Posts in Features
BearHugs in the Everyday Heroes section of the Happy Newspaper

I love the The Happy Newspaper and to be featured in the Everyday Heroes section has blown me away. I am so grateful to Laura for the nomination and for the incredibly kind words. Building an inclusive supportive working environment is at the top of my priority list so this means an awful lot. I am the luckiest to have such a wonderful team. It’s the best getting to work with each of the incredible women who make BearHugs what it is.

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UnLtd Feature on BearHugs and Bluebell Wood

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our website and social media in recent months, you’ll know a little about our partnership with Bluebell Wood. You can read our blog about Bluebell Wood and our first visit here

unLTD have written a piece about BearHugs’ partnership with Bluebell Wood which can be found at this link.

The article contains some wonderful quotes from some of the recipients of BearHugs at Bluebell Wood, and reading these quotes really means the world to us.

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Faye on The Storybook Cafe Podcast

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.

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BearHugs in Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

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!

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BearHugs in the Happy Newspaper Gift Guide!

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.

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Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell's BearHug

Did you happen to see Joe Sugg and his lovely Strictly partner Diane Buswell talking about BearHugs on Instagram recently?

The pair filmed themselves opening their BearHugs gift boxes and it made us so happy to see.

They’ve done so well and we’re wishing them all the best in the Strictly Come Dancing Semi Finals!

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BearHugs Gift Boxes in Christmas Gift Guide

Seeing Me In Reality recently posted their 2018 Christmas Gift Guide and very kindly included BearHugs gift boxes as one of their top Christmas gift tips.

BearHugs gift boxes appeared alongside other unique and thoughtful suggestions for presents for people living with a chronic illness.

“I have sent a couple of these recently and I love, love, love them. The premise is a care package that feels like a hug in the post.”

We absolutely love hearing from customers who enjoyed their BearHugs experience enough to then recommend BearHugs to others in their lives.

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BearHugs Kindness Feature on BBC Sheffield

Our very own Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was on with Paulette Edwards, talking about all things kindness.

Listeners were asked to call in and share acts of kindness that they had either received or performed themselves, and then Faye and Paulette had a lovely chat about the BearHugs Kindness Advent Calendar and the importance of being kind.

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BearHugs in Chloe Chats Christmas Gift Guide

The lovely Chloe of Chloe Chats has kindly included BearHugs gift boxes in her recent Self-Care Christmas Guide.

Alongside some other great ideas including artwork, stationery and colouring books, Chloe included BearHugs as a self-care gift package.

We were so pleased to hear the kind things Chloe had to say about BearHugs, especially how much she loved the BearHug she received herself!

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Katie Piper's Strictly Come Dancing BearHug

The Strictly fans amongst you might’ve noticed a familiar package over on Katie Piper’s Instagram recently.

Katie’s lovely friend Sarah sent Katie a BearHug direct to BBC’s Elstree Studios and we were delighted to see how happy she was to receive it.

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BearHugs featured in Homestyle Magazine

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”

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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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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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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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Review on Peonies and Blooming Life

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.”

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