You may have seen me share some information recently about a new little project I have set up involving some of my fave businesses, an Etsy listing and some gorgeous little gift boxes. But what's it all about?!
Allow me to explain...
Where did the idea begin?
You probably already know that I'm big on small businesses. You might have even seen the Subscription Service I began this year which aims to support some of my faves. If you haven't, in a nutshell, this is what it's all about...
If you've ever planned a wedding you've probably noticed that many of your suppliers are self-employed. Your cake will be made my someone who lives nearby, your flowers prepared by a local florist, your photos taken by a person you met at a fayre or saw online. They're independent people who have amazing talents and who have decided to carve a somewhat "unconvential" career by beginning their own business. More often than not they are people who enjoy the flexibility of working for themselves because they have families, commitments or hobbies that work can now work around. So when you buy from them, you're going to get a real person - someone who is going to listen, share their time, share their skills and share their love for what they do, and deliver you something personal, meaningful and bloody wonderful. They'll also work their bums off in the process. It might also make you feel good to know that you're not only supporting their dreams but also helping put food on their tables, clothe their kids and keep a roof over their heads. And that's amazing!
I set up the subscription to allow us to buy some goodies from small businesses. Each month, or every few months, subscribers get a delivery to their doorstep from a business chosen by me. We've sent out candles, crafts, cocktails, coffee guides... and we have loads more up our sleeve!
Although I love the subscription, I wanted to do more.
My main focus is always going to be working on weddings and events. But I had a few ideas that I wanted to have a go at involving more of these brilliant little bizzes...
What are the gift boxes?
I've been spending a LOT of time researching some of my favourite suppliers and choosing some of their best products. I'm teaming up with a number of them to create our first gift box concept. And, of course, it's wedding themed!
These days it can be tricky to find a gift for a wedding. When you're close to the couple you want to give them something meaningful, but you know they already have everything they need! If you're going as a Plus One or a friend-of-a-friend, you may not know them well enough to even guess what they'd be after. But there's nothing worse than showing up empty handed. This gift box contains some small, meaningful pieces that you can be proud to give. They're thoughtful, beautiful, long-lasting... and they're helping some brilliant small businesses in the process!
We've made it super easy - the box contains everything you need. Gifts, a card and gorgeous gift wrap too. No traipsing the shops. No scrolling through Etsy. Just a few clicks, and you're away!
Whats in the box?!
Great question! Allow me to show you...
Where can I get one?
They'll be available very soon on our brand new Etsy Store!
They cost £35 including all postage and packaging. It makes everything super convenient for you, they'll be so easy to order, and you can feel good about yourself that you're buying from small businesses!
If you would like to pre-order or register you interest, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or slide into our DMs so that we can set one aside before they go on general sale. We're starting with minimal stock, so they may get snapped up quickly!
You should keep your eyes peeled, too, for more gift box sets in the future. We have loads of other fabulous supplier to team up with and some incredible concepts to bring your way!
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