Category Archives: Featured

Skylight Media – Designing & Building Beautiful Websites

During the last fourteen years in business, Skylight Media have been working with Greeting Card publishers and Giftware companies, designing and building beautiful and powerful websites for them. This has given us great insight and experience of the market so we’re now ready to offer our services to the UK Gift Shop community. Our ability […]

Artist Spotlight: Rob Richardson – Cult Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Designs.

Rob Richardson is a freelance illustrator and animator with over twenty years of professional experience and the mastermind behind FatRobot Illustration. With his current project Daemon237 (dee-mon!), Rob has created unique scream-printed apparel showcasing classic Cult, Horror and Sci-Fi themed designs. Forged from a shared love of the bizarre and the psychotronic, of pirates, sci-fi, horror, lucha […]

Sketch a.k.a Carl Lavia – A London-based Sketch Artist

Sketch a.k.a Carl Lavia is a London-based sketch artist. Predominantly working with ink on archival paper. His subject matter has always been cityscapes. He chooses to depict the city from an aerial viewpoint, capturing an intensely intricate and delicate expansiveness. His earlier cityscapes were generally fictive, though now he has taken a new direction and is currently […]

The Unique Gift Co – Gifts & Furniture From Recycled Wood

The Unique Gift Co is a partnership between Dave Christian and Jacquelyn Cook, who make gifts and furniture from recycled/foraged wood – plus anything else they can lay their hands on!  Tell us a little about The Unique Gift Co… Our ethos is to take something which is dead and give it a new lease of life.  We […]

10 Great Ways To Use Facebook Posts To Promote Your Shop

Retailer Wishes of Cudworth from Barnsley give us their 10 great ways to use Facebook posts to promote your shop. Julia Keeling runs Wishes with a little help from her partner Chris Fox, who manages their Facebook business page. Wishes use Facebook posts daily to promote their independent shop. From making their staff the stars or putting […]

Septemberlegs – An Interview With Photographer Deborah Waters

Deborah Waters is a photographer and emerging artist behind Septemberlegs. Based in Sheffield, Deborah’s work to date has been sold through stock agencies such as 4CornersImages and Alamy. Her themes loosely fits into a travel specialism, with emphasis on her passions for events, landscape images and street photography. Hi, Deborah, tell us a little about yourself… In truth, I […]

Digital Marketing Tips From Cherry Orchard Publishing

Cherry Orchard’s Helen Pallen gives our independent shops some amazing digital marketing tips. This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine. Following on from Small Business Saturday, an annual event that takes place at the beginning of December that for some retailers can see their takings double, the Small Business Team are now supporting […]

Flying Twigs – Truly Individual & Quirky Greeting Cards

Flying Twigs are a husband-and-wife business and they make greeting cards.  Gift Shop Hub spoke to the Cambridge based duo about their truly individual and quirky cards plus plans for the future… Hi, Flying Twigs, what do you do? We make good quality greeting cards!  We have respect for companies that make a range of products such as tea […]

Dragonfly Cards and Gifts – An Award Winning Card & Gift Shop

Today’s spotlight is on Dragonfly Cards and Gifts, an award winning card and gift shop run by mother and daughter team, Rita Knibbs and Rachael Barnes, in the picturesque market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. How did you start out? Rita used to have a card shop in the nearby town of Wetherby, but sold […]

Meet The Maker Interview: Dave Draws – Doodle Based Illustrations

In our latest Meet the Maker interview, we get the lowdown on Dave Draws. A 26 year old illustrator from Manchester who specialises in black and white doodle based illustrations. Hi Dave Draws, describe your average day If I’m not working on a mural, I will get to my studio for 8:30/9 ish, work through emails […]