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vouching for digital #shopindie
We’ve noticed an enterprising #UKLockdown trend of UK indies and creatives offering downloadable #giftideas or #shopindie vouchers.
Downloads, of course, get straight to the heart of doubts over mailing by ensuring direct and immediate delivery of your gift ideas (or isolation activity suggestions).
And buying vouchers is a wonderfully supportive way of helping to keep small business going in tough times like this. For the business, some cash flow is maintained (and a warm feeling that #supportsmallbusiness is not being forgotten). For the buyer, time to choose and plan ahead for when all is a little better with the world.
Here we highlight some of the downloads and vouchers that have featured on #UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM since the onset of lockdown:
Clockwise (from top left):
- Gift vouchers for classic car hire valid for 18 months from Wiltshire-based Vintage Classics Car Hire
- E-mailable vouchers for hand-burnt wood items from the online gift shop of Yorkshire’s Wooden You Love
- Gift vouchers for the original and sought-after kitchen and dining knives, boards and stands from Staffordshire wood artisans Whispers of Wood
- Downloadable and personalised milestone heart map gifts – for ‘where we met’, anniversary and all manner of memories – from East of England illustrator LaraKingDraws
- Wall art downloads from specialist London photographers The Picture Studio
- Wildlife and botanical print downloads (this one is a Snakeshead Fritillary) from Buckinghamshire pen and ink artist BeetleStudios
- Printable landscapes available for immediate download from Ipswich digital artist Resplendent Artworks
- Digital gift vouchers with no expiry dates from Northumberland artist, illustrator and map maker Sarah Farooqi
- Centre – downloadable dog art and home and family prints from ‘crazy dog lady’ illustrator lucymeiscribbles
Join us for UKGIftHour UKGiftAM on Twitter every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-noon – we’re the shopindie #giftfinder at your fingertips!
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