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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 117 - January/February 2020

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In this issue:

  • Spring Fair
  • Mother's Day ideas
  • Kitchenware and houseware
  • What's hot for the year ahead
  • Just for fun novelty items
  • Anniversary gifts & Easter treats
Glee’s Retail Lab shortlisted at the 2020 Exhibition News Awards

Glee’s Retail Lab shortlisted at the 2020 Exhibition News Awards

The Exhibition News Awards return to Evolution London, Battersea Park on 20th March...

Vivid Arts’ Easter Bunny to raise more funds for Greenfingers

Vivid Arts’ Easter Bunny to raise more funds for Greenfingers

Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to confirm that its popular...

Stationery Show Awards open for entries

Stationery Show Awards open for entries

Hosted by London Stationery Show, this year's Stationery Awards are now open for entries, with new regional...

Sarah Greening Glass is set to debut at BCTF

Sarah Greening Glass is set to debut at BCTF

Sarah Greening Glass is set to debut at the upcoming British Craft Trade Fair's new designer section...

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

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Gift Focus magazine, please email editor@giftfocus.com

Competition

Competition

Blue Eyed Sun is offering retailers the chance to win a free 12-pocket counter-top spinner and 36 gorgeous reusable coffee cups made from bamboo fibre to stock it with.

Competition

Blue Eyed Sun is offering retailers the chance to win a free 12-pocket counter-top spinner and 36 gorgeous reusable coffee cups made from bamboo fibre to stock it with.

Competition

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A new range of glasses have been launched by Lesser and Pavey.

These fine glasses come with detailed artwork and added texture by Lynsey Johnstone.

Lynsey Johnstone's early years were spent living in the rural settings of Dumfries and Galloway. The idyllic Scottish coastal scenery with extended views of rolling hills and glens, along with local livestock and wildlife, all influence her art - but it's the beauty and intense colours of her grandmother's garden that reflect most in her art today.

She mainly uses acrylics with other mixed media. The texture helps to create depth to the landscape and 'flicking paint' creates the chaos of wild grass and flowers - a picturesque pandemonium as can be seen in this glassware range.


Visit www.leonardo.co.uk for further information.

 

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