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It’s the news that the industry has been waiting for, The Giftware Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Gift of the Year competition.

The lucky finalists have made their way through two judging stages since the competition opened in July at Harrogate Home and Gift. The initial online stage in December and the much talked about live judging day held in Birmingham’s illustrious jewellery quarter behind closed doors In January, which is attended by judges from Dulex, John Lewis, The National Gallery and industry press gathered to inspect the shortlisted products in person.

From over 1100 products and 20 categories. The judges have had to made some tough decisions to come up with their final choices.  The judges present were impressed with the quality and variation of the products on display, stating that this is probably the best year yet in terms of product ranges and with some categories being hard to judge and choose as there was such a high standard of product.

Judges Photos Judges (and GA Staff) from L-R: Henri Davis, Independent Retail Advisor; Nathaniel Mobbs, The National Gallery; Sarah Ward, CEO of the Giftware Association; Chris Workman,  GA Marketing and PR Manager; Louise Welsby, Buy From Shropshire; Stacey Foster, GA Membership Manager; Lily Henderson, Find me a gift.com; Simone Rose, GA Events Manager; Heidi Schramli, Detail retail; Louisa Stott, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Jenny Spivey, Sense of Retail; Marianne Shillingford, Dulux; Charlotte Cowell, Gifts and Greetings Review; Sue Marks; Max Publishing; Mike Cook, Choice Marketing; Tabi Marsh, Heritage Gift Shop; Sara Allbright, John Lewis

 Sarah Ward, CEO of The Giftware Association said: “Today has been amazing, as always, to see so many products all together representing all corners of the giftware industry. Its also nice to see amongst the well-known names, a lot of smaller companies, that my team and I have spoken to over the many shows that we have attended the past year. Gift of the Year continues to go from success to success with more entries and variation than ever this year, we will continue to grow this competition as well as looking at our new consumer competition”

 

The category winners will be announced at a ceremony after the first day of Spring Fair on Sunday 3rd February. Where the winners will be announced and the judges choice award will also be announced too. The Awards ceremony will take place in Hall 20 starting at 6.30 and is free for anyone to attend, as an all inclusive event to celebrate the best in the home and giftware world.

Huge congratulations to all the finalist, and those that were lucky enough to be shortlisted and also a huge thank you to those that entered the competition, we will see you next year…

Onto the finalists, we are excited to announce the following category finalists are

Category Product Entrant
Beauty, Bath & Spa Betty Hula Delicate Dusting Powder Betty Hula
Craft Your Own Herbal Handsalve Bathing Beauty
Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range Bathing Beauty
Branded Product Frida Kahlo Boho Collection Talking Tables
Harry Potter, Monster Notebook BB Designs Europe Ltd
RNLI Build Your Own Lifeboat Clockwork Soldier
Cards & Wrap Hoot Parade Card Range U Studio Design
Pin & Ink The Handcrafted Card Company Ltd
Quilling Cards by Origamo Blue Eyed Sun Ltd
Children’s Gift Engenius Contraptions Marble Run Cheatwell Games
Healthy Kids Cooking Kit Little Cooks Co
History Heroes games History Heroes
Commemorative & Collectable Gift Design your own My Icon Story Print My Icon Story
Sweet Memories Tins Gibsons
The Book of You Colour Chronicles Ltd
Contemporary Gift Flightgiftcard Flightgiftcard
Flip Click Clock Gingko Electronics Ltd
LED Glass Fireball Transomnia Ltd
Recycled Glass Plant Terrarium Fallen Fruits Ltd
Design & Craft Citygami London Clockwork Soldier
Handcrafted Gift Wrap Sheets Paper Mirchi
Horn Viking Mug Abbeyhorn Ltd
Ethical Gift Bathing Beauty Soap Bathing Beauty
Bee Green Wraps Bee Green Wraps
Ideas Range VENT for Change
Fashion Accessory Blade & Rose Arora Design Ltd
Jex Colour-in Trainers Jex Shoes Limited
Pusheen Cat Headphones Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd.
Fashion Jewellery Emma Lawrence Designs Necklace Collection Emma Lawrence Designs
Isla Billy’s Beach Hut
The Pink Link – part of the Airlinks Provenance range Icarus Originals Limited
Festive & Occasional Gift Christmas Street: 12 Days of Christmas Calendar Gibsons
Festive Boozeballs Gift Republic
Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers Kate Sproston Design Ltd.
Food & Drink BBQ Hot Smoking Kit Hot Smoked
British Roast Dinner Box Ross & Ross Food
Cake in a Card Bakedin
Garden & Outdoor BBQ Hot Smoking Kit Hot Smoked
Gardening Collection Wrendale Designs
Robin Winter Care Pack Wildlife World
Stationery Bookaroo Pen Pouch for Books IF (that company called)
Citygami London Clockwork Soldier
Yes Studio Stationery Range Wild & Wolf
Home Accessory Cat Face Plant Pots & Vases Parlane International Limited
Lexon mino Stone
R Space Lamp Gingko Electronics Ltd
Home Fragrance Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang The Recycled Candle Company Ltd
Kasper Aroma diffuser Europium World (UK) Ltd
Aromatherapy Range purbeck candles
Hot Novelty Affirmators Abrams & Chronicle Books
NEW – Giant Handwarmers Cozy Time Ltd
Weird Crushes Bubblegum Stuff Ltd
Weird Things Humans Search For Big Potato Games
Kitchen & Dining BollyNice range Apples to Pears
Gin Time Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd
T&G Ocean T & G Woodware Ltd
Pet Gift Fetch this gift Leather Guild
Pet Party Kit Talking Tables
The Bark Slice The Sugar Shed
Under £10 Cake in a Card Bakedin
Chocolate Box After Dinner Quiz The Lagoon Group
Suck It Really Good Ltd
Whisky Experience Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category
R Space Lamp Gingko Electronics Ltd
Home Fragrance Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang The Recycled Candle Company Ltd
Kasper Aroma diffuser Europium World (UK) Ltd
Aromatherapy Range purbeck candles
Hot Novelty Affirmators Abrams & Chronicle Books
NEW – Giant Handwarmers Cozy Time Ltd
Weird Crushes Bubblegum Stuff Ltd
Weird Things Humans Search For Big Potato Games
Kitchen & Dining BollyNice range Apples to Pears
Gin Time Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd
T&G Ocean T & G Woodware Ltd
Pet Gift Fetch this gift Leather Guild
Pet Party Kit Talking Tables
The Bark Slice The Sugar Shed
Under £10 Cake in a Card Bakedin
Chocolate Box After Dinner Quiz The Lagoon Group
Suck It Really Good Ltd
Whisky Experience Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd

 

 

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