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.Read More
We were really happy to see that BearHugs was included on AmeriDisability’s recent 20 Exceptional Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms with and without disabilities.
AmeriDisability is an online publication “dedicated to those with disabilities, caregivers and seniors.”
We are really grateful to Nancy, the author of the post, for including BearHugs in her thorough and thought-out list of tips and suggestions. For the perfect treat for Mums, Nancy recommends our Mama Bear CubHug.
You can visit the full post on AmeriDisability’s site here.
A little while back I was invited to the very fancy Sony Music offices in London to be interviewed by Country Pop sisters Ward Thomas. Catherine and Lizzy were so lovely, warm and welcoming. It was great to chat with them about all things mindfulness, social media and BearHugsRead More
A couple of weeks ago my lovely BearHugs-mobile ‘Little Blue’ was stolen after our house was burgled. While it was very annoying and has created a lot of admin, noone was hurt, I have insurance and in a few months time probably won’t think about it at all.
What it has brought to light though is some seriously incredible loveliness that I definitely won’t forget. If you need a little reminder that people are inherently good, here’s a little list of kindnesses I’ve felt beyond lucky for in the last few weeks...
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.
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.Read More
Finding the perfect Secret Santa present for under ten pounds can be tricky. You want it to be thoughtful, unique, and most of all, within budget!
Here at BearHugs, our Cub Hugs make the perfect Secret Santa gift for under ten pounds.Read More
We’re very happy to have released our shareable, printable 2018 Kindness Advent Calendar through our website and social media free for anyone to share and use this December.
The Kindness Advent Calendar features a different act of kindness for each day in the run up to Christmas, including acts like Spread the word about a small charity and Send an encouraging text or email to a friend, with each act chosen specifically to help as many people as possible spread as much kindness as possible this festive period.Read More
Chief Sender of Hugs Faye shares her thoughts on the portrayal of disability in the mediaRead More
The Sheffield Star has kindly published a feature on BearHugs and Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye.
The piece goes a little into the story behind BearHugs and what the future hopefully holds.
We’ve not actually seen a print copy yet - so all our Sheffield readers please keep an eye out!
You can read the piece online here.Read More
For those of you who don’t know, Sheffield is the home of BearHugs!
Sheffield is where Faye, our Chief Sender of Hugs, went to university, and is home to so many of BearHugs’ favourite people and creators.
Did you know BearHugs stocks wonderful products from a whole host of brilliant Sheffield makers?Read More
Last week, was a special one and I'm excited to be sat with a cuppa ready to talk about an incredible event Charlotte, Georgina and I were able to attend on Wednesday.
Through our 1:50 donation scheme, for every 50 gifts we sell we donate one personalised hug in a box to someone affected by a life-limiting illness.Read More
If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember when we asked for your help designing our very own teddy bear.
Today’s the day we get to tell you our little bear, Bill, is finally here!Read More
HomeStyle magazine recently included BearHugs as part of their article on ‘Christmas Shopping With A Difference’.
“With our thoughts beginning to turn towards Christmas shopping, it's time to think of ways to embrace the approaching season of goodwill and buy gifts that delight their recipients, while also helping the next generation of entrepreneurs”Read More
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!Read More
Mollie of Peonies and Blooming Life has very kindly featured BearHugs in her latest blog post.
We were really happy to see how much Mollie seemed to get what BearHugs is all about, saying that “the idea is that the feeling of love within a hug can be given when you can’t be there in person.”Read More
As hot-drink fanatics, we’ve been using the phrase a hug in a mug as long as we can remember. Sometimes it’s the only way to describe the joy of a nice warm drink just when you need it. If you’re tired, cold, or just taking a moment to yourself, holding a nice warm cuppa is as good as it gets.Read More
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’.Read More