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Gift Focus magazine is the UK's leading bi-monthly trade publication for the giftware industry, distributed to independent retailers, high street multiples, department stores, e-tailers, garden centres, heritage outlets and all other gift stockists.

Now the magazine also incorporates Attire Accessories, which is aimed at fashion accessory buyers. Visit the Attire Accessories website.

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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 132 - July/August 2022

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

Santa, baby
Get ready for the festive shopping season with this array of ideal Christmas items to stock

Things that go bump in the night
Once simply a trick or treat event for children, Halloween has evolved into a spooktacular gifting extravaganza

Where I lay my hat
Home accessories are a definite pandemic success story, and with consumers continuing to merge their work and home lives, the trend isn't going to die out anytime soon

Capture this
A perennial in-store bestseller, photo albums and frames will always be a pickup item of choice for every type of consumer

Harrogate Fashion Week closes its doors on a successful show

Harrogate Fashion Week closed its doors after a 2-day, record breaking event. Brands...

Celebrate annual World Calligraphy Day

Leading calligraphy brand, Manuscript Pen Company, is encouraging people across the globe to put pen to paper...

Brand Licensing Europe unveils first live fashion catwalk

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the leading European event for licensing and brand extension,...

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist reveals the best in global design and display for 2022

On the 21st of July the industry congregated at Sook Oxford...

From the editor

Christmas comes early

As we start curating the magazine in advance, it always feels slightly odd to start pulling together the Christmas products feature in May! However, there’s nothing better than being organised, and every year I get inspired by the wonderful offerings – and this year is no different. Check out the feature to get your store ready for the busiest selling season of the year!

Of course, Halloween comes before that, and as it continues to become a bigger event in the UK, the gifting and self-purchase opportunities also continue to increase. Halloween homeware items are increasingly popular buys. 

If that wasn’t enough, we also have a look at some of the best home accessories products to market, as well as some great photo frames – a product that will sell all-year round.

One of the most popular shows of the year, Home & Gift, is also featured this issue. Check out the show preview to see what’s to come, and the exhibitor profiles to plan your visit.

And of course, we like to keep you up-to-date with not only the new giftware items on offer, but of the latest industry news. You’re in for a treat this issue!

Happy reading,

Louise Prance, Editor

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

Loved by Gift Focus magazine

Louise Prance, Editor of Gift Focus magazine
Louise x
Heartfelt angels from Joe Davies are the new range of pretty angel figurines where sentiment is at the heart of this lovely range.

The love between friends and family are shown in the heartfelt messages engraved onto a metallic painted heart held in the arms of the angels making them the perfect gift for a loved one.

What better gifting option!?

www.joedavies.co.uk

 

If you like this, check out more inspirational ideas.

Get noticed in business!

Sara Davies gives us tips on how to make your business stand out amongst the rest. She says: In the business world, first impressions count and standing out in the right way can really pay off. There are so many ways to present your business in the best way so it can shine brighter than the rest...

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 fragrance which 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.

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