Gift of the Year shortlist announced

After four days of judging, hundreds of entries into the Gift of the Year 2020 contest organised by the Giftware Association (GA) have been whittled into a shortlist.

GA said: “This is always an exciting day. And we’ve expanded the shortlists a little this year, which means more happy people! A number of the judges reported that they struggled to choose only a limited number of products, with more than one praising the creativity on display.

“Now, amazing gift products from all over the UK – and some from outside of it – are winging their way to GA HQ for the last stage of judging, taking place in January.”

The finalists will be announced on January 10, and the winners will be revealed during a special ceremony held at the Spring Fair, which takes place from February 2 to February 6 at Birmingham’s NEC.

The ultimate judges’ choice winner will receive a free stand at Autumn Fair and a year’s free subscription to PR agency Press Loft. All the other winners will receive a host of marketing material to promote their achievement and logos to display on their products.

The shortlist is:

Beauty, Bath & Spa

Solid Shampoo Bars Bathing Beauty
Beard Dazzled Gift Republic
Botanical Range Fikkerts
Clay Face Mask Powders Ancient Wisdom
Natural Handcare Eloise Hall
Emma’s Soap Emma’s Soap
Eva Face Mister Europium World (UK)
Goats Milk Soap Tildas Tribe
Argan Body Oil Green Angel
Sunrise Magic Body Smoother Green Angel
Jones The Bones Balm Bathing Beauty
Kushboo Soaps Kushboo Soaps
Mosney Mill Reed Diffuser Marmalade of London
Oil Infused Hair Turbans Danielle Creations
Wellbeing Collection Wild Dolive
Yes Studio Bath & Beauty Collection Wild & Wolf

 

Branded Gift

Beatrix Potter Baby Collection Enesco Limited
Blockbuster Big Potato Games
Chic & Love Keepsake Bears Posh Paws Int
Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak Wow! Stuff
Mr Men Little Miss Love Couples My Icon Story
Feel Your Best’ Wellness Notebook LGP Europe
Cardology Harry Potter Popup Cards Cardology
Harry Potter Jewellery Advent Calendar The Carat Shop
Star Wars Sheet Face Masks Mad Beauty
Stormtrooper Originals Prints and Cards Rocket68
Taskmaster the Board Game Hacche Retail
Wow! Pods Wow! Stuff

 

Cards & Wrap

Colour In Greetings Cards Stib
Embroider Me Endangered Animals Greetings Plant a Bloomer
Eureka! Deckled Edge
Greetings Cards Right off the Bat
Luxury Gift Wrap by The Art File The Art File
Motley Range Additions Poet and Painter
Cardology Harry Potter Popup Cards Cardology
Forkies Bexy Boo
Paper Shakies James Ellis
Pyramid Gift Box Decorasian
Rethinkwrap Rethinkwrap
Some Ink Nice MiniCards Some Ink Nice
Sophie Corrigan for Wraptious Wraptious
Tree Planting Cards – Leaf Moments Collection 1 Tree Cards
Twist Out The Art File
Vibrant Notes Greeting Card Range Wendy Bell Designs
WOW! You’re … Birthday Books From You To Me

 

Children’s Gift

100 Kids Activities Bucket List Poster Gift Republic
A world of eco companions – recycled soft toys Ravensden
Banjo Robinson Banjo Robinson
Build a Bee Hotel Apples to Pears
Colour Changing Umbrella Floss and Rock
Create Your Own Deep Blue Seascape Clockwork Soldier
Ewan Deluxe with SHUSH Sweet Dreamers
Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak Wow! Stuff
Healthy kids cooking kit Little Cooks Co
Make Your Own Popup Dinosaur Book Clockwork Soldier
Pillowfight Warriors K-Play International
Pond Life Tablecloth Eatsleepdoodle
Slipfree shoes Slipfree
Squelch Wellies Squelch Wellies
The British Woodland Den Kit The Den Kit Co
Tikiri Tikiri

 

