Mindfulness Gifts

Mindfulness gifts have become more and more popular amongst our customers recently as the importance and benefits of mindfulness have become better understood. In short, mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.

Here’s some information for the NHS about mindfulness and some of BearHugs’ customer’s favourite mindfulness gifts.

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Meet Our Makers: Forge Coffee Roasters

An extremely proud Sheffield-based business, The Forge aim to uphold the city’s record of high quality craftsmanship in every aspect of their coffee venture, and they surround themselves with memorabilia of Sheffield’s industrial forging heritage as creative inspiration.The team behind The Forge Coffee Roasters are as passionate about their coffee as they are about their roots, and that passion carries through into their wonderful products. With values firmly focused on quality, accessibility and of course, flavour, it’s clear to see why here at BearHugs we’re such big fans of The Forge.

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BearHugs visit to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Here at BearHugs, we are always on the lookout for lovely new organisations to partner up with for our 1:50 Hug Donation Scheme and our brilliant Hug Donation Assistant, Georgina, has been working away behind the scenes to start a new partnership with Sheffield-based Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Myself and Faye had the absolute honour of visiting Bluebell Wood Hospice last Friday and I just wanted to tell you all about it. 

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Ten Thinking of You Gifts

Looking for the perfect thinking of you gift can be tricky.

You want it to be personal, caring, comforting, thoughtful, convenient...and a whole lot more besides!

That’s why we’ve decided to choose ten of our favourite BearHugs items to help get you started with the perfect thinking of you BearHugs hug in a box.

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12 Ideal Gifts for Book Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for a book lover? Well, here at BearHugs we love nothing more than curling up with a good book, and one of our favourite things that we stock are our range of brilliant, lovely and inspiring books.

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Supporting Loved Ones at Exam Results Time

It’s exam result time! Reflecting on my time receiving exam results (many, many years ago!), I remember feeling such a whirlwind of emotions. Having a supportive ear and hand from those around me, played a big part in making sure I felt, whatever the results may be, that the outcome would be ok. Even if it required a different path to what I had envisaged. Then celebrating these achievements (no matter how long they took to reach), with others also congratulating me, was a wonderful feeling. Here at BearHugs, supporting each other is so important to us as a team and for our customers too. We have put together a little ‘analogy’ that may help you support your loved-one around results day.

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Teddy's Happy Pawtrait!

Those of you who are signed up for the BearHugs newsletter will know that we love nothing more than hearing back from you all about how you are doing and what you’ve been up to.

One of the most lovely replies we received was from Chloe, who in her reply to the BearHugs newsletter, told me all about her passion for art and how much she loves that it can bring happiness to people.

After chatting a little, Chloe, the brains and talent behind Happy Pawtraits, very kindly offered to draw Teddy, our resident Little Office Helper.

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Smile for ME and Carers Week

The 11th - 17th June this year was carers’ week; a week in which all the amazing people caring for those with extra support needs can receive thanks and recognition for the fantastic help they provide. Smile for ME had the brilliant idea of using carers’ week as an opportunity to let ME sufferers say a big ‘thank you’ to their carers by nominating them to receive a treat. We were so honoured when Smile for ME chose to build a very special range of BearHugs for the occasion!

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BearHugs Bank Holiday Posting

We just wanted to give you a little reminder that next Monday, August 27th 2018, is a bank holiday.

This means that there won’t be any postal collections or deliveries between Saturday August 25th and Monday August 27th, so any orders placed over the bank holiday weekend might have a tiny delay - please don’t worry, we will have your BearHugs on their way as soon as humanly possible!

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Send a gift to friends in Scotland

BearHugs has our thinking of you gift boxes delivered all over the world, but we’re always especially happy when people place BearHugs orders to send a gift to friends in Scotland, as BearHugs will always have roots in Scotland.

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Supporting Chronically Ill Friends - BearHugs Featured on The Mighty

Kelly Williams has recently written a post, 12 Ways You Can Support Your Chronically Ill Friend, for The Mighty, and has kindly included BearHugs gift boxes in her list.

Kelly offers her 12 top ways to support someone in your life living with chronic illness, including ‘Do Your Research’ and ‘Step Into Our World - Since We Can’t Step Out’. Her final tip is simply ‘Gifts Mean The World’, and it’s here where Kelly talks about BearHugs.

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Team BearHugs' Favourite Hug in a Box Treats

Did you know we have a Team BearHugs page? It’s a great way to meet our lovely team and find out a little bit more about them!

Not only does every staff member have their own page, there’s also a little section where they describe their perfect BearHug. If you’ve been looking for a bit of inspiration when it comes to putting together a hug in a box - let the lovely members of team BearHugs give you some ideas!

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Celebrating Raksha Bandhan with The Playful Indian | Brother and Sister Gift Ideas

Dina, the founder of The Playful Indian, has written a lovely blog post focussing on gift ideas for celebrating Raksha Bandhan, which this year takes place on Sunday August 26th. We are really happy that Dina chose to include BearHugs as a gift idea in her gift guide and have suggested a few BearHugs boxes we think could be perfect for celebrating brothers and sisters!

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Radiotherapy Gift Ideas

Just recently, we received a message through social media from a lovely lady called Heather, who, after seeing our Cub Hug (mini BearHug!) to support those going through Chemotherapy (see below), enquired as to whether we had a ready-made gift box to send to a loved-one experiencing Radiotherapy. Our Social Hug Assistant, Charlotte, was more than happy to help, explaining that although we did not have a ready-made BearHug/ Cub Hug for Radiotherapy treatment, that customers could select and build their own personalised box with the recipients needs/likes in mind. 

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Review on The Invisible Hypothyroidism

The wonderful Rachel of The Invisible Hypothyroidism has recently written a piece about BearHugs for her site.

If you are looking for friendly, down-to-earth, commentary and information on thyroid conditions, The Invisible Hypothyroidism is the place to go.” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism

Rachel says that “BearHugs are a company I’ve been aware of for a few years now. I discovered this personalised gift box company when searching for something to send to a friend in need of a pick me up.”

Rachel had some really lovely words to say about her experiences with BearHugs, both as a sender and receiver!

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Review on Page to Stage : Highlights from the Bloggers Festival 2017

Zarina of Page to Stage Reviews, a blog about books, travel, arts and culture, has written a blog post on her highlights from the 2017 Bloggers Festival - and very kindly included BearHugs in her list.

The bloggers festival was put together by Scarlett London, and Zarina wrote about a few of the favourite brands she came across on the day.

Zarina had some very kind words to say about BearHugs. After explaining that one of the best things about these kind of events is discovering brands she might otherwise have never come across and that “one of my favourite this time around was BearHugs.

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