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Our Valentine's Day Gift Guide for making it extra special this year!

Our Valentine's Day Gift Guide for making it extra special this year!

Valentine's Day has become a little maligned in recent years.  Too many jokes about petrol station flowers and chocolate boxes has meant that we've lost that romantic spark!

Let's change that for 2022, we all need a bit of a boost don't we, so let's bring back some romance with some truly unique gifts...

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The Drifting Bear Co. Winter Sale

If you've been feeling the chill and a little blue after December's festivities we have just the thing to cheer you up and celebrate the new year!
Here at The Drifting Bear Co. we are offering customers a 15% discount when you spend over £40 on the website.  Use discount code CHILLY15 to receive your 15% discount at the checkout and then perhaps go grab a blanket and a cuppa to keep warm! Sale ends midday 1st February 2016.
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Sydney's Blog - August at The Drifting Bear Co.

I love the Summer holidays, lots of walks on the beach (the ones I'm allowed on of course) and chances to lap up spilt ice cream at the seaside. It seems that I'm not the only one who's a fan of Summer as the lovely team at The Drifting Bear Co. are having a Summer Sale here on the website! So while you're basking in the sun why not take a look at all the lovely prints and gifts you could buy at a bark-tastic 20% off! Simply use the code SUMMER2015 when you get to the checkout, simple as that.

Perhaps you can use your 20% to help celebrate a friend or relatives academic success with our new Graduation Coordinates Print. Displaying the coordinates for the University, along with the course and grade awarded, this makes a unique graduation gift to cherish. You can also display the name of the diligent student, the University name or any other special message. I know a few pups that have recently passed their agility courses so will definitely be helping them celebrate with this print!

 Also new this month is our New Baby Phase of the Moon Clock. Designed with the exact moon phase on the night of the baby's birth, this clock would be a lovely gift for new parents and a beautiful addition to a nursery wall.

The clock can be personalised further to show the time of birth using a large star for the hour, and a small star for the minutes. When the hands align with the stars the clock acts as a unique reminder of the special moment a child entered the world.

Woof! I've just spotted a break in the rain here in sunny Devon so I'm off out to track down some ice cream.  

Sydney x

p.s - don't forget our Summer Sale!

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Sydney's Blog - May at The Drifting Bear Co.

Hello, Sydney here again!

May has been another busy month for everybody here at The Drifting Bear Co. with the start of wedding season upon us and Fathers Day just around the corner.  Whilst I'm pretty sure I'll always be a single pup, I have been pondering what I can buy my dad David for Father's Day.

There's certainly plenty of new personalised products for me to choose from as the Drifting Bear team have had their thinking caps on again and produced a great new range of personalised items.


First up is this Personalised Photo Print on Wood, a photo print with a difference!  These natural wood slices come from responsibly sourced Ash trees and make a unique canvas for your treasured photos.  Ideal as a personal and thoughtful gift for any wedding couple or dad, these wooden slices bring the wonder of the great outdoors in to your home.

The tree rings featured on each slice not only make each piece unique, but beautifully reflect the passing of time and would be a great way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.

Whilst the traditional gift to give for a fifth wedding dog anniversary is a chew toy, in the human world it's wood!  This makes these wooden slices a perfect anniversary gift for the humans in your life.

Next is our Personalised Wooden Wedding Keepsake which would make a great gift for couples looking to remember a special date and celebrate their love.  Simply provide two names and your special date and The Drifting Bear team will create you a beautiful gift.  

I'm already a bit of a wood fan, and am always partial to a stick or two, so can see that the natural and unique materials of this item would make a great addition to a rustic wedding day, as part of the styling for the day and then as a momento of the day for years later.

Your wooden slice can be displayed in so many ways making this a really versatile personalised gift.  I think I would keep mine in my toy box or next to my food bowl but they would look equally good attached directly to a wall or simply placed on a shelf.  You could even attach a hook and hang the wooden slice on ribbon or natural twine. Alternatively, order more than one and create a unique set of wooden images to compliment your home's style (as shown above). 

