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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 142 - March/April 2024

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In this issue:

Fresh scents
The best candles and home fragrances products

Hitting the write note
Stationery goods that will entice crafty consumers and gift seekers alike

Homegrown gifts
Products made in Britain

Food for the soul
Luxury food and drink products are a failsafe gifting option loved by consumers of all generations. Check out these options…

Dad's day
Choose the ideal gifts to stock to capitalise on Father's Day

Stationery Awards 2024: The Winners

The winners of the Stationery Awards 2024 were announced Tuesday 14th May at the close of the first day of London...

Thankbox marks Mental Health Awareness Week

Workplace gifting start-up Thankbox is marking Mental Health Awareness Week by donating 20 percent of...

Cinnamon Aitch is launching 30 new gorgeous designs

Cinnamon Aitch has become synonymous with beautiful, contemporary greetings cards and is loved...

Autumn Fair and Faire partner to simplify buying for retailers

Autumn Fair, retail's leading seasonal showcase for the home, gift and fashion...

From the editor

Authentic marketing

While March saw the onslaught of corporate campaigning around International Women’s Day, June is Pride month in the UK, and needless to say the same marketing wheels will be put in motion to capitalise on yet another very important advocacy day. But has the meaning of these events been lost as they become yet a money maker on the retail calendar? I delve into this subject further in my blog on page 34 of Attire Accessories, where I also delve into how you can be a genuine and authentic ally.

Of course, it’s not just the special days that get the tills ringing. There are perennial bestselling giftware items that any savvy retailer has in their arsenal. Baby gifts top the lot when it comes to an industry sector that will always yield results – even a global pandemic can’t halt the onslaught of new births! – while eco-friendly offerings continue to please the ever growing environmentally aware consumer. We cover the best products in these categories on page 43 and 24 respectively.

If these don’t fit the angle of your store, there’s also kitchenware, bath & body, tabletop and new products. This issue we also shine the spotlight on the amazing industry events PG Live, Exclusively Housewares, and Home & Gift. Don’t forget to head to the back of the magazine where our sister title Attire Accessories has an array of jewellery inspiration.

Enjoy the issue

Louise Prance, Editor

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Habulous has launched a new range in the season's trendiest colours - pale pink and pastel green. The collection includes elegantly designed, handcrafted items such as the Pink and Green Stoneware Wall Hooks and the Cotton Candy Stoneware Mug and Oil Pourer, all masterfully crafted from the company's Dartmoor studio.

Also, as part of its commitment to giving your homes an elegant touch, its proud to introduce the Ceramic Cotton Candy Vases, available in three sizes. These diverse products reiterate the company's dedication to providing high-quality handcrafted home decor items that is made to last.

The new handcrafted Cotton Candy Vases debut in elegant shades of pale pink and pastel green. Rendered in three varying sizes.


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A conversational piece

Fine fragrance brand Ampersand Managing Director, David Walker, discusses the genderless, environmentally-friendly scents that are making waves in the market. When did you start up and why? Our Fine Fragrance concept was launched in 2021 – it was really started out of pure frustration towards a very backwards and outdated industry. We've been involved in Fine Fragrance for 15 or so years, and nothing has been done in that time to help consider recycling or to reduce waste – in fact it's pretty much gone the opposite direction. All the fancy bottles cannot be recycled, the coated boxes and cellophane wraps are just landfill, endless vials end up in oceans – and all those things just amount to a larger price tag to the consumer.

Pen to paper

A chance meeting inspired the launch of father and daughter business, Studio Pens. Since then the company has been on an upwards trajectory as a key distributor in the industry. Ian has a background in manufacturing and has been in the pen business for many years. Nikki's background is in marketing. Ian became involved in the pen world quite late in his career, as the result of a chance meeting in 1999 with George Kartsotis, the founder of US pen brand Retro 51

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