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Hug in a Glass!

Are you Ready To Start Entertaining Again?! Don’t forget your ‘Hug in a glass’

Well the time has finally come!! From the 17th May we can invite our friends and family into our homes again, enjoy their company and even better we can also give them a HUG!…..if you’re a hugging type person that is?  If not, then why not offer them a drink, or what we like to call a ‘Hug in a glass’! But not just any glass, we have lots of beautiful glasses all shapes and sizes to offer your ‘Hug in a glass’. Just make sure you have enough glasses to entertain up to 6 of you!

If their choice of drink is an on trend flavoured gin, then our choice of gin glasses is nearly as vast as the choices of gins available now
.from floral patterns of poppies, bluebells, sweet pea, gerbera, hydrangea that will fit perfectly with indoors or outdoors drinking. If you’re not a floral type person, then why not opt for a more modern glass with metallics, swirl patterns or for the really quirky person we have glasses with embedded fruit.

Want a more statement style for your ‘Hug in a glass’?

Then look no further than our scene and hobby glasses
.sailing, cricket, hunting, fishing, that we have not just in gin glasses but also in wine, whisky and beers glasses too.


Maybe you have missed getting away together for those little breaks and holidays over this last year. If so why not give your ‘hug in a glass’ in one of our stylish London Skyline glass or Beach Hut etched glass both certain to make you feel like that little bit closer than you actually are!

Whatever yours or your friends and families tipple, make it even more special by presenting it in one of our gorgeous glasses. A pleasant drink is enhanced even more in a special glass.
.we always believe, a good glass makes a good drink, taste even better! If you need help when selecting one of our special glasses then get in touch, we’ll be happy to help. Follow us on facebook for our latest arrivals and news.

Shabby Chic Subscription Box

Shabby Chic Subscription Box NEW! Shabby Chic Subscription Box from Special Occasions! – ÂŁ19.99 plus ÂŁ2.85 postage or FREE collection. Filled with lovely surprise items from our shop. Either give as a gift or treat yourself! Our Shabby Chic Subscription Box would be perfect for Christmas Gift or Birthday. We can post the box for you…

Bear Necessities Bears We have a lovely selection on bears at Special Occasions in Barrow-in-furness. All of our bears sit, stand or lie on a flat surface, perfect for your shelf or mantle. Are bears all come with different unique names and all have different personalities. Our bears would be the perfect gift for someone…

Special Occasions is a gift shop in Barrow, in South Furness. We sell all kinds of gifts for weddings, christenings, birthdays, new baby, fathers day, mothers day and valentines day. We stock a large range of greetings cards, glass-wear, photo frames, plaques, jewellery, gift bags, signs and more. We can also provide personalised messages and…

Our shop has been taken over with Rag Dolls. We now offer an embroidery service to personalise our gifts including these special rag dolls. These Rag Dolls make the perfect unique present for any young child and of course for those big kids inside us. They are suitable from birth and safety tested EN71 so can…


After two years of setting up and working the handcrafted stationery business from home, in 2011 we decided to open our very own gift shop (incorporating the stationery aspect) in our first premises. This month, we are celebrating our 4th birthday of being “shop owners” and what an amazing 4 years it has been! In…

Personalised Gifts

Personalised items make perfect gifts and they are always extra special for the person receiving them. Whether it’s to mark a special occasion or congratulate someone on their wedding day, a gift with a message and the recipient’s name on it, is an extra special treat and will be unlike other gifts they’ve received. At Special Occasions, we offer a number of uniquely personalised gifts, including…

Christmas Eve Goodie Bags

Our Christmas Eve Goodie Bags are back by popular demand this year. Put the magic and sparkle into Christmas Eve with these Goodie Bags, full of things to make the night before Christmas almost as magical as Christmas Day itself!     The Goodie Bags are full of treats and activities that will keep children entertained right up until bedtime on…

Limited Edition Silver Tag Bears

I would like to introduce an exciting item of stock available in our online shop – Limited Edition Silver Tag Bears. There are only 1500 of each Silver Tag Bear worldwide, and we are the only stockist in Barrow-in-Furness, so it’s a special privilege to be able to offer these bears to our customers. There…

I am very excited to announce the launch of our new website! We’re Special Occasions, a beautiful gift shop in Barrow-in-Furness in the stunning South Lakes. We offer a wide selection of gifts for special occasions, including gifts for weddings, christenings and anniversaries or for that extra special treat, including jewellery & accessories, personalised keepsakes…

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Call: 01229 314004
Special Occasions
50 Crellin Street,
Barrow in Furness,
LA14 1DS
United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday – Closed

Thursday – Closed

Friday – 10am – 4pm

Saturday – 10am – 4pm

Sunday – Closed

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