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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 114 - July/August 2019

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • On with the show
  • Brand spanking new
  • Day of the dead
  • Home sweet home
  • Picture this
  • Milanese innovation
  • Looking sharp
Royal Scot Crystal
Gisela Graham Ltd
Manchester Furniture Show
Mad Beauty
Gift of the Year KIDS Awards

Gift of the Year KIDS Awards

Hi Sarah, can you tell us a bit more about this exciting competition and how it works?
The competition was born after...

Home & Gift reveals most inspiring speaker line-up to date

Home & Gift reveals most inspiring speaker line-up to date

Ahead of its 59th edition this July, renowned retail buying event Home & Gift has revealed...

British Craft Trade Fair will open to public for one day

British Craft Trade Fair will open to public for one day

The organisers of the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) have revealed a major new development...

The Giftware Association Annual Members Day

The Giftware Association Annual Members Day

The gift and home industry were out in force at the Giftware Association's 2019 members day, held in the...

From the editor

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

Hear the bells

It’s that time of year again: The world of retail has to start thinking about Christmas. Put aside the deceptively bright weather and get into the festive spirit with the first part of our Christmas gift guide, starting on page 55. For a spookier selection, we also take a look at everything you need to dress a shop window for Halloween on page 29.

Clinging to the last of the sunshine, we preview the beautiful Harrogate Home & Gift with an in-depth look at some of the best exhibitors and all of the information you need to help you navigate the show floor. Hopefully the weather holds! In other show news, we look at the new format for HOMI’s September edition, Formex’s new hall layout and what to expect if you visit Glee. Home accessories, men’s accessories and photo frames and albums are highlighted alongside our roundup of industry news, show news and the Brand Spanking New features.

Next issue Rachel returns to the magazine – yes, it has been a year already! With Home & Gift around the corner, she’s back at the perfect moment to pop along to Harrogate. I’m sure you’ve all missed her. I’ll be leaving the magazine to pursue other projects, but I’ve loved working with you all!

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

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Keeping in touch

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Readers' Poll

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