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The Gift Awards: Headline Sponsor Spring & Autumn Fair

There’s less than two weeks to go to The Gift Awards on 16 May, with Spring & Autumn Fair the event’s headline sponsor.

“Spring & Autumn Fair is delighted to continue its support of The Gift Awards as headline sponsor,” states event director of Spring & Autumn Fair, Soraya Gadelrab.

“The gift sector is integral to our events as the largest showrooms of gift products. We also love hosting the incredible entries and judges for the Gift Of The Year Awards at Spring Fair. Seeing the latest innovations in one place is inspirational and we can’t wait to celebrate with the winners, champion great retailers, and party with old friends and new acquaintances.”

Above: The Gift of the Year 2024 live judging took place across all four days of February’s Spring Fair.
Above: The Gift of the Year 2024 live judging took place across all four days of February’s Spring Fair.

2-SPRING FAIR LOGO 75 - _75years_blackAdds Soraya: “Spring Fair celebrates 75 years of retail innovation next February, with this landmark event bringing the retail industry together to discover and experience the latest products and trends as the industry grows and prospers into 2025 and beyond.”

3-AF24_LOGO_BLACK_DATESAutumn Fair meanwhile, (1-4 September, NEC), has announced an exclusive partnership with Faire, Europe’s leading wholesale marketplace. As Autumn Fair’s online marketplace of choice, Faire will help hundreds of exhibiting brands take orders on its platform from retailers attending the show. This collaboration will bridge online and offline wholesale for the first time in the UK and simplify the buying process for up to 20,000 independent retailers.

Above: Visitors at last year’s Autumn Fair.
Above: Visitors at last year’s Autumn Fair.

More news from Autumn Fair is that the show has launched a New Business pavilion which has been designed to support small businesses and the next generation of makers and creators. It will help to put their products on the map and reach thousands of buyers nationwide.



5-THE GIFT AWARDS LOGO 2024Spring & Autumn Fair are among an impressive roster of Gift Awards sponsors that include: Allsorted, Asia Sourcing Support, Aspin, Autumn Fair, British Allied Trade Federation (BATF), Candlelight, Cardgains, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cotton & Grey, DKB, Gift Republic, The Giftware Association (GA), Gisela Graham, Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair, Henry & Co, Home & Gift,,, Life Charms, Lifestyle (Motivates), London Stationery Show, Messe Frankfurt, Method UK, N Smith Print and Packaging, Ohh Deer, Progressive Gifts & Home, Progressive Greetings Live, Scotland’s Trade Fairs, Source Home & Gift, Spring Fair, Talking Tables, Top Drawer, Toy Fair and Widdop & Co.

All winners, including the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Achievement award, will be revealed at The Gift Awards (  on Thursday 16 May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. For the third successive year, this incredible event will bring together The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year Awards and The Greats gift retailer awards, organised and owned by Max Publishing, publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home/

At the glittering event, both gift product excellence and retail prowess will be recognised and rewarded in a true celebration of both sides of the UK gift industry.

For more information about The Gift Awards, or to book tickets, visit


Top: Spring & Autumn Fair’s event director Soraya Gadelrab. 

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