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The Fabulous Greats 2022 Finalists!

After a nail-biting few months, the finalists of The Greats gift retailer awards 2022 have been announced today (2 March).

All winners, including the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Achievement award, will be revealed at the inaugural The Gift Awards taking place at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel, with all strands of the gift industry invited to share in this exciting, very special day for the gift and home industry.

3-SPRING FAIR AUTUMN FAIR LOGOSThe Gift Awards event ceremony will bring together The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year Awards and The Greats gift retailer awards – currently celebrating their 20th milestone year – organised and owned by Max Publishing, publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home/

At the lavish awards event, both gift product excellence and retail prowess will be recognised and rewarded.

“The bar has been set very high this year, and every one of our finalists excelled in their category,” commented Progressive Gift & Home/’s editor Sue Marks.

The Greats 2022 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – London, South, South East + East Anglia  

Bill & Bert’s, Colchester

Etcetera, Hitchin

Gifts With Love . . . Middleton-on-Sea

Jumping Bean, Beckenham, East Dulwich and Honor Oak

Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea

Maybugs, Eastbourne and Hailsham


Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – Midlands And Wales

The Celtic Company, Welshpool

Hugs & Kisses, Tettenhall

Joco, Nuneaton

Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley

Nest, Broughton Astley, Stoneygate and Thurlaston Garden Centre and Tearoom

The Silver Pear, Ludlow, Shropshire


Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – North, Northern Ireland And Scotland

The Bottom Drawer/The Bottom Drawer Kids, Portadown

Cardhu Gifts & Interiors, Troon

Doodle & Boom, Bangor

The Keekin’ Glass, Prestwick

Presentation Cards & Gifts, Barrowford

Williams of Audlem, Audlem


Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – West And South West

Cranbornes, Dorchester and Shaftesbury

Jo Amor, Tiverton

The Pod Company, Clifton

Raven Lifestyle, Totnes and Tavistock

The Rowan Tree, Budleigh Salterton

Surprises, Cirencester


Best Newcomer Gift Retailer

Becalmed, Leek

Driftroom, Reading

Gems, Clevedon

Hearts and Hugs, Titchfield

Gifts of Wales, Welshpool

The Lemon Tree, Beverley


Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts

Brocante (5 shops)

House of Cards (7 shops)

Keepsake Scotland (4 shops)

Mooch, Ealing and Fulham (4 shops)

Lark (7 shops)

Vinegar Hill (10 shops)


Best Department Store Retailer Of Gifts

Austins, Newton Abbott

Jarrolds, Norwich

John Lewis & Partners

Morleys Stores

Nicholls, Crickhowell

Rossiters of Bath


Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts

About Living, Newton Mearns

The Denby Shop and Gift Emporium, Denby Pottery Village

Loch Levens Larder, Kinross

Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh

Mrs Robinson, Crystal Palace and East Dulwich

Oliver Bonas


Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts

Blue Diamond

Garsons, Esher and Titchfield

The Mains of Drum, Banchory

RHS Bridgewater, Bridgewater

Rosebourne Garden Centre, Aldermaston, Weyhill and Hampton-in-Arden

Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton


Best In Store/Window Display

The Bean Hive, Kettering for its jungle themed anniversary window

Etcetera, Hitchin for its award winning Christmas window

Highworth Emporium, Highworth for its Christmas Room

Mooch Gifts & Home, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn for its Halloween and Christmas windows

MiMi, Hartley Witney for its Christmas window

The Curious Fox, Chorlton for its front window displays


Best Retailer Initiative

Brocante, Charlestown, Fowey, Mevagissey and St Ives for its online friends supper party evenings

The Celtic Company, Welshpool for its Jellycat Red Dragon schools competition

Garsons, Esher and Titchfield for its 150th anniversary campaign

Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh for its online ‘Friday Night Lives’

Paper Tiger, Edinburgh for its Chinese Year Of The Tiger fundraising initiative

Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton for its ‘Under Our Wing’ pop up space


Outstanding Achievement Award

No finalists are revealed for this special award. The winner will be announced on the night.


To find out more about The Gift Awards visit

The Gift Awards 2022 enjoys a strong roster of sponsors includingSpring Fair and Autumn Fair as headline supporter, plus: Abysse Corp; Ankorstore; Aspin; Battersea Dogs and Cats Home; Brand Licensing Europe; British Allied Trades Federation (BATF); Campo Marzio; Candlelight; Cardology; Cardzone; Carte Blanche Greetings; Creative Industries Association; Enesco; Faire; Gift Republic; Gisela Graham; Home & Gift Harrogate;; Joe Davies; Lesser & Pavey;; Life Charms; Method UK;; Products of Change; Progressive Gifts & Home; Progressive Greetings Live; Sourcing Support Asia; Talking Tables; The Insights Family; The Seed Card Company; Spring Fair; The Giftware Association; Top Drawer, Wallace and Gromit; Widdop and Co., and Yodel.




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