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Cool by Association – The Power of Business & Community Associations

Cudworth Doodle Map

The Internet is a wonderful tool but can be scary if you don’t know how to make the best use of it. In today’s blog post Chris Fox the digital media manager of Wishes of Cudworth looks at how joining a business or community association can benefit your shop. This article was originally published in […]

The Greeting Card Association

Sharon Little from the GCA at Top Drawer

The GCA is the trade association for the greeting card industry, a great community of card publishers, retailers and specialist suppliers. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Sharon Little who is the CEO for the Greeting Card Association. Hi Sharon, let’s start with finding out about the GCA… The Greeting Card Association is a not for profit membership […]

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. […]

Mintcake Mine – Kendal Mint Cake & Greeting Card Specialists

Gift Shop Hub is back with our next Berni Parker Designs Shop of the Month winner. Today’s featured shop is Mintcake Mine, the only shop in the world that specialises in Kendal Mint Cake but they also sell other local gifts such as fudge, traditional sweets, biscuits, preserves soft toys (lots of sheep) and have […]

Kate Morgan – An Interview with Illustrator Kate

Kate Morgan is an illustrator who also run workshops for all ages. When asked to describe her work Kate said “I would say that my illustrations are colourful, friendly, detailed with a story usually attached. I have quite a range of themes too. I like to illustrate real places in Yorkshire, landmarks in Sheffield and […]

Ros Brown – A Gift Shop Hub Artist Interview

Ros Brown is a talented artist who specialises in hand painted original portraits of people, pets, cars and wildlife. Available as limited edition prints, greeting cards or a personalised commissioned portrait of your own pet, person, car or favourite wild-life animal. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Ros about her life and work… Describe your average […]

Buy the Light – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Gift Shop Hub has teamed up with Berni Parker Designs for our third article featuring their recent Shop of the month competition winners. Today’s winner is Buy the Light which is based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds is a lovely old market town with a Cathedral, a ruined Abby. The town has a produce market […]

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 […]

Dragonfly Cards & Gifts – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Gift Shop Hub is back again with Berni Parker Designs for our second article 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 here on Gift […]