Max Publishing in partnership with the Giftware Association

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 46thyear, 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 worked closely together to create a hugely successful event that was 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. Max Publishing is to also undertake the sponsorship of both awards programmes as well as the organisation of the awards event itself, (including the ticket booking), drawing on the expertise of its affiliated Max Live Events team.

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 2023 GOTYs taking place during Spring Fair 2023.

Tickets for The Gift Awards can be booked quickly and securely using the online form below, or by contacting our awards’ organiser – Createvents, details below.

The Gift Awards 2022 enjoyed 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.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please contact us – click here for details.

The categories within The Gift Awards 2023 see an amalgamation of retail awards as offered by The Greats Awards, and the product category awards as championed by The Giftware Association.

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Gift Of The Year Awards

Best Beauty, Bath & Spa Product or Range
Best Branded or Licensed Gift Product or Range
Best Card & Wrap or Stationery Product or Range
Best Children’s, Educational & Preschool Product or Range
Best Commerorative, Collectable and Charitable Product or Range
Best Contemporary Gift Product or Range
Best Design & Craft Product or Range
Best Ethical Gift Product or Range
Best Fashion Accessories Product or Range
Best Festive & Occasions Product or Range
Best Food & Drink Product or Range
Best Home & Garden Product or Range
Best Home Fragrance Product or Range
The International Award
Best Kitchen and Dining Product or Range
My Gift of All Time
Best Novelty, Tech or Gadget Gift or Range
Best Under £15 Product or Range
The Judges Choice Award

The Greats Gift Retailer Awards

London, The South & South East & East Anglia
Midlands & Wales
North, Northern Ireland & Scotland
West & South West
Best Newcomer
Best Specialist Multiple (4 or more shops)
Best Department Store
Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts
Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
Best In Store/Window Display
Best Retailer Initiative
Outstanding Achievement Award

The Winners Of The Gift Awards 2022 Revealed

The winners of The Gift of the Year and The Greats Awards were announced on 12 May at London’s Royal Lancaster hotel

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The Gift Of The Year

Best Beauty, Bath & Spa Product or Range

Remedial Aromatherapy Candle Collection from ChilliWinter Isle of Wight

Best Branded Gift Product or Range

Peter Rabbit Collection from Blade & Rose

Best Card & Wrap Product or Range

Greens & Greetings Collection from Shroot

Best Children’s, Educational and Pre-School Product or Range

The Plantable Children’s Book from Willsow

Best Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable Product or Range

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Accessories Range from Just Trade

Best Contemporary Gift Product or Range

Smart Moon Lamp from Gingko Design

Best Design & Craft Product or Range

RecycleMe Kits from Inside Out Toys

Best Ethical and Sustainable Gift Product or Range

The Plantable Children’s Book from Willsow

Best Fashion Accessories Product or Range

Whistler Tree Cork Collection from Blank Canvas Eco

Best Festive & Occasions Product or Range

Merry & Bright Village Advent Calendar DIY Craft Kit from Two For Joy Illustration

Best Food & Drink Product or Range

Indian Spice Tin and Silk Sari Wrap from Spice Kitchen

Best Home and Garden Product or Range

Window Dressing from Fallen Fruits

Best Home Fragrance Product or Range

Memories Candles Collection from FYG

Best International Product or Range

London Calling Global Collection from Rocket68

Best Kitchen & Dining Product or Range

Halo Cotton Dish Covers from CLAYSPOON

My Gift Of All Time

The Modular Collection from Concrete & Wax

Best Novelty Product or Range

Heinz Tomato Ketchup Grow Your Own Tomatoes Kit from Kimm & Miller

Best Own Label Product or Range

Wetland Wildlife Origami Kit from Clockwork Soldier

Best Pet Gift Product or Range

Doggy Baking Co’s Paw-Licking Baking Kits from The Bottled Baking Co

Best Stationery Product or Range

Sucseed Notebook from VENT for Change

Best Tech Or Gadget Product or Range

Arcade In A Tin Collection from Fizz Creations

Best Gift Under £15

Dunked Collection from Dunked

Judges’ Choice

The Plantable Children’s Book from Willsow

The Greats Gift Retailer Awards

London, South, South East & East Anglia

Maybugs, Eastbourne and Hailsham

Midlands & Wales

Nest, Broughton Astley, Stoneygate and Thurlaston Garden Centre

North, N. Ireland & Scotland

Presentation Cards & Gifts, Barrowford

West & South West

Cranbornes, Dorchester and Shaftesbury

Best Newcomer Gift Retailer

Gifts of Wales, Welshpool

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts


Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts

Austins, Newton Abbot

Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts

Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh

Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford

Best In-Store/Window Display

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

Best Retailer Initiative

Paper Tiger, Edinburgh

Outstanding Achievement Award

Ronnie Pavey, Founder & Chairman, Lesser & Pavey

Book your tickets to The Gift Awards 2023

Royal Lancaster London: Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY
Thursday 12 May 2022

You can book and pay for your tickets or tables at The Gift Awards 2023 by using the secure online booking form to the right.

Once booked and paid you will receive immediate confirmation which will also include a full VAT receipt.

Either someone from Max Publishing or our event logistics partner (Createvents) will be in touch to discuss any dietary or access requirements.

The cost for a ticket is £215 + VAT.

The cost for a table for ten is £2150 + VAT.

The cost for a table for twelve (limited) is £2580 + VAT.


If you would prefer to book tickets by phone, or have any queries about the awards, please call Clare Hollick on 01183 340085

or email  

Telephone: 01183 340085

For information on any aspect of attending The Gift Awards please contact the team.

Tel: +44(0) 207 700 6740

Max Publishing
United House, North Road, London, N7 9DP.

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The Gift Awards has received widespread support from the industry with leading businesses keen to pledge their commitment and support for this bringing together of the entire gift product and retail sector.




Behind the scenes of The Gift Awards is a close-knit team of people collaborating between Max Publishing – owners of The Greats Gift Retail Awards, and The Giftware Association – owners of the Gift Of The Year Awards.

Sarah Ward
Chief Executive 
The Giftware Association
+44 (0)121 237 1103
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Jakki Brown
Managing Director

Max Publishing
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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Ian Hyder

Ian Hyder
Chief Executive Officer
Max Publishing
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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Rob Willis

Rob Willis
Chief Operating Officer
Max Publishing
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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Warren Lomax
Max Publishing
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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Sue Marks
Progressive Gifts & Home
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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Chris Workman
PR & Marketing Manager
The Giftware Association
+44 (0)121 237 1105
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Clare Hollick

Clare Hollick
Ticket Office
Createvents Ltd

+44 (0)118 3340085
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Alison Farrell
Advertisement Manager
Progressive Gifts & Home
+44 (0)207 700 6740
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John Barry
Advertisement Manager

Progressive Gifts & Home
+44 (0)207 700 6740
Email John