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Progressive Gifts & Home January/February Issue Out Now

In our fabulous January/February issue, we’re delighted to announce the 19th Greats Gift Retailer Awards which will be taking place at the historic HAC (Honourable Artillery Club) venue in London on September 23 (click through to page 7). The competition is open for entries, so if you’re a retailer, make sure you visit thegreatsawards.co.uk to find out more! Meanwhile, if you’re a supplier, rep or agent, make sure you nominate those gift retailers that really stand out as a cut above the rest! The closing date for entries is May 28, 2021.
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Elsewhere in this issue, we hear how gift retailers are coping with lockdown 3.0 (click through to page 9) and discover if, despite the tier system and closure of non-essential shops, Christmas delivered for gift shops (click through to pages 17-19).

Above: The ‘Merry Social Dist-mas’ heart outside Buy The Light in Bury St Edmunds, with words courtesy of a Lanther Black Christmas card.
Above: The ‘Merry Social Dist-mas’ heart outside Buy The Light in Bury St Edmunds, with words courtesy of a Lanther Black Christmas card.

Meanwhile, with Brexit a reality, how is it impacting on gift suppliers? We asked eight companies for their views (click through to pages 23-25).

 Above: Gift suppliers reveal some of the day-to-day challenges as a result of Britain leaving the EU.
Above: Gift suppliers reveal some of the day-to-day challenges as a result of Britain leaving the EU.

We also take a look at why products that have been Made In Britain are more in demand than ever (click through to pages 31-33); what’s trending (click through to pages 27-29); what’s new in home fragrancing (click through to pages 39-41), what’s new in nursery and children’s giftware (click through to pages 45-47), and what’s new in jewellery and fashion accessories (click through to pages 51-53).

Above: Trending for Gift Republic is 100 Ways To Help Your Community.
Above: Trending for Gift Republic is 100 Ways To Help Your Community.

Plus, we congratulate Lesser & Pavey on the company’s milestone 50th anniversary (click through to pages 36-37).

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In addition, we feature the finalists in the Gift Of The Year competition 2021 (click through to pages 56-57), as well as some of the Christmas best sellers for four gift shops (click through to pages 64-65).

Above: Nuzzle slipper socks from Joe Davies were among the Christmas winners.
Above: Nuzzle slipper socks from Joe Davies were among the Christmas winners.

But first, catch up with the very latest industry news (click through to pages 7-15).

Above: Look who’s talking at Spring Fair @ Home: retail tycoon Theo Paphitis. (Click through to page 11).
Above: Look who’s talking at Spring Fair @ Home: retail tycoon Theo Paphitis. (Click through to page 11).

There’s much more too, so (click here) to read the full PG&H January/Feburary issue online.

Enjoy reading!

Sue

 

Sue Marks

Editor

Progressive Gifts & Home/ GiftsandHome.net

 

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