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.