About Us

Black Country Gifts is an online retailer, established in 2014, offering a range of greetings cards and low-cost gift items in the UK.  We understand that you want small thoughtful gifts to say ‘thank you’, ‘I’m thinking of you’ and ‘ I am sorry’.  We stock a range of gift items including keyrings, magnets, coasters, fold-up bags and jewellery.  We are proud to have been born and bred in the Black Country and embrace the Black Country values of ‘strong character and generous spirit’.

Black Country Gifts is unique in that we also operate as a live case study to students in the UK.  Students need access to businesses to learn how to run a successful business.  We are currently working with local universities to help students learn about how to manage information in organizations, supporting the growth of business and enterprise in the Black Country.

Blog posts from Black Country Gifts are used to demonstrate how theoretical concepts taught in information systems and information management courses are applied in the organization.  Some blog posts include activities for students to undertake with their tutors.

Students are not under any obligation to make a purchase from Black Country Gifts.  Students may if they wish make a purchase from Black Country Gifts but course tutors will not be made aware of the identity of customers.  There is therefore no personal advantage to be gained by students who choose to make a purchase from Black Country Gifts.

All information relating to customers, their purchases and financial details is securely stored and remains confidential.  The information is NOT accessible to students and will not be made available to university staff or students.  Information provided by customers to Black Country Gifts will only be used by staff at Black Country Gifts for the purpose of processing and dispatching items ordered.  Black Country Gifts is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Officer and complies with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.