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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 141 - January/February 2024

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

Memorable moments
Check out this array of anniversary gifts, ideal to mark the momentous occasions in life

Keeping mum
Stock gifts for Mother's Day and you're sure to reap the rewards of the lucrative shopping event

For the love of some bunny
Help your customers celebrate Easter in style with this plethora of product offerings

Trend focus
As we look forward to 2024, the best brands on the market predict what will be hot sellers for the year ahead

Spring Fair
Spring Fair 2024 celebrates the magic of discovery. Read on for our extensive roundup of what's to come at the show, and the best of the best exhibitors…

Show floor to shop window

Autumn Fair, the UK retail's inspirational shopping destination for Home, Gift and Fashion, has announced the launch of its...

The RHS collaborates with Radley on new handbag range

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced a new collaboration with Radley, an...

Secrets from a Coach podcast launches Kindness Cards

To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Secrets from a Coach podcast launched a series of...

Spring and Autumn Fair announce new advisory board

Spring & Autumn Fair, the UK's largest and most inspirational retail trade shows for Home, Gift...

From the editor

Key moments

Happy new year! Welcome to the first edition of Gift Focus for 2024, and what a bumper issue we’re kicking off with. As retailers take a deep breath from the lucrative madness that is the Golden Quarter, as ever sales will inevitably drop as consumers tighten their belts in January and regroup from what for many is an expensive spending period. Therefore it’s the perfect opportunity for retailers to do the same, and make plans for the year ahead. To help with this, I’ve summarised my top tips for getting the most out of 2024 in my blog. And, of course, attending trade shows is at the top of the list, with the imminent Spring Fair event a must-attend.

This issue we’ve compiled a bumper show preview, looking at the myriad of sectors, retail talks, trends, and new and old exhibitor profiles alike. Excitingly, I will be judging the new Pitch Live concept for the Gift sector on Monday 5th February at 3pm-4pm. So do drop by the Trends Talk stage to see this fun event take place and get an insider’s look at some fresh new products that epitomise the future of retail, providing effective solutions and quality for both retailers and customers.

Another bit of advice is to make the best of the key gifting events throughout the year, and this issue we focus on Mother’s Day and Easter, while also showcasing products ideal to stock for anniversaries and weddings, as well as our consistent round-up of new products and industry news.

It’s an issue packed with newness, fresh companies and an in-depth industry insight. We hope you love it and I look forward to seeing you at Spring Fair!

Enjoy the issue,

Louise Prance, Editor

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The off-white bowls can be rearranged for a customized serving experience, while the beautiful Acacia timber tray provides a warm contrast.

Suitable for any occasion, from casual family gatherings to elegant dinner parties, Alto Modular serveware adds sophistication and style to your table setting.

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