Lovely Mother's Day Gifts Delivered To Her Door
International Women's Day and the Disability Employment Gap
Mother’s Day is coming soon (Sunday March 31st in the UK) which means it’s time once again to try and find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts to show just how much you love and appreciate the mother figure in your life.
We’ve put together some extra special Mother’s Day gifts this year, and we’re excited to tell you about some of the treats we’ve got available just for Mother’s Day.
Great Book Gifts for International Women's Day
I love International Women’s Day. It’s always so heartwarming seeing women celebrate themselves and women who inspire them. I love that there’s a whole day that with a focus on togetherness, reflection, advocacy and action on women’s issues.
This International Women’s Day, I hope that more than ever, the voices of disabled women, and how they can best be supported, are included in the conversation.
At BearHugs, we’re particularly interested in accessible employment, and so, today, seemed the perfect time to shine a light on something we care a lot about - employment opportunities (or lack thereof) for disabled women.
Our Visit to No. 10 Downing Street for a Disability Confident Roundtable
This Friday March 8th is International Women’s Day!
To celebrate, we’ve made a list of some of our favourite books written by some of our favourite women.
UnLtd Feature on BearHugs and Bluebell Wood
Have you ever had one of those ‘pinch yourself’ moments, where you ask ‘Did that really happen?’ - well Faye (our lovely Chief Sender of Hugs) and I experienced just that, after attending a meeting at 10 Downing Street last November!
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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.
Faye speaking at Women in Business Event on 7th March
Well, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that here at BearHugs we think a BearHugs hug in a box is the perfect way to say thank you for being such an important person in my life.
Whether given in person or sent from afar, a BearHug gift box will deliver all the warmth and comfort of a hug this Mother’s Day - letting that special person know exactly how much you appreciate and care for them.
"How I Came To Be Chief Sender of Hugs" Talk at The Indie Business Fair
On Thursday 7th March Faye will be talking at the Women In Business event at The Hallam i-Lab in Sheffield. The event will run from 17.30 - 19.30.
This event has been organised by Real Networking Events Sheffield in partnership with the Enterprise Team at Sheffield Hallam University.
If you're interested in attending and hearing Faye speak, there are only limited places available, so please register for your place using this link.
Valentine's Day Gifts for Children
This year's Indie Business Fair is taking place at the BearHugs’ first home Showroom Workstation on Thursday May 2nd.
The event runs from 09.00am until 14.00pm, and our very own Faye will be doing a talk at 11.15am - called How I Came To Be Chief Sender of Hugs.
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.
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.