gettingpersonal.co.uk

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About Us

6 May 2011

Welcome to Getting Personal.co.uk – the personal place to shop…

Who we are and where we came from.
GettingPersonal.co.uk is your home for personalised and unique gift ideas.

Created in November 2005 with my co-founder and friend Giles, shortly before the birth of my daughter, GettingPersonal.co.uk has grown immensely thanks to your support. And, although we’ve never deviated from our original commitment to offering unique and personal gifts that cannot be purchased on the High Street, we’re worked hard to develop new ideas and further extend our range of products.

We started the company with our Personalised Calendar, and even today, it’s still one of our most popular products.

However, although we attribute some of our success to our commitment to offering great gifts at affordable prices, none of it would have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of people like you. Indeed, as many of our gifts are designed and produced exclusively ‘in-house’, all of our best selling items have been created as a consequence of customer suggestions.

Today, we are a leading online retailer of Gifts, Personalised Gifts & Unusual Gifts. We have been featured two years running within the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. The prestigious national league table ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over the past three years.

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, which has sponsored the league table for all 13 years, commented: “The last year has been one of the toughest I remember in business; but the fear of the early part of 2009 has been replaced by optimism we will find a way through. This sense of optimism is reflected in the sterling performance of the Fast Track 100 companies who are expecting impressive continued growth this year.”

We have been ranked by Hitwise as a Top 10 Website in the Gifts & Flowers category for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Top 10 Website for 2010
GettingPersonal.co.uk has been named the a Top 10 website in the Gifts Industry for 2010 in the latest Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards program. The annual Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards recognise excellence in online performance through public popularity, awarding websites in more than 50 key industries online.

As Hitwise reports on the anonymous online usage and search behaviour UK Internet users – the largest online sample of its kind – this unique awards programme recognises excellence in online performance through public popularity.

Results of the Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards are based on the Internet usage of more than 8 million UK Internet users with winners receiving the greatest market share of visits throughout the year in their online industry.

Daniel King, General Manager of Hitwise UK said, “With the dynamics of online marketing continually evolving, the online success of GettingPersonal.co.uk is an incredible achievement. Receiving a Hitwise UK Online Performance Award acknowledges that GettingPersonal.co.uk is amongst the most popular websites visited by UK Internet users, signifying the strength of their online marketing”.

The Card Factory Group

GettingPersonal.co.uk is now part of The Card Factory Group. Card Factory are the UK’s fastest growing and market-leading card and gift retailer with over 570 stores on the high street today. Visit Card Factory online and find your local Card Factory store.

GettingPersonal.co.uk in the Press

GettingPersonal.co.uk has been featured in the press including on ITV’s This Morning, GMTV (LK Today), BBC Radio One, Hello! Magazine and in the Daily Mail Weekend Magazine.

We try very hard to ensure all our customers are happy and respond to email and telephone enquiries quickly so you can buy with confidence.

Take a look at our ‘Book of Smiles’ to see what we mean – we find the best way is to let our customers do the talking.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

I would love you to be part of our success and if you are an existing customer – thank you, or if you are thinking about placing an order, then I look forward to hearing from you…

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silver2treasure

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Antique Silver For Sale

Antique silver quality gifts and items for the discerning buyer. Silver2treasure is a husband and wife team who specialise in good old fashioned customer service. We have been trading on the Internet for over 5 years and we have over 3000 satisfied customer feedbacks at our ebay store. We have found that whilst ebay provides a safe trading enviroment for customers many prefer to shop outside ebay. In order to satisfy this demand we have created our Silver2treasure.com website. Use the menu bar above or any of the images on each side of this page to visit our stock for sale.

Through this website you will be able to purchase quality antique silver and obtain the same standard of service as our ebay customers but at a reduced price. The saving from charges made by ebay we pass directly on to you the customer. Each item for sale has a contact form and all you need to do is use this form to commence the buying process. Its quick, simple and you do not have any complicated shopping carts to frustrate you.

See What our customers say about us and visit our Customer reviews Section Here is just one customers review.

