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  • Au Revoir Burton – Bonjour Paris!

    Salut! Parlez vous anglais? …Oh good! We visit UK trade shows each season to seek inspiration, find the up-and-coming trends we love, to then purchase products we hope you’ll love! This year, we decided to crank it up a notch and travel to Maison et Objet in Paris, to see if there was anything we were missing out on and to find some new international suppliers. I tried to brush up my GCSE French before our trip,...

  • Jodie's July Nuptials

    Is it just me, or has July come around really quickly? It’s been two years since my lovely other (dare I say better?) half asked me to marry him. After the initial planning phase, where we spent our Sunday’s checking out wedding venues and bouncing ideas back and forth down the local, there’s this lull where life pretty much goes back to normal. Then, before you know it, you can count the weeks before the big...

  • Meet our very own Boss Lady

    Having just watched the Netflix Series "Girlboss" (maybe slightly behind the times!) and being inspired by Sophia Amoruso's rise in the fashion industry - starting NastyGal from her bedroom and how she grew it into the Multi-million dollar company it is today. I realised, that I am actually lucky enough to work alongside a Girl Boss of our very own! Here at The Alphabet Gift Shop we have our very own Boss Lady, Sue...

  • The Stationery Awards 2019

    We are SO excited to have been made finalists at the Stationery Awards 2019! The Alphabet Gift Shop have been shortlisted at the Stationery Awards for the "Best Non-Specialist Stationery Retailer" Stationery award. We are up against some big names in retail such as Paperchase and B&M retail. Which, for a small business like ours is even more exciting!! Bring on the Stationery Awards night on April...

  • Meet Four Alphabet Team Members this March

    Every Monday, over on our Instagram @thealphabetgiftshop we share a different member of team and give you a bit of insight into what they do for us here at The Alphabet Gift Shop -  Here is a roundup of our 4 Team Members for March! First up we have Kelly Kelly is one of our personalisation expert team members who works in our Design Studio (Based above our Burton Gift Shop). Here they draw, design, make, press,...

  • Alpine Living in Derbyshire!

    Having one skiing holiday in the French Alps under my belt this year and being lucky enough to be going again next week I am re-igniting my annual love affair with the whole alpine chalet lifestyle. Each year (if I’m lucky) I spend a week in the Alps sliding down a snow covered hill with a couple of planks strapped to my feet. It’s my favourite kind of holiday but, much as I love the skiing (most of the time!),...

  • Our 3 Colours of Spring!

    There is no doubting it! The Alphabet Gift Shop’s three top colour trends for Spring are yellow, coral and mediterranean blue (with a bit of leaf green thrown in for good measure!) This conclusion did not come easily – we’ve been on a long journey of discovery first! There is a slight disagreement amongst our team as to when the start of Spring actually is . . . March 1st? Or at the vernal equinox, which...