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  • Bringing the Beach to Brum for our NEW SHOWROOM LAUNCH!

    Here at Heaven Sends we’re known for a lot of things… quirky giftware, great customer service, value for money - but we’re also known for our madcap ideas as well. So when it came to choosing how to launch the NEW showroom, we had no choice but to “bring the beach to Brum” - quite literally!

    As we don’t do things by halves, the car park was filled with sand, seagulls were imported, ice cream was served, a pier was constructed and even a coconut shy was built. Unfortunately the tide was out so the only thing missing was the sea!

    Everyone loves a good British seaside resort, and it was great to see so many happy customers enjoying the beach, taking photos of themselves at the peep-through and of course basking in the sunshine sitting in the giant deckchair!

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    Guests were the first to see just how amazing the NEW showroom is and were able to view the entire collection (Christmas, Home, Gift & Halloween) – over 6000 products in one place. Customers are now able visit the new showroom space at any time to browse or buy.

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    Industry speakers were also invited to the event, sharing their knowledge with guests in information-packed seminars. Jan Billings from Show Off demonstrated how to create beautiful visual retail displays and Sam Bailey from Silver Compass Digital explained the best way to use social media and email marketing, focusing on small businesses.

    After spending the day having fun, being inspired by the seminars and browsing the NEW Showroom, guests went home with a bucket full of new ideas and a few souvenir goodies & photos…

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    “Just to thank you for such a wonderful 'trade' day yesterday. Dee and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Not only was it lovely to browse the stock to order, but the staff were so friendly and helpful - true 'angels' in every way. The day was well planned and today we are already making changes to the shop's display to reflect the advice at yesterday's workshops. Thank you again”- Liz and Dee from Finishing Touches.

    For those that attended the event, thank you so much for sharing your time with us. You made the event a massive success. We couldn’t have done it without you. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for your beach fun photo. We’ll be announcing the lucky winner of the most amusing photo on Monday 17th July! Or you can view our gallery of snaps here. Can you spot yourself?

    If you couldn’t join us at the beach, at least you didn’t get sand in your shoes like the rest of us! But we’d still love to see you at the NEW Showroom, so just book your visit here.

    Our next fun filled stop is Autumn Fair (3-6 Sept), so we hope to see you there! You could always combine your visit with a look round the showroom, only 20 mins away…

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  • Life's a Beach

    One of our most popular Everyday ranges is Beach Home; its pale blues and weathered woods invoke fresh mornings by the coast- a mood which customers are keen to replicate in their homes. No longer just a trend, coastal home interiors have become a long-standing love affair with the British public that isn’t going anywhere…

    Our range features nautical finishing touches and more nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek décor that take us back to childhood holidays by the sea. So, inspire your customers this summer with statement furniture, shoreline décor and whimsical whales and mermaids. We’ve picked some of our beachy favourites for you below.

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    To view our full range of hundreds of fabulous Beach Home products, register today!

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    Family Rules Beach Sign: PCE289 Beach House Frame: PIP007C
    MVV023 Mermaids this way LED sign
    Wooden Whale Hooks: MVV023 Mermaids LED Sign: SGM313
    XAC001 Blue whale wall shelf unit
    Beach Hut White Unit: XAC001 Blue Whale Shelf: HOM056
  • National Gardening Week (10th-16th April 2017)

    The weather is finally on the turn and everyone is itching to get out into the garden once again! In celebration of the upcoming National Gardening Week, we’ve put together a great collection of Outdoor Living products for you, perfect to inspire your green-fingered customers.

    From whimsical waterfalls to more practical insect-repelling candles, there’s lots of choice for a successful Spring/Summer retail season. Don’t miss out on celebrating one of Britain’s favourite hobbies as UK consumers will be spending around £5 billion this year on products and plants for their gardens!1

    Feed the birds

    The British people love wildlife almost as much as they love their gardens! Did you know we as a nation spend £200 million a year on Wild Bird food?2 Give your customers (and the birds!) some great choices of bird feeders and accessories.

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    Get out into the garden

    What could be more blissful than the relaxing sound of trickling water? Well, maybe a lovely bench to sit back and laze on. Here are some great garden features that will make your customer’s garden as stylish as it is enjoyable to spend time in.

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    Gifts for Garden Lovers

    No matter the gardener, you’ll find the ideal gift. For the shed enthusiast, the al fresco diner or the flower bed potterer- there’s a shed load of choice in our Outdoor Living range.

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    *Source: The Horticultural Trade Association
    2: Source: Wild Scotland http://www.wild-scotland.org.uk/2006/12/its-official-brits-spend-200-million-a-year-on-wild-bird-food/

  • Spring Fair 2017!



    So that's it for another year... and Spring Fair 2017, as ever, was an absolute pleasure!

    It's always so lovely to see lots of old friends, happy returning customers and of course to meet new faces along the way. Though it's a tremendously busy time of the year, it’s you that keeps us going with your excited expectant energy and your joy at seeing all the new collections. (a coffee always helps of course... did you manage to visit the Angel Café?)

