40 Reasons To Send a Hug

Why send a hug? Well, at this point, we don’t think you need us to tell you why hugs are so great. In fact, we think the more excuses to send a hug, the better.

So, here’s a list of just some of the reasons BearHugs customers have used BearHugs to send a hug to someone in their life

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Thoughtful Father's Day Gifts

This year, Father’s Day in the UK is Sunday June 17th. That’s not so far away!

We know that it can be difficult to come up with thoughtful Father’s Day gifts, so we thought we’d put together some of our favourite products that we think will make the perfect Father’s Day gift for the Dad in your life.

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Team BearHugs: Meet Charlotte

Charlotte, our wonderful Online Hugs Assistant, originally joined BearHugs as a volunteer back when Faye was still sending hugs from her spare bedroom. Charlotte has always been a huge supporter of BearHugs and we are incredibly happy to say that she is now a fully-fledged employee, working with the BearHugs family part-time around her studies. If you chat with us on Instagram, it will most likely be the lovely Charlotte that you get to talk to. We count ourselves very lucky to have Charlotte as the wonderful friendly face behind our social media.

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Meet Our Makers: SarahNickNicks

Anyone who’s expecting a little one will fall in love with SarahNickNicks delightful Baby Bear Cub hat. Knitted from Merino wool exclusively for BearHugs, this adorable little hat will keep your little one cosy and cute! Suitable for 0-3 months, it makes the perfect gift for a baby shower or to keep your own newborn warm and snuggly.

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Meet Our Makers: Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine is quite possibly the cutest, most cheerful and quirky little online shop that you may ever come across. Hello Sunshine’s fabulous collection includes enamel pins, sew-on badges and laser cut jewellery; including necklaces, brooches, cufflinks and earrings.

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Meet Our Makers: Jayne Tapp Design

The wonderful work of Jayne Tapp is cute, quirky and creative. Another wonderful business support by The Prince’s Trust, Jayne Tapp Design is the home of wooden gifts, keepsakes and accessories all carefully created by Jayne in her home studio.

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Gifts To Cheer Someone Up

Here at BearHugs, we’re firm believers in the power of a hug when it comes to cheering someone up. That’s why we think a BearHugs hug in a box is the perfect give to cheer someone up….whatever the reason.

In this post we highlight our favourite gifts to cheer someone up who is stressed, far away, a chocolate-lover, a parent, a student, a little one, arty and much more besides.

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Dear 34 Souls I Follow Online by Peta

Peta at https://www.pe-ta.com has included BearHugs as part of her wonderful blog post, Dear 34 Souls I Follow Online.

Peta described the post as:

“a letter of complete and utter gratitude. I'm writing this letter to thank you for the comfort, joy, happiness, reassurance, inspiration and figuritive kick up the arse you give me on a regular basis. We don't often share our appreciation for those we follow on the internet.”

Peta mentioned BearHugs alongside a bunch of BearHugs’ faves including Emma Gannon, Giovanna Fletcher, Jess Lively and Emily Coxhead.

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Meet Our Makers: Natalie Lea Owen

Bright, bold and beautiful! Three words that we think perfectly describe the wonderful designs of Natalie Lea Owen. Natalie’s background in printed textiles and surface pattern design combine perfectly with her love of illustration to create a fabulous and fun range of items for those who love all things bright and cheery.

From coin purses that’ll keep your change safely stored in one place, to notebooks for all your lists, musings and doodles, Natalie Lea Owen’s distinctive style is immediately recognisable and will appeal to anyone who loves to add a pop of colour to their lives!

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Exam Survival Gifts and Student Care Packages

While a lot of us have been welcoming the first signs of summer, for some, summer means that dreaded time of year - exam season. Stress, pressure, exhaustion - and that’s just the revision!

If you know someone who’s coming to the end of the academic year, we’d love to help you put together the perfect hug in a box to get them through this stressful time of year.

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Dairy-Free and Lactose-Free Gift Hampers

You might have seen our recent post focussing on our range of Gluten free treats that can be included in a BearHugs gift box.

Today, we’re going to carry on our series of posts highlighting different BearHugs products by focussing on some of our favourite Dairy free treats to send by post.

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5 Things You Can Do For A Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

Jo of Adventures in Adulting has very kindly included BearHugs in her lovely post ‘5 Things You Can Do For A Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health’.

Amongst her other tips, including ‘Talk About Other Things’ and ‘Don’t Try To Fix It’, Jo mentions ‘Send Surprise Post’.

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Meet Our Makers: StephieAnn Design

StephieAnn Design is a fantastic business supported by The Prince’s Trust, and was created in 2014 by Stephie Woolven. Designing a range of sumptuous, silk eye masks, clothing, accessories and cards, Stephie’s inspiration comes from the works of classic poets. Naming each design collection after a famous author, each of StephieAnn Design’s pieces is created using richly coloured, luxurious fabrics.

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New baby gifts and personalised new parent gift boxes

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child, Louis Arthur Charles, into the world.

Here at BearHugs, we believe that every baby deserves to be treated like a member of the royal family! And every new parent deserves a great big hug! Here’s a little run through of some of the gifts and treats we think make lovely personalised package for new babies and parents.

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Add a Beautiful Book to your BearHug

Here at BearHugs, we’re big book fans.

In fact, at BearHugs HQ we even have our own little BearHugs library, where we bring in books that we’ve loved that we think other people might want to read.

We really believe in the power of a great book. Whether you want to laugh, learn, escape, relax or just have some good company, a book is the perfect companion for every situation.

That’s why we’re delighted to say that BearHugs now stocks a range of BearHugs’ favourite books - the perfect addition to any hug in a box!

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Meet Our Makers: The Printed Peanut

Driven by a love of illustrating and peanut butter (what a brilliant combination!), Louise Lockhart created The Printed Peanut after seeing an opportunity to create quality party games that include beautiful illustrations. Louise proudly runs The Printed Peanut as a one-woman enterprise, based in Yorkshire,.and has now expanded her range of products to include homewares, apparel, prints and much more besides.

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Meet Our Makers: Tipple Tails

The fantastic handmade creations of Tipple Tails are the work of Sheffield-based Jane Stammers. Jane’s passion for baking began from a young age; growing up with her parents and four siblings, Jane’s childhood was filled with memories of home grown fruit being made into delicious baked goods. As the years went by, Jane’s own fruit cake became such a family favourite that she was enlisted to bake it for numerous special occasions, before Tipple Tails was born. Jane uses fabulously indulgent boozy infusions to add the ‘tipple’ to her luxurious fruit cakes. Each flavour adds a little twist to the tradition; from flavours of chocolate, to ginger, cherry or cinnamon, all of course including unique liqueur infusions. And for those who love cake without the tipple, nothing can beat a ‘Total Fruit Cake’ with a steaming hot cuppa. Perfect!

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