Commemorative & Collectable

A Personalised Box of Date Ideas A Year of Dates
Aspect Collection Dartington Crystal
Christmas Dinky Penguins DCUK
Dinky Ducks DCUK
Harry Potter Icon Lights Paladone Products
Harry Potter Village by D56 Enesco
New Parents Date Box A Year of Dates
Royal Air Force Red Arrows Cufflink Gift Set Icarus Originals Limited
Scratch Off 92 Football Grounds Maps International
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Priceless Coin Professor Puzzle
Things To Do When You Are… A Year of Dates
VE Day 75th Anniversary Moocow Studios
Victory over Blindness commemorative silver coin Blind Veterans UK
Woohooyoo Woohooyoo
Wow! Pods Wow! Stuff

 

Contemporary Gift

Cairngorm Splosh Dunoon
Coffee Break Puzzles The Lagoon Group
Host Your Own Escape Room Talking Tables
I like birds RFID Blocking Card Wallets Opticaid Uk
Ice & Slice Nobile Glassware
Jonathan Adler Rainbow Hand 750 Piece Shaped Puzzle Abrams & Chronicle Books
Lexon MINO X Stone
Magnetic Travel Map Gift Republic
Mini Halo One Bluetooth Portable Speaker Gingko Electronics
Note Books Belly Button Designs
Snug Bud Snug Bud
Squireme Stone
Striped Ball Candles Designed In Colour
The Bear Plate The Wood Life Project
Tumbler Selfie Speaker Gingko Electronics
Video Book Viftbox
Wooden Bladed Cheese Knife Whispers of Wood

 

Design & Craft

Areaware Moonchalk Stone
Automotiv Wall Art Paperlegend
Baby Bunny Needle Felting Kit The Crafty Kit Company
Banjo Robinson Banjo Robinson
Bespoke Bluecoat Angels Notelet Set Siobhan at April Rose
Bespoke hand made place and area signs Crafty Clara
Citygami Berlin Clockwork Soldier
Coloured Kraft Rolls 4m Eco-Wrap
Embroider Me Endangered Animals Greetings Plant a Bloomer
Emma’s Soap Emma’s Soap
Finest Handmade and Handprinted Wrapping Papers Globe Enterprise
Garden Visitors Twists Studio Glass
Gift Box Nest Decorasian
Handmade Flat Candle Flaty
Pocket Hearts Berserks Glass
Striped Ball Candles Designed In Colour
The Complete Bar – Shampoo and Soap Emma’s Soap

 

Ethical Gift

Bathing Beauty Gift Tin Bathing Beauty
Childrens Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps Stib
Colour In Animal Houses Norfolk Industries for Disabled People
Emma’s Soap Emma’s Soap
Fair Trade and Upcycled Wooden Toys Best Years
Kitchen Grow Pods – Italian Herbs Seedball
Write Range VENT for Change
Planet Happy Giftware Range Milly Green Designs
Rethinkwrap Rethinkwrap
Space Station Playpress Toys
The Complete Bar – Shampoo and Soap Emma’s Soap
The Highlands Collection Meg Hawkins Art
Tikiri Tikiri
Tree Planting Cards – Leaf Moments Collection 1 Tree Cards

 

Fashion Accessory

Corbett Collection Leather Guild
Dear Sophie Arora Design
Donuts Sock Academy
LOQI Pleated Bags Stone
PoM Recycled Polyester Scarves Peace of Mind .925
Rainbow Polaris Collection Carrie Elspeth
Sock Invaders Sock Academy
Squelch Wellies Squelch Wellies
Well Leathered Laptop Tote bag Well Leathered
Yvonne Ellen Eclectic Glamour Beauty Range My Gifts Trade

 

Fashion Jewellery

Deco Disc Drop Earrings Lovett & Co
Fox and cubs Pendant Mine Sterling Silver
Heart chain bracelet with real flower charm Shrieking Violet
Isla Jewellery Gift Stand with New Jewellery & Quotes 24 pieces Billy’s Beach Hut
Good Intentions Necklaces LGP Europe
Rennie Mac Pendant Sheila Kerr Jewellery
Retro Pendant One Button
Rosey Rabbits Life Charms
Royal Air Force Red Arrows Cufflink Gift Set Icarus Originals Limited
Spring Millefiori Carrie Elspeth

 

