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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 120 - July/August 2020

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry News
  • On with the show
  • Brand Spanking New
  • Bookstand
  • Christmas products
  • Halloween
  • Home accessories
  • FSB
Wow! Stuff pledges £1000 from sale of new print-your-own mask kits to NHS

Wow! Stuff pledges £1000 from sale of new print-your-own mask kits to NHS

Wow! Stuff, has used its innovation team of in-house scientists to create a...

A Gift From The Gods launches new chocolate bar range

A Gift From The Gods launches new chocolate bar range

Lifestyle and accessories brand A Gift From The Gods diversifies product offering in food...

Joe Davies announces ‘At Home’ event

Joe Davies announces ‘At Home’ event

Following the cancellation of Harrogate Home & Gift and NEC Autumn Fair, Manchester based importer Joe Davies...

Exclusively Digital proves successful

Exclusively Digital proves successful

Figures from The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA), parent company of the Exclusively Show, reveal...

From the editor

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

The show must go on

Hello and welcome to the first issue of a new and improved Gift Focus. Editor Rachel Westall has now moved on to a new title in our portfolio, leaving you in my capable hands. Having been the editor of sister title Attire Accessories for many years now, I am delighted to present the updated format, which sees Attire and Gift Focus combined into one bumper title.

Of course, I wish our exciting developments could be announced in a more stable climate, because, as we are all only far too aware, our nation, and the world, is currently going through unprecedented times, which is hitting retail hard. 

That said, the resilience of our industry is one to be proud of, and I touch further on this in my opinion piece. Please take some a moment out from what I can imagine is a very stressful time for everyone and have a read. 

In situations like these, it’s so vitally important to remain focused and positive, which I know is easier said than done when the bottom has fallen out of your business. However, like all storms, this too shall pass, and planning for the future is vital in order to remain abreast of the industry to emerge victorious, if a little battered and bruised.   

To this end we have a plethora of features to highlight the wonderful brands within the gift market, who need our support now more than ever. Check out our focus on weddings, tabletop, kitchenware, baby gifts, bath & body and eco-friendly products. 

So for now, I wish you peace and calm, and look forward to supporting you through this time and beyond. 

Louise

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

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

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Our lipstick might not be making much of a statement anymore thanks to the mask mandate, but our clothes still can. And this delightful broach from Alexander Thurlow's Love Nature Love Flowers range will brighten up any outfit.

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A man's world

A man's world

We throw the spotlight on some must-have accessories for men, which are set to be great pick up gift items in-store or online as lockdown rules loosen... read more

Hyve Group launches three virtual forums in September 2020

Hyve Group launches three virtual forums in September 2020

Hyve Group is pleased to announce Autumn Fair @ Home, Glee Gathering and Fashion Together (comprising Pure, Pure Origin, Moda and Scoop), three completely virtual forums happening this September. These forums will provide exhibitors and attendees with the opportunity to showcase and discover new products, engage with suppliers via "The Virtual Showroom", and hear market leading content from retailers and trend forecasters on what 2021 may hold for the industry and how they can kick-start their own sales now.... read more

Readers' Poll

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Previous Poll Results

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