TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Charlie

Hello Internet travellers! Yes we’re right back at you with another edition of our oh-so insightful TruffleShuffle insider blog posts where we take one unsuspecting TruffleShuffler and put them in the spotlight for just a few moments.
This week we’re taking a quick glimpse into the world of our newest team member, customer services heroine Charlie! Take it away….
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What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I’m Michelle’s minion, helping out with the customer service side of things. I start the day by responding to all your lovely emails, answering any enquiries that come in via the site, process customer exchanges and refunds and pretty much whatever else I can to help out. I only work part time as I have my four year old daughter to looked after too.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
I started here in July last year having previously worked in sales for a heating and plumbing distributor for seven years.
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
Apart from TruffleShuffle being the most awesome place I have ever worked, everyone here is super nice and the products we sell are simply amazing (a far cry from boilers and pallets of radiators!)
I love the variation of customer’s enquiries we receive as no two days are ever the same.
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
I have to admit I love all the Care Bears and My Little Pony designs we have and being able to watch the cartoons again with my little girl is ace. My favourite top at the moment is the Care Bears Racerback vest….
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I love spending time with my daughter, she is my little ray of sunshine. She’s just starting to read and write and it’s so rewarding teaching her and seeing the progress. I took up cycling last year and would love to take part in a Triathlon this year (lots of training needs to be done however and I can’t wait for the warmer weather to get out on the bike again).
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Name three things you like…
Going to the gym, Motorbikes (especially my ZX7R), and English Bull Terriers.
Name three things you don’t like….
Getting up in the morning, crunchy peanut butter, dishonest and rude people.
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
Got to be Labyrinth, Short Circuit and Stand By Me.
Who is your idol?
Larissa Reis, pro fitness model.
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I’ve not seen a band in ages but the last artist I saw was Pink on her Funhouse tour in 2009 at the Birmingham NEC. I also took my dad to see Tina Turner that year too, she definitely deserves a mention as she’s an absolute legend!
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Las Vegas! I’ve been once before but I’d love to go back there again.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Can I choose a motorcycle instead? I’d love the Batcycle from Batman please.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Whatever is on the radio when I get in the car. I usually switch between Radio 1, KISS and Heart FM. Plus when I’m in the gym I listen to whatever banging tunes I have on my phone.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
‘No Pain, No Gain!’
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I’d give a lot to charity, there are several that are very close to my heart and lots more that if I had more money I would definitely want to make a difference to.
If I won enough that I didn’t have to work again, I’d spend the day in the gym or cycling with my fella. It would be nice to be able to go on nice holidays too.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next victim instalment!

xoxo

Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams

Hi guys! With everyone getting their hands on lots of exciting new goodies over Christmas and now in the big sales, it seems the people of social network Instagram has been going all out and posting all their fab new goodies for the world to see, and who can blame them!?

As you know, we really love our products and our customers, so getting to see lots of our very own items in the hands of their new owners is just about as good as it gets for us!

We’re always hoping you guys are loving your latest item and there are so many way for you to get back in touch with us to let us know just what you think including Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram!

So! With so many amazing pictures coming our way, we always like to take some time going through them and picking out some of our favourites for the rest of the world to see and to of course say a massive thank you to everyone who takes the time to pick up their phones and get snapping.

Take a look below at some of our most recent mentions and tags…..

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Harry Potter Charms Ladies Charcoal Classic Beatles Logo T-Shirt

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Ladies Chunk Truffle Shuffle Photo Print Goonies Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Black Inside Print Sonic The Hedgehog Wallet In Tin

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Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Care Bears T-Shirt

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Ladies Breaking Bad T-Shirt Ladies Mr Bean Cool Beans T-Shirt

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Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt Ladies Toy Story T-Shirt

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Lots of Cool T-Shirts! Men’s Clueless Logo T-Shirt

shannencarrigan

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Harry Potter Charms Ladies Back to the Future Enchantment Under The Sea T-Shirt

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Merchandise Mean Girls T-Shirt

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Fleece Star Wars Jedi Outfit Dressing Gown Ladies Glitter My Little Pony Leave a Little Sparkle Sweater
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We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the rest of the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.

Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshuffle or #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

xoxo

TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Claire

We’re back again with another hop, skip and jump into the people behind the TruffleShuffle machine!

As some of you may have spotted, each month we’re taking a little time to harass introduce you to one of the resident TruffleShufflers to find out a little more about who they are, what they do and what makes them tick.

This time it’s the turn of our magnificent MD and baking queen Claire….

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
My official title is MD although I share that title with my fellow co-founder Pat – I tend to look after the creative side of the business so my main role is managing the buying team and our in house design team to ensure we’re always adding lots of awesome new goodies to the site which is a lot of fun. I also look after our offline marketing, working alongside our fabulous PR Agency, Becky White PR to ensure we spread the word of TruffleShuffle far and wide.
I also keep an eye on operations and I do the HR for the business too although I’m quite lucky with that as we have a fantastic team so they don’t give me too many issues
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
From day dot so over 10 years now which is pretty crazy! This was actually my first real job as I was in the middle of a law degree when the business started so I don’t really know how to do anything else.
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
Our team are just amazing and make coming into work a real pleasure. Also the products – I absolutely love what we sell and would be shopping here myself if I wasn’t working here. And then lastly the customers – we’ve always worked really hard to ensure we provide the best customer service we possibly can and it means that our customers are an amazingly lovely, loyal bunch.
The first thing I do every day is check our reviews both on the website and on TrustPilot and Review Centre and the feedback always makes me smile.
And then last but not least, I love the fact I get to work with my husband every day – people always wonder how we manage living and working together but it’s all we’ve ever known as the business started when we were 19 and 21 so I’d feel totally lost without him (even though there are of course the odd days when I want to kill him!)
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
Hmmm that’s a toughie as there are loads! I love our Roald Dahl range, especially our Good Thoughts Quote tee – the sentiment is beautiful and I love the fact that my ultimate girl crush JLaw wore it recently. I also love our Clueless and Mean Girls designs – they’re two of my favourite movies (I must have watched them both hundreds of times) so I love working on and wearing anything related to them. Plus anything Disney, My Little Pony, Care Bears always manages to find its way into my wardrobe (well I have to test the product right?) Typical 80’s child!

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I love hanging out with my little monster, Freddie – he’s 2 and a half so we can usually be found jumping in muddy puddles, racing cars and generally causing chaos. I got a Kitchenaid for my birthday last month so I’m really enjoying playing around with that and doing lots of baking. I’m also in the middle of redecorating our house which I half love, half hate – depending on when you ask. I love reading when I get a quiet half hour which isn’t that often and I’m also a total telly addict so like nothing better than curling up on the sofa with some properly trashy telly (MIC, TOWIE, Real Housewives… you name it, I’m addicted to them all.) Oh the shame…
Name three things you like…
My family, food and sunshine!! Oh and lie ins (can I have 4?)
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Name three things you don’t like….
People who drive in the wrong lane on the motorway, radio 6 (we have a constant battle in the office over which radio station to listen to!) and the discovery channel (thanks to Pat.)
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
Labyrinth, The Goonies (obvs.) and Home Alone
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Who is your idol?
Richard Branson
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Who is the last band you saw live?
Well it would have been Glastonbury so I was lucky enough to see a few – Ed Sheeran was my highlight though. He absolutely killed it.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
New Zealand – I’ve never been and it’s been a dream for years!
Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Iron Man’s Audi R8 pretty please….
pretty please….
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and randomly a bit of old school Destiny’s Child which I found in my car!
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
“First you gotta do the truffle shuffle.”
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Travel the world with all my friends and family, buy a camper van, build a tree house for Freddie and set up a foundation to invest in young people who want to start a business.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next victim instalment!

xoxo

The 2014 TruffleShuffle Gift Guide – Top Gifts for Girls

Saint Nicholas’ beard! It’s that time already folks!

People all across the land are once again getting all geared up and starting to really get into to gifting spirit as they begin to pack their very own sleighs up high with gifts to share with their friends, family and loved ones. Now even as seasoned Christmas gifters ourselves, we know just how daunting this task (or challenge) can really be.

