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Blue Eyed Sun Wins Five Awards At The Gift Of The Year 2021

Blue Eyed Sun swept the board at the Gift Of The Year Awards, held during this week’s Spring Fair @ Home, and organised by The Giftware Association. The company’s Bioloco Loop water bottles won the Contemporary Gift and People’s Choice categories; the Bioloco Plant Kids Bottles won the Ethical Gift category; the Bioloco Plant Lunch Box won the Kitchen & Dining category and Bamboo Cup by Chic.Mic won the Own Label category.

Above: Bioloco Loop water bottles won two categories at the Gift of the Year awards.
Above: Bioloco Loop water bottles won two categories at the Gift of the Year awards.

Also winning a clutch of Gift Of The Year awards was The Candle Brand, whose Burn & Bloom Candle Collection won the Beauty, Bath & Spa category, while the company’s The Flower Diffuser won the Home Fragrance category and the My Gift Of All Time category.

Above: The Flower Diffuser from The Candle Brand has a plantable seed label.
Above: The Flower Diffuser from The Candle Brand has a plantable seed label.

The full list of winners are as follows:

 

Beauty, Bath & Spa

The Candle Brand: The Burn & Bloom Candle Collection

 

Branded Gift

Hacche Retail: Richard Osman’s House of Games

Above: Richard Osman’s House of Games. The category was sponsored by GiftsandHome.net
Above: Richard Osman’s House of Games. The category was sponsored by GiftsandHome.net

Cards & Wrap

Alljoy Designs: Message In A Bottle Pop Up Cards

 

Children’s, Educational and Pre-School

Whiz Kid Games: Passport To Genius

 

Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable

Gibsons: Rainbow Heroes In Aid Of Samaritans Charity 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzle

 

Contemporary Gift

Blue Eyed Sun: Bioloco Loop

 

Design & Craft

Fizz Creations: Hyper Jungle Paper Heads

 

Ethical Gift

Blue Eyed Sun: Bioloco Plant Kids Bottle

 

Fashion Accessories

Carrie Elspeth: Stay Safe Sentiment Bracelets

 

Festive & Occasions

Gibsons Games: Christmas Around the World Jigsaw Advent Puzzle

 

Food & Drink

The Bottled Baking Co: Baking Mixes

 

Home and Garden

Ilex Studio: Avocado Vase

 

Home Fragrance

The Candle Brand: The Flower Diffuser

 

International

Julia Gash: Julia Gash

 

Kitchen & Dining

Blue Eyed Sun: Bioloco Plant Lunch Pot

 

My Gift of All Time

The Candle Brand: The Flower Diffuser

 

Novelty

Go La La: Filthy Gorgeous

 

Own Label

Blue Eyed Sun: Bamboo Cup by Chic.Mic

 

Pet Gift

Wren & Rye: Pawbles

 

Stationery

Thinking Gifts Company: Bookworm Lights

 

Tech & Gadgets

Fizz Creations: Make Your Own Tech

 

Under £15

Craft + Crumb: Birthday in a Box

Above: Birthday In A Box. The category was sponsored by Progressive Gifts & Home.
Above: Birthday In A Box. The category was sponsored by Progressive Gifts & Home.

The Judges Choice Award winner went Go La La for the company’s  Filthy Gorgeous soap range.

Above: The Filthy Gorgeous soap range.
Above: The Filthy Gorgeous soap range.

The Giftware Association highlighted that the themes of care, gifts that give back, sustainability, helping others and protecting the environment were the key trendsthroughout the last year and were evident in the types of gifts that were entered and performed well in the Awards. They included jigsaws that gave back to charity, vases that encouraged us to plant more trees as well as gifts and kits that can be posted to loved ones for birthdays, baking and crafting.

“The competition is a great way to spot key trends, and the move towards sustainability and ethical gifting has flowed through all the products,” commented The Giftware Association’s marketing and PR manager Chris Workman.

Continued Chris: “From what has been a very different competition this year, we have certainly seen a resilient industry, and an industry that has grown, adapted and thrived even in testing times. It was great to see so many fantastic products entered, and congratulations to all the winners, highly commended, and shortlisted companies, and all those who entered.”

This year’s competition attracted over 700 entries, with over 6,000 members of the publicvoting for the inaugural People’s Choice award.

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Top: The Gift of the Year winners, finalists and presenters.

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