Jo Sawdy

I was first drawn to The Silver2treasure website when I was looking for a claret jug. I found exactly what I wanted and bought it. Since then I have made many purchases and have been delighted with the range of beautiful silver on offer, meticulously photographed and described and at a very fair price. Silver2treasure have become very good friends. Visiting their website and buying pieces has become like visiting one’s favourite shop in a nearby Cathedral city; a warm welcome from friends, a tempting array of answers to every need and total honesty about the things offered for sale. The only difference nowadays is having to have the good gossip by email!

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smartgiftsolutions.co.uk

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to Smart Gift Solutions,  your gift delivery service

Explore Smart Gift Solutions for Exclusive and Luxury gift hampers and hundreds of stylish and funky gift ideas for every occasion in your life!

What’s the occasion?

Are you shopping for birthday gifts, wedding gifts, get well gifts, an anniversary, baby gifts, to say thank you, sympathy or business?  Whatever the occasion, we have a super range of gifts to suit, offering a full service which includes gift wrap, free gift message, free photo greeting
cards, themed greeting cards and first class customer service which includes
tracking your order through to delivery!

Simply click on any of the gift categories to your left, gifts for her or baby
gifts etc and start browsing. Click on the ‘view more’ button for each item
you are interested in for options available… select gift wrap, gift tag and
other features available for that particular item.  Personalise your gift at
the checkout with your message.  You’ll also have the option to upload
a photo to a free greeting card at the checkout or select a themed
greeting card of your choice.

Smart Gift Solutions….

Just the thing when you want to
thank, inspire, reward, entice or impress!

We know the pleasure’s in the detail – exquisitely chosen and carefully
packed, each of our gifts and all our hampers receive our utmost attention.  Your lucky recipient will know that you spent time choosing a gift that’s just right for them.

Happy shopping – we hope you enjoy and should you need any
assistance simply give us a call on 0870 609 3448 or send us an email!

Smart Gift Solutions…

provide a broad range of thoughtful and imaginative gifts.  We’ve an incredible range, from soft toys to spa hampers, from cheese and wine to gourmet selections, experience days, flowers, fruit baskets, baby gifts, gizmos and gadgets… you’ll find a gift to suit every taste.

Each of our hampers are created to provide a truly unique experience.  Each has been carefully put together with plenty of imagination.  There’s no filler items like anchovy paste, no excess tissue and no skimping on the good stuff!  You can also create your own gift hamper by choosing from a broad range of goodies, for the perfect, unique, hand-picked selection.

Our gift selection is tailored to suit specific people and occasions.  So whether you’re buying for an awkward auntie or a new godson, you will find that one of our gifts is just right.  We can beautifully wrap your gift for you for wow-factor and add a greeting card to express your love.

Why Order from us ?

Because we care…

we care about your reputation, we care how your recipient will feel when they open their gift sent by you.  We are concerned about the wow-factor.  When your recipient opens their gift, we want them to admire the beautiful, professionally wrapped gift.  We want them to admire the gift tag with the carefully printed message you have written and we want them to realise how special they are, because you have used only a premier gift service and selected the best gift for them.

And we want you to know that anything you order from us, you will feel confident that if any problems do arise, we will put them right for you immediately, with the minimum of fuss, and the best resolution that suits you.

We’re 100% committed to customer satisfaction and, in the event of any discontent, offer a refund or replacement.

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TRAIDCRAFT

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TRAIDCRAFT

Traidcraft is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. Our mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.

Traidcraft’s unique structure – a trading company and a development charity working together – gives us a distinctive perspective on how trade can be made to work for the poor.

Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we build long-term relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.

Find out more about Traidcraft’s work at www.traidcraft.co.uk .

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WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?

Fair trade seeks to transform the lives of poor producers in the developing world by enabling them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty.

It seeks to challenge injustices in trading structures and practices that so often lead to the exploitation and marginalisation of poor people.

Over ten years ago Traidcraft helped establish the Fairtrade Mark, which guarantees:

– A fair price which covers the cost of sustainable production
– An extra premium to invest in community projects
– Defined standards for the health, and social and economic welfare, of producers
– Defined standards for the protection of the environment

But we didn’t stop there.

