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  • What the Angels have been up to during lockdown

    As lockdown starts to ease, the shops begin to open we’ve decided to take a look back at what our Angels have been up to during lockdown. The past few months have been tough; with ‘normal service’ at a standstill across the world we have all been required to adapt to a new way of living and working …

    From supporting the local community & charities, welcoming new arrivals and spending time on hobbies new and old… it’s safe to say the Angels have been kept busy!

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    You may have already seen that Jeff and his family have been busy completing a marathon walking challenge in support of the East Anglia Children’s hospice.

    They’ve raised over £1,200 for this fantastic cause. Well done Jeff, Debbie & Charlotte!

    Read more >

    Louise Mehmet

    Louise signed up as a NHS volunteer and has been supporting her local community by food shopping for vulnerable people shielding in their homes.

    Though disappointed that Wimbledon had to be cancelled this year, Louise has been making the most of the good weather and playing lots of tennis.

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    Angela Wright

    Angela suddenly found herself as teacher to her son, navigating the world of home learning and swotting up on her sums.

    She had promised her son that if their long-awaited holiday was to be cancelled, she would get him a dog. Unfortunately their trip did get cancelled- but they were instead able to welcome little Milo the Dachshund puppy to the family. Talk about silver linings!

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    Andrew Potts

    Andrew is a Trustee of a local community trust, which looks after a community centre and the local library. During lockdown they set up a Coronavirus care group, which organised home shopping and meals for vulnerable residents in the village.

    He has also proven himself to be King of DIY, taking on many projects such as redecorating a kitchen, laying a new patio and converting an old aviary into a 'She Shed'!

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    Helen Gillam

    Helen has been a busy bee, helping neighbours with their shopping, volunteering and baking lots of treats.

    Cooper the Spaniel has been accompanying her on country bike rides, happily trotting along beside her. Sounds like those agility lessons have certainly paid off.

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    Marina Crisp

    Marina has been a busy bee over lockdown…she’s been supporting her local community by shopping for elderly neighbours and spending plenty of time working out in the garden looking after her lovely chickens, guineas and cats!

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    Looking Forward

    Suddenly, we find ourselves towards the end of July and the Christmas period is fast approaching! We are delighted to confirm that our Christmas lines for 2020 are in production and already starting to land daily. We are dedicated to supporting our customers as best we can to return to trading and to have the best Christmas trading period possible.

    Our fabulous Showroom has now re-opened after a total refresh, extending over two floors! We have taken this time to be as proactive as possible: transforming displays, creating more display and walking space and putting an enhanced cleaning plan in place to give you peace of mind on your visit.

    To adhere to social distancing guidelines we are limiting the amount of visitors we have per day. Please contact your Rep to book your visit.

    If you can't make it to the Showroom, our Angels are happy to visit you to go through our ranges and find the best product ranges to suit you.

    If you have any further queries please contact us on +44 (0) 121 351 7457 or email sales@heavensends.com

    We hope to see you soon
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  • Thank you NHS

    The current situation has given all of us a renewed love & appreciation for the amazing work that the NHS do.

    In a small way to say thank you, we were able to work in partnership with our Far East suppliers to donate 1,000 medical grade facemasks to support our wonderful NHS in their crucial work. It's the least we could do... thank you NHS! x ????????

  • Latest Update: COVID-19

    Dear friends,

    Just a brief update…

    In these worrying times for all we wanted take a moment to reach out to you to offer you & your business as much support as possible. As a family-run business ourselves we share these concerns with you. We truly believe we are all in this together & will get through this by working together.

    In light of this in the coming weeks the Angels will be hard at work delivering to you, not only your orders, but sharing valuable insight, pointers & tips in an attempt to help us all adapt to meet the changing needs of the market… or just crazy ideas on how to entertain your kids at home… every little helps.

    We are open for business although processes may take a little longer than normal until the dust settles a little. Our warehouse is dispatching orders daily as normal while strictly following government guidelines on distancing. We did feel it prudent to close the showroom & office for the wellbeing of all for the time being. As the team are working remotely we ask that you send any enquiries through to sales@heavensends.com.

    Above all please keep safe & well.

    Remember your Angels are here to support you no matter what…

  • Our update- COVID 19

    COVID-19-UPDATE

    We are striving to run our operations as normal however given the unprecedented COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, we wanted to take the time to update you on the actions taken to keep Heaven Sends safe for our staff and visitors.

    Please see our latest updates here.

    If you need any help or support, please contact our angels who will be happy to help.

  • Christmas Delivery Information

    It's coming up to the most wonderful time of the year!

    We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas & to thank you so much for your continued custom and support! We look forward to seeing you all at the shows in 2020!

    Christmas Delivery:

    Last order date: Wednesday 18th December by 11AM

    Last Dispatch Date: Friday 20th December AM

    Christmas Closure:

    5PM Friday 20th December until 9AM Thursday 2nd January

    Closed New Years Day

    Harrogate Christmas & Gift
    12 - 15th January 2020
    Stand C21, C26 & C37

    NEC Spring Fair
    2nd - 6th February 2020
    Stand: Hall 4 4E20 = F21
    (New Location)

    Want to avoid the crowds, why not book a visit to our fabulous Showroom? Only 20 mins away from the NEC Birmingham.

  • 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/

  • 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?

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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!

  • 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

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