How to use technology to your advantage when shopping for someone special

Whether shopping online or in-store, the way in which we all buy products is rapidly changing. For example, people are gradually swapping their wallets for contactless payments conducted via chip-based credit cards, smartphones and even wearable technology. Queues are also being rapidly diminished thanks to kiosks that enable shoppers to pay for stuff quickly without…

5 reasons why you can never have enough handbags

It’s something few men understand, but the number of handbags a woman owns points to something far more important than a buying addiction. Sure, you can go overboard with handbags, but there’s no such thing as buying too much of something that makes you feel happy. Of course, as long as you are responsible with…

The perfect gift for Mothers Day

At Something Special, we understand that finding the perfect present isn’t always easy. It often takes a lot of time and you can end up spending a significant amount of money. With that in mind, we’d like to take the stress out of Mother’s Day for you, and have created a list of the top…

5 brilliant, acceptable excuses for buying something for yourself

In a consumerist society, treating yourself to something can feel rather lavish – embarrassing, even. Who needs material stuff, anyway, when happiness should be far easier to find in the everyday bliss of being alive? Only, life isn’t quite like that. We work hard, and often end up with minimal time of an evening to…

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

At Something Special, we understand that finding the perfect present isn’t always easy, sometimes it takes a lot of time and you can end up spending a lot of money. So, this year we thought we would take the stress out of Valentine’s Day for you. We have created a list of the top 10…

Tips on buying christening gifts

Some occasions are easier to buy for than others, birthdays and Christmas are among the easier occasions, whereas celebrations such as graduation or a christening can be much trickier to prepare for. There are lots of gift available for these types of occasions, however, they are usually all similar and are typically keepsakes which have…

How the right gift can make a special occasion unforgettable.

If a friend or loved one has a special occasion coming up you might be wondering how you can make the celebration one that is unforgettable, treasured and remembered for years to come. There are lots of different ways you can make the occasion one that stands out, you could arrange a party or a…

Fun gifts vs practical presents: what should you buy?

One of the biggest problems people face when present shopping is choosing between what kind of present they should buy. Do you choose a fun and exciting present the recipient will enjoy but does not need, or a useful present that the person does need and will get use out if, but won’t do cartwheels…

A guide to buying anniversary presents

If your anniversary is coming up you might be looking for the perfect present, the gift that sums up how much you love and care for your partner, a present that will be remembered for years to come. Unfortunately, there isn’t one gift that will work for everyone and everyone will have a different idea…

What to write in a wedding card…

You have your outfit ready, your accommodation booked, and the perfect card and gift ready to give the happy couple, so you’re all ready for the wedding of the year right?! Well maybe not quite… you still have the card to write, and although it’s often a last minute thought, what you write in that…

What to Buy For That Special Teacher…

The summer holidays are fast approaching and it’s that time of year when you get to say a big thank you to that special teacher who has taught and nurtured your child for the last year, and has helped them to develop all of the skills that they need to progress through the next stages…

New baby gift guide

It’s estimated that around 350,000 babies are born around the world each and every day, and nearly 700,000 born in the UK each year. It is customary in many parts of the world to celebrate the new arrival with the giving of gifts, and with this many babies being born, that’s a lot of gifts…

Welcome to Something Special

Hello and a very warm welcome to our brand new website – Shop for Something Special.com. This website has been a long time in the making; we have been high street retailers, trading from our store in Kingswinford, West Midlands since 1987, and we have had a long standing desire to be able to take…