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Your Gift Awards 2022 Experience Starts Here

It’s been a nail biting wait for the finalists of both The Greats Awards and the Gift of the Year Awards, but tonight (12 May) the winners of the inaugural The Gift Awards will be revealed at London’s glamorous 5 star hotel, the Royal Lancaster, with both gift product excellence and retail prowess recognised and rewarded.

For a taster of what’s in store, you can check out the official Awards brochure by clicking HERE

The evening kicks off in sparkling style with the pop of champagne corks, thanks to Clarion Events who are sponsoring the fabulous pre-dinner drinks reception.

In an exciting twist on the traditional place card, a fabulous luxury, boxed, Italian Campo Marzio pen, RRP £30, will be given to every guest to take home and enjoy. (Campo Marzio is distributed in the UK by Manuscript).

Above: All guests will take home an upmarket, colourful pen, courtesy of Campo Marzio.
Above: All guests will take home an upmarket, colourful pen, courtesy of Campo Marzio.

Guests are also sure to be ‘wowed’ by the fabulous, handmade 3D colourful ‘pop up’ menu cards, designed and supplied by Cardology, featuring bags of retail theatre. The design team, led by Kripa Shah, leant heavily on the theme of celebration and the idea of bringing the Gift of the Year awards competition together with The Greats awards.

There’s also music from duo Matt and Marcel; DJs from The Freight Train; and a casino, sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live, that will see everyone celebrating together until the early hours.

lightfund_logo-2Some amazing prizes have also been generously donated for the raffle, with a host of ten fabulous prizes to be won.

The monies raised will go to The Light Fund, an industrywide charity which raises monies to fund worthwhile charity projects that help children, women and men. This year, half the money from the raffle will go to Unicef’s Ukraine children’s charity.

Above: Among the fabulous raffle prizes tonight is a £250 voucher for a trip on Eurostar, kindly donated by Joe Davies.
Above: Among the fabulous raffle prizes tonight is a £250 voucher for a trip on Eurostar, kindly donated by Joe Davies.

Since its inception, back in 2004, The Light Fund has raised over £1.8m and funded hundreds of different charity projects. 

And finally, to celebrate The Greats Awards’ fantastic, 20th milestone year, a brand new, wooden, sustainable trophy has been designed to recognise and reward the 12 category winners. “It was a pleasure and an honour to have been asked to make these awards,” said WPX’s Simon Denvers. 

Above: The new Greats awards trophy.
Above: The new Greats awards trophy.

Compering the event will be acclaimed stand-up comedian Charlie Baker who will be bringing his unique style of comedy to The Gift Awards tonight, as well as hosting the Awards themselves.

Above: Compering tonight’s The Gift Awards will be stand-up comedian Charlie Baker.
Above: Compering tonight’s The Gift Awards will be stand-up comedian Charlie Baker.

To see who the finalists are, click HERE.

The Gift Awards 2022 have been enthusiastically supported by a strong roster of sponsors, with Spring Fair and Autumn Fair as headline supporter, plus: Abysse Corp; Ankorstore; Aspin; Battersea Dogs and Cats Home; Brand Licensing Europe; British Allied Trades Federation (BATF); Campo Marzio; Candlelight; Cardology; Cardzone; Carte Blanche Greetings; Creative Industries Association; Enesco; Faire; Gift Republic; Gisela Graham; Home & Gift Harrogate; HousewaresNews.net; Joe Davies; Lesser & Pavey; LicensingSource.net; Life Charms; Method UK; PGBuzz.net; Products of Change; Progressive Gifts & Home; Progressive Greetings Live; Sourcing Support Asia; Talking Tables; The Insights Family; The Seed Card Company; Spring Fair; The Giftware Association; Top Drawer, Wallace and Gromit; Widdop and Co., and Yodel.

To find out more about The Gift Awards, visit www.thegiftawards.com

Twitter: @Prog_Gifts | #GiftAwards22

Facebook: @ProgGifts | #GiftAwards22

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