With everything going on this year, many are turning to shopping online in order to fill their Christmas stockings and buy that perfect present. We thought we'd do a little round up of how you can shop online while supporting Border Terrier Welfare. So you can feel good while shopping, knowing that you've helped support Border Terriers in need along the way.
Gifts for the Border Terrier (or BT fan) in your life!
We've got all manner of Border goodies for you, so we thought we'd do a round up in this blog. Whether it be from our own new webstore, or from our amazing BTW Merchants, there's sure to be something for everyone from stocking fillers to unique and personal gifts at a price to suit every budget. Our Merchants are small businesses themselves, most of them BT owners too, so you'll be helping them too in a year that has been difficult for many.
Whether you're looking for something for your Border, yourself, your home, or even a gift for a friend, we've got you covered, so read on to see what we have in store for you . . .
Our very own BTW webstore
First we thought we'd start with our very own webstore, found here on the Border Terrier Welfare site where you're reading this right now! Launched at the beginning of November, you may have seen our social posts (if not, where have you been?!), but did you know that we've been busy adding new products to extend the range? Click on the BTW Store in the menu to find the products (after you've finished reading our round up below, of course).
Launched with our flagship product at this time of year, our popular BTW Calendar, we've made purchasing it much easier this year through our webstore, particularly for our international customers, as shipping calculates automatically (if we haven't added your territory yet, please message us and we'll be happy to do so).
We've recently added a number of new products, not least our Limited Edition tins which have launched this year with two styles. First, our Centenary Tin which features the BT100 graphic, the brainchild of Trudi Baird and designed by Agilitywear Ltd for a range of clothing and celebrating 100 years of breed recognition for the Border Terrier in the UK by The Kennel Club.
Our second style is our Christmas Tin, featuring Sheldon's Christmas beautifully designed by Denise Le Breton, gifted to us for exclusive use. We've two options available for purchase - you can buy it empty to fill as you wish, or you can purchase our Christmas Gift Tin which comes pre-loaded with a Border Biscuits sharing pack, 400g of tasty biscuit treats for the recipient to enjoy, the only question is can you bear to share? We have a gift option at the checkout which means we can even send it direct for you, to help remove the temptation of a nibble if they come to you first!
Both tins are Limited Editions, so this means once they're gone, they're gone, so don't hang around to place your order, as they are already selling well. However, if they prove popular, it could become an ongoing product with a different design each year for you to collect.
Ways to show your support
We are developing our range of BTW merchandise, with our existing products such as our BTW Supporters Badge & Logo Stickers in three sizes. However, we're extending this range with some new products such as our Bags for Borders cotton shopping bag and our new Fun Sticker pack. What better way to show your Border passion and support for Border Terrier Welfare?
Let's hear it for the Merchants of BTW!
Shakespeare has nothing on us, as we bring you the Merchants of BTW! With no less drama, products to raise a smile and fall in love with, we're celebrating our lovely Merchants who sell through their own webstores and make donations to us based on those sales. We introduce each one on our BTW Merchants page, along with the details of the donation they make, and a link to make your purchase direct from them.
Whether you're looking for Christmas or other greeting cards, Christmas decorations, gifts such as books to read, bandanas for your Border or BT100 branded clothing - they've got the lot! We list below each of our BTW Merchants and you can click on the image below to be taken to our webpage, where you'll find all the links to visit their stores to browse at will.
Note: whilst the stores may offer a wide range of products, we list below (and on our BTW Merchant's webpage) the items eligible for their BTW donations.
Scruffy Little Terrier - BTW were fortunate to be chosen as their Charity of the Year for 2020 which means we get donations from all sales throughout 2020 and the store by Michelle Burgess is a great source of gift ideas for your dog-lovers and your dog, many with a Border Terrier theme.
Sable Studio Gallery - an extensive range of Border Terrier themed Christmas Cards in the watercolour style of artist Jo Allsopp.
Borderworld - a range of both Christmas and other greeting cards featuring Border Terriers.
BTPosse Calendar - a brilliant companion, or alternative, to the BTW Calendar from the irreverent and usually hilarious BTPosse, who have learnt in life never to take themselves too seriously!
Henry's Tale - a lovely book about Border Terrier puppy, Henry, and his early adventures in life from bestselling author, David Pipe.
Two Little Bs - author Jan describes life her with two Borders, Betty & Bear, who've brought her joy and companionship.
BT100 branded clothing - celebrate the centenary of breed recognition for the Border Terrier in the UK by The Kennel Club, by choosing from a huge range of clothing from Agilitywear Ltd.
Terrierdonia - the BTPosse Terrierdonia merchandise is offered through the MisHelenEous store, by the talented Helen.
SMB Digital Pet Portraits - beautiful transformations of your favourite pet photos to a hand painted style portrait from your own phone or camera photos.
Fozzie's Fings - handcrafted items in a range of fabrics, from Border Terrier themed, along with other animal and bird designs and even camper van motifs for van dogs from Peter, Judith and their Border Terrier, Fozzie.
A Unicorn Moon - Christmas and Angel Dog decorations, unique designs from the studio of Sue Bland.
And if you really can't choose or you've left it too last minute, several Merchants offer a gift voucher option too!
Still can't find what you're looking for?
Don't forget you can also use your Give As You Live, Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising while you shop to fundraise for us while you shop where it doesn't cost you a penny!
Take a look at our Fundraising section for further details.
Happy Shopping . . .
And thank you for supporting Border Terrier Welfare!