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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 116 - November/December 2019

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In this issue:

  • The ultimate guide
  • Easy on the pocket
  • One of a kind
  • Caring for our future
  • Valentine's treats
  • WIN
New scarf pins from Miss Milly

New scarf pins from Miss Milly

Miss Milly, the British brand for gorgeous, colourful jewellery and scarves, has launched a capsule collection of...

University Games rings in the New Year with a new look!

University Games rings in the New Year with a new look!

University Games is kicking off 2020 with fresh new corporate branding that has been rolled...

UK food shows to offer a 2020 vision of the sector

UK food shows to offer a 2020 vision of the sector

The UK Food Shows, which includes Farm Shop & Deli Show, return this March (30th-1st April, NEC...

NAJ champions British-made jewellery with new Created in the UK scheme

NAJ champions British-made jewellery with new Created in the UK scheme

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has launched a new scheme that...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Happy New Year!

Easter egg anyone? Sounds like madness straight after Christmas doesn’t it? But for our industry, that’s indeed where we’re at! If you turn to page 47 you’ll find plenty of inspiration for gift giving at Easter. Mother’s Day gifts, anniversary gifts and novelty items are all covered in this issue too, giving you plenty of ideas about what to stock shelves with for the year ahead.



Kitchenware and houseware gifts are very on-trend. As people reign in their nights out after the Christmas festivities, they’re definitely wanting to make their evenings in more of a treat. Whether that’s enjoying a fine wine through quality glassware or serving up a feast on some beautiful crockery. We have plenty of stunning items on page 33 for foodies and proud homeowners alike.



A large proportion of this edition is dedicated to our Spring Fair Preview. From page 79 onwards, you’ll find a comprehensive guide on who’s there, where to find them and even a nifty floorplan to help you plan your trip. Gift Focus will be attending, so please do stop for a chat. I’m looking forward to seeing faces old and new.

Enjoy show season!

Rachel Westall, Editor

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In a year of environmental awareness, Valentine's Day 2020 promises to be a season of love - for the planet, not just our significant others.

Bella Middleton, the founder of Norfolk Natural Living, says: “last year, we spent a collective £710 million on Valentine's Day gifts in Britain. With nothing to suggest we won't spend even more this year; it's a fantastic opportunity for retailers to sell a whole manner of giftable items - not limited to cards.

“Our natural, lovingly hand-crafted skincare range; combined with our beautiful scented candles and room diffusers make thoughtful, long-lasting Valentine's gifts.”

Norfolk Natural Living's full range, including their Skincare collection as candles/diffusers are available at wholesale pricing in packs of six with no minimum order. Bella and her team can be contacted via hello@norfolknaturalliving.com or the website https://www.norfolknaturalliving.com.

 

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