With the help of our thousands of supporters and customers Traidcraft goes the extra mile by:

– Choosing to work with poor and small-scale producer groups
– Working in partnership with our producers, committing to long-term relationships and engaging in regular contact
– Investing in the development of producers to help them build professional, sustainable businesses
– Offering the widest range of fair trade products in the UK
– Pioneering innovations in fair trade
– Lobbying governments to advance the cause of trade justice
– Tackling issues faced by people who are disadvantaged by unfair trade agreements
– Demonstrating ethical business practices and challenging others to do the same

Read about how fair trade changes lives by looking at our product pages, or by visiting Traidcraft’s website .

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THE FAIRTRADE MARK

Many of Traidcraft’s food and cotton products have the Fairtrade logo on their packaging. The Fairtrade Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. The logo is licensed by the Fairtrade Foundation, of which Traidcraft is a founder member.

The Fairtrade Mark is only available on certain products which have internationally-agreed Fairtrade standards. Most products carrying the Fairtrade Mark are food or cotton.

Traidcraft has its own purchasing policy to ensure that we operate under rigorous fair trade criteria, even if the Mark is not yet available or where we are supporting producers to move towards certification.

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Great North Run

Get your trainers on and run for Team Traidcraft in the 2011 Great North Run. With your support we can train people across the developing world and equip them with the skills and knowledge to trade their way out of poverty.

With your help we can break the cycle of poverty.

To register your interest in one of our places please fill in our online registration form.

When applying for one of our guaranteed places please ensure that you fill in as much detail as possible as this will help us allocate our places.

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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Our cards and envelopes are produced from certified FSC material. This ensures paper comes from responsible sources, helping to protect the world’s forests.

FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. More than 125 million hectares of forest are now certified to FSC standards around the world. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust. © Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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marksandspencer.com

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We have over 600 stores located throughout the UK, ranging from large out-of-town and flagship stores of over 100,000 sq ft, to Simply Food stores of around 7,000 sq ft. Our largest store is located at Marble Arch on London’s Oxford Street and has around 170,000 sq ft of selling space.

We receive a substantial number of student requests throughout the year ranging from personal interviews to questionnaire responses and customised research. Unfortunately, we’re unable to handle these enquiries on an individual basis.

We are, therefore, directing all student enquiries to this section which has been developed to make it easy for you to access the information you need. Our website is updated regularly with new announcements about the business so you can get the latest publicly available information. Here you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive from students.

The Company

  • Our Plan
  • Our Board
  • The Management Committee
  • Company history
  • Our locations

Our history

If you have an enquiry about the history of M&S, our Archive team will be happy to help you, and can be reached at company.archive@marks-and-spencer.com or on 0208 718 2800.

Market information

  • Investor relations
  • Share price

Business plan

Our business plan is covered in many sections of the site. Our online annual report (opens in a new window) is a good place to start. We also have a number of presentations which can be downloaded.

Our press releases section provides updates on announcements affecting all aspects of our business and the results page will provide you with the latest information on our performance.

Recycle your M&S clothes at Oxfam

M&S can make your unwanted clothes feel wanted again. Bring the M&S clothes, shoes and bags you no longer need into Oxfam shops and receive a £5 off voucher when you spend £35 or more on clothing, home and beauty at M&S*

Farming for the Future winner 2011

Vote for your UK Farmer

Seamus has demonstrated a sustainable approach to business in many ways. He is an active member of local discussion groups, sharing best practice with his peers, and also organises a collaborative buying group to minimise input costs for his own farm and his neighbours. He is a participant in a focus farm scheme, which has seen more than 350 farmers visit his farm to share experiences and knowledge, and is committed to achieving the best technical performance possible.

But his achievements do not stop there. He has increased the efficiency of utilisation of farm manures by using precision GPS application, minimising the need for artificial fertiliser. He has committed to planting 450m of new hedgerow each year for 5 years to improve biodiversity, and has fenced off species rich grassland and watercourses to protect these important environmental areas. He has also invested in a new poultry house to improve animal welfare, which includes double glazed windows to allow the birds to enjoy natural daylight.

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indigo-gifts.com

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About Us

Indigo Gifts is a family run business and its ethics is based on the fast changing nature of retail by constantly updating our products to ensure we meet our customer’s needs.

We are an online retailer only and do not have any retail stores, by doing this we keep our overheads to a minimum, allowing us to pass on the savings to our customers by keeping our prices low.

Whether you are looking for gifts for her or gifts for him you will find what you are looking for at Indigo Gifts.

