We realise it has been a little quiet on the website front of late, but the great news is that we have a whole new site coming in early 2018, which should offer some new features we hope you'll really love!
Also we know Christmas is getting ever closer and you may be starting to get worried about the gifts you still need to buy, but don't worry we are here for you! On the run up to Christmas we are open 7 days a week (including Christmas Eve), so pop in and say hello...you may even spot something you love!
Wedding News + Shop Closing
Exciting news in the world of Marmalade Meringue; as you may have already seen on Facebook, Tilley's eldest brother Thomas is marrying the lovely Keren this Saturday 01/04/17! Obviously we can't wait to join in the celebrations but the downside does mean that we are having to close the shop. We'll be there until 17:00 on Friday 31/03/17 and then we'll reopen as usual at 09:00 on Monday 03/04/17.
We'll make sure to pop up a photo in the next week or so, so you can see the gorgeous bride and groom!
Just to let you know we're now open every Sunday in the run up to Christmas. We'll be there from 10am, and we're looking forward to seeing you.
Oh and by the way we'll be open after Christmas on the 27th; again from 10:00 (ish). See you soon!
Well knock me down with a feather, the Beeb were in filming us today as Hinckley is in the final of The Great British High Street, in the Large Market Town category. It would be great if you could vote to help Hinckley win...you can find a link here: Great British High Street.
Our Christmas Room is now open upstairs! We hope some of you have already seen this in the flesh and if so, we hope you love it as much as we do! If not, here are a few snaps to give you a taste of the sort of things you can find...we hope to see you soon :).
Long Time No See
First and foremost, apologies for the long absence; but fear not updates to the website will be much more regular again now! So what have you missed...well quite a lot and I'll fill you in with everything in due course.
Just to give you a flavour of a few of the things we have in stock at the minute, I've included a few photos below. Let us know what you think and we promise, the bits and pieces look even better in the flesh.
Beautiful Bath House Soap and Lip Balm!
The Bath House range of fantastic British made soaps and lip balm are now available at Marmalade Meringue. These come in some truly delicious fragrances, from Cherry Pie, to Ice Cream Sundae, a sneaky Cosmopolitan or Margarita...mmm tasty. Here's a quick pic to wet your whistle...go on treat yourself ;-).
New Year's Eve Opening Hours
If we're going to be totally honest, we have a little bit of a New Year's Eve Party to get ready for and I for one need all the time possible to look half presentable; so on Thursday 31/12/15 we will be open from 09:00 until 16:00. We hope you have a brilliant New Year's Eve and we wish you a fantastic 2016.
Can't wait to spend your Christmas Pennies?
We're pleased to let you know that we will be open from 10:00 until 16:00 this bank holiday Monday (28/12/15). So if you're looking for somewhere to spend your Christmas pennies, something to do this Monday, or are just looking for something to feast your eyes on, we will be back and there is even a new window display!!
Christmas is Getting Ever Closer
At Marmalade Meringue we know that time is precious, particularly around the festive season; so to make it even easier to get your Marmalade Meringue Christmas Gifts (or just if you fancy extra browsing time) we will be open for the next two Sundays (13th and 20th Dec) from 10:00 to 16:00. Hope to see you soon. Ho Ho Ho!
Christmas is Coming
Christmas is coming at Marmalade Meringue and today we unveiled our own mini Christmas grotto upstairs. I may be biased but it looks incredible! Hopefully you'll find something to catch your eye...Philip the Owl did :-P
Some Awesome New Lines
It's been a little while since the last post, but things haven't been standing still at Marmalade Meringue. In fact which have some totally new lines, which we think you'll love...we have some beautiful pieces from Moulin Roty for your little angels, a beautiful crafted family of rag dolls Bonikka from Sri Lanka (for all ages!) and some stunning bath and body products from di Palomo...go on treat yourself!
Leicester Mercury Interview
We were absolutely over the moon to be approached by the Leicester Mercury to be featured in a double page spread in their Weekend Magazine supplement! If you didn't get chance to see it at the time, check out the link here.
Don't forget it is Father's Day on the 21st of June. Why not pop in and see our fab gifts and greeting cards especially for your dear old Dad?!
Celebrate Good Times
Last Saturday was our 'lil party in the shop, where we celebrated being named "Best Independent Gift Retailer Midlands and Wales" in The Greats 2015. We just wanted to thank all of our wonderful customers again for your unwavering support; it was great to be able to share a cake and a cava with those of you that were able to join us! Roll on next year!
The Greats 2015 - WE WON!!
We can't quite believe it but we've won, we are officially the best "Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands and Wales". We are sooo happy, thank you everyone for making our business so great. Bring on 2016...best gift retailer in the world :-P !
The Greats 2015 - It's Nearly Here
Well the BIG DAY is nearly upon us...tomorrow we find out if we have won "Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands and Wales" at The Greats 2015! We're super excited to say the least. We've got our fingers and toes all crossed and hopefully we'll be able to report back with good news tomorrow evening. Until then I'll have a sit down to try and calm my nerves!
Coming soon... This gorgeous new range of stationary, including beautiful bright notebooks and handy to-do lists!
The Greats 2015
We're delighted (and slightly astonished) to say that for the fourth time we have reached the finals of a category in the "The Greats". The Greats are a nationwide competition, in its thirteenth year, which aim to celebrate the best gift retailers in the country. This year we are a finalist in the "Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands and Wales" category; so we've got our fingers crossed that we might come away with another trophy! Thank you all for your continued support, it might sound cliched but without you we really couldn't be where we are today.
