Category Archives: Featured

Celebrating Record Store Day

Tall Bird Records Chesterfield

Record Store Day will be 20 years old this year and no doubt the musical landscape has changed since its inception. The new digital kids on the block: downloads and streaming were supposed to signal the end of traditional music formats. CD’s and tapes may be struggling or gone but vinyl records have been one […]

Vanishing Point Records – An Independent Record Shop In Chesterfield

Vanishing Point Records Chesterfield

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 second […]

7 Clever Ways Waterstones Has Reinvented Itself

Not long ago the future of Waterstones was being questioned. Wicked whispers said it wouldn’t be long before it joined the likes of Woolworths, Blockbuster and BHS in the retail wasteland. Another once mighty chain, failing to adapt to the changes in consumer spending habits. The story of Waterstones would finish with tragedy rather than a […]

6 Ways Gift Shops Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Sales in 2018

Top Ten Greeting Cards 2017

Charlotte Biggs from the Card & Gift Network looks at 6 ways gift shops can use online marketing to boost sales in 2018… Just before the festive shopping rush I completed a year long research project into how greetings card & gift businesses promote themselves online. Amongst the companies I reviewed were over 300 retailers. […]

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

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. […]

Josephine Dellow – Artist Interview

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

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 interviewed […]

Cheeky Zebra – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

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

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 […]