A Cosy Christmas Get Together

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.

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Final Christmas Posting Dates

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)

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Faye Savory
BearHugs in Able Magazine

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.

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Kindness Advent Day 18: Share a fundraising page

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.

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Thinking Of You Gift Ideas

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.

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Top Tips for Thinking Of You Gifts

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.

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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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Our Tips For The Perfect Gift Box To Send In The Post This Christmas

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?

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Nutmeg and Arlo

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!

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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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What to put in Christmas Eve Boxes for Children

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!

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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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The perfect unique Secret Santa presents for under £10

We’ve already highlighted some of our favourite Cub Hugs that make the perfect Secret Santa gift for under £10, but what about if you want to put together the perfect treats yourself?

To help, we’ve collected a list of some of our favourite items that we think will help you put together the perfect Secret Santa gift for under £10.

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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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