Wednesday at GFMY

Hi everyone

So most people that know us or shop here know that Wednesday is a great day at Gifts For Me and You because we are open from 9am – 9pm. One night a week we wanted to give our customers a chance to shop with us of an evening after the kids are in bed or work has finished just so they don’t miss out. We have the kettle on and prosecco chilling in the fridge so our local customer can relax and shop at the same time. If you haven’t been to one of our Wednesday nights yet come down and see what you think.

Today we are focussing on getting orders done and making some brand new products for our customers including personalised jumpers, mugs and knitted pom pom hats which you are all going to love. Its been a busy week so far here at GFMY and its going to get busier with children’s craft parties planned both Saturday and Sunday but we are not complaining we love it! We are also busy planning our events coming up including the canvas party and smells 2 delicious which are fast approaching. We have an exciting surprise planned for our smells 2 delicious event so you must all pop along to see what its all about plus you get 10% off everything that night how great!

Thank you for all your support this week.

Team GFMY xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy at GFMY

Hi everyone, sorry we haven’t blogged for a while we have been super busy since before christmas getting everyones orders out and after christmas this still hasn’t sopped which we are all so grateful for. We were overwhelmed how many of you shopped or ordered with us over christmas and we can’t thank you enough for all your support.

Since our Christmas break we have been sorting the layout of the shop changing everything around which looks amazing. We have also been showcasing our new stockists which started with us this January who we are super excited about and working through contracts for our new website which is hopefully due to launch around easter time. Our regular stockists have also been in and out the shop changing all their stock ready for events coming up this year including valentines day and mothers day.

We have lots of important events coming up at GFMY including a canvas party in february hosted by Photo 2 Canvas as well as smells 2 delicious in march ready for mothers day both  ideal events to come along to for the perfect gifts for all the mums out there. We will also keep you updated on any more events coming up through our social media pages. At the moment we are focusing on getting orders done, running the shop and starting to work on the new website which we can’t wait for you all to see. If you or anyone you know is interested in signing up online with us please visit http://www.gfmy.co.uk where you can sign up for the latest news and also enquire about being an online stockist.

Thank you everyone.

Love Team GFMY x

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Party Party Party…

Hello…


What a week, to say we have been busy is an understatement…. we just never seem to stop! The shop is thriving and forever changing, our happy place goes from strength to strength everyday. Busy busy busy……. We have also had two birthdays within the younger GFMY team and they certainly know how to party! First Master Archie turned 7, how quickly they grow up. He no longer seems to be a little boy, Mr know it all and if you want to know anything about footie or the racing cars he knows it. Then we had Princess Eydie turn 6. Why is it that girls always seems to grow up quicker than boys??? This Little Miss is going to break a few hearts, knowing exactly what she wants and always with a smile 😀 a big super duper happy birthday to both Archie and Eydie from the big GFMY team…..
We also know how to throw a party, Eydie had the best day in our new creative place with our lovely creative people. Tommy tried to wear them out him big blow up active kids stuff (nothing like a bouncy castle). Don’t tell Tommy I said that!!!! Alex worked her magic on the hair and nails, the girls loved it and the Top Gaffer made sure everyone got a handmade gift for home. All kids fed with the biggest and best chips In Heswall and chick nuggets from Paradox along with a smashing cake and to top the party fun and to impress all the parents every guest went home with an amazing personalized T-shirt from the fabulous Nikki Nikster. What a week, What a weekend and What a team and What a brilliant party! Everyone had the best time…. 🙂
Happy days Love GFMY
eydiearchie

 

Our latest News

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently we have been extremely busy on the run up to christmas in our Thingwall store and also sorting things for our new creative place in Heswall which we will fill you all in on very soon when its up and running in the new year. We have also been finalising website designs with our web developer which you are all going to love, we are so excited for you all to see.

So what have we been up to lately… well last weekend just gone we had a stall at the Fabulous Frost Fair which was amazing. We showcased all our winter stock including our popular bobble hats, printed clothing, fashion items and our new printed mugs which went down a treat. The whole weekend was just great especially the friday opening night as Gifts For Me and You were asked to create and run a fashion show for everyone attending showing off all our handmade clothing as well as other stall holders fashion pieces including the amazing cover appeal and gobi knitwear. The fashion show was a huge success and everyone loved it especially the final round were we had a little surprise in store getting children to model our latest printed Christmas t-shirts.

Last month we also had a memories matter part two event which raised a lot of money for alzheimer’s research charity which is close to our hearts. After the success of the first memories matter we decided it was only right to do another one which also went amazing. This time we went bigger and better with more models, more fashion, bigger raffle prizes and the day couldn’t of gone any better. Thank you again to the perfume shop for sponsoring the event, paradox for letting us hold the event there again, everyone who helped us on the day including the DJ, make up artists and hairdressers which all did amazing and of course everyone who bought a ticket and came to the event we couldn’t thank you all enough.

So whats next…well now we are focusing on some craft fairs we have coming up over christmas including matalan head quarters next week and otto lounge the week after which should both be great. We are working hard on our creative place getting time tables ready for all the classes and a price list for anyone who wants to rent room space from us. We are also starting to recruit any stockists both local and around the uk who want to stock on our new website which should be launching spring time next year. We will keep you all updated on all the latest news coming up over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you

Team GFMY xx

Shop BBQ

Recently we hosted our very first bbq at our new shop and it was such a great night. We invited everyone from family and friends to local small businesses just like us. We decided to host our bbq as we have been sorting out the garden at the back of the shop with help fro our neighbours and it looked amazing so we needed to show it off.

We hosted the bbq on a friday night from 7pm with 10% off everything in store for all our lovely customers. It was such a great success and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We had lots of nibbles and drink to offer around and our family member helped out cooking the bbq which was delicious. The night went on to around 10pm and then we headed out to Paradox our favourite place in heswall which was great.

