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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 116 - November/December 2019

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Robert Anslow - recognised by industry

Robert Anslow - recognised by industry

Robert Anslow, managing director of Harrogate Christmas & Gift, was recognised for his exceptional...

Gift of the Year – New prize for Judges Choice Winner

Gift of the Year – New prize for Judges Choice Winner

The Giftware Association is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Press Loft to...

London Stationery Show gets set for 10th birthday celebrations

London Stationery Show gets set for 10th birthday celebrations

London Stationery Show, the UK's only trade show dedicated to writing and paper...

A fond reunion with Mickey Mouse in a limited collection from Polarn O. Pyret

A fond reunion with Mickey Mouse in a limited collection from Polarn O. Pyret

Since 1976, Polarn O. Pyret kidswear, has had a special connection to...

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From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

It's the most wonderful time of the year

This issue is all about the January fairs – which one are you attending? We have previews for Top Drawer, Giving & Living, Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring, Toy Fair, HOMI, January Furniture Show, Spring Fair Wales, Harrogate Christmas & Gift and, of course, Christmasworld. So, take your time, make notes and plan your time wisely at these all-important shows.

As we enter 2020, we’ll soon be celebrating Valentine’s Day and have a feature packed with inspiration; there’s also Gifts Under £10 to please any pocket; and with many people doing their best to protect planet Earth and human rights, we have a focus on Fair Trade.

Until I see you at the New Year shows, keep warm, keep shopping on the high street and enjoy the Christmas festivities.



Enjoy the issue!

Rachel Westall, Editor

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Luxury card and stationery brand Katie Leamon is best known for its distinctive hand-printed typography and illustrative greeting cards. Hand-printed and finished in England, all products are made using traditional methods and responsibly sourced materials, with great care and attention at every stage of their journey.
This year Katie Leamon has introduced 'POST,' the luxury stationery subscription box service delivered to your door every month. Each month subscribers will receive a surprise package of seasonal hand selected Katie Leamon paper goods.
A POST stationery subscription means never having to worry about a last minute birthday card again, and indulging in those luxury items that often get overlooked. 'POST' also makes a great gift for any stationery lover.

 

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Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

Scrapbook wedding title: Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions The UK's gift card and voucher market has grown by 7.2% year-on-year, according to the latest analysis carried out by the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKCGVA) and KPMG UK.... read more

Oh hi!

Oh hi!

Kirsten Wilson, owner of Hello Day, talks to Gift Focus about the company’s award-winning planners so popular with mothers of school-aged children, as well as teachers and students... read more

Readers' Poll

As we start to think about the festive buying season, and the heavy discounting that comes alongside events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday - do you think this is helpful or harmful to your business?

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Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...When are you planning on decorating your retail outlet for Christmas?

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