Festive & Occasions

4-in-1 Party Games Kit Mindful Host
A Personalised Box of Date Ideas A Year of Dates
Boxed Gift Christmas Cards Paper Tree
Christmas Eve Activity Set Something Different Wholesale
Christmas Planner Wrendale Designs
Disney Magical Beginnings Widdop & Co
Festive Collection Heyland and Whittle
Festive Hug In A Box Gifts Box of Hugs London
Festive Plant Baubles Gift Republic
Moonlit Magic Jigsaw Puzzle Bauble Gibsons
New Parents Date Box A Year of Dates
Plasticine Christmas Advent Calendar The Lagoon Group
Pop & Slot 3D Advent Calendar House Roger la Borde
Things To Do When You Are… A Year of Dates
Tree Planting Cards – Tree Wishes Festive Box 1 Tree Cards

 

Food & Drink

American Roadtrip BBQ Rub Tube The Smokey Carter
Around The World Spice Rub Tube The Smokey Carter
Brisket Hot Smoking Kit Hot Smoked
COCO Twelve Bar Collection COCO Chocolatier
Cornish Roulette 1962
Devon Coastal Negroni Tom Savano Cocktails
Drivers Pickles Gift Boxes Drivers Pickles
Gin Botanicals Infusion Tube The Smokey Carter
Gin Botanicals Tin with Silk Sari Wrap Spice Kitchen
Healthy kids cooking kit Little Cooks Co
Mutiny Mustards Really Good
The Ultimate Popcorn Selection Box Joe & Seph’s
Veggie Roast Dinner Kit Ross & Ross Gifts
Vintage Victorian 240 Teabag Gift Tin New English Teas

 

Garden & Outdoor

Bluetit Bird House Wrendale Designs
Border in a Box – Butterflies & Bees Border in a Box
Botanical Range Fikkerts
Emergency Plant Pot Mug Two for Joy
Hot Smoke in a Box Hot Smoked
Klip n Fresh Wheelie Klips
Naughty Gnomes Gift Republic
New Country Life Collection by Materia Rica Materia Rica
Personalised Garden Printed Hanging Slate Plaque Personalised Memento Co
Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball ceramic pear bird feeder Burgon & Ball
Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball pomegranate fat ball feeder Burgon & Ball
Squelch Wellies Squelch Wellies
Outdoor Yoga Bunnies Studio.co.uk
The Amazing Waspinator Waspinator
Wonderland Games Queen of Hearts Croquet Professor Puzzle
Year in the Garden Garden Planner The Great British Card Co

 

Home Accessory

Anatomy Vegan-Suede Cushions by Sophie Corrigan Wraptious
Artificial Plants PalmtreeProducts
Baby Dotty indoor pots Burgon & Ball
Cat & Mice Shadow Lamp Luxa Limited
Cushion Vases Dartington Crystal
Dock Table Lamp Copperfish Lighting Co
Festive Plant Baubles Gift Republic
Garden Visitors Twists Studio Glass
Handmade Flat Candle Flaty
I Like Birds Clocks My Gifts Trade
Leopard Pot Hanger Parlane International
London Calling Prints Collection Rocket68
Mini Halo One Bluetooth Portable Speaker Gingko Electronics
Boa Throws Tweedmill Textiles
Personalised Free Text Wooden Sofa Tray Personalised Memento Co
Orbital Candle Holder Aery
Our Little Nest Kayleigh Jayne & Co
Sara Miller London Prancing Deer Bauble Portmeirion Group
Hand Painted Vases Sunny By Sue

 

Home Fragrance

3 Piece Gift Boxes Heyland and Whittle
Aromatherapy Collection Aery
Aromatherapy Range – Blend No 5 Purbeck Candles
Candle Making kit Bottle Candle Co
Fired Earth Ceramics Wax Lyrical
Flower Diffuser Chiltern Candle Co
Geometrics – New Stoneglow candles
Inspired Collections Ultrasonic Diffusers Wax Lyrical
Love Light Life Candles Love Light Life Candles
Mosney Mill Reed Diffuser Marmalade of London
Modern Classic – Perfume Mist Diffuser & Oils Stoneglow Candles
Winter Collection Beefayre
Olly Europium World
The Design Anthology -Rainbow Safari Ashleigh and Burwood
The Heritage Collection Decorative Diffusers Ashleigh and Burwood
Theology The Recycled Candle Co
Yvonne Ellen Stacking Candles Wax Lyrical

