The Giftware Association (GA) has attracted a record-breaking number of entries for its Gift of the Year awards.

Shortlist announced for Gift of the Year 2017 awards

The Giftware Association (GA) has attracted a record-breaking number of entries for its Gift of the Year awards.

This year the number of suppliers submitting products for judging increased by 61%.The number of entries – 1,085 – easily surpassed the total for the 2016 competition which, at 759, was the largest recorded.

GA chief executive Sarah Ward commented: “This is great news and demonstrates that gift and home companies increasingly recognise that Gift of the Year not only raises their profile but helps them to increase sales.

“It’s particularly pleasing that around half of the companies that entered were not members of The GA, proving that Gift of the Year’s prestige and pulling power extends across the whole of our industry.”

“We have been out and about at a number of autumn trade events spotting talent and urging those with strong, new, products to take the plunge and enter.”

The winners will be selected on January 12 and the awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday, February 5.

Here is the list of short-listed entries:

KITCHEN AND DINING 

-Volkswagen Toaster – Fizz Creations
-Beer Cap and Wine Cork collection boxes – Transomnia
-‘Go ahead, Take your top off’ bottle opener sign -Transomnia
-Millie Marotta Home Gifting Collection – MeldHome

-Big Fork – New Soda
-Matt Sewell – Gift Republic
-Construction Coasters – Gift Republic
-Personalised Olympic Glass Range – Signature Gifts
-Rosie Bento Box – Rex London
-The Lobster Apron – Lobster Homeware

MADE IN THE UK 

-Bailey Laine – Throws – The Great British Exchange
-The Lobster Apron – Lobster Homeware
-Lakes Collection Boxed Candle – Wax Lyrical
-The Treat – Thanks, I Love It
-Simon Carter Traditional Wooden Shaft Umbrella – Simon Carter
-Personalised Haynes Explains Manuals – Signature Gifts
-Detta Shortie Lambswool and Boucle Scarf – Detta
-Carrie – Carrie Elspeth
-Cushions – Wrendale Designs

ECO FRIENDLY

-Personalised Eco-Friendly Ash Wood Tablet Holder – Treat Gifts
-The Tower – Insect Hotel – Deco-Pak
-Glove Box Car Car Kit – RKM Nushine
-Roz Mixing Set – Iam By Nature
-Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash Range – Greenfrog Botanic
-Seedball – Project Maya

FOOD AND DRINK

-Kin Vodka – The Great British Exchange
-The Homemade Curing Kit… Salmon – Ross & Ross Food
-Drinks Cider Stocking – Victor’s Drinks
-Mog Bottled Beer for Dogs – Kimm and Miller UK
-Chocolate Pool Balls – Kimm and Miller UK
-Camellia Tea Magnet and Infuser Set – Charles Viancin UK
-Bakedin Christmas Mug Pudding – Bakedin
-Dip and Dress – The Gift of Oil

HOME ACCESSORIES 

-Polaroid Home Accessories – Wild & Wolf
-10 Reasons I Love You – Personalised Light Box – Giggle Beaver
-Buckden 3 Stag Wall Hook – The Libra Company
-White Deer Head with Coloured Birds – Bentley & Bo Interiors
-Best Dad city cushion – Jola Designs
-Trolley Bags Cool – Evo Lifestyle Products
-Starlight Bottles – Boxer Gifts

BODY, BATH AND SPA

-Cafe Spa Coffee Scrubs – Wild-Olive
-Oh K! 12 Days of Beauty – NPW
-Gift Ocean – Stone Glow Candles
-Roz Mixing Set – Iam By Nature
-Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash Range – Greenfrog Botanic
-Luxurious Body Scrub – Heyland & Whittle
-Box of 3 Modern Man Soaps – Rex London
-Oh K! Mask Edit – Range – NPW

GARDEN AND OUTDOOR LIVING 

-Volkswagen BBQ Hamper – Fizz Creations
-FloraBrite range – Burgon & Ball
-Concrete Bee Planters – Parlane International
-Colobri single travel hammock – La Siesta
-Apple Totseat – Totseat
-Mini Golf – Professor Puzzle
-Magpie Flora Foraging range – Cubic Products
-Mini Potted Plants – Parlane International
-SplashMaps Stretch Neck warmer – SplashMaps

