18-21 July 2021
Home & Gift Buyers Festival
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Jordan Evans / 21 Jul 2020
For decades Tweedmill has been delighting buyers and customers alike with their gorgeous...
Jordan Evans / 01 Jul 2020
Home & Gift Virtual schedule revealed
The organisers of Home & Gift have announced the launch of Home & Gift Virtual 2020, a t...
Celine Dibert, Press Loft / 24 Jun 2020
Getting ready for Christmas PR
Christmas happens twice in the world of PR. Every year, around mid-June to mid-July, bra...
Jordan Evans / 24 Jun 2020
Behind The Brand: Devaiya Oils
After experiencing the benefits of essential oils for herself, Ruby Sagu knew she needed...
Jordan Evans / 23 Jun 2020
Gift of the Year launches Gifts of Hope Awards
The Giftware Association has been so inspired by the specialist products, ranges and he...
Caroline Gardner / 10 Jun 2020
The Art of Journaling with Caroline Gardner
There are plenty of reasons that journaling is on the rise and becoming increasing popul...
Jordan Evans / 09 Jun 2020
#GiftThemThanks: New campaign ‘gifts’ back to key workers
The Giftware Association (GA), is calling on its members and gift companies across the U...
Jordan Evans / 04 Jun 2020
Meet The Maker: Sue Pryke
With a background firmly rooted in the crafts, Sue Pryke has built a career that has see...
Jordan Evans / 28 May 2020
4 Free Tools for Amazing Content Creation
From engaging blog posts to a captivating social media strategy, it’s never been more ...
Ian Pattison, Google Cloud / 27 May 2020
The Future of Retail: 2020
Ian Pattison, Head of Customer Engineering, Retail CPG & Travel at Google Cloud has shar...
Jordan Evans / 26 May 2020
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: The sculpture celebrating and supporting the NHS
Created by sculptor Thomas Meadows and the artisans in their Exmoor workshop, Clapping H...
Jordan Evans / 21 May 2020
Facebook shakes up the world of e-commerce with the launch of Shops
Shaking up the world of e-commerce with the launch of Shops, retailers will now have the...
Jordan Evans / 13 May 2020
How Instagram is helping foster small business love
This week Instagram launched their ‘Support Small Business’ sticker, giving its user...
Jordan Evans / 12 May 2020
3 reasons you should have a Pinterest marketing strategy
Used by more than 300 million people world-wide each month and reporting a 60% year-on-y...
Tea Robinson / 05 May 2020
BEHIND THE BRAND Eleanor Tomlinson
With over 200 bespoke commissioned artworks under her belt, Yorkshire born & bred artist...
Jordan Evans / 30 Apr 2020
The organisers of the Home & Gift show have today announced the launch of Harrogate @ Ho...
Kat Maclennan / 24 Apr 2020
How to Plan for an Impactful Re-opening
As a Visual Merchandising Consultant, Kat Maclennan has spent her career collaborating w...
Jordan Evans / 22 Apr 2020
We Love Seasons focuses on offering contemporary products for Easter, Halloween and Chri...
Jordan Evans / 17 Apr 2020
Education worker turned aromatherapist, Jo Evans, owner of Bespoke Aroma, launched her v...
Catherine Erdly / 16 Apr 2020
4 steps to create a plan of action to help your business thrive
We are living in extraordinary times. The impact on everyone's lives have been immediate...
Charlotte Simpson / 16 Apr 2020
Top Tips for using Instagram Live and Live Video for your brand
Many may be a bit hesitant as the word ‘live video’ can be out of someone’s comfor...
Jordan Evans / 09 Apr 2020
Ensuring customers are stylish from top to toe, with their lovely range of stylish socks...
Kate Hardcastle / 08 Apr 2020
Kate Hardcastle MBE, often referred to as The Customer Whisperer, is a leading expert in...
Kelly Grant / 07 Apr 2020
As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Home & Gi...
Jordan Evans / 02 Apr 2020
The brain-child of environmental and social entrepreneur, Evan Lewis, Bristol-based VENT...
Jordan Evans / 01 Apr 2020
A Celebration Of Snail Mail
As we move into April the US is celebrating National Letter and Card Writing Month but, ...
31 Mar 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre commissioned as temporary NHS hospital
You may have seen some media reports regarding one of the Home & Gift Show’s venues, t...
Jordan Evans / 25 Mar 2020
Uninspired by the abundance of typical baby textile patterns on the market when she beca...
PR Dispatch / 20 Mar 2020
3 ways for small businesses to move forward in uncertain times
The current challenging and tough climate is forcing a lot of small business owners to f...
19 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Home & Gift 2020 to run as planned
Home & Gift Harrogate has been a key date in the retail calendar for 60 years, bringing ...
Halcyon Naturals / 15 May, 2020
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The Halcyon Naturals simple guide to lifting low moods

More clarity, less stress
No matter how we strong we think we are, everyone at some point in their life will experience low mood. The lockdown we are currently living in is certainly no exception!
Triggered by the smallest of things, low moods can last a day or continue for longer periods of time leading to high stress levels and depression. The state of your mental health not only affects you, it also impacts those surrounding you.
Mood management can be easily done at home as part of your daily routine to stay in happy mode and combat the production of the stress hormone cortisol.  Released by the body during times of stress, cortisol has many important functions in your body, so maintaining the right level is essential for good mental health and body function.

Meditation is simple to practice. Just 10 minutes of meditation each day can help to manage stress levels, improve your overall health and wellbeing and help with insomnia. There are a variety of free apps available on your phone and you can even “ask Alexa” to help you meditate and she will find you guided meditations you can listen to at your own leisure. Our top three meditation apps are: Insight timerCalm and Meditation studio.

It’s a proven fact that exercise can lift mood. It doesn’t have to be high intensity or high impact it can be a brisk walk for 30 mins or a moderate cardio workout to get the blood pumping. After just 30 mins of moderate aerobic exercise, endorphins are released and result in a mood lift and energy boost that can last up to 24 hours. Endorphins are produced naturally by the body and trigger happy, positive feelings.
If you prefer low impact activity, Yoga is a great form of low impact exercise that helps ease anxiety and stress by incorporating breathing techniques, meditation, movements, and relaxation.
Yoga practice has become a popular method to help restore balance and mental clarity with additional benefits such as increasing body strength, balance and posture improvement, and enhanced flexibility. Our top three yoga apps are: Movement for modern life; Yogastudio and Down Dog.

Aromatherapy can come at a cost and this varies depending on the number and length of sessions. It can cost between £50 and £90 per session. Also known as Essential oil Therapy,  it uses natural plant extracts and essential oils to enhance mental wellbeing and physical and emotional health. Aromatherapy can be practiced in the home using products that use essential oils such as reed diffusers, room mists and scented candles.
Aromatherapy candles are ideal for relaxation, anxiety, stress relief and insomnia. All Halcyon Natural candles, diffusers and room mists are hand poured and contain only pure essential oils instead of fragrance oils which are synthetic in nature and have no actual therapeutic benefits. Specifically designed to enhance your mood through aromachology (a fusion of aromatherapy and scent science), all our products are vegan-friendly, toxin free and with no paraffin, chemicals or other harmful ingredients that can be damaging to your health.

Grab 15% off all items (excl. subscriptions) at check out with code STAYHOME  at www.halcyonnaturals.com  until the end of lockdown or for trade offers please email trade@halcyonnaturals.com for more info.
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