Gift of the Year 2020 finalists announced

The Giftware Association (GA) has released the list of finalists for its Gift of the Year 2020 Awards.

The judging panel, which included buyers from John Lewis & Partners, Ocado, The National Gallery, Paper Tiger and Not On The High Street, met yesterday (Thursday January 9) at The Button Factory in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham to select the winners and highly commended products.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Spring Fair which is free to attend. It will be held on the first day of the show (Sunday February 2) at 6pm on the Inspiring Retail Stage.

GA ceo Sarah Ward said: “It was great to see so many judges on judging day. I don’t think we’ve had that many in one room judging the categories all at once. It was incredible, also, to hear the feedback from the judges and how they found it hard to choose from the quality products. We look forward to announcing the winners at Spring Fair.”

The finalists are listed below:

BEAUTY, BATH AND SPA

Kushboo Soaps – Kushboo Soaps

Oil Infused Hair Turbans – Danielle Creations

Botanical Range – Fikkerts

Bathing Beauty Gift Tin – Bathing Beauty

 

BRANDED GIFT

Blockbuster – Big Potato Games

Beatrix Potter Baby Collection – Enesco

Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak – Wow! Stuff

Mr Men Little Miss Love Couples – My Icon Story

 

CARDS AND WRAP

Paper Shakies – James Ellis

Pyramid Gift Boxes – Decorasian

Sophie Corrigan for Wraptious – Wraptious

Wow! You’re…Birthday Books – From You to Me

 

CHILDRENS GIFT

Build a Bee Hotel – Apples to Pears

Slipfree Shoes – Slipfree

Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

The British Woodland Den Kit

 

COMMEMORATIVE AND COLLECTABLE

Sherlock Holmes – The Case of the Priceless Coin

Things to do when you are… – A Year of Dates

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Woohooyoo – Woohooyoo

 

CONTEMPORARY GIFT

Host your own Escape Room – Talking Tables

Ice and Slice – Nobile Glassware

Squireme – Stone

New Parents Date Box – A Year of Dates

 

DESIGN AND CRAFT

Banjo Robinson – Banjo Robinson

Citygami Berlin – Clockwork Soldier

Baby Bunny Needle Felting Kit – The Crafty Kit Company

Pocket Hearts – Berserks Glass

 

ETHICAL GIFT

Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps – Stib

Tikiri – Tikiri

Planet Happy Giftware range – Milly Green Designs

Space Station – Playpress Toys

 

FASHION ACCESSORY

Donuts – Sock Academy

PoM Recycled Polyester Scarves – Peace of Mind.925

Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

Yvonne Ellen Eclectic Glamour Beauty Range

 

FASHION JEWELLERY

Heart Chain Bracelets with Real Flower Charm – Shrieking Violet

Rosey Rabbits – Life Charms

Isla Jewellery Range – Billys Beach Hut

Spring Millefiori – Carrie Elspeth

 

 

FESTIVE AND OCCASIONAL

Christmas Planer – Wrendale Designs

Plasticine Christmas Advent Calendar – The Lagoon Group

BoHo Bride Activity Book – Talking Tables

Tree Planting Cards – Tree Wishes Festive Box – 1 Tree Cards

 

GARDEN AND OUTDOOR

Personalised Garden Printed Hanging Slate Plaque – Personalised Memento Company

Wonderland Games Queen of Hearts Croquet

Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

Year in the Garden – Garden Planner – The Great British Card Co

 

GIFT FOOD

COCO Twelve bar Collection – COCO Chocolatier

Devon Coastal Negroni – Tom Savano Cocktails

Veggie Roast Dinner Kit – Ross and Ross Gifts

Gin Botanicals Tin with Silk Sari Wrap

 

HOME ACCESSORY

Anatomy Vegan Suede Cushions by Sophie Corrigan – Wraptious

Handmade Flat Candles – Flaty

Orbital Candle Holder – Aery

Leopard Pot Hanger – Parlane International

 

HOME FRAGRANCE

Aromatherapy Collection – Aery

Aromatherapy Range – Blend No. 5 – Purbeck Candles

Olly – Europium World

Yvonne Ellen Stacking Candles – Wax Lyrical

 

 

HOT NOVELTY

Animal Suitcases – WITH Creative

Resteazzz – Puckator

Bubble Bath & Bubble Blowing – The Somerset Toiletry Co

Vegan Not Vegan – Bubblegum Stuff

 

KITCHEN AND DINING

Bread Warmer – Iona Buchanan

Wooden Bladed Cheese Knife – Whispers of Wood

W&P Porter Seal Tight Containers – Stone

Wonki Ware – Clayspoon

 

PET GIFT

BowDangle – Wren & Rye

Colour in Animal Houses – Norfolk Industries for Disabled People

Dog Lovers Gift Range – Apples to Pears

The Haypigs! Guinea Pig Circus Range – HayPigs!

 

STATIONERY

Pen Bookmark – Thinking Gifts

Sakana Daily Planner – Hello Day

Busy Life Planner – Busy Bee

Yes Studio Stationery Collection – Wild & Wolf

 

UNDER £10

Fair Trade Vegetable Rattles – Best Years

My Little World – Airport – My Little World

Mini Me – Sock Academy

History Heroes Art Game – History Heroes

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