the intro won’t make a whole lot of sense if you’re reading this on Gift Shop Hub and not in the magazine (we did consider editing the offending introduction but decided to leave it be, as we feel it […]

Black Friday Sales Feedback From Indie Retailers

Are sales, especially more recent trends like Black Friday actually damaging to an independent shop? One of the biggest concerns ‘bricks and mortar shops’ have is selling their products at the Recommended Retail Prices when some online suppliers are cutting their profit margins down to nearly nothing. Add the ‘sales’ offered by chains and online […]

Bexy Boo Ltd: Award Winning Hand Finished Greeting Cards

Today’s spotlight is on Bexy Boo Ltd, an award winning hand finished greeting cards company based in sunny Cheshire owned by Bex Hassett. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Bex about her wonderful cards and plans for the future; “I am lucky enough to have my studio close to home where I work with a fabulous team […]

Made By Mrs M – Textile Designs from Kate Marsden

Made By Mrs M started when designer Kate Marsden realised she needed to return to her original passion. Based on the South London/Surrey border, Kate designs a range of patterns for fabric, which she also uses to illustrate a selection of complementary products. Tell us a little about you or your company My name is […]

I Like Birds – A Gift Shop Hub Supplier Spotlight

We’re I Like Birds…and that’s a big clue to what we do! We’re a bird-based greeting card publisher based in the wild, windy, wet, occasionally bone chillingly cold, but beautifully tranquil Moray Firth in the north of Scotland. We’ve twin passions for nature and design and believe that “everything looks better with a bird on […]

Christmas Greetings from a Gift Shop

It’s December and whilst we don’t have any snow, we’re certainly getting into the festive mood here at Wishes of Cudworth. As part of our build up to our big Christmas push, our team of elves, well head elf Jools and apprentice elf Chris (That will be me) have been prepping, stacking, window displaying and […]