Daisy Chain Gifts

Uniquely British Gifts in the Heart of Virginia 

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Hi and thanks for stopping by. These are just some of my musings and meanderings, rants and raves - oh and sometimes I even post stuff about the shop :)

Grab a cuppa, have a browse and please do feel free to add comments - I'd love to hear from you :)

Gill x

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Knit-Wits

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well where do I start!?!? It's been a busy time of it here at Daisy Chain Gifts; mainly because we've decided to expand our product line and have taken up knitting! The "we" I'm talking about is my lovely Mum (she's the speed knitter) and myself (slow and steady wins the day) and its becoming quite the industry :D.


We started out small and simple with some nifty scarves, then ventured into headbands and hats. Now I am knitting baby blankets and Mum is tackling the way m...

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Breaking News!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We have signed up to be listed on the Lacartes.com website directory. This is a brilliant online directory of local and no-so-local businesses; everything from architects to zoos... and Daisy Chain Gifts is in it!

You can find us on the site, here :)

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Support your local Small Business

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It's that time of year again when people are thinking about Christmas shopping, present lists, late night shopping trips into town, struggling around the shops in the cold, fighting with other shoppers for the bargains - elbows at the ready everyone! - getting home tired and stressed.

 

But there is another way - why not support your local small business owner without even leaving the comfort of your own home? Sound too good to be true? Well read on...

 

CRAF...

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Boot Camp

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Just spent a great couple of days at Soap Boot Camp learning some new skills and brushing up on legislation requirements.

 

What a brilliant time - met some lovely people, had a giggle and came home with some lovely sample soaps.

 

Part of the course involved learning to make liquid and cream soaps. These are really cool products and I am looking forward to sharing them with you all very soon!

 

Gill 8)

Approved!

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally, finally, finally!!!

 

We have received official notification that stage 1 of the Visa process has been approved by US immigration! Now I'm just waiting for the interview appointment at the Embassy and, fingers crossed, I will heading across the pond by the end of year!

 

Wish me luck! :D

Looks Like the Goalposts Have Shifted!

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Super-excited! We have signed the lease on our new shop in Virginia and are busy with the fitting out process (check out our progress in the gallery)!

Unfortunately, the wheels of commerce turn faster than the wheels of government and it looks like we will have to delay our Grand Opening.

We had originally intended to throw open our doors on 1 October this year but now it looks as though we will need to postpone this until January next year instead.

Not to be disheartened, w...

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Not Long to Go....

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

...to the latest chapter in the Daisy Chain Gifts story!

What's going on? I hear you ask. Well in precisely two weeks today on August 1, we will be taking possession of our shiny new retail outlet in Orange, Virginia. Obviously, there will be a period of fitting out the premises and making it look welcoming and pretty before the Grand Opening later this year.

Keep an eye on our blog for updates, but in the meantime, visit the photo album in our gallery.

Wish us luck!!!

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Don't Forget Dad....

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

June 17th is Father's Day and here at Daisy Chain Gifts we have a terrific new range of gifts just for Dad.

We have been experimenting with soluble paper which means we have been able to create some terrific novelty soaps - all very reasonably priced so they are great for kids to buy for Dad without breaking the bank.

We also have a new range of extra mild but extra creamy shaving soap. Available in lime, basil and mandarin (fab), lime cooler (fresh), sandalwood and patchouli or w...

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Visit Us at the June CRAFTfest 2012

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Once again we are thrilled to have a stall at the biggest and brightest virtual craft fair.

Running from 9th to 16th June you can browse a wide range of stalls all online from the comfort of your own front room, coffee in hand, even in your jim jams if you like!

CRAFTfest offers you the chance to get some really unique, handmade gifts from all around the world for you and your loved ones.


New Events Listed

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We have lots and lots of new events coming up over the next few months - hope you are able to stop by and visit our stall at your local craft fair!


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