Delivery

Order Value                       UK Standard Delivery

Up to £20                             £1.99

Up to £30                             £2.99

Up to £40                             £3.99

Up to £50                             £4.99

Above £50                           Free

 

Deliveries will be within 3 to 5 working days.

The Canvas Art will be 5 to 7 working days.

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iwantoneofthose.com/

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Stuff you really, really want.

Here at IWantOneOfThose.com we are all about the new gadgets and gizmos, in fact most of our friends would say it’s become a bit of an obsession. We spend every waking minute trawling the globe looking for excitingly cool gadgets and gifts to put before you. Just check out our new gadget shop if you’re in any doubt.

You’re going to be spoilt for choice if you’re looking for some new cool stuff like travel gadgets, big boys toys or spy gadgets. We also have a great range of gift ideas including gifts for men, gifts for her and even gifts for pets. But if you’re after something a touch more unusual, then why not try one of our memorable experience days available across the UK. Oh and we’ve got VW campervan tents and air swimmers. Not sure where they fit in but they’re pretty darn fun. We’ve added so many unusual and unique gifts you’ll be able to find birthday presents for even the most difficult to buy for person.

Which countries do you deliver to?

We deliver to addresses both inside the UK and outside the UK with the exception of the below countries.

  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • Syria
  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Cuba
  • Sudan
  • Myanmar
  • Libya

 

UK DELIVERY (FREE)

Standard Delivery
Delivery: 1 – 3 days

All orders placed before 3:00pm are despatched from our warehouse the same day via Royal Mail 1st Class or our couriers DPD, subject to stock availability and security checks. The delivery method used is based on the size, weight and value of the order.

If your parcel of goodies is being delivered by our DPD Courier, it will require a signature on arrival. If you’re not in they will attempt to deliver your parcel to one of your immediate neighbours, and will pop a card through your door to let you know which neighbour has it.

Service
Delivery Window Delivery Time
Standard Delivery Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm 1 – 3 days

Some areas of the U.K. are subject to higher prices and longer delivery times because of their (relatively) remote locations. Premium, Saturday and Before Noon deliveries are not available in these areas. They are as follows:

Destination
Delivery (in working days)
Northern Ireland 2 – 5 days
Scottish Highlands & Islands 2 – 5 days
Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Channel Islands 2 – 5 days
The following postcodes:
AB30 – AB56, FK17-22, G83, HS1-9, IV1-28, 33-39, 40-51 and 55-56, KA27, KA28, KW1-3, 5-14 and 15-17, PA20-48 and 60-78, PH18-26 and 30-44, ZE1-3
2 – 5 days

EU DELIVERY (£7.95)

International orders (within the EU) are sent by Royal Mail or by our courier DPD. They take between 2 and 5 working days to be delivered. The delivery method used is based on the size, weight and value of the order.

Delivery charges for DPD orders:

We deliver to the following countries (and please note that we can only take orders from people whose credit cards are registered to the following countries too – regardless of where your order is being sent):

Destination

Delivery (in working days)
Austria 2-5
Belgium 2-5
Czech Republic 3-5
Denmark (Mainland Only) 2-5
Estonia 3-5
Finland 4-5
France (Mainland Only) 2-5
Germany 2-5
Hungary 3-5
Ireland – Republic 2-5
Italy (Mainland Only) 3-4
Latvia 3-5
Luxembourg 2-5
Netherlands 2-5
Poland 3-5
Portugal (Mainland Only) 4-5
Slovakia 3-5
Spain (Mainland Only) 3-4
Sweden 4-5

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY (£9.95)

Delivery usually takes 3-8 days.

Our system determines your delivery method depending on the weight, size and value of your order.

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Firebox.com

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What is Firebox.com?

Wouldn’t life be a little dull without a few weird and wonderful things to play with along the way? After all, getting old is inevitable, but growing up is optional.

That’s why Firebox scours the world, looking for the very latest gadgets, toys, games and other cool stuff. We search high and low for gifts with a twist. Products that are inspirational, quirky, bizarre and downright fun.

We’re very selective though – so only the most original, exciting and unique gifts get picked.

From Las Vegas to Los Alamos, Tokyo to Tashkent, we scour the world looking for the ‘next big thing’, then make it available through our award-winning website and mail order catalogue.

You’ll find products at Firebox long before they make it to the mass market. It is our mission to always be first with the latest hot stuff.

How did all this happen?

Firebox.com began life in early 1998 as hotbox.co.uk, an internet retailer founded by university friends Michael Smith and Tom Boardman. Operating out of Cardiff, the company saw rapid initial growth due to the huge success of Michael and Tom’s (since much-imitated) invention, the Shot Glass Chess Set. In the Summer of 1999 the company moved to London and relaunched as Firebox.com. In 2002 the company opened its first combined Head Office and Distribution Centre located in South London.

Initially a “pure-play” Internet only business, Firebox has successfully moved into the Mail Order, Corporate and Wholesale/Trade sectors:

  • Website – The Firebox.com website attracted nearly 10m visits in 2009 and served 48m page impressions
    (source: Google Analytics);
  • Email Newsletter – sent fortnightly to over 550,000 recipients;
  • Catalogue – Published several times a year with an annual circulation exceeding 7m copies
  • Corporate – Firebox has provided corporates such as Yahoo, Oracle, Five, Siemens and Abbey National with innovative solutions for incentives and promotions
  • Wholesale – Firebox provides a range of branded products to retailers looking to expand their range with our exciting and exclusive product lines.

…and along the way we have grown rapidly from the initial partnership of the two founders to a core team of over 30 staff. In 2008 the business generated revenues of over £11m and first hit profitability a couple of years after launch in 2002.

In fact, our growth has been so spectacular that in late 2004 Firebox was listed by the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 as the 13th fastest growing privately owned business in the UK.

Firebox on TV

Firebox on TV A BBC film crew tracked the early days of the Firebox.com’s history in a documentary broadcast in July, 2000. Click here to watch!

Firebox on the Internet

  • BBC News: “Dotcoms Bounce Back”
  • Real Business: “The Perfect Dotcom”
  • Revolution Magazine: “Firebox signs equity deal with Channel 5” –
  • Revolution Magazine: “Firebox makes high street debut” –
  • 7 Steps to Setting Up Your Own Business – click here (PDF, requires Adobe Reader)
  • BBC News: “E-tailers get their just e-wards” –
  • Stuff Awards 2008: Firebox wins “Retailer of the Year” –

Anything else to bear in mind?

Firebox.com is committed to maintaining excellent customer service alongside a high quality and enjoyable shopping experience. If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems (or just want to see what our team all looked like as kids) then please check out our contact us page. For more information on ordering, head for our help page.

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notonthehighstreet.com

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Gift ideas you’ll love For the most original and personal gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and so much more, our pages are full of thoughtful gifts to inspire you. For something unique, choose a personalised gift with a name or a message. You’ll never be lost for gift ideasagain!

Over 2000 small creative businesses sell with us, and you can buy from them all through one simple checkout. Many of our sellers make their gifts and products by hand, offering you many ways to make them your own, with your choice of colour, fabric or a few heartfelt words. A personalised gift means so much more. There are hundreds of new gift ideas on the site every week, for any gift occasion including brilliant Father’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Valentine’s gifts and for early planners, Christmas gifts, so there’s always something new to find, as a treat for your loved ones, or perhaps just yourself… This Christmas, treat your friends and family to something unique and unusual with the help our personalised gift ideas or our great pages that are dedicated to the best gift ideas. If you need inspiration, you can take a look at our popular searches and if you’re a bride-to-be, or your best friend is, we have a unique wedding gift list service.

Our Story

Seeking out the people who create the unusual, the inspired and just plain ‘out there’. That’s what notonthehighstreet.com is all about. So how did it all begin?

Hunting out the great and the original is second nature to founders Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, and it led them to have a sparkly idea back in 2006: to create a place where you could find all those charming, unique and carefully-made things that you sometimes stumble across in cool urban markets, village fairs and tucked-away boutiques. A place that was quick and easy to get to, where shopping was simple and fun, and where you could always find the most inspirational and wonderful things.

But that’s not all. Every single one of them would be designed, made or selected by an independent small business. A creative and wonderfully talented small business whose passion for quality, innovation and style shone through in every little detail.

And so, for all the style seekers out there, notonthehighstreet.com was born.

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