Our Hug Donation Scheme and You
BearHugs and the Best Gifts To Express Sympathy from AK Lander
There’s nothing we love more than hearing from recipients of our Hug Donations. You might have seen our recent post on Instagram about Matthew, who was sent a much-deserved hug through our partnership with Bluebell Wood. We are really proud to get to hear about people as brilliant as Matthew.
You might also have seen the Sheffield Star’s recent article about our Hug Donation Scheme.
Student Hug in a Box Care Packages
AK Lander recently focussed on BearHugs in their Best Gifts To Express Sympathy post. Faye was also asked a few questions for the piece, which you can read in full here.
The article makes suggestions about appropriate gifts for expressing sympathy, including BearHugs gift boxes and other ideas, such as memorial jewellery and photo albums.
Our Customer Reviews
The start of a new year as a student is a really tough time - and one that reports are showing more and more people struggle with. The hardest thing can be the separation. You might be away from family, your old friends, your old support network. That’s why many of our customers like to send our BearHugs gift boxes as student care packages at the start of the new year - to let that special someone know that they are there with them, even if they can’t be in person.
BearHugs is Palm Oil Free!
The real pleasure of getting to be a part of Team BearHugs is getting to hear from all our thoughtful, kind, wonderful customers.
Nothing means more to us than hearing back from lovely customers who have taken the time to let us know about their experiences with BearHugs.
Team BearHugs Get Together 2019
We are delighted to be able to say that, thanks to the hard work of our wonderful Hug Supplies Manager, Sian, BearHugs is now totally palm oil free.
We know this is something that matters to a lot of BearHugs customers and we are really pleased to be able to state that not a single one of our BearHugs products contains palm oil.
Back To School Gifts
Last month something very exciting happened! You may know if you’ve been following BearHugs for a while that our team is spread far and wide across the country with some of our lovely bears working remotely from home. On 7th August, we got to meet for some face to face time and it was really very special.
Gifts To Send When Someone Is Having A Tough Time
Have you been looking for a supportive back to school gift for children? We know the start of the school year can be a stressful time for a little one - especially if they’re starting at a new school for the first time!
If you’ve been trying to think of a thoughtful, fun way to wish someone luck in their new year at school, or to let someone know how proud of them you are, we’ve put together a guide to some of our customer-favourite children gift ideas.
Gifts To Cheer Someone Up
We all go through rough patches sometimes, and finding a way to try and cheer someone up isn’t always easy - and finding gifts to cheer someone up is even more difficult.
That’s why, here at BearHugs, we’re proud to have some special gift boxes designed especially to make the perfect gifts to cheer someone up, whatever they’re going through.
Faye in Louise Pentland's Vlog
Here at BearHugs, we love that so many of our kind and thoughtful customers choose to send our BearHugs hug in a box gifts as gifts to cheer someone up.
We also know how hard it can be to come up with ideas for gifts to cheer someone up. That’s why we’ve put together a little list to give you some inspiration for putting together the perfect gift box to cheer someone up.
Why I loved my Solo Life and Business Planning Retreat
Did you see Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in Louise Pentland’s vlog about the Hello! Star Women Awards? Faye absolutely loved meeting Louise, having followed her online for years. Louise is down-to-earth, funny and incredibly kind. To be featured in her vlog was a pretty exciting thing!
CubHugs : Adorable Thinking Of You Gifts
A couple of weeks ago, I took myself away for a couple of days on a solo life and business planning retreat and I’m totally convinced it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
The Wonderful Steph, the Great North Run and Raising Funds for Bluebell Wood
Did you know that we also offer a range of mini BearHugs? Our adorable CubHugs make the perfect thinking of you gifts to send in the post.
We’ve got a whole range of miniature hug in a box gifts, and to give you some inspiration we’ve put together a list our favourite Cub Hug ideas.
Ten Ready To Go Thinking Of You Gifts
The wonderful Steph, Sender of Hugs, is taking place in the Great North Run next month! Steph has decided to use the opportunity to help raise funds for one of our lovely charity partners, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
A New Charity Partner for BearHugs
Having the perfect thinking of you gift delivered to someone in your life isn’t easy. You want it to be personal, thoughtful, and most importantly, simple to arrange.
Here at BearHugs, we’ve got a whole range of Ready To Go hug in a box gift boxes, specially designed to bring warmth, comfort and joy to each recipient - the perfect way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
Chief Sender of Hugs receives University of Sheffield Distinguished Alumni Award
Hi everyone, Georgina, Hug Donation Assistant here. I wanted to pop up a little blog with a special announcement - to welcome our newest charity partner, Share a Star.
If you’re familiar with our 1:50 Hug Donation Scheme, you’ll know that for every 50 BearHugs sold, we donate one to a child or young person with a serious or life-limiting illness, or to a member of their family.
BearHugs Featured by UnLtd
On 16th July, I had the incredible honour of being given The University of Sheffield Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award. Seven years after graduating as a Speech and Language Therapist, I was asked to speak at one of this year’s graduation ceremonies about my journey to become Chief Sender of Hugs.
Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in HELLO! Magazine #HelloToKindness
BearHugs has been fortunate enough to receive some brilliant support from amazing organisation UnLtd. UnLtd find, fund and support social entrepreneurs .
BearHugs been featured by UnLtd on their website in the article ‘The woman sending out hugs in a box.
Did you see the great big photo of our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in HELLO! Magazine?
We were so excited to see the spread all about the Star Women Awards where Faye was presented with the #HelloToKindness Award. It was especially lovely to see Faye’s picture alongside Eula who was the winner of HELLO!’s Star Mum Award. Eula works tirelessly to support people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.
Flex for All Campaign
Oh my goodness me. This happened! I was given the HELLO! Magazine #HelloToKindness Award!
It was such an incredible day and I was spoiled from start to finish.
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.