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The Gift Awards 2024: The Winners

The winners of The Gift Awards 2024 – uniting The Gift of the Year Awards and The Greats Awards – were announced this evening (Thursday 16 May) at a glittering event, held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Hosted by comedian Andrew Ryan, the Awards were attended by some 400 guests, spanning gift retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, reps and agents, who shared in the joy as the delighted winners made their way to the stage to collect their trophies.

In her welcome speech, Sarah Ward, ceo of The Giftware Association, told guests: The Giftware Association stands at the intersection of suppliers and retailers, acting as a bridge that not only connects, but also supports and propels our industry forward. Our mission extends beyond awards and accolades – it is about creating a robust platform where every member can thrive amidst the ever-evolving market dynamics.

“This year, The Gift of the Year Awards attracted a record number of new brands, a testament to our growing influence and the trust you place in us. Each entry was not just a product. It was a story of innovation and persistence, reflective of our industry’s adaptation and creativity.”

Added Sue Marks, editor of Progressive Gifts & Home/GiftsandHome.net: “The 2024 Awards saw an unprecedented level of engagement from retailers and suppliers alike, evidenced by the wealth of nominations from the gift industry at large, as well as from the huge number of gift retailers self-nominating and putting their shops forward.”

The final award of the evening was The Greats Outstanding Achievement Award, (sponsored by the British Allied Trades Federation), which was presented to Hannah Dale, founder and creative director of Wrendale Designs.

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The winners of The Gift Awards 2024 are:

RETAIL AWARDS CATEGORIES

THE GREATS AWARDS

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – London, South, South East & East Anglia (sponsored by Gift Republic)

Bill & Bert’s, Colchester

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands & Wales (sponsored by Widdop & Co) 

Hugs & Kisses, Tettenhall

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – North, N. Ireland & Scotland (sponsored by Ohh Deer)

Artichoke, Tynemouth

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – West & South West (sponsored by DKB)

Attico, Westbourne

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Scotland (sponsored by Scotland’s Trade Fair)

Maia Gifts, Glasgow

Best Newcomer Gift Retailer (sponsored by Life Charms) 

Just Lily, Cornwall

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Allsorted)

Lark London

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts (sponsored by Carte Blanche Greetings)

Elphicks, Farnham

Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Talking Tables) 

The Voewood, Blackheath Standard

Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Henry & Co)

Blue Diamond Group

Best In-Store/Window Display (sponsored by Gisela Graham) 

Mooch Gifts & Home, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn

Best Retailer Initiative (sponsored by Candlelight Products)

Maybugs for its artisan market initiative

 

THE GIFT OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2024

PRODUCT AWARD CATEGORIES 

Best Beauty, Bath & Spa Product or Range (sponsored by Top Drawer) 

Luxury Hand and Body Soaps from Oir Soap 

Best Branded Gift Product or Range (sponsored by LicensingSource.net)

The Traitors Special Edition Card Game from Ginger Fox Games 

Best Card & Wrap Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live) 

Choccy Cards from Rosie Made A Thing

Best Children’s, Educational and/or Pre-School Product or Range (sponsored by Lifestyle)

Create An Amazing Animal Kingdom Giant Map from Clockwork Soldier

Best Contemporary Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Spring Fair)

Alice Mushroom Lamp from Gingko Design

Best Design & Craft Product or Range (sponsored by London Stationery Show)

DIY Bee Hotel Kit from Beevive

Best Ethical and Sustainable Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Source Home & Gift)

Ocean Collection from VENT for Change 

Best Fashion Accessories &/or Jewellery Product or Range (sponsored by Qalara)

Sterling Silver Earrings Collection from Hollie Tree Silver and Scents

Best Festive &/or Occasions Product or Range (sponsored by Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair)

Sara Miller London Easter Gifting Collection from Elite

Best Food & Drink Gift Product or Range (sponsored by HousewaresNews.net)

Date Night Hampers from Tyga Foods Company

Best Games or Puzzles Product or Range (sponsored by Toy Fair)

You Can’t Say “Umm” from Big Potato Games 

Health & Wellbeing and Accessible Gifts (sponsored by Asia Sourcing Support) 

Eau Lovely the & Chakras Box of Positivity Candles from Enesco 

Best Heritage Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Gifts & Home)

‘A Dogs Life’ Gift Book in partnership with Dogs Trust from the Little Dog Laughed

Best Home Fragrance Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Cardgains)

Just Because Three Lite Boxes from Best Kept Secrets 

Best Home, Kitchen & Garden Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Ambiente)

Self Care Planter from Pikki designed by WITH Creative 

Best International Product or Range (sponsored by The Giftware Association)

Fun Animal Friends Backpacks from Trixie

My Gift Of All Time (sponsored by N. Smith Print & Packaging)

Amber Crystal Light from Gingko Design

Best Novelty Tech &/or Gadgets Product or Range (sponsored by Aspin)

Spaceman & UFO Book Lights from IF

Best Pet Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Method UK)

The Pet collection from Wrendale Designs

Best Gift Under £15 (sponsored by Autumn Fair)

Bags of fun from Rosie Made A Thing

The Judges’ Choice Award (sponsored by Home & Gift)

Choccy Cards from Rosie Made A Thing 

The Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by the British Allied Trades Federation)

Hannah Dale, founder and creative director of Wrendale Designs.

 

All photos from The Gift Awards 2024 event will be available to view, download and share over the next few days.

www.thegiftawards.com; www.giftoftheyear.co.uk; www.thegreatsawards.co.uk

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