THE GIFT AWARDS – THURSDAY 16 MAY 2024
UNITING THE GIFT INDUSTRY
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 announced at a shared lavish black tie evening event.
Set to build on the success of last two years’ awards event, once again this year the two award programmes see both gift product excellence and retail prowess recognised and rewarded at an awards event that will make the whole industry proud, attended by hundreds of gift suppliers and retailers.
The ownership and running of the longstanding Gift of the Year product awards, remains under the stewardship of the Giftware Association while The Greats gift retailer awards will continue to be wholly owned and run by Max Publishing (publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home magazine and GiftsandHome.net).
Both parties are working closely together to create a hugely successful awards event that will be attended by over 500 of the gift product and retail sector’s top executives.
While the GA continues to organise the entry and judging process for the Gift of the Year awards, Max Publishing continues to manage The Greats gift retailer awards. Max Publishing also undertakes 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 2024 GOTYs having taken place during the recent Spring Fair.
The strong roster of Gift Awards 2024 sponsors includes: Aspin, Autumn Fair, British Allied Trade Federation (BATF), Candlelight, Cardgains, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cotton & Grey, DKB, Exposé Travel, Gift Republic, Giftware Association (GA), Gisela Graham, Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair, Home & Gift, I Love My Job, Life Charms, London Stationery Show, Messe Frankfurt, Motivates, N Smith, Progressive Gifts & Home, Progressive Greetings Live, Scotland Trade Fair, Spring Fair, Talking Tables, Top Drawer and Widdop & Co.
The finalists of the Gift of the Year 2024 award categories have been announced (click here to see them) with The Greats 2024 finalists due to be revealed in early March.
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.
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please contact us – click here for details.
The categories within The Gift Awards see an amalgamation of retail awards as offered by The Greats Awards, and the product category awards as championed by The Giftware Association.
Gift Of The Year Awards
Best Beauty, Bath and Spa Gift Product or Range
Best Branded Gift Product or Range
Best Cards, Wrap and Stationery Gift Product or Range
Best Childrens, Educational and Preschool Gift Product or Range
Best Contemporary Gift
Best Design & Craft Gift Product or Range
Best Ethical and Sustainable Gift Product or Range
Best Fashion Accessories and Jewellery Gift Product or Range
Best Festive and Occasions Gift Product or Range
Best Food and Drink Gift Product or Range
Best Games and Puzzles Gift Product or Range
Best Health & Wellbeing and Accessible Gift Product or Range
Best Heritage Gift incorporating Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable Gifts Product or Range
Best Home Fragrance Gift Product or Range
Best Home, Kitchen and Garden Gift Product or Range
Best International Gift Product or Range
Best Novelty, Tech and Gadgets Gift Product or Range
Best Pet Gift Product or Range
Best Under £15 Gift Product or Range
My Gift of All Time
The Greats Gift Retailer Awards
London, The South, South East & East Anglia
Midlands & Wales
North & Northern Ireland
West & South West
Best Newcomer Gift Retailer
Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts (4 or more shops)
Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts
Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts
Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
Best In Store/Window Display
Best Retailer Initiative
Outstanding Achievement Award
The Gift Of The Year
Awards Winner 2023
Best Beauty, Bath & Spa Product or Range (sponsored by Top Drawer)
Handmade Soaps Collection from BrambleWood Soap Company
Best Branded Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Brand Licensing Europe)
Build Your Own Wallace & Gromit Rocket from Build Your Own Kits
Best Card & Wrap Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live)
Fabulously Flat Paper Pens from If
Best Children’s, Educational and Pre-School Product or Range (sponsored by Method UK)
Make Your Own Dinosaur Timeline & World Map from Clockwork Soldier
Best Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable Product or Range (sponsored by Trade Counter Distribution)
Corgi Toys James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Blue14 D2C
Best Contemporary Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Spring Fair)
Brick Compatible Letters from Made Happy Gifts
Best Design & Craft Product or Range (sponsored by N. Smith)
County Map Art Prints from AVMS Art
Best Ethical and Sustainable Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Products of Change)
Coconut Bowls Collection from Love Coco
Best Fashion Accessories Product or Range (sponsored by Autumn Fair)
Recycled Polycarbonate Sunglasses from POM
Best Festive & Occasions Product or Range (sponsored by Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair)
Festive Gingerbread Cat Playhouse from Puckator
Best Food & Drink Product or Range (sponsored by HousewaresNews.net)
Steak & Chips Gift Sets from Ross & Ross Gifts
Best Games Product or Range (sponsored by Splatter)
Sounds Fishy From Big Potato Games
Best Home and Garden Product or Range (sponsored by Qalara)
Solar-Powered Light-Up Terrarium from Gift Republic
Best Home Fragrance Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Gifts & Home)
Pick + Mix Soya Wax Melts from Freckleface
Best International Product or Range (sponsored by The Giftware Association)
BosilunLife Nordic Moments Breakfast Mugs Gift St from AllGoodThings
Best Kitchen & Dining Product or Range (sponsored by Bira)
Personalised Glass Chopping Boards from Dinky Artist
My Gift Of All Time (sponsored by Wallace & Gromit)
Bottled Baking Mixes from The Bottled Baking Co
Best Novelty Tech &/or Gadgets Product or Range(sponsored by Aspin)
Leaf Cleaning Tongs from Kikkerland designed by WITH Creative
Best Gift Under £15 (sponsored by Source Home & Gift Show)
The ‘How To Become’ Series from Recent Toys UK
The Judges’ Choice Award (sponsored by Home & Gift)
Fabulously Flat Paper Pens from If
The Greats Gift Retailer Awards Winners 2023
London, South, South East & East Anglia (sponsored by Gift Republic)
Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh
Midlands & Wales (sponsored by Widdop & Co)
North, N. Ireland & Scotland (sponsored by Joe Davies)
Serendipity House, Kirkham
West & South West (sponsored by Sourcing Support Asia)
The Rowan Tree, Budleigh Salterton
Best Newcomer Gift Retailer (sponsored by Life Charms)
House Interiors, Thirsk
Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Lesser & Pavey)
Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts (sponsored by Carte Blanche Greetings)
Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Talking Tables)
Bringing The Outside In
Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Crafter’s Companion)
Blue Diamond Group
Best In-Store/Window Display (sponsored by Gisela Graham)
Brocante, Cornwall and Devon
Best Retailer Initiative (sponsored by Ashleigh & Burwood)
Maybugs for its Supporting Independents This Christmas campaign
Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by BATF)
Clare Harris, founder and managing director of Talking Tables
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 £220 + VAT.
The cost for a table for ten is £2200 + VAT.
The cost for a table for twelve (limited) is £2640 + VAT.
If you would prefer to book tickets by phone, or have any queries about the awards, please contact Clare Hollick at Createvents:
Telephone: 01183 340085
For information on any aspect of attending The Gift Awards please contact the team.
Tel: +44(0) 207 700 6740
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.
TALK TO THE TEAM
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.