We currently have lots going on in the shop with exciting decisions to be made about the future which I’m sure we can fill you all in on soon.

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New Shop

So its been two weeks since our new shop has opened and it has been a crazy two weeks. Our new shop is located on thingwall corner in a row of shops and it has already proven successful with the sales we have had so far. We decided to relocate from our store in New Brighton due to the size of the shop. As we were getting popular with more stockists wanting to join we needed a bigger location which is why we are now based at Thingwall.

Our shop is our brand new happy place and we are in love with it. When we get the keys it was all hands on deck with lots to be done. Painting, tidying and even gardening had to be done to get the shop looking amazing with our Gifts For Me and You stamp on it. On the opening night we held a launch night with 10% percent off all stock, ice creams and cakes for everyone and prosecco on ice it was great! Thank you all so much to those who came down and supported us. Since our opening night we have held coffee mornings, late night browsing and craft classes for everyone to take part in. We have a full list of different classes they we have lined up in store.

We have had lots of sales so far and are continuing to become more popular with the locals and others. If you are local and nearby you should pop in for a cup of tea and a browse of all our handmade gifts made by over 35 stockists we have at our store. The address is 523 Pensby Road, Thingwall. Thanks to everyone who has been in so far!

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Exciting times ahead

Recently we have been very busy getting all orders done after our huge #memoriesmatter event. The show was a huge success and a lot of things have happened since this including planning for more shows, lots of orders made which we took on the day and we have been busy planning something else which we have been keeping secret for a while. So the big news is…we have a brand new shop! How exciting! Due to work being done and other commitments above the current shop in new brighton we have decided to move ship and get a bigger and better store.

The new shop is based on thingwall corner within the row of other shops. The shop is great you are all going to love it especially the bigger space and the fact it holds a toilet. Due to the bigger space we have been able to let in more stockists with brilliant brand new successful brands that will fit in with our Gifts For Me and You shop perfectly. We are also going to be able to allow the current stockists more space and hold a lot more craft classes for you all to learn exciting new skills.

Our new store is likely to open the first weekend in may but of course not before a huge launch night first which we are currently busy planning. For all of you who came to our winter launch night at our new brighton store last october thats what you have in store only bigger and better…new stockists will be revealed, the shop will get its first viewing and hopefully local shops and restaurants will be attending. Anyway we thought we would update you all on the good news, we now need to get back planning and organising all the exciting ventures coming up. We will keep you you all updated on everything going on with regards to the new store. Thank you Gifts For Me and You.

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#memoriesmatter

So on sunday we had our big event #memoriesmatter and it couldn’t have gone any better! After months of planning, organising and making garments the day finally arrived and we loved every minute. The event was held in paradox in heswall which they let us have free of charge and put on a variety of food and drink offers including roast dinners for £5 of cocktails for 2 for £10 they were great. We all arrived at the venue at 10:30am to set up stalls, the catwalk and the beauty departments ready for the public to arrive at 4pm.

The event went on from 4pm till 8pm and was sponsored by the perfume shop as the chosen charity was for alzheimer’s research which they have a big part in. The perfume shop provided all the models aged from 15 to 70 with a fragrance to match their outfit which they had to spray when walking on the catwalk. The catwalk show was on at 5pm then again at 7pm for this who had missed it. The show showcased a range of different collections by our brand Gifts For Me and You including a beach wear collection, an evening collection, a daytime collection and many more which shown off our clothing range Edith M Williams for spring/summer 2016.

The models went down the catwalk to some inspiring tunes such as beyonce who runs the world and dance tracks by calvin harris which got everyone in the mood to party. As well as the catwalk displays the upstairs of the venue seen wirral independent business stalls such as mbellish, squidges cookies, love lotti and many more who sold items for everyone. Also brands like younique makeup and nails by louise were there giving the public tips on makeup products and files and polishes for a small donation to the alzheimer’s charity which was great.

The day went so well and we raised a huge 4000 pounds in just 4 hours for alzheimers research. We also had a huge raffle on the day which seen great prizes won including a holiday to tenerife, a gucci pashmina and a large range of perfume and beauty products which everyone loved and was thrilled to win. The event was such a success we have decided to hold another one in october and we are already excited. Thank you so much to everyone who helped and came to #memoriesmatter we couldn’t of done it without any of you. Here are some pictures from the day:

 

Liverpool Half Marathon

So today was a whole different sunday for a few of us at Gifts For Me And You. Not a relaxing sunday most of us usually hope for but instead we decided to run a whole 13 miles are we crazy! We decided early on this year to take part in the liverpool half marathon so we had something to train towards and achieve and we can finally say its complete.

One of us at Gifts For Me And You had already taken part in this event last year and was eager to complete the run again so more of us decided to sign up as well. After months of training the day finally came and it was a tough few hours getting through the course. Most of had trained up to about 10 miles so we knew we could go that far which actually wasn’t too bad on the day. However after those 10 miles the last 3 was an absolute killer but we all encouraged each other through it. Usually us england lot wish for nice weather but today it was way too hot especially on the prom were you couldn’t even feel a hint of breeze.

We finally got to the last mile, all the drums were playing and the crowd was cheering, it was such a great feeling inside especially seeing our family and friends at the finish line. We all got through it together and are so proud of ourselves for completing the whole 13 miles without stopping. So now were all at home relaxing feeling very stiff haha but its back to work tomorrow planning something very special for next sunday. Our big event memories matter for the charity alzheimers research is coming up and we have lots and lots to do, garments to make, setting up to do, advertisements to create so we best get back to it. Thank you for all your support after our big day it was such a great journey and a big achievement.

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