 

Kitchen & Dining

Best in Show Magnetic Shopping List Rex London
Bread Warmer Iona Buchanan
Home Is Where the Heart Is Apron Collectajoy
Kitchen and dining Display Range Fehu Design Studio
Kitchen Grow Pods – Italian Herbs Seedball
Long-tailed tit collection Sandra Vick
The Just Slate Co Wine bottle pourers Selbrae House
Personalised Floral Recipe Box Signature Gifts
Spode Morris and Co. Mugs Portmeirion Group
T&G Giant Boards T&G Woodware
W & P Porter Seal Tight Containers Stone
Wooden Bladed Cheese Knife Whispers of Wood
Yvonne Ellen 2 Tier Cake Stand The Point.1888
Yvonne Ellen Cheetah Tea-for-one Teapot The Point.1888

 

Novelty

Animal Suitcases WITH Creative
Bubble Bath & Bubble Blowing The Somerset Toiletry Co
Cauldron Oil Burner Something Different Wholesale
Create Your Own Snappy Shark Clockwork Soldier
Disney Villains Cauldron Bath Fizzer Mad Beauty
Magic Bath Books House of Marbles
Phone Jail My Gifts Trade
Plasticine Christmas Advent Calendar The Lagoon Group
Prosecco Mini Gift Box Joe & Seph’s
QuickSand Cheatwell Games
Ready, Steady, Sculpt! Celebrities The Lagoon Group
Resteazzz Puckator
Vegan Not Vegan Bubblegum Stuff
White Witch Cauldron Mug Something Different Wholesale

 

Pet

BowDangle Wren & Rye
CHAM:PAWS Bubbles & Squeak Gift For Dogs Woof & Brew
Colour In Animal Houses Norfolk Industries for Disabled People
Dog Lovers Gift Range Apples to Pears
Dog Tales Party Round Dog Bowl Fenella Smith London
Dress Up Dog Bibs Paladone Products
Herbal Tea For Dogs Trio Woof & Brew
Pawsecco Pet Wine Bauble Woof & Brew
Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs Pet Collection Portmeirion Group
Faux Suede Dog Leads & Collars BlossomCo
Studio Luxury Personalised Pet Bed Studio.co.uk
The HayPigs! Guinea Pig Circus range HayPigs!
Travel Dog Bed Tweedmill Textiles
Woodland BowDangle Wren & Rye

 

Stationery

Citygami Berlin Clockwork Soldier
Dream Big Happiness Planner The London Studio
Høvel Makers Cabinet
Magnetic Planners Essential Choice
Make Your Own Bird & Butterfly Pop Up Cards Clockwork Soldier
Make Your Own Popup Dinosaur Book Clockwork Soldier
Write Range VENT for Change
Pen bookmark Thinking Gifts
Sakana Daily Planner Hello Day
The Cooks Diary Eaglemoss
Tissue Wrapped Darwin Stationery Set Sleepy Bee Studio
Week & Month Planner Busy B
Yes Studio Stationery Collection Wild & Wolf

 

Under £10

‘Fuji’ Japanese flower arranging bowl Burgon & Ball
Disney Aladdins Lamp Bubble Bath Mad Beauty
Dr.PAWPAW Trio Christmas Gift Set Dr Pawpaw
Embroider Me Endangered Animals Greetings Plant a Bloomer
Fair trade vegetable rattles Best Years
I like birds RFID Blocking Card Wallets Opticaid Uk
Mini Me Sock Academy
My Little World – Airport My Little World
History Heroes Art Game History Heroes
Pen bookmark Thinking Gifts
Votive House Stoneglow candles
Tapestry Smart Bags AC Jade Trading
The Cooks Diary Eaglemoss
The Great British Moan Off Bubblegum Stuff
Tweed Key, Coin and Card Holder Leather Guild
WOW! Youre … Birthday Books From You To Me

 

 

 

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