    Launching over 1000 new products and merchandising them beautifully was great fun as usual. So we hope you enjoyed discovering all the new goodies as much as we did. Just in case you missed us, here are some of the highlights of this year:

    We're dreaming of a...Pink Christmas!
    Our Fairytale line of Christmas products.Our Christmas collections are always a huge hit. From the red and white of Nordic-inspired novelties to the whiteout of Winter Wonderland, but you know us, we love to give things a twist, so we thought we’d give the rose-tinted Fairytale range the spotlight. And what a pretty successful bunch they make!
 It’s the colour of things to come…

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    Fleur floral furniture at Spring FairIf springtime is more your thing, you're sure to enjoy the floral fancies of the new Fleur range… Soft watercolour washes and intricate details abound in this uplifting collection. Featuring a charming mix of fresh florals & fanciful flamingos (all the rage don’t you know), these delightful pieces will have you feeling right at home.

    How time flies when you're having fun...
    Big red alarm clock product at Spring FairThere just aren't enough hours in the day for all the shopping that needs to be done!

So set a reminder with this alarmingly large statement timepiece… What fun!
    It was a jam-packed show from start to finish, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We hope that our fabulous collections, and ever-helpful angels helped to keep you going.

    You can see all of our photos from the event here.

    Of course, we want to hear all about how much you love your orders when they arrive, so keep in touch!

    Did you miss out on seeing us at this year's event? Why don't you book an appointment to pop into the HS showroom. (revamped with all the new products).

    We'd love to see you!

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  • The Magical Spirit of Christmas Past

    We all remember in our own special way. From the sound of our favorite carols to the smell of the open fire, Christmas time is a treat for the senses. And for many, a welcome trip down memory lane. It’s a time of year where traditions triumph and reminiscent tales are gleefully told.

    We’re all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it!

    As consumers continue to revel in vintage styling and a retro edge, Christmas nostalgia has a unique emotional power. Remember opening those advent windows? Leaving out Rudolf’s carrot? And pushing your luck with your mum’s ‘don’t touch that’ decorations?

    We all agree, Christmas looks great – but there are plenty of little details that make it feel great too. Bring it all back with our nostalgic Christmas touches:

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    Counting Down The Days
    Is there anything more exciting than waiting for Santa to come?!
    Capture the imagination of the DIY’ers out there with this charming wooden advent calendar with 24 fill-yourself drawers.

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    Dish Out The Treats
    From chocolate coated with milk to shortbread style with wine. Everyone has their own version of the big man’s favourite snack.
    So everyone should have a special plate for them too, right?

    Making It Home In Time
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    From ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ to the Chris Rea’s classic ‘Diving Home for Christmas’, this time of year is undoubtedly renowned for loving reunions.
    Help your customers remember that united-again feeling with this wonderful vintage style suitcase.

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    That Precious Post
    In a time of e-cards and virtual treats, many will yearn for that traditional paper trail, straight from the postman.
    Bring back that classic Christmas card and get crafty with our packing room range.

    Even as the years roll by, there’s nothing quite like a classic Christmas.

    So while you’re making your list (and checking it twice) … give a thought to the magic of Christmas past.

    Shop our Christmas Collections >

  • Get creative with Packing Room

    The Angels are being creative and thought they’d share their ideas! Have some fun with our Packing Room products with a little helpful inspiration from the Angels who have come up with 3 simple ways for you and your customers to use this fabulous range.

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    1. Create your own beautiful cards for all occasions. Our Packing Room range will inspire you to be creative, and with a range of stickers and ribbons the design possibilities are endless! There’s no need to purchase your cards anymore, add your own touch of creative genius and personalise them just how you want!

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    2. We all hate wrapping presents... Dull wrapping paper and flimsy paper tags, well we bring you exciting new products to help jazz up your gifts and easily make them look more creative and appealing... Wrapping presents couldn’t be any more fun!

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    3. Repurpose and up-cycle your old belonging with our collection of tapes and strings. Add that quirky touch to your home and gifts with our fabulous range of products. Who’d have thought a bit of string around an old coffee jar would look so pretty?!

    There are endless possibilities for using our packing room products... Many more than the few suggested here, but if you’re still looking for some crafty inspiration, browse our collection here or take a peek at our Pinterest board here for all things packing room!

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  • Why the Queen’s Birthday is a celebration for retailers

    Her majesty, the Queen has just turned 90! And the only way to celebrate is with a big royal birthday bash. Any time a large occasion within the royal family comes around, people from all over the world watch in fascination, and the Queen’s street party will be no exception!

    The royal wedding bought in around £480 million to the U.K economy and the royal baby estimated at £57 million for just commemorative items*

    With positive stats like that, retailers should start to prepare for the rise in spending in the run up to the big celebration.

    Heaven Sends have come up with 3 top reasons why the Queen’s birthday is also a celebration for retailers!

