Buying Gifts & Homewares Locally Keeps Business Fresh

February 3, 2024 Homewares Shopping 0

Where we live in the north of this nearby home county, with some really beautifully stone cottages and barn conversions.  There are also some fabulous little stone shops, with  neo-georgian windows and topped by thatched roofs.   To live around here is absolute joy and to be able to shop in these quaint little properties does… Read more

TV Baking & Sewing Challenges Boost Marketing

December 4, 2023 Homewares Shopping 0

The homewares market has really exploded in recent years.  This has come about generally from celebrity culture – so many stars of the day taking part in reality tv such as the bake off series, now having been a winter viewing favourite for almost twenty years.  As soon as someone really popular wins the ultimate… Read more

Garden Season Ticket- Gift That Keeps On Giving

October 2, 2023 Gifts Homewares 0

I was out and about at a fairly local garden recently – I hold a season ticket every year and generally go to visit three if not four times a year to catch the seasonal changes.  This year I have been rather slack and now only managd one trip, and nearing the end of the… Read more

This Season’s Sensational Colours

August 3, 2023 Gifts Homewares 0

The summer season is  upon us now  and the shops are absolutely bulging with new season clothes and homewares.  There’s a definitely upbeat measage to be taken from all this activity.  Lots of gorgeous new colours and hues that fill the  eye with joy and beneficial vibes.  There’s simply nothing to beat the combination of… Read more

How To Store The Crafting and Hobbyists Product Stash

May 3, 2023 Homewares Shopping 0

There is absolutely nothing I like more than pottering about in our  sewing and craft room at home.  We have a large spare bedroom dedicated to all aspects of crafting hobbies.  We range between us from knitting, crochet, weaving, lace making, hand turning of wooden pieces, painting and all sorts.  The wall at one end… Read more

Knowing What Ticks When Giftware Is Needed

January 3, 2023 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

I do love knitting, I’ve done quite a lot this year because i’ve been involoved in a couple of small community projects to decorate the band stand on the embankment of the local county town. The first called for red, white and blue crafted items to celebrate the queen’s fantastic platinum jubilee.   The second was… Read more

Out Of Town Retail Wonder Development

November 5, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

There is always a problem when a favourite old store closes down in the high street.  The hands thrown up in the air with protestations over the closure . .. The guilt factor clicks in early when you wonder if you could have shopped there more often to keep them going.    Often though, as in… Read more

Moving From Just Shopping To Ressearch & Shop

July 6, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

When we had the national lockdowns, three in fact, to help combat the raging pandemic of Covid, there was an instant and unmistakable shift away from walk in stores and emporiums.  Becaue we were very restricted as to when we could go out, linked to the stores not always holding or obtaining stocks of basic… Read more

Excellent customer Service At Independent Outlets

May 2, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

I have just spent a very pleasurable hour or two down at a local very independent garden centre.    Oh my goodness, I so wish I’d igtnore my cautionary streak before!  The place was only very small compared to these massive multi national places.  There were no ‘Plant / Tree / Shrub  of the day or… Read more

Shopping Could Be Improved With Some Doggie Fun

March 8, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping 0

I’ve been rather dreading a shopping expedition for gifs and homewares.   I try to get distracted by that distant sound of birds warbling in the nearest woods.  It is unmistakably the beginnings of spring and that brings out the softie in me.  I go looking for old nests and hideaways.  Trying to stop the dogs… Read more