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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 131 - May/June 2022

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

Set for Summer
Update your in-store offering with these products – ideal for the warmer months

Gift of the Year winners
Check out the winners of the The Gift of the Year awards, which recognises the best new products, talent and inspiration in our industry each year

So fresh, so clean
Bath and body products sure to be in-store success

Early days
Baby gifts never go out of fashion, and these products will be sure to please every new parent

Toy brand Lilliputiens launches pop-up store in Harrods

Toy brand Lilliputiens, has launched an exclusive pop-up shop at the department store,...

Autumn Fair almost fully booked

Autumn Fair, taking place on the 4-7th September at NEC Birmingham, is now almost fully booked and a host of industry...

Gift of the Year award winners revealed

The great and the good of the giftware industry gathered at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in May for the...

Vivobarefoot joins forces with One Earth on fundraising collaboration

Minimalist footwear company Vivobarefoot and philanthropic organization One...

From the editor

Pulling together

There’s is no greater term to describe the last two years than the buzzword of 2020 - unprecedented. As 'unprecedented’ sums this time period up perfectly. Just as we were getting our head’s round BREXIT, then came the pandemic, then the global supply chain issues, and now the untimely Russian invasion of Ukraine. As independent retailers, community and a sense of belonging is of utmost importance to you, so the conflict and the suffering of Ukrainians will undoubtedly be causing heightened anxiety. Head over to my blog on page 118 to discover ways to help. In times of crisis, it’s time to pull together.

Talking of crises, the ongoing call for environmental action is never far from our minds, so this issue we have an eco-friendly feature that looks at products that are good for the planet and look great in the home – win/win! But of course, that’s not all. I also spotlight baby gifts – a trend that never goes out of fashion – as well as bath & body products, tabletop & glassware, and houseware.

As always, please do get in touch with any news and new products you want to shout about, or simply to say hi!

Enjoy the issue,

Louise Prance


Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

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Louise Prance-Miles, Editor of Gift Focus magazine
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For Christmas 2022 Cinnamon Aitch is proud to present many gorgeous gifts in addition to their beautiful greetings card collections.

Newness includes two new card ranges building on the success of everyday ranges 'Gypsy' and 'She' as well as many gorgeous new designs to the popular 'Cranberry Sauce' and 'Margo Loves Christmas' ranges.

Form gorgeous foiling, embossing and die cutting of the colour popping 'Gypsy' range to the fun and frolics of 'Margo' Cinnamon Aitch have got it all covered.


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To dad, with love... what to stock for Father's Day

Father's Day is one of the prime gifting events throughout the year, with the product choices continuing to expand...

Forget the socks this Father's Day and instead send your love with a fabulous "Man Candle" or "Mandle". With over 40 fragrances in its range, Pintail Candles has a great range of masculine and gender-neutral scents and styling to suit every dad, daddy, father and pa. A popular choice for men is the Driftwood fragrancewhich comes in many different candle sizes to suit every pocket. This is an invigorating clean, fresh fragrance, combining notes of massoia wood, vetiver and oak moss intertwined with refreshing citrus hints of bergamot and lemon.

Sustainable solutions

The Beeswax Company was launched due to Founder Fran Beer noticing a gap in the market for sustainable alternatives to cling film. The venture was a success from the start, with collaborations forged between the likes of the National Trust and Cath Kidston. When did you start up and why? I founded The Beeswax Wrap Co. in 2017 in a bid to live more sustainably and plastic-free, starting within my home. Sadly, I found little to no alternatives to cling film on the market. So, blending my love of crafting and the planet, a journey to create a product that was planet-friendly, useful and beautiful began – and The Beeswax Wrap Co. was born!

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