Giftware Association reveals Gift of the Year 2020 winners

The winners of the Gift of the Year 2020 competition, organised by the Giftware Association (GA), were announced at last month’s Spring Fair, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

GA ceo Sarah Ward said “The standard of the entrants and products was very high this year, with many of the judges struggling to find their favorites with so much quality on offer – and there were a few very close calls for the winners.”

Here is the full list of winning and highly commended products:

KITCHEN AND DINING

Winner – W&P Porter Seal Tight Containers – Stone

Highly Commended – Bread Warmer – Iona Buchanan

Highly Commended – Wooden Bladed Cheese Knife – Whispers of Wood

Highly Commended – Wonki Ware – Clayspoon

 

BEAUTY, BATH AND SPA

Winner – Botanical Range – Fikkerts

Highly Commended- Kushboo Soaps – Kushboo Soaps

Highly Commended – Oil Infused Hair Turbans – Danielle Creations

Highly Commended – Bathing Beauty Gift Tin – Bathing Beauty

 

BRANDED GIFT

Winner – Beatrix Potter Baby Collection – Enesco

Highly Commended – Blockbuster – Big Potato Games

Highly Commended -Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak – Wow! Stuff

Highly Commended -Mr Men Little Miss Love Couples – My Icon Story

 

CARDS AND WRAP

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

Highly Commended – Paper Shakies – James Ellis

Highly Commended – Pyramid Gift Boxes – Decorasian

Highly Commended – Sophie Corrigan for Wraptious – Wraptious

 

CHILDRENS GIFT

Winner – Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

Highly Commended – Build a Bee Hotel – Apples to Pears

Highly Commended – Slipfree Shoes – Slipfree

Highly Commended – The British Woodland Den Kit – The Den Kit Co

 

COMMEMORATIVE AND COLLECTABLE

Winner – Sherlock Holmes – The Case of the Priceless Coin – Professor Puzzle

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

Highly Commended – VE Day 75th Anniversary – Moo Cow Studio

Highly Commended – Woohooyoo – Woohooyoo

 

CONTEMPORARY GIFT

Winner – Host your own Escape Room – Talking Tables

Highly Commended – Ice and Slice – Nobile Glassware

Highly Commended  – New Parents Date Box – A Year of Dates

 

DESIGN AND CRAFT

Winner – Baby Bunny Needle Felting Kit – The Crafty Kit Company

Highly Commended – Banjo Robinson – Banjo Robinson

Highly Commended – Citygami Berlin – Clockwork Soldier

Highly Commended – Pocket Hearts – Berserks Glass

 

ETHICAL GIFT

Winner – Tikiri – Tikiri

Highly Commended – Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps – Stib

Highly Commended – Planet Happy Giftware range – Milly Green Designs

Highly Commended – Space Station – Playpress Toys

 

FASHION ACCESSORY

Winner – Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

Highly Commended – Donuts – Sock Academy

Highly Commended – PoM Recycled Polyester Scarves – Peace of Mind

Highly Commended – Yvonne Ellen Eclectic Glamour Beauty Range – My Gifts Trade

 

FASHION JEWELLERY

Winner – Isla Jewellery Range – Billys Beach Hut

Highly Commended – Heart Chain Bracelets with Real Flower Charm – Shrieking Violet

Highly Commended – Rosey Rabbits – Life Charms

Highly Commended – Spring Millefiori – Carrie Elspeth

 

FESTIVE AND OCCASIONAL

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

Highly Commended – Christmas Planner – Wrendale Designs

Highly Commended – Plasticine Christmas Advent Calendar – The Lagoon Group

Highly Commended – BoHo Bride Activity Book – Talking Tables

 

GARDEN AND OUTDOOR

Winner – Wonderland Games Queen of Hearts Croquet – Professor Puzzle

Highly Commended – Personalised Garden Printed Hanging Slate Plaque – Personalised Memento Company

Highly Commended – Squelch Wellies – Squelch Wellies

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

 

GIFT FOOD

Winner – Veggie Roast Dinner Kit – Ross and Ross Gifts

Highly Commended – COCO Twelve bar Collection – COCO Chocolatier

Highly Commended  – Devon Coastal Negroni – Tom Savano Cocktails

Highly Commended – Gin Botanicals Tin with Silk Sari Wrap – Spice Kitchen

 

HOME ACCESSORY

Winner – Orbital Candle Holder – Aery

Highly Commended – Anatomy Vegan Suede Cushions by Sophie Corrigan – Wraptious

Highly Commended – Handmade Flat Candles – Flatyz

Highly Commended – Leopard Pot Hanger – Parlane International

 

HOME FRAGRANCE

Winner – Aromatherapy Collection – Aery

Highly Commended – Aromatherapy Range – Blend No. 5 – Purbeck Candles

Highly Commended – Olly – Europium World

Highly Commended – Yvonne Ellen Stacking Candles – Wax Lyrical

 

HOT NOVELTY

Winner – Resteazzz – Puckator

Highly Commended – Animal Suitcases – Pikkii

Highly Commended – Bubble Bath & Bubble Blowing – The Somerset Toiletry Co

Highly Commended – Vegan Not Vegan – Bubblegum Stuff

 

PET GIFT

Winner – Dog Lovers Gift Range – Apples to Pears

Highly Commended – BowDangle – Wren & Rye

Highly Commended – Colour in Animal Houses – Norfolk Industries for Disabled People

Highly Commended – The Haypigs! Guinea Pig Circus Range – HayPigs!

 

STATIONERY

Winner – Yes Studio Stationery Collection – Wild and Wolf

Highly Commended – Pen Bookmark – Thinking Gifts

Highly Commended – Sakana Daily Planner – Hello Day

Highly Commended – Busy Life Planner – Busy B

 

UNDER £10

Winner – Mini Me – Sock Academy

Highly Commended – Fair Trade Vegetable Rattles – Best Years

Highly Commended  – My Little World – Airport – My Little World

Highly Commended – History Heroes Art Game – History Heroes

 

Kitchen and Dining category winner: W&P Porter Seal Tight Containers from Stone

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