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Progressive Gifts & Home March/April 2024 Issue Out Now

Welcome to the March/April 2024 issue of Progressive Gifts & Home, and what an exciting issue this is! To start with, we are delighted to fanfare the ’greatest of the great’, this year’s fabulous Greats Awards 2024 finalists!  If you don’t know who they are already, click through to pages 28-29. Plus, we’re equally delighted to fanfare the Gift of the Year 2024 product finalists. Click through to pages 46-47.

Alice Milner, manager of Bumbles in Ashtead, is shown celebrating the shop’s success as a Greats finalist.
Above: Alice Milner, manager of Bumbles in Ashtead, is shown celebrating the shop’s success as a Greats finalist.

The winners of both competitions will be jointly announced on 16 May at the fabulous The Gift Awards – uniting the gift industry – with the event taking place at London’s glittering Royal Lancaster Hotel. Everyone who’s anyone in gifts will be there, so make sure you book your tickets to the hottest night on the gift industry’s calendar! Click through to page 9.

Above: The winners of the Greats and the Gift of the Year will be announced at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 16 May.
Above: The winners of the Greats and the Gift of the Year will be announced at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 16 May.

On the retail front, we reveal the findings of PG&H’s latest, unique annual retail barometer, now in its 18th year, which drills down into what life was really like for gift independents last year. Click through to pages 17-25.

Elsewhere in the magazine, with Father’s Day homing into view on 16 June, we bang the drum for men’s gifts. Click through to pages 38-39. Plus, following Joe Davies recently becoming a 100% employee owned business, we discovered what else will taking the company forward this year. Click through to pages 42-43.

Above: Personalised World’s Best Gold Mug from PMC.
Above: Personalised World’s Best Gold Mug from PMC.

Meanwhile, as excitement builds for the London Stationery Show, and dedicated greeting card show Progressive Greetings Live 2024, we bring you the full show lowdown. Click through to pages 32-33 and 36-37 respectively.

Above: PG Live will be welcoming visitors from 4-5 June.
Above: PG Live will be welcoming visitors from 4-5 June.

Elsewhere in the issue, The Giftware Association’s ceo Sarah Ward shares her insightful thoughts on the Spring trade shows (click through to page 31), while Libby Holden, owner of Lovely Libby’s in Rayleigh, reveals her best Mother’s Day yet.  Click through to page 35. Plus, for all the very latest industry news and views, click through to pages 5-17.

Above: Lovely Libby’s Mother’s Day gift boxes.
Above: Lovely Libby’s Mother’s Day gift boxes.

Screenshot 2024-03-28 at 15.17.18But first, take a look at our ultimate home fragrancing supplement, Guide To Home Fragrance, enclosed with this issue of PG&H, which has everything you need to know about an unstoppable sector that is continuing to evolve and up its game.

To read the full issue of Progressive Gifts & Home March/April 2024 click here.

To read the full issue of Progressive Gifts & Home Guide To Home Fragrance Spring/Summer 2024 click here.

 

Enjoy reading!

Sue

 

Sue Marks

Editor, Progressive Gifts & Home

www.GiftsandHome.net

 

Top: PG&H’s March/April issue is out NOW, along with Guide To Home Fragrance.

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