Category Archives: Latest Stories

Gifts For A Girl – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Gifts For A Girl features a hand picked collection of high quality, stylish and heirloom gifts for girls aged 0–13 years. 10% of profits go to charities and projects that rescue and care for abandoned children. They are based in Yorkshire. Gift Shop Hub was lucky to get an interview and behind the scenes peek at […]

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 […]

Davora – Specialist Greeting Card Publisher

Davora is a specialist greeting card publisher with a focus on niche ethnic and so-called minor season occasions. Their ranges cover Eid, Diwali, Jewish New Year, Hanukkah, Jewish occasions, Chinese New Year, Christian cards, Saint Days and many more! Based in Stockport, Cheshire. How did you start out? By accident! In my previous life I was […]

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 […]

Sweet Design Studio – Contemporary Ethnic Greeting Cards

Sweet Design Studio is a contemporary ethnic greeting cards and gift brand that celebrates women through their body shape, race, culture and passion. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Founder/Designer Ese Akpojotor about this exciting range of cards. Hi Ese, Tell us a little about you or your company… I am the founder and designer of Sweet Design […]

Tiana Jewel – Power Healing Crystal Jewellery

Tiana Jewel is a bohemian inspired jewellery brand designing power healing crystal pieces, based in London, UK. Each crystal is handpicked for its raw beauty and its unique healing properties. Crystals are our intimate passion, enabling us to tune into the wisdom and spirituality of the universe. Timeless pieces that will never go out of […]

The Soap Story – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Gift Shop Hub first discovered The Soap Story at the Spring Fair, the UK’s No.1 gift and home trade show for the retail industry. There are many factors to consider when choosing which new products to stock in your shop. Price of course comes into play but more than often you’re just looking for something […]

Tina Iacovelli Accessories – Luxury Ladies Accessories

Tina Iacovelli Accessories is a Worcestershire based retailer of costume jewellery, quality leather handbags, scarves, cashmere ponchos & luxury shawls. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Tina about her luxury ladies accessories and new shop. How did you start out? I started my business 12 years ago and for want of anything better to call it, […]

Berni Parker Designs – Beautifully Illustrated Greetings Cards

Today’s spotlight is on Berni Parker Designs, a family run company who produce beautifully illustrated greetings cards, gifts, stationery and prints. All their designs are created by Berni herself in her studio based in Far Forest. Their company offices are based in a lovely riverside town called Bewdley and all orders are sent from their fulfilment warehouse in […]

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 […]