Gifts... well thoughtful gifts can be tricky because sometimes you just run out of ideas.
As Flutterbyes is very well known for amazing gifts, we asked Flutterbyes expert Charmain to share her advice
Here's what she said:
I always get asked for gift ideas when I am in store. It’s one of my favourite parts of my job; Ask any of my friends & family... gifts are my thing! It’s one of the reasons we started Flutterbyes!
I spend hours thinking of unusual gift ideas that are unique to the recipient and I love sourcing unusual items that cannot be found in mainstream shops.
It’s never about the price tag when I choose a gift…
You never need to spend a fortune to give someone the perfect gift. It just needs thoughtfulness and an understanding of what the gift means to the person giving it and the person receiving it. The perfect gift should always evoke a memory when it’s looked at or used.Men & gifts
We get more and more men shopping with us now which is great, as when we opened our first store they would have to be dragged in by their wives/girlfriends. But as time has gone by, they know that Flutterbyes is their partner’s favourite boutique and are told "just get me anything from Flutterbyes”.
Our lovely sales team are always happy to help choose the perfect gift for a loved one, and we have had many satisfied customers over the years.
We once had a young man come in asking for help to find his girlfriend an unusual gift for her 21st birthday. I suggested a 6 drawer wooden cabinet which had a heart design cut into each drawer and in each little drawer we chose a small gift, a sentiment heart inscribed with a love quote in one, a bracelet in another, chocolates in the next and so on and so forth. We gift wrapped it for him and off he went happy. Several days later he returned with a box of chocolates to say thank you, his girlfriend cried when she received her gift as she couldn’t believe the thoughtfulness of it.
We have recreated that gift idea for wedding gifts, Christenings etc, and it always has the desired effect. What can be better than a gift within a gift!
We often help out with wedding prop ideas and we always stock romantic plaques & signs which look great placed around the wedding room, "And they lived happily ever after" wooden sign is a favourite. It looks fab on the top table or placed on the cake table.
Our pet range has become very popular and I am always on the lookout for unusual products that will make perfect prezzies for pet lovers, I work closely with our designers to create products that I know our customers will love, after all my dogs are also my family so I know how much our pets mean to us.
For more gifts, check out Flutterbyes.co.uk and remember Christmas is just around the corner! Flutterbyes will have lots of hand-picked & gorgeous gifts picked by our experts for your loved ones; all with that affordable price tag!