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New Shimmering Metallic Candle Collection from Village Candle

Rosette Berry Village Candle

Wishes is really excited about a new range of candles coming soon to the shop from Village Candle. We’re big fans of this amazing brand and are proud to be an official Village Candle stockists. For all your candles and cards don’t forget to visit our independent shop here in Cudworth, Barnsley. We even have […]

The End of Gift Shop Hub and Hermit Crabs

Gift Shop Hub Blog

You may be slightly confused that whilst looking for your favourite blog, Gift Shop Hub, you’ve been sneakily redirected to Wishes of Cudworth. Please don’t be alarmed, do not adjust your computer screen, you’ve not hacked and all is as should be. I’ve had to make some changes behind the scenes and this blog post […]

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. […]

Using Videos To Promote Your Small Shop

Chris Fox from greeting card shop, Wishes of Cudworth looks at how videos can promote your shop and create engaging online content… What does the word video mean to you? If you’re of certain age you may instantly think of the days of VHS. The warm, nostalgic haze of yesterday’s video shops, vans and tapes. […]

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 […]

Barnsley Card – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Barnsley Card

Barnsley Card is a new scheme which aims to boost trade in Barnsley. It was founded by two Barnsley locals earlier this year to help improve trade in Barnsley and the surrounding regions. People can buy a Barnsley Card for £1.99 per month, and gain access to a huge range of deals across all kinds […]

10 Great Gifts That Retail Under £10

Wish Strings Bracletts

It’s tricky finding the right gifts for your shop and more importantly at the right price too. With that in mind Gift Shop Hub has put together 10 great gifts that retail for under £10. A mixture of different products that should make perfect additions to your shop’s gift ranges. All prices are RRP but […]