Countdown to Gift of the Year Awards 2020

Suppliers: there is still time to enter your products into the Gift of the Year 2020 Awards.

Organised by the Giftware Association, the Awards aim to celebrate the ‘best in home and gift products’ available on the market in 2019/20.

The 20 award categories are:

·Beauty, Bath & Spa: products for grooming and beauty, health and wellbeing, or those that bring a touch of the spa into the home.

·Branded Gift: any product linked to well-known characters or entertainment brands, or licensed by famous designers, organisations and other household names.

·Cards & Wrap: greetings cards, wrapping paper and gift boxes for any occasion.

·Children’s Gift: toys, kits, and gadgets for children and infants.

·Commemorative & Collectable: commemorative gifts for any occasion – collectables, souvenirs, personalised products and trinkets.

·Contemporary Gift: funky, design-led gifts with a quirky modern feel.

·Design & Craft: products designed and made in smaller studios with the personal touch.

·Ethical Gift: gifts that are Fairtrade, eco-friendly, or produced to a high standard of worker welfare.

·Fashion Accessory: wearable accessories including scarves, bags, purses and belts.

·Fashion Jewellery: jewellery, trinkets, charms and bijoux made from metal, stone, ceramic, wood or anything in between, designed to accessorise an outfit.

·Festive & Occasions: products specifically designed and themed around key calendar events or parties such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween, birthdays and anniversaries.

·Food & Drink: gifts you can eat or drink, or kits to make your own food and beverages.

·Garden & Outdoor: gifts for the green-thumbed and accessories for the outdoors.

·Home Accessory: any item that adorns the home – modern, traditional, classic, country, urban living or fun and quirky.

·Home Fragrance: products that bring scent into the home such as candles and reed diffusers.

·Kitchen & Dining: gifts for budding chefs and those who love to entertain – tableware, glassware, cutlery, table decoration, kitchen gadgets and utensils.

·Novelty: gifts with a touch of silliness (or naughtiness) and fun.

·Pet Gift: gifts for pets such as food, accessories and bath products.

·Stationery: gifts you can write in, with or on such as diaries, calendars, notebooks, pens and pencils.

·Under £10: any gift product retailing at £10 or below.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday February 2 on the Inspiring Retail Stage at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. The ultimate winner wins a stand at Autumn Fair.

Find out more and enter at www.giftoftheyear.co.uk. The deadline for entries is November 29.

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