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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 116 - November/December 2019

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In this issue:

  • The ultimate guide
  • Easy on the pocket
  • One of a kind
  • Caring for our future
  • Valentine's treats
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Online retailers can drive Christmas sales by boosting the opening experience

Online retailers can drive Christmas sales by boosting the opening experience

With seasonal shopping about to hit its peak, online retailers are...

London Stationery Show's LaunchPad competition is open for entries

London Stationery Show's LaunchPad competition is open for entries

LaunchPad will return to Stationery Show London in 2020

Pantone reveals 2020 Colour of the Year

Pantone reveals 2020 Colour of the Year

Pantone has unveiled 19-4052 Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year for 2020

Country collaboration – they’ve gone crackers!

Country collaboration – they’ve gone crackers!

Award Winning artist, Meg Hawkins, had an incredible 2019 and things are only set to get better as the...

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

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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If you're embracing the eco conscious world we're living in, you've no doubt heard about the straw debate. Well, the Personalised Memento Company has a nifty solution; a metal straw engraved with your name (so no one can even think about pinching it!).

What's even better, it comes with a cleaning brush and you save the planet with every-single-sip, all without breaking the bank! So whether you're a strawpedo queen or a sophisticated sipper, pop one of the personalised metal straws in your bag on a classy night out for a guilt free drinking solution.

The gift you'd probably have never thought of, but everyone could do with, this stainless steel metal straws will last the distance, perfect for kids and adults alike.

Visit https://www.personalisedmemento.co.uk to see more fab products.

 

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70 per cent of kids like '90s toys better than what’s on offer today

Some 70% of Kids Like '90s Toys Better Than What’s on Offer Today: Just over 70% of children aged 4 to 12 picked '80s and '90s toys when asked to choose their ideal Christmas gift out of a collection of both old and current Argos catalogues... read more

Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

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

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