HOME FRAGRANCE 

-Designers Guild Collection – Heyland & Whittle
-Candlemaking Kit – Northumbrian Candleworks
-Wax Lyrical Lakes Collection 100ml diffuser – Wax Lyrical
-New scented candle- Marmalade of London
– Home Fragrance Collection -Canova Home & Fragrance – Sara Miller London
-All Natural Beeswax Honey Blends Candle Collection -Root Candles Europe
-George ScentandSound Electronic Fragrance Diffuser – Heart of the Country
-Candle – Heyland & Whittle
-Citrus or Floral Votive Candles Gift Set –  Watsoap.com T/A Branche d’Olive
-New Luxury hand poured Scottish Candle – Jo Macfarlane

CRAFT AND HANDMADE 

-Wellybix – Bake at Home Dog Biscuit Baking Kit – The Great British Exchange
-Baby Sock Fairy Cakes – The Bump Company
-Mutt Hound Dog – Originals International
-Felt Rocking Horse Kit – Corinne Lapierre
-Fairytale House Mobile Sewing Kits – The Crafty Kit Company
-New Range of Unisex British Lambswool Scarves – Detta
-Detta Shortie Lambswool and Boucle Scarf – Detta
-Chef Mouse Feltie – Originals International

FAIR TRADE 

-Personalised Time For Tea! Box- Treat Gifts
-Fair Trade Fairies Range – Believe You Can Designs
-Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash Range – Greenfrog Botanic
-Fair Trade Fairy Tutu –  Believe You Can Designs

-Seedball – Project Maya
-Animal Capital Letters – Lanka Kade

COMMEMORATIVE AND GIFT 

-Personalised Christmas Eve Box with Treats – Treat Gifts
-Music Box Cards – My Design Co.
-Matt Sewell – Gift Republic
-Einstein House Puzzle – Professor Puzzle
-Power Pets – Gift Republic
-Houdini Lock – Professor Puzzle
-Mutt Hound Dog – Originals International
-British Colour Standard Mugs – Designed In Colour

KIDS AND TEENS 

-Dino for the Day – NPW
-Personalised Christmas Eve Box with Treats – Treat Gifts
-Anisnap Watches – Melting Ltd
-Dinner Winner kids dinner tray – Kitchen Craft
-Discovery Channel Smartphone Microscope – Paladone Products
-Behaviour Book With Reward Stickers – Really Good
-Animal Modelling Kit – The Lagoon Group
-The Mashers – United Oddsocks
-Animal book cushions – Thinking Gifts Ltd.
-Ministry of Defence Build your own Windups – Fizz Creations
-Unicorn Nail Polish – NPW
-KA* in the Kitchen – The Lagoon Group
-Keepsake Lockets – Interplay UK

NURSERY 

-Zippy Bandana Bibs – Zippy Baby
-Baby Sock Fairy Cakes – The Bump Company
-Best Baby Bib – Jola Designs
-Charlie the Sausage Dog Pull Along Toy – Rex London
-Rufus Rabbit Bunny Bonnets – The Little Dog
-The Peter Rabbit Little Guides – Signature Gifts

UNDER £10 

-Emergency Tea Bag Stash Tin – Really Good
-The Really Useful Magnifying Bookmark – That Company Called IF

-Wine Labels – Thumbs Up
-LED bottle light kit – Transomnia
-LED Mini Dinosaur Origami Lamps – House of Disaster
-The BFG Dream Jar Reading Light – That Company Called IF

-Oh K! Character Lip Balm Duo – NPW
-Lizzie’s Fizzies Drink Markers – NPW
-Rocket timer – j-me
-Soap Book: To Beard or not to Beard – Heyland & Whittle
-Discovery Channel Smartphone Microscope – Paladone Products
-Build a Mega-Bot – Clockwork Soldier