With soooo many options to pick from on top of not always knowing what someone wants or even would like, we always find gift guides to be a real inspiration which is why we like to drum up our own to help give you guys some great ideas as the big day approaches.

So! Take a peep at our sections below and pick up some amazing gifts, memories or even ideas. Good luck internet shoppers!

Top Gifts for TV Addicts…

Know someone who is to-TELLY addicted to some top TV? Pick up something from our huuuge range of vintage and modern classics including Button Moon Mugs, Doctor Who Gifts, Breaking Bad T-Shirts and Walking Dead merchandise.

Button Moon Boxed Mug

Pinky Punky Wacaday Mallett's Mallet

Double Doctor Who TARDIS Duvet Cover Set

Heisenberg's Bath Salts

Top Gifts for Movie Buffs…

If like us you or someone special loves nothing more than heading to the cinema to catch the latest blockbuster, or perhaps curling up on the sofa and settling in for an action packed movie night in, we’ve got the perfect gifts for you with our amazing range of Movie Mugs, Disney Jewellery and Superhero gifts.

Boxed Labyrinth You Remind Me Of The Babe Bowie Mug

14kt White Gold Plated Frozen Let It Go Bangle from Disney Couture

Harry Potter Expelliarmus Bag Clip

Superman Classic Logo Alarm Clock

Top Gifts for Animation manics…

After something for someone who’s loony about toons?! Whether it’s Care Bears mugs, My Little Pony gifts, Adventure Time goodies or even some top cartoon tshirts we’ve got just the thing for you.

My Little Pony Key Covers

Retro Care Bears Mug

Yellow Adventure Time Jake Scarf

Platinum Plated Black Enamel Have Faith In Your Dreams Cinderella Bangle

Top Gifts for Music lovers…

If music makes your world go round, hearing just hour amazing our massive range of rock gifts is will be sweet music to your ears. Get imaginative with vinyl, mix things up with some cool retro mix tapes and more…

Mini Mix Tape Retro Cassette Bracelet

Small Vintage Vinyl Bowl

Retro LP 15" Laptop Case

Tape A Doormat

Don’t forget! As well a all these top gifts for her, we have an amazing range of clothing including T-Shirts, Vests, Jumpers and much more.

Stay tuned to our Top Gifts for Guys post coming tomorrow too! 🙂

Happy hunting folks!

xoxo

Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams!

Hello Internet explorers!

Just like many of you out there we’re simply HOOKED on the top social app Instagram! Getting to see all the amazing things our lovely friends are up to as well as taking a peep at some simply stunning views, talents and of course a cheeky peep into some of our top celebs lives. What’s not to love!?

Not only do we get to see all these amazing things, we also get to see just where our cool tshirts and funky accessories end up thanks to some fab snaps from you lovely lot. Thank you!

To help even further spread the love, we’ve plucked out some of our favourite snaps from you guys so you can see what’s been going on and hopefully inspire you to also show off some of your retro items! Take a look at some TruffleShuffle fans….

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Ladies Roald Dahl Believe In Magic Foil Print Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Unisex Flamingo Repeat Print T-Shirt from Hero & Cape

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You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girls Slogan Vest Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt

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laurenmcfadyen
Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Honey Monster Sweater

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pudddang
Ladies Care Bears Only Way To See A Rainbow Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Mini Pink Shell I’m Really A Mermaid Necklace

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Mickey Mouse Silhouette Pendant Disney Necklace Ladies Boo You Wh*re Mean Girl Curved Hem Cropped Swing Vest

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Pikachu Face Costume T-Shirt Boxed Retro My Little Pony Mug

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Ladies Grey Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch T-Shirt Ladies Grey Saved By The Bell Bayside Tigers Sweater

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charleeemm
Ladies Buffy Sunnydale High T-Shirt Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

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Double Doctor Who TARDIS Duvet Cover Set Jem And The Holograms Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend Band T-Shirt & Sesame Street Super Grover T-Shirt & Everything I Need To Know Dr Seuss T-Shirt
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We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the rest of the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.

Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

xoxo