The Gift of the Year 2019 winners revealed

The Giftware Association (GA) announced the winners of its annual Gift of the Year contest during an evening ceremony on February 3, held on the main stage of the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event celebrated 20 category winners, with newcomers Hot Smoked taking home the coveted Judges’ Choice award, in addition to winning in two categories.

GA said: “The competition, now in its 41st year covers the whole of the home and giftware world. Suppliers have to make it through two tough stages of judging by the industry’s experts, retailers and trade press to become finalists – and this year’s competition saw a record amount of entries being put in from over 250 companies.

“This year also saw a rise in the number of ethical or eco-friendly gifts – not just in the Ethical Gift category but across the competition – proving the growing trend towards a more sustainable future and a socially conscious industry, as buyers’ and consumers’ habits change. The Gift of the Year winners’ logos is proven badges of honour to drive sales, as the competition continues to grow in both numbers and impact.”

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

Beauty, Bath & Spa

WINNER: Bathing Beauty Craft Your Own Herbal Handsalve

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Betty Hula Delicate Dusting Powder

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bathing Beauty Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range

Branded Product

WINNER: Talking Tables Frida Kahlo Boho Collection

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BB Designs Europe Harry Potter Monster Notebook

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Clockwork Soldier RNLI Build Your Own Lifeboat

Card & Wrap

WINNER: The Handcrafted Card Company Pin & Ink

HIGHLY COMMENDED: U Studio Design Hoot Parade Card Range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blue Eyed Sun Quilling Cards by Origamo

Children’s Gift

WINNER: Cheatwell Games Engenius Contraptions Marble Run

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Little Cooks Co Healthy Kids Cooking Kit

HIGHLY COMMENDED: History Heroes History Heroes Game

Commemorative & Collectable

WINNER: Gibsons Sweet Memories Tins

HIGHLY COMMENDED: My Icon Story Design Your Own My Icon Story Print

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Colour Chronicles The Book of You

Contemporary Gift

WINNER: Gingko Electronics Flip Click Clock

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flightgiftcard Flightgiftcard

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Transomnia LED Glass Fireball

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fallen Fruits Recycled Glass Plant Terrarium

Design & Craft

WINNER: Paper Mirchi Handcrafted Gift Wrap Sheets

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Clockwork Soldier Citygami London

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Abbeyhorn Horn Viking Mug

Ethical Gift

WINNER: Bathing Beauty Bathing Beauty Soap

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bee Green Wraps Bee Green Wraps

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vent for Change Ideas Range

Fashion Accessory

WINNER: Arora Design Blade & Rose

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jex Shoes Jex Colour-in Trainers

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Thumbs Up (UK) Pusheen Cat Headphones

Fashion Jewellery

WINNER: Isla Billy’s Beach Hut

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emma Lawrence Designs Necklace Collection

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Icarus Originals The Pink Link

Festive & Occasional

WINNER: Gibsons Christmas Street: 12 Days of Christmas Calendar

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gift Republic Festive Boozeballs

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kate Sproston Design Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers

Food & Drink

WINNER: Hot Smoked BBQ Hot Smoking Kit

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ross & Ross Food British Roast Dinner Box

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bakedin Cake in a Card

Garden & Outdoor

WINNER: Hot Smoked BBQ Hot Smoking Kit

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wrendale Designs Gardening Collection

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wildlife World Robin Winter Care Pack

Gift Stationery

WINNER: Clockwork Soldier Citygami London

HIGHLY COMMENDED: IF (That Company Called) Bookaroo Pen Pouch for Books

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wild & Wolf Yes Studio Stationery Range

Home Accessory

WINNER: Stone Lexon Mino

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Parlane International Cat Face Plant Pots & Vases

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gingko Electronics R Space Lamp

Home Fragrance

WINNER: The Recycled Candle Company Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Europium World Kasper Aroma Diffuser

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Purbeck Candles Aromatherapy Range

Hot Novelty

WINNER: Big Potato Games Weird Things Humans Search For

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Abrams & Chronicle Books Affirmators! 50 Affirmative Cards To Help You Help Yourself – Without The Self-Helpy-Ness!

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cozy Time Giant Handwarmers

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bubblegum Stuff Weird Crushes

Kitchen & Dining

WINNER: T & G Woodware Ocean Collection

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Apples to Pears BollyNice range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dartington Crystal Gin Time

Pet Gift

WINNER: Leather Guild Fetch This Gift

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Talking Tables Pet Party Kit

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Sugar Shed The Bark Slice

Under £10

WINNER: Dartington Crystal Whisky Experience

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bakedin Cake in a Card

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Lagoon Group Chocolate Box After Dinner Quiz

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Really Good Suck It Reusable Metal Straw

Judges’ Choice

Hot Smoked BBQ Hot Smoking Kit

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