Things are hotting up for one of the biggest events in Marmalade Meringue's 2015...the wedding of our very own Tilley and her fiancee Craig! Whilst we're all super excited for the festivities this Saturday, there is a minor setback...unfortunately we're having to close the shop for the day (21/02/15). Normal service will be resumed however on Monday, minus Tilley, as she'll be on her honeymoon :).
If you still haven't got anything sorted for Valentine's Day this Saturday, there's a good chance Marmalade Meringue can help you out; we've got everything from compact mirrors, to handbags, scarves and picture frames. And we've got a great range of cards whether you have a new love or your love has matured like a fine wine!
If you haven't popped in to see us recently, we've had loads of new stock piling in...you never know you might just find something to banish those January blues and get you going full steam ahead into February. Alternatively if you're an eager beaver, you might even find something ready for Valentine's day!
Need Christmas Gifts on a Sunday...Who you gonna call?
From today (30/11/14) until Christmas we'll now be open on a Sunday! That means Marmalade Meringue can now try to help you solve your Christmas gift dilemas 7 days a week! I'll post the times each week...and also check facebook for all the MM news as it arrives.
Christmas has come to Marmalade Meringue
If you're feeling festive we've opened up our Christmas room upstairs, where hopefully you'll find something festive of interest. There really are some lovely bits, even if we do say so ourselves!
Caroline Gardner Window Display
Have you caught our new Caroline Gardner window display? We hope you'll like it...we certainly think it's lovely!
Farewell to our Coffee Shop
We're really sorry to let you know that we have served our last Cappuccino and scrumptious cake; so we would like to thank all of our cafe customers from the last three years, we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. But as a massive plus, we now have even more space for some fantastic gifts, which we hope you will love!
A Gift to Lift
We're really pleased to let you know we are going to be supporting the burgeoning local charity A Gift to Lift . Please check out the link to find out a bit more and check back here for more news when we have it.
Fresh in today, we've got a lovely range of multi-photo picture frames...there's a taster in our window which you can check out if you're passing. We hope you like them!
Hot off the Press
It's always nice to get something a bit different, so we're very happy to announce our new Milanese wrapping paper!! We hope you love it as much as we do.
The Greats 2014
Well we had a fantastic time once again at sipping champagne at The Savoy for The Greats 2014; this year we were nominated for "Best Retailer Initiative" which was won by the excellent Retro 36, Scarborough, congratulations from all of us at Marmalade Meringue!!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all of our lovely customers, we really hope you had a fantastic festive season! Why not beat the January blues and pop in and check out our new displays; we've got biscuit tins and notebooks by Happy Jackson, new make-up and wash bags from Catseye and new soft toys from Jellycat, plus loads more!
Just to let you know, we'll be open Sunday until Christmas from 10:00-15:30, so if you're about in Hinckley and fancy popping in, we'd love to see you!
Hinckley Christmas Lights Switch On
The annual Christmas Lights Switch On is nearly upon us and we're very happy to say that we'll be staying open for the late night shopping until 8pm. Hopefully we'll see some of you then!
Thank you to everyone that came and visited us on our open evening last Thursday. We hope you loved the new Christmas stock as much as we do...and that you enjoyed the mince pies!
Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton Winner
We're delighted to say that Marmalade Meringue has won the inaugural "Customer Care" award in Oak FM's Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton! We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone that nominated us, and to all of our customers; we really couldn't do it without you!
Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton
You may have already heard from facebook, but Marmalade Meringue has been nominated for 3 categories in The Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton Awards: Small Business of the Year, Town Centre Initiative of the Year and the Customer Care Award. We find out on the evening of the 20th of September how we've done, so until then we'll have all of our fingers crossed!
Well, it may have taken a while but the showroom is now ready for action! Just click on the showroom tab above to have a look at just a few of the things we have in store.
Guess the Weight of the Trophy Results
Well, the Madam Mayor was in the shop this afternoon for the official weigh in of our trophy, which weighed 4.9kg, and we're pleased to announce that Mark O'Flynn had the winning guess of 4.96kg. Thank you, everyone who took part!
Guess the Weight of the Trophy
Following our amazing success at "The Greats" we thought you might like to pop into the shop and guess the weight of the trophy to help us raise some money for "Keep the Beat". It only costs £1.00 a go, and if you win you will receive a goody bag full of lovely gifts!! We can't wait to share our excitement with you!
The Greats...We Won
You may have already heard by now, but we won at "The Greats" in the Best Newcomer, North and Scotland category! We are over the moon; it really is amazing!
There are a couple of photos below just to give you an idea of how happy we are.
The Greats + Raine and Humble
Well it's nearly that time again..."The Greats" is this Thursday, so just maybe, with a fair wind, we might be heading back to Hinckley with a bit of silverware!
Also have you seen the new Raine and Humble stock? We think you'll really like it...there's a photo of the window display on our facebook page :-)
Just had our first delivery of Holy-Mackerel greeting cards...they are well worth checking out for something a bit different!
Woohoo!! Just found out we are finalists in the "Best Newcomer - North and Scotland" again this year! Will get to find out the results on May 9th at The Savoy, London!
Keep The Beat
We're delighted to announce that we are supporting an amazing local charity called Keep the Beat 'giving hope to broken hearts' from March 1st for 12 months. Find out more at www.keepthebeat.com and keep an eye out for our special events.
Flying to Dublin today to "Showcase Ireland's Creative Expo", featuring the very best of Irish craft, gifts, fashion and interiors. Lets hope we find some amazing stock for Marmalade Meringue!