Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present to show the special woman in your life just how much she means to you? We know that every Mum is special in her own way, so we’ve put together some Mother’s Day present tips to help you find the perfect present for the perfect Mum.Read More
We know that reading big blocks of text isn’t for everyone so to improve our accessibility and also just to make life easier for people prefer audio, we are going to be making recordings of our blog posts. All blog post audio recordings will now be available via a souncloud link at the top of each post.Read More
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.Read More
We think BearHugs are perfect for every occasion, but this Mother’s Day (March 31st in the UK), we’ve got some special Mother’s Day treats to really help you put together the perfect personalised Mother’s Day gift box.
To get building, just pop across to the Build Your Own BearHug page today.Read 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...
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.