    1.) On average, £1,620 million is spent on British souvenirs, gifts and household goods a year*
    Tourism is a large part of the UK economy, and with the fascination of the royals only increasing, British souvenirs, quirky household goods and royally fabulous gifts are even more popular. With this 90th birthday party being a national occasion, there are more opportunities to bring in buyers wherever your business is!

    2.) The Queen’s jubilee bought in over £18 million in 2012/13*
    After looking at the spending habits in the UK since the royal wedding in 2011 and the Queen’s Jubilee, it’s shown a big rise in profits for retail and the economy generally. It’s easy to go royally mad during exciting occasions like weddings, births and birthdays, so stocking stores for British bits and bobs is sure to entice the shoppers who can’t help but show their patriotic side!

    3.) To be part of the community!
    The royal advisors are keen to get as many people having their own street party, and drumming up excitement for the lavish event. With charities and sponsors city wide working together to make this birthday bash happen, round up some excitement in your local city, and see the profits rolling in!

    Top Tip: Have a ‘Best of British’ section in store with a variety of products, flags and even food to attract in customers to buy!

    There’s proven to be profit made from royal celebrations, and with commemorative items already out to buy, there’s no better time than now to show some patriotism and pick some products to highlight the best of British!

  • Fancy a Cuppa and Some Chocolate?

    Sent from Heaven (Sends), Our ‘Manly Angel’ Jeff Norman is on hand to take care of you in East Anglia. With his enormous passion and understanding of the gift industry, he is a fountain of knowledge, ready to help your business grow!

    Here are his 5 fabulous reasons to order with him!

    1.) I can drop by and visit you to guide you through your buying decisions, advise on bestsellers, and choosing the right products for your business.

    2.) If you love to natter about all things Home and Gift (and obviously a bit of football), then we’ll have lots in common!

    3.) Avoid the trade show rush and place an order at your own convenience!

    4.) As your dedicated Angel with extraordinary service skills and expert gift industry knowledge, I can advise on everything from due dates and back orders to the latest hot trends.

    5.) You put the kettle on and I’ll bring plenty of chocolate coins!

    If you fancy a chat about new stock arrivals and what fabulous products I can recommend, just give me a call or drop me an email to book an appointment...

    Contact number: 07496 310 597
    Email: jeff@heavensends.com

  • How does your Garden grow?

    UK consumers spend around £5 billion a year on products and plants for their gardens* Now Spring has sprung, and we can see glimmers of summer to come, it’s the perfect time to have fun with foliage and neaten up the garden.

    Heaven Sends Outdoor Living range is much more than just gardening…with blooms, buckets and bits and bobs and even benches; your garden can reside inside and not just outside.

    The Heaven Sends handy guide is here to show you some products that are sure to get your shoppers excited about going green!

    FHB073FHB073- Love is Here Bench
    £106.38 (min 1)
    A bench is the perfect statement piece in any outdoor space, and this one is no exception. The ‘love is here’ metal and wooden bench has a touch of up-cycled charm adding quirky detailing to a living space or garden. Just imagine lounging on this bench, soaking up the sunshine? Bliss... if you like the thought, so will your customers! Available for future delivery.

    MBF204MBF204- Flea Market Crate Set
    £17.02 (min 2)
    This fabulous set of three antique style 'Flea Market' crate set comes in assorted sizes and are perfect for indoor or outdoor storage. Alternatively, pop in pre-potted plants as a modern quirky planter with a vintage classic design.

    byz172BYZ172- Garden Herb Markers
    £5.53 (min 4)
    If you don’t have the gift of green fingers, then these 9 helpful herb markers will make sure you never confuse your parsley with your rosemary again! These wooden markers come in their very own matching box...useful to store anything from seeds to string while your markers are in use!

    MBF313- Set of 2 Wooden Trugs MBF313
    £19.14 (min 2)
    These simply fabulous wooden trugs will be the perfect garden accessories! Your gardening clientele can pop plants, pots or garden greens in the basket or simply use it as a decoration inside or outside! Available for future delivery.

    GWW004AGWW004A- Owl Hanging Basket
    £4.67 (min 6)
    How adorable is this hanging owl basket!? Not only can it be used to pot plants, but this woodland animal is sure to attract shoppers that want to add some fun into their garden! Available for future delivery!

    HLD146BHLD146B- Metal Old Gardeners Sign
    £1.48 (min 12)
    Pun lovers will appreciate this humorous ‘old gardeners never die’ metal sign. A great gift idea for those with green fingers, or for garden enthusiasts to hang in the home as an amusing sign!

    As the sun begins to shine, stocking up on a choice of outdoor themed products will definitely attract customers regardless of if they’re garden proud or simply want some bits and bobs to decorate their outdoor space.

    Top Tip:
    Focus on the visual merchandising of your products and set up a ready-made garden area in store to help shoppers see all your garden goodies and entice them into buying multiple products!

    There’s a load to choose from at Heaven Sends…see our Outdoor Living range here!

    *Sourced: The Horticultural Trade Association

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