 

HOT NOVELTY 

-Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups – Signature Gifts
-Canned Laughter – NPW
-Toilet Award – Thumbs Up
-Only Fools and Horses Washbag – The Monster Factory
-Inflatable Unicorn – The Monster Factory
-The Really Useful Magnifying Bookmark – That Company Called IF
-Star Sharing Cracker –  Talking Tables
-Chocolate Biscuit Ceramic Money Box – Half Moon Bay
-Pocket Bowling – NPW
-Lightsaber Heat Change Mug – Paladone Products
-Tweexy – The Original Wearable Nail Polish Bottle – onogo.com (tweexy)
-CouchCoaster – Hit Products

 

BRANDED AND CHARACTER 

-Star Wars Millennium Falcon Picnic Rug – The Monster Factory
-Stanley – Wild & Wolf
-Ted Baker Mens Autumn/Winter 2016 – Wild & Wolf
-Personalised Haynes Explains Manuals – Signature Gifts
-Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups – Signature Gifts
-Moleskine Harry Potter Limited Edition Notebook – NPW
-BFG Jump-Squiffling Giant Jigsaw – The Lagoon Group
-The Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzles – Gibsons

SEASONAL 

-Bearr Man Gift Box – The Ochil Skincare Company
-Christmas Eve Kit – Ginger Ray
-Santa Footprint Stencil – Ginger Ray
-Christmas Entertainment – Talking Tables
-12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar – MAD Beauty
-Bakedin Christmas Mug Pudding – Bakedin
-Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Gifts for Christmas – Heyland & Whittle
-The Family Yearbook – Two Little Boys

 

OCCASIONS 

-Build a Block Guest Book Alternative – Ginger Ray
-#JUSTBECAUSE – Life Charms
-Save the Date Magnet Invitations – Ginger Ray
-Hidden Message Candle – Melting Ltd
-‘Welcome To The World’ and ‘You’re The Biggest’ books- from you to me
-Crayon Candles – Boxer Gifts
-Eggcellent – Widdop and Co

 

CARDS, WRAPS & STATIONERY

-A5 Page a Day Illustrated Diary – Wrendale Designs
-Memo Mug – Mustard
-Sarah J Perry designs – Holy Mackerel (UK)
-Scratch to Reveal Range – Ginger Ray
-Save the Date Magnet Invitations – Ginger Ray
-Polaroid Stationery – Wild & Wolf
-Notebooks – Paper Salad
-Music Box Cards – My Design Co.
-The Family Yearbook – Two Little Boys
-Disney Magical Beginnings Photo Albums – Widdop and Co

FINE JEWELLERY

-Navritok collection – Petrazuci

-Lovey Dovey – Claire Troughton Jewellery

-Istanbul Collection – The Jewellery Store London

-Silver Heart locket, Silver key. Brass teddy beat – Tilly Sveaas

-Tentacles ring – Zolia Jewellery

-Freedom Bangle – Manja Jewellery

-Petit Paragon – Anakao Jewellery

 

FASHION JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES 

-Freestanding Flamingo Umbrella – Fallen Fruits
-Flower rings – Shrieking Violet
-Perfect Pouch – All that Glitters – Katie Loxton
-Polka Face – United Oddsocks
-United Oddsocks Armwarmers – United Oddsocks
-Beauty Junky Beauty Bag – NPW
-hybe – 4 in1 hybrid bags – Bag Reborn
-Abstract Range – Carrie Elspeth
-British Wildlife Collection – Martick Jewellery
-Changers – Goodlookers (London)

 

PETS

-VW Campervan Pet Carrier – The Monster Factory

-Beer for Dogs – Woof&Brew

-Animal Adventures – Paladone Products
-Butch Leather and Peach Bum Pet Perfumes -Hound
-Alfie the Airedale – Dora Designs
-Dog Ear Bookmark -That Company Called IF
-Personalised Paw Print Pet Bowls – Signature Gifts
-Creaturewares mugs – Burgon & Ball
-Mid Century Poppy Poop Bag Holder – Rex London

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