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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The Weddings are Coming!

    The Weddings are Coming!

    Last year was a difficult year for couples looking to tie the knot. With weddings cancelled, or scaled back, many planned celebrations were put on hold. But not any longer! Couples are already re-booking their weddings with a frenzy. And it is going to be one major Wedding BOOM. The Wedding advice website confetti.co.uk has predicted that over 200k extra...
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  14. Send a Letterbox Gift...Send Love Through the Post

    Send a Letterbox Gift...Send Love Through the Post

    A Letterbox Gift is a term that simply means that the gift you are sending, fits through their letterbox! Birthday Gifts sent straight through their door With so many of us still unable to see some of our loved ones for their birthday, sending them something in the post is as close as we can get to giving them a...
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  15. Thinking of You Gifts

    Thinking of You Gifts

    Thoughtful Gifts for the people we miss the most I've lost count how many times I've said 'I miss my Mum' over the past twelve months. It is comforting, however, to know that none of us are alone in that feeling. We're all missing someone, and we will all put up with it knowing that doing so keeps them safe...
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  16. Luxury Scented Soy Candles

    Luxury Scented Soy Candles

    Introducing our new luxury range of Personalised Soy Candles Our sense of smell is the most powerful memory we have. And right now, those of us suffering with Wanderlust, are in need of those memories more than ever! Well, at Bombus we've got something that might help. Our latest gift range...beautifully fragranced Personalised Soy Candles. We've chosen a whole range...
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  17. Tablescaping - what is it?

    Tablescaping - what is it?

    When the idea first came up that I should write a post about Tablescaping …I did a little jump of delight. This is MY THING. My house is never without a seasonal decoration…vases of daffs and tulips through spring, a rogue bunny or two at Easter…red white and blues for Olympics and World Cups…and of course, endless pumpkins, acorns, and...
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  18. Thank You Gifts for Staff this Christmas

    Thank You Gifts for Staff this Christmas

    Say thank you to staff and associates, with a personal gift this Christmas We are super lucky at Bombus. We have a team of dedicated and hard working women who have held it all together during this mad mad year. With coronavirus making the world so uncertain, we didn't know what was going to happen with the business. Would it...
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  19. Shop Small, Shop British

    Shop Small, Shop British

    Bombus is a small British business….and small businesses ROCK! So shop small! Did you know... that small businesses account for a huge percentage of the annual turn over to the UK economy? They are super important, and contribute even more in jobs and opportunities.  It’s become really clear during this pandemic that a lot of small businesses have really struggled...
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  20. A Birthday Gift for Her: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to what we really love...

    A Birthday Gift for Her: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to what we really love...

    It’s almost September! Did you know that September is the BIGGEST month of the year for birthdays? I did, because I have no less than four family birthdays and a best friend’s to boot! I need help with the perfect birthday gift for her. So I asked my team! I’m always looking for new and exciting ideas for gifts. Especially...
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  21. The Home of the Bombus Studio

    The Home of the Bombus Studio

    Introducing BRENLEY WINE! The Bombus Studio sits here... Right in amongst the gorgeous Brenley Farm. I mean just look at it!!! We completely love our rural location. Our Oast house studio is huge, and at this time of the year we can throw our windows open wide and let the summer breeze cool us all down. (As for winter…let’s just...
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  22. The Bombus Trio - a Personalised Map Gift

    The Bombus Trio - a Personalised Map Gift

    In the spotlight... Our most popular personalised map gift! https://www.bombus.co.uk/three-map-location-hearts.html We are really proud of our map Trio range at Bombus. We’ve been making and selling versions of this map artwork for as long as we’ve had Bombus, and we can't quite believe how much you all love it. We love it too, so we thought it deserved its own...
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  23. Love Where You Live

    Love Where You Live

    At Bombus we're all about map gifts. Beautiful pieces of art filled with shapes, wiggly lines, and all sorts of colours. Discovering local treasures... As well as being pretty to look at, maps represent a special and unique spot on the surface of our earth. While we've all been forced to spend more time close to home, the pleasures and...
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  24. Introducing... Bombus Letterbox Gifts

    Introducing... Bombus Letterbox Gifts

    In the days of online shopping we are all used to rescuing a soggy parcel from the back garden, or rifling through the recycling bin for our long anticipated delivery left in a not-so-safe space. But it is a very different feeling to receive unexpected post, through the door. With people sending fewer cards, and the advent of e-mails rather...
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  25. A host, of Golden Daffodils

    A host, of Golden Daffodils

    Spring is on the way! And at Bombus we are feeling inspired by the crowds of daffodils blooming around our Oast House studio. Our team are always looking for bright new design ideas. Often the best influences can be found in nature. Especially in our immediate surroundings - the Kent countryside. One of our bestsellers is our bunch of spring...
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  26. It's National Bubble Wrap Day!

    National Bubble Wrap Day (also known as National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day) on the last Monday in January recognizes a fascinating piece of invention. Today, bubble wrap's primary purpose is to protect fragile items either in shipping or storage. But should we be celebrating a product that contributes to the plastic pollution crisis? At Bombus we are working hard to make sure we do our bit to...
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  27. Christmas studio sale 16th November 2018

    Christmas studio sale 16th November 2018

    We'd love you to join us for our Bombus Christmas sale evening. We’ll be filling tables with samples and seconds of all sorts of our current designs. With prices starting as little as 50p it could be the perfect start to your Christmas shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your hands on some prototypes and end of line bits and bobs for a steal.
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  28. We're hiring! Seeking an Office Manager to join our team

    We're hiring! Seeking an Office Manager to join our team

    We’re looking for an adaptable, determined, organised and pragmatic office manager to join our team. You'll be take the lead on customer service, and have overall accountability and ownership of all of the administrative activities that facilitate a busy creative studio.
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  29. Attico

    Attico

    21 Westbourne Parade, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AY
  30. Buttercup

    Buttercup

    16 Harbour Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AQ

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