Valentine's Day Gifts for Children
Catching up with charity partner Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Recently our lovely Hug Outreach Assistant Laura suggested putting together some gifts for family members to give to children on Valentine’s Day. We thought it was a lovely idea and we weren’t sure why it hadn’t occurred to us before!
Have you been looking for children’s valentine’s gift ideas? Are you looking to give the little one in your family something special this February?
If you are, here are few ideas we came up with for filling a Valentine’s BearHug-in-box for the ‘cubs’ in your life…
Our Seven Most Chocolatey Valentine's Day Chocolates and Gifts
Yesterday I popped across to the very special place that is Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. As part of our donation scheme, we regularly donate personalised hug-in-a-box gifts through our four charity partners. One of those partners is Bluebell Wood, a beautiful place which supports children with life shortening conditions and their families. Every month our wonderful Hug Donation Assistant Georgina designs 10 personalised hugs for children and families of Bluebell Wood.
It was really lovely to have the opportunity to catch up on how it’s all been working out. It was amazing to hear how well received the hugs have been and extra special to speak to one lovely mum personally.
Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas and Tips
For some people, if they think about Valentine’s Day, they think about Valentine’s Day chocolates.
We know that BearHugs customers love to include our delicious chocolate treats in their Valentine’s Day BearHugs, so we’ve created this handy guide to our most chocolatey items to help get you started.
Faye on The Storybook Cafe Podcast
The best Valentine’s Day gift ideas are thoughtful, personal, and of course, romantic. At BearHugs we believe in taking any opportunity to show someone how much they mean to you - and Valentine’s Day is as good an excuse as any.
These are some of our top tips for putting together the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day gift.
BearHugs is an accredited Living Wage Employer
Our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was recently a guest on The Storybook Cafe podcast with the exceptionally lovely Amy.
Each episode of The Storybook Cafe “will focus on a different element of mental health, including self-care activities and practices, common things which affect our mental health, and how our identities intersect with mental health.”
To listen to Faye’s episode, follow this link or search for The Storybook Cafe in your podcast app.
Thank You For Having Me Gifts To Send
We’re very happy to say that BearHugs is officially accredited as a real Living Wage Employer.
Here at BearHugs, we try our very best to make sure all our team members are treated as fairly as possible - which is why it’s so important for us to be a Living Wage Employer.
A Cosy Christmas Get Together
Have you been looking for the perfect way to say thank you for having me? Do you want to thank someone for hosting or thank you for letting me stay with you?
Here at BearHugs, we’ve got a range of options to help you say thank you for having me in a personal, unique, thoughtful way.
Final Christmas Posting Dates
Last night we had our BearHugs Christmas get together and it was the best! We had a cosy catch up over a hot chocolate and then watched Elf. We can’t all be together in person so our lovely remote team members joined us by google hangouts (with their own cosy Christmas packs!). It was really special to get to spend time together like this and celebrate a wonderful year.
BearHugs in Able Magazine
We absolutely love helping our lovely customers give the gift of a hug for Christmas!
If you’d like to send a festive BearHug, please note our final posting dates are:
International: Monday 10th December
UK: Thursday 20th December (Order before 2pm)
Kindness Advent Day 18: Share a fundraising page
Able Magazine, a UK-based Disability Lifestyle magazine, has written about BearHugs in their recent article ‘ Fighting Back Against The Disability Employment Gap’.
The article focuses on the 17 social entrepreneurs from around the UK who have won funding as part of a new programme which aims to close the disability employment gap through the creation of new jobs and skills development opportunities for disabled people.
Thinking Of You Gift Ideas
Day 18 of the BearHugs Kindness Advent Calendar is 'Sponsor someone or share a fundraising page'.
Today we are sharing the fundraising page for an important friend of BearHugs, Sophia.
Sophia is the very special person who sent Faye the beautiful, thoughtful care package that inspired everything we do today. Sophia is endlessly kind and truly one of life's loveliest people.
Our Cosiest Hug In A Box Gifts
The first ever BearHug was sent specifically to say thinking of you, and we like to think every BearHugs gift box sent contains not just the warmth of a hug, but the love that comes with a special thinking of you gift too.
Today we’ve compiled a few of our top tips for putting together the perfect thinking of you gift box for someone special in your life.
Top Tips for Thinking Of You Gifts
Some of our favourite picks to build the cosiest ‘hug in a box’ gift
BearHugs in Alternative Christmas Gift Guide
We know how tricky it can be to try to put together the perfect thinking of you gifts. You want the gift to be thoughtful, personal, comforting and...well...to say I’m thinking of you.
That’s exactly BearHugs is here for: to help you put together the perfect thinking of you gift for a friend, family member, colleague, or just about anyone you can think of.
To help get you started, we’ve included our five top tips for putting together the perfect thinking of you gift.
Our Tips For The Perfect Gift Box To Send In The Post This Christmas
The wonderful Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb has included BearHugs gift boxes in her alternative Christmas guide.
Catherine chose to highlight some of her favourite indie sellers amidst all the Black Friday madness, and very kindly chose to include BearHugs in her post.
Catherine talked a little about her experience receiving a BearHug, and enjoying it so much she went on to send BearHugs herself!
Meet Our Makers: Nutmeg and Arlo
Here at BearHugs, we don’t like to stock treats unless they pass the most important test of all...does Team BearHugs love them? We can safely say that each and every item on the BearHugs website has been enthusiastically approved by the members of Team BearHugs.
So, who better to ask for tips on putting together the perfect Christmas gift box than Team BearHugs themselves?
BearHugs in the Happy Newspaper Gift Guide!
With a design for every mood, outfit and occasion, Nutmeg and Arlo’s super cute pins, patches and accessories are a fun and colourful way to make a statement. Their lovely range includes the beautiful ‘kindness is cool’ pin and the quintessentially British ‘Tea Please’ pin, which is even shaped like a mug of tea!
BearHugs secures support from UnLtd - delivering social change in our community
Yesterday our Happy Newspaper delivery arrived and we had the loveliest surprise... look who gets a mention (and adorable illustration!) in the Gift Guide!
It really was the kindest thing for Emily to include us. We love everything she’s about and are beyond proud to stock not just the The Happy Newspaper but the Make Someone Happy book too. There are a million and one lovely things in this edition of the Happy Newspaper so if you’ve not got your hands on yet- definitely do. You can’t help but smile reading it.
What to put in Christmas Eve Boxes for Children
BearHugs Gifts has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The tailored package of support from UnLtd will help the organisation make lasting social change in the community.
If you’re looking to put together the perfect Christmas Eve box for children this year, we’ve put together a handy guide for you.
We know that in Britain, in recent years, the Christmas Eve box has become more and more popular, and more and more parents are looking to share in this new tradition.
So, where to start? Well, the Telegraph has said that “the most popular inclusions are books...along with indulgent little luxuries such as hot chocolate”, so let’s start there!