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The Gift Awards 2024



Marking a significant unified step forward for the UK gift industry, the GA’s Gift of the Year (GOTY) awards and The Greats Gift Retailer Awards joined forces in 2022 to create The Gift Awards, with the winners of both awards programmes to announced at a shared lavish black tie evening event in May, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

The two award programmes see both gift product excellence and retail prowess recognised and rewarded at an awards event to make the whole industry proud, attended by hundreds of gift suppliers and retailers.

The ownership and running of the Gift of the Year product awards, now entering their 46th year, remains under the stewardship of the Giftware Association while The Greats gift retailer awards, now entering their 21st year, will continue to be wholly owned and run by Max Publishing (publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home magazine and

Both parties workeclosely together to create a hugely successful event that is attended by over 500 of the gift product and retail sector’s top executives.

While the GA will continue to organise the entry and judging process for the Gift of the Year awards, Max Publishing will continue to manage The Greats gift retailer awards.

Reinforcing its commitment to the gift sector, Hyve Group (which owns and organises Spring Fair and Autumn Fair) remains as the headline supporter for the UK Gift Awards event, and will remain integral to the Gift of the Year Awards, with the live judging of the GOTYs taking place during Spring Fair.

The Gift Awards enjoy a strong roster of sponsors including Spring Fair and Autumn Fair as headline supporter, plus: Abysse Corp / GB eye, Brand Licensing Europe (exhibition), British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), Candlight, Cardzone, Carte Blanche Greetings, Gift Republic, Gisela Graham, Home & Gift Harrogate, Joe Davies, Lesser & Pavey, Life Charms, Progressive Greetings Live, Talking Tables, Top Drawer, Widdop and Co.

For more information and to enter The Greats – please visit or email


GOTY-2024-3-768x461For more information and to enter the GOTYs – please visit

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities for The Greats and The Gift Of The Year Awards, contact Ali Farrell (e:; mob: 07872 113635);

Tickets to the awards can be booked quickly and securely by visiting or by contacting awards organiser Clare Hollick at (tel: 01183 340085).

* First launched in 2003, The Greats Gift Retailer Awards are and organised by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine, from Max Publishing in London, an independent publishing company that is owned by Jakki Brown, Warren Lomax, Ian Hyder and Rob Willis.


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