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  1. The birth flower for August: the Poppy!

    The birth flower for August: the Poppy!

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Poppy! The idea that birth flowers, such as the poppy, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower. And it was thought that the characteristics of those...
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  2. Graduation Gifts for 2022

    Graduation Gifts for 2022

    Is someone you love graduating from university in 2022? The second half of the year is when most graduation ceremonies take place across the UK, and if you’re wanting to mark this special occasion with something special…we can help! We’ve come up with some great suggestions for the perfect unique graduation gifts. A Commemorative Gift Hand Drawn Map Location Graduation...
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  3. Wedding Favours with a Difference

    Wedding Favours with a Difference

    Weddings are BACK! And with big parties returning, a lot of you are wondering how best to make your wedding day more memorable. And the biggest piece of advice we can give any soon-to-be brides and grooms? Look after your guests! Feed them. Water them. And give them a little something they can keep to remember your special day forever...
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  4. TOP DESTINATIONS: Most popular map locations

    TOP DESTINATIONS: Most popular map locations

    Our personalised map location artworks are the iconic Bombus gift. We get hundreds of requests a week for different destinations all across the globe. But inevitably, some places are more popular than ever! And it does change dramatically depending on circumstances and seasons! For example, during the height of the pandemic we saw a massive rise in map requests for...
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  5. The Water Lily: The Birth Flower for July

    The Water Lily: The Birth Flower for July

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Water Lily! The idea that birth flowers, such as the water lily, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower. And it was thought that the characteristics...
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  6. Grow Your Own: Tips for Growing the Best Tomatoes!

    Grow Your Own: Tips for Growing the Best Tomatoes!

    My grandad grew tomatoes, but hated to eat them. He used to say that there was something really therapeutic when you grow your own, and seeing little seeds that you’ve sown sprout into life and produce so many fruits. And that was enough for him. And while my granddad is still my inspiration decades since we lost him, I on...
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  7. Sustainability: Grow Your Own

    Sustainability: Grow Your Own

    At Bombus we're always harping on about sustainability. Environmentally friendly. Plastic free. From how we source our supplies, to how we run our studio. You can read our sustainability pledge right here. It's an ethos we truly believe in. Which is why, it's not only in business that we live by these principles. We are sincere when we say that...
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  8. Sustainability: No Mow May

    Sustainability: No Mow May

    Following on from our blog series on how we all at Bombus continue our Sustainability Pledge into our personal lives, we take a closer look at one more way we can help the environment! No Mow May In our attempts at Bombus to Save the Bees, and Help the Butterflies, one initiative we have taken a huge interest in is...
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  9. TOP FIVE Best-Selling Wedding Gifts

    TOP FIVE Best-Selling Wedding Gifts

    Perfect for the Summer of 2022 It's official, the weddings are back. And so are the wedding gifts! And after a few years of careful and low-key gatherings, BIG parties are once again the talk of the summer. It wasn't clear what would happen after the pandemic, whether or not smaller more intimate gatherings would become the norm for weddings…but...
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  10. The Rose: June's Birth Flower

    The Rose: June's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Rose! The idea that birth flowers, such as the rose, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower. And it was thought that the characteristics of those...
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  11. Destination: Margate

    Destination: Margate

    We’re carrying on with our travel series, where we give you our best tips for visiting our glorious county! Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…especially Margate! We love our home in Kent, and as you know, maps, location, and travel…it’s what Bombus is all about. And with so many things making foreign holidays tough for all of...
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  12. The Lily: May's Birth Flower

    The Lily: May's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the Lily! The idea that birth flowers, such as the lily, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. So each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those...
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  13. Destination: Faversham, Kent

    Destination: Faversham, Kent

    The home of Bombus! We love where we live and work. In the heart of the Garden of England, our Bombus Oast House sits in the middle of Brenley Farm. A beautiful plot tucked away just on the outskirts of the old market town of Faversham. Our windows are always open, with views across the farm. With so much history...
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  14. The Daisy: April's Birth Flower

    The Daisy: April's Birth Flower

    Every month we are asking if you know about your birth flower, and this month we're talking about the daisy! The idea that birth flowers, such as the daisy, have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would...
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  15. Destination: The Isle of Sheppey

    Destination: The Isle of Sheppey

    Kent’s Hot Spot for 2022 This small island off the north coast of Kent has been hitting the headlines over the past year. The Isle of Sheppey has been listed in the Time Out Top Ten Places to Visit 2022, and was mentioned in The Sunday Times as the fastest growing property hotspot in Kent. Especially for people moving out...
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  16. TOP FIVE gifts for their Easter Basket

    TOP FIVE gifts for their Easter Basket

    It's nearly Easter! And while we all love a bit of chocolate, sometimes it's nice to find a little something in our Easter baskets that lasts a little longer... Here are our Top Five picks for our ultimate sustainable forever gifts, that the Easter Bunny would just LOVE to give this year. Easter Bunny Bottle Easter Bunny Message Bottle Keepsake...
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  17. What is your Birth Flower for March?

