Category Archives: Hub Talk

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. […]

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 […]

Cudworth Bunny Trail – A Shop Local Event

Chris Fox from Wishes of Cudworth tells us why he’s excited about the Cudworth Bunny Trail. Art and Shopping trails are a great way to promote your village/town/city as a whole. To encourage your customers to explore your high street and visit shops they’ve never been to before. There are two secrets I must share […]

Use Common Sense – How Social Media Can Go Wrong Part 2

At the time of writing this, it’s another week when technology news hits the headlines again with Google, Whatsapp and websites all raising controversial discussion. Google found themselves having to apologise after a series of companies withdrew their ads when it emerged they were being displayed alongside hate videos and other inappropriate content, so the […]

Engage Not Outrage – How Social Media Can Go Wrong

Chris Fox from Wishes of Cudworth looks at the issues with promoting your shop on social media and how it can go wrong. Here’s Chris… This latest article “Engage Not Outrage” is a little different from my normal column’s happy smiley philosophy. Maybe it’s the uncertain political landscape, the rise of the right wing across the world or it could […]

10 Great Twitter Accounts You Must Follow

Twitter is one of the best social networking sites out there. Especially for independent shops and small businesses. It’s a great way to quickly swap ideas and discover amazing retail inspiration. There’s numerous Twitter Hours run by the accounts below which create a joyous wave of retweets and friendly advice. We love a good Tweet so […]

5 Simple Handmade Gift Ideas

John Miller from the Artisna Marketplace loves everything artistic. Here’s his 5 Simple Handmade Gift Ideas with the message that something handmade is something straight from the heart. Now, we all like to go shopping. We all like to splurge and pile on until we drop, but soon after that we are on our way to a less […]

5 Great Doctor Who Gifts

Who’s your favourite Doctor? If you shouted Quinn, then this isn’t the post for you. No, this our Gallifreyan gift guide featuring a selection of our favourite Time Lord treasures. Ahead of Doctor Who’s return to BBC1 on Saturday 15th April we’ve put together an handy list of our top 5 Great Doctor Who Gifts. Doctor Who […]