These beautiful personalised gifts are proving to be really popular so I better get my order in quick.  I don't even have to worry about getting my paws round the wrapping process as each wooden slice is wrapped neatly in tissue paper ready to be presented to the lucky recipient!

Now to get on to the serious business of picking which photo of me dad would like… there are so many to pick from.  

Sydney x

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Sydney's Blog - April at The Drifting Bear Co.

As the end of April approaches we have a new beginning here at The Drifting Bear Co. Each month I will be treating you to an insight into the goings on here in our lovely little studio in Devon. My name is Sydney, the Drifting Bear dog! Some of you may have seen me over on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages, I love having my photo taken and causing mischief for my owners Tanya and David.

So what does an average day at The Drifting Bear Co. look like?

Most days at The Drifting Bear start with me saying hello to the office by running to my neatly packed toy box and grabbing a few toys to play with. Soon after this Kirstyn arrives and, although I see her every day, I like to give her a few barks of hello… just in case she’s forgotten me. She gets straight to work on any enquiries and orders that have come in overnight and makes sure that all the lovely Drifting Bear customers are happy with their personalised prints. After a few head scratches from Kirstyn I head on over to Tanya, she is the keeper of the treats. Tanya is busy making sure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. She’s a whizz at adding new products onto our site and making sure that we always have fresh new ideas for our products.

Just before lunch the postman arrives, this is always an important part of my day as I need to make sure that everyone knows he’s arrived. For some reason the postman never stays for long.

After lunch I see that Kirstyn is busy packaging all the personalised prints so they're ready to be sent out so I visit Tim who is designing the latest orders to come in.  It's been a busy day and, just like I need my treats, the Drifting Bear team need their treats too, so Tim makes everyone a well deserved cup of tea.  

I have a bit of a laze as the printer whirrs above me on the desk and watch as David gets to work on some brand new designs (more of this later!).  I bark my approval of a design I see that looks like it would make a great gift, David seems to think I want a treat so I won't argue if he insists.

As the day draws to a close I feel like it's time for a nap, my favourite spot is the rather comfy pile of post bags underneath the desk.  It's from this position that I can have a snooze whilst keeping an eye out for any more deliveries I need to have a bark at.  Sometimes I'm rudely interrupted from this snooze when the post needs sorting and putting into bags.  It's around this time that Kirstyn usually says goodbye, I'm looking forward to barking hello to her tomorrow already!


April has seen some big changes at The Drifting Bear Co., biggest of all was the installation of a shiny new printer! It looks like there will be a lot of new products heading to the Drifting Bear site soon thanks to this great new bit of machinery.  The Drifting Bear team had a great day learning how to use the new printer and I helped out by regularly giving everything a good sniff to check it was all ok.  

It's already been a busy month for new products here on our site with the additions of our Spring Coordinates Print, Colourful Slides Print and Framed Floating Metal Polaroid...

Our Spring Coordinates Print would make a perfect gift for a Spring wedding or to remember a special Springtime birthday. This personalised print is available for a limited time only so catch it quick before it goes!

I'm a big fan of Instagram (and my photos featuring on there) and this print is sure to go down well with fellow Instagram fans as it's a great way of getting your favourite photos off your phone and on to your walls.  This personalised print would also make an excellent gift for a photo fan looking to perk up their home with a splash of colour.

I know the Drifting Bear team are really proud of this new product as it combines our popular polaroid style design with a fresh new framing method. Your polaroid photo is printed onto an aluminium plate which is then raised from the back of the box frame so your photo looks like it is floating. Apparently they make great Anniversary presents, especially for a fifth wedding anniversary. 

I hope you've enjoyed this insight into the goings on at Sydney… I mean, Drifting Bear, HQ.  I can't wait to bring you news of all our latest personalised products, gift ideas and what the future holds for The Drifting Bear Co.


Sydney x





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