    What is your Birth Flower for March?

    Last month we asked if you knew about your birth flower? The idea that birth flowers have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would be inherited by those born in that month. And the birth flower for...
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  18. What is your Birth Flower?

    What is your Birth Flower?

    You've heard of birthstones, but did you know about your birth flower? The idea that flowers have meanings was introduced in the early 18th century by members of the literary community. Each month was assigned a flower, and it was thought that the characteristics of those would be inherited by those born in that month. And the birth flower for...
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  19. Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    When it comes to popular culture and sentiment, we love a message in a bottle story. Whether it’s a tale of Greek philosophers sending bottles out to sea to test ocean currents, or stranded sailors calling out for rescue after being marooned. The idea of a long-lost scroll washing up on a sandy shore at sunset, is rather romantic. In...
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  20. Work with us! We're Hiring!

    Work with us! We're Hiring!

    Want to work for a creative and exciting enterprise in the Kent Countryside? Bombus has a vacancy at our Oast House location in Faversham. It's a great opportunity to work for a small local company. Are you interested in working for a dynamic independent business? Then what are you waiting for! Apply Now hello@bombus.co.uk OFFICE MANAGER THE ROLE We’re looking...
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  21. Living By the Sea

    Living By the Sea

    How living by the sea is good for your physical and mental health Living by the Sea is a dream for many of us. At Bombus we have strong connections to our planet. Every day we are looking at maps of our earth. The geographical topography of our little rock is really beautiful. We work in the amazing Kent countryside...
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  22. New Home Gifts in the Post-Pandemic Property Boom!

    New Home Gifts in the Post-Pandemic Property Boom!

    You can’t have missed the fact that there is a huge trend towards people moving house this year to their perfect new home. And a lot of experts are putting that down to people having reassessed their lives during the pandemic. A better work-life balance is now the top of the list when it comes to people’s priorities. And it...
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  23. Love your Garden with the Bombus Team

    Love your Garden with the Bombus Team

    As the weather shifts into autumn, those of us who love our gardens will be pulling up our wellies and getting stuck into those post-summer jobs. It’s the perfect time of year to harvest this year’s crops…and to think about what preparations are needed for over the winter to get ahead for next year’s planting. And the Bombus team love...
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  24. Travel to Cornwall with the Bombus Team

    Travel to Cornwall with the Bombus Team

    Part Two of our Travel Series - Because at Bombus we’re all about LOCATION!  In case you missed it - we asked our team to give us the low-down on some of the places they’d visited recently, along with their top picks, must sees, and insight into travelling during the pandemic. We've already heard from our Marketing and Accounts Manager...
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  25. It’s all about the MAPS (part 2)

    It’s all about the MAPS (part 2)

    We’re mappy about maps. And in Part 1 of this Blog series we brought you the answers to questions you didn’t even know you needed about our team and their love of all things cartographical. You’ve heard from Esther, Alice, Carly, and Amber…now it’s time for more of the team to step up and shine a spotlight on their favourite...
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  26. Travel to London with the Bombus Team

    Travel to London with the Bombus Team

    At Bombus we’re all about LOCATION! We asked our team to give us the low-down on some of the places they’d visited recently, along with their top picks, must sees, and insight into travelling during the pandemic. Jo's Story Jo is the Bombus Marketing and Accounts Manager and has spent the last eighteen months working from home. She took her...
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  27. Help Save the Bees!

    Help Save the Bees!

    We are supporting Radio 2 and the Royal Horticultural Society save the bees with their Big Bee Challenge of 2021. At Bombus we are BIG on nature. After all, we work on a farm! And we know just how important it is to save the bees. So why do we need to save the bees? Bees play a critical role...
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  28. Follow Every Rainbow

    Follow Every Rainbow

    We love a rainbow. And it’s no wonder really, that a rainbow is the symbol for so many things. Rainbows are pretty rare and undeniably beautiful. As far as heavenly natural phenomenon go, they have inspired songs, books, legends, and artwork since humans…well…became humans. And it's image has evoked awe, delight, faith, and even controversy... A brief look at Rainbow...
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  29. It's ALL about the Maps  (Part 1)

    It's ALL about the Maps (Part 1)

    We ARE the Original Map Gift Company. And the reason we are, is because we LOVE maps. I know, we harp on about it a lot. But when you have so many works of art at your finger tips, it’s hard not to want to share them with everyone! But just telling you we like maps isn’t enough…you ask us...
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  30. Who are the most thoughtful and caring people in the UK?

    Who are the most thoughtful and caring people in the UK?

    The results are in! And BRISTOL tops the charts when it comes to the most thoughtful cities in the UK. Have a look at what makes Bristol so remarkable here: Visit Bristol - Official Bristol Tourist Information Site A new report from our sales at Bombus reveals some interesting trends regarding the UK’s most thoughtful and caring towns and cities...
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