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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 115 - September/October 2019

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In this issue:

  • Festive & fabulous
  • Stylish additions
  • Family fun
  • WIN! A Cadbury Carousel worth £1200 from the Emagination Store
  • Autumn Fair Preview
  • Top Drawer Showcase
  • BLE Lowdown
  • STYLE Fair Bangkok
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Top Drawer unveils inspiring RetailFest headliners

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From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Say hello to autumn

It’s good to be back – and what