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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.
Each issue contains detailed information on upcoming trade shows and reviews many new and innovative products, enabling retailers to make informed and profitable buying decisions for their business. Find out more about the magazine here.
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Chestnuts on an open fire
Christmas is the financial backbone that often sees retailers through the slower parts of the year, and in the second part of our festive season round-up, we showcase some must-stock items
Cater to consumers young and old with this fabulous selection of toys and games
Message to sender
With the UK consumer being a fan of a celebration, there are greeting cards for every occasion. Take inspiration from these beautiful examples…
It always feel strange writing about Christmas as we put together this magazine just as summer is kicking off, but, as you know, July and August are prime purchasing months for the Golden Quarter. And, as you also know, getting your ordering right for the festive season is imperative to make the most of one of the most financially lucrative consumer purchasing events of the year. Planning ahead is key, as is analysing consumer trends, judging the mood of the nation, factoring in macroeconomic factors when it comes to tie price point of your store’s offering, and, should you have a webbased store, ensuring your delivery service is prepped and ready to cater for demand.
In order to get you on your way, we have the first of our two Christmas round-ups in this issue, checking out what the best brands have to offer for December’s buying bonanza. I also delve deeper into Christmas spend in this issue’s blog, which is located in the Attire Accessories section on page 36.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s also worth stocking for Halloween too. Year on year, the Halloween celebrations get bigger and better, with the UK slowly but surely taking on the extravagance of the U.S. From party decorations to gifts, it’s continuing to become a prime opportunity to capitalise on consumer spend.
Don’t forget to get your fill of new products, industry news and company profiles within these wonderful pages of all things gifts!
Louise Prance, Editor
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Louise x This vintage inspired milk bottle holder sits neatly beside your front door for that early morning or late-night delivery. Made from rust-resistant, powder-coated steel which is durable for the outdoors and easy to wipe over. The milk carrier has a ball feet and a sturdy frame that securely holds and stores up to 6 glass pint milk bottles. 4 bottle version is also available.
If you like this, check out more inspirational ideas.
This issue Gift Focus Magazine showcases the latest releases in the literary world, from books for coffee-lovers and pet owners, to 'The little book of flirting' and Amazon Prime's fan-favourite Kaleb, from Clarkson's Farm, has a book out too - there really is something for every one! Could one of these exciting new titles be your next big seller in store?
Merci Maman founder Beatrice de Montille shares how the company holds motherhood at the heart of everything it does, and how it grew from a work-from-home job to the successful jewellery business it is today. Beatrice de Montille started Merci Maman over 15 years ago. After the birth of her second child, her employer rejected her request for a part-time role and she couldn't get the work-life balance she needed, so she started her own activity, originally as a sole trader working from home.
However, she always had that entrepreneurial flare. She was hoping to create a few jobs but did not envisage that it would become so big.
The company has had over 60 employees spread between London, Paris and Belin at the peak last year!