UK Gift Website Spearheads Revival Of Handmade Gift Cottage Industry

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Change is afoot in the gift industry. Consumers are turning their backs on homogenous, mass-produced giftware.

Change is afoot in the gift industry. Consumers are turning their backs on homogenous, mass-produced giftware. Meanwhile, a silent second industrial revolution is building, led by demands for uniqueness and individuality.

Entrepreneurial artisans everywhere beaver away crafting novel, design-led handmade gifts. In the middle, is the Internet and websites like UK online gift retailer Pressies4Princesses.co.uk, fueling the renaissance by promoting the work of talented individuals to a global market. Already, 28 percent of shoppers say they use the Internet because they can find personalized gifts.

Celebrating the quality, craftsmanship and individuality that consumers seek, this month sees the launch of http://www.pressies4princesses.co.uk’s latest handmade and personalized gift range. A stunning range of unusual personalized presents aimed at discerning women.

With visitors topping 100,000 per month, http://www.pressies4princesses.co.uk success reflects the time-poor consumer’s need for unique, stylish presents, accessible in one place and available to buy from home or the office.

Appreciating the changing desires of shoppers, Steve Sugden, managing partner states, “We’re proud to launch our distinctive new collection. The ingenuity, enthusiasm and love of their craft exhibited by our handmade gift suppliers never cease to amaze and delight us, and our customers.”

Pressies4princesses stocks hundreds of regular gift lines, but handmade and personalized gifts that are made to order attract nearly 25 percent of sales.

“Handmade and personalized gifts are becoming increasingly popular,” says Sugden. “It reflects consumers’ aspirations to express their individuality. What we give is a reflection of who we are.”

The variety of bespoke and handmade gifts now available is surprising. For example, Pressies4Princesses’s latest gift selection includes beautifully framed bespoke poetry written to order, delicate hand-embroidered keepsake boxes, delightful photo albums, quirky cushions, intricate handmade glass gifts, made-to-order personalized cards and exquisite designer jewelry and even your own song written and recorded especially for you. Prices range from £9.99 for a card up to £149.00 for a bespoke song.

The Pressies4Princesses website is live, secure and easy to use. Orders can be shipped worldwide, delivered next day and gift-wrapped if requested. All standard delivery within the UK is free.

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