Flex for All Campaign
Meeting HRH The Prince of Wales
We are 100% behind the Flex For All Campaign here at BearHugs.
BearHugs began so that Chief Sender of Hugs Faye was able to work as and when she was able around her health. Now, our entire team works part-time and flexibly. It just makes sense and if anything, improves our productivity and ability to work well together.
This week I met the President and Founder of The Prince’s Trust, HRH The Prince of Wales, in London for an event celebrating the Prince’s Trust’s enterprise programme. I got to meet a lot of incredible people who have started business over the last 36 years with the support of the Enterprise Programme too. It was an amazing evening and, as always, I'm so proud to be supporting The Prince’s Trust.
Silent Elephant Project - Why ME?
Emma Jackson is an illustrator, printmaker and art teacher who loves anything and everything to do with art. The mini lion tote bag is from her Emili brand that she created with her two young daughters to help raise awareness of some of the amazing wild animals that are close to extinction due to human action.
Vote Now - Faye nominated for Hello Magazine's Star Women Kindness Award
A little while ago I was lucky enough to meet the incredibly talented and kind Kondwani Chirwa.
Kondwani and the Silent Elephant Project recently released a short film - Why ME? - to raise awareness of M.E/C.F.S (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
Personalised Father's Day Gifts
Our very own Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, has been chosen as one of the final four for Hello Magazine’s #hellotokindness Star Women Award. The winner will be chosen by a vote of Hello readers.
To read more about the award and the nominees, including Faye, see this page on Hello’s website or pick up a copy of the latest issue of Hello.
If you’d like to vote for Faye to win, you can do so at the bottom of the page.
Have you been looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift box for the father figure in your life? Well, with Father’s Day nearly upon us (it’s Sunday June 16th - mark your calendars!), we’d love to help you choose the perfect father’s day gift to send this Father’s Day.
Don’t forget, when placing any order through the BearHugs site, you can choose the date we pop it in the post, so whether you’re having it delivered or handing it over in person, you can make sure it arrives in time.
We’ve listed a few of our favourite suggestions below, but be sure to head over to our special Father’s Day page here to check out our full range of Father’s Day gifts and gift boxes.
If you’re familiar with the kinder side of the internet, we’ve no doubt you’ll be familiar with allontheboard. Their positive messages and thoughts have not only been brightening the journeys of those getting the tube in London, but also those online who have been keeping track of their messages each day.
We thought it was about time someone showed them how much they are appreciated - so we sent them a BearHug. We were very surprised to hear it was their first ever piece of fanmail!
BearHugs and Twinkl Wellbeing Month
Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating the end of Ramadan.
We’ve really enjoyed sending out Eid BearHugs this year, and as Ramadan concludes for 2019, we wish you all a joyful Eid al-Fitr!
Team BearHugs: Meet Steph
BearHugs is very excited to be a part of Twinkl’s Wellbeing Month 2019.
What is Twinkl’s Wellbeing Month? Well, it’s “where we show our appreciation and gratitude to the nation's teachers through support, advice and giveaways.”
Here at BearHugs we’re a big supporter of our underappreciated teachers, and we’re delighted to be taking part in Twink’s Wellbeing Month.
We have some exciting news - we have a new bear! We are so happy to have Steph join the BearHugs family. Steph will be helping to pack your special gifts and will be responding to your emails and calls. We love her already and know you're going to too.
Jess has always loved designing and creating products. A lot of her work focuses on mental health and wellbeing. She tries to make and design products that have a positive message and can act as reminders when you need it most.
Our Tiny Bees
Emily Coxhead is a fluffy-haired, smiley kinda thing but also a designer, illustrator and happy thing maker. In 2015 she published The Happy News, a newspaper celebrating only the good stuff going on around the world, after a successful Kickstarter campaign that tripled its target. Emily has since appeared on BBC, HuffPost, Virgin and more, released a range of greeting cards and merchandise, published her book 'Make Someone Happy' with Penguin Random House and is continuing to expand all things happy from the worlds tiniest, most rainbow-filled office. Emily aims to add a little bit of sunshine to this funny old planet, making a few people smile along the way.
Jon, the founder of Our Tiny Bees, is committed to 100% natural skincare.
Our Tiny Bees are purveyors of naturally effective skincare using 100% British beeswax and honey. They work directly with British beekeepers and bee farmers to carefully harvest honey and beeswax, which they then use in their product range.
Fula Flavour is the creation of Hawa, originally from Guinea in West Africa, Hawa moved to these shores bringing with her delicious recipes and new flavours that will truly make your taste buds dance to that African beat.
Em, the wonderful founder of Ems Pomporium, welcomes you to a world of unique creativity & handmade craft. We are proud to stock her beautiful handmade face scrubbies.
The Level Collective
Wild Swan believe in the importance of self-care and taking the time to unwind. Started by Sheffield-based artist Jess and her Mum Lesley, Wild Swan create natural botanical well-being products to sooth and nourish.
Wild Swan began after Jess noticed she would struggle with skin irritation and headaches when around lit candles or diffusers. Jess decided to research making her own, all-natural products. As Jess' mum Lesley had been making her own flower essences and botanical remedies for years, she made the perfect Wild Swan partner!
Alkimi and Aura
The Level Collective was started by Sheffield-based designer Mark Musgrave. The Level Collective partner with artists and makers across the world to create ethical outdoor supplies.
Gift Guide: The Perfect Thank You Teacher Gifts
Kim Scott founded Alkimi & Aura after leaving a rewarding but high-stress position as a director of a housing charity, taking early retirement to explore her passion for natural beauty and fragrance. Having always loved perfume, Kim took a leap of faith to study natural cosmetics and fragrances at the renowned Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France. She returned to the UK determined to empower and inspire other women to be creative, relax, connect with others and uncover their passions.
Stacey Solomon's BearHug in a Mug
Being a teacher can often be a thankless task, and we know how hard it can be to find an appropriate way to thank a teacher for everything they’ve do. It’s crunch time of the year again for students and teachers alike, so we’ve put together this list of perfect thank you teacher gifts to help you put together the perfect teacher thank you gift box.
Were you keeping an eye on Stacey Solomon's Instagram stories today? If so, you might have seen her enjoying her BearHug in a Mug!
We were so happy to see Stacey receive her BearHug as she brings so much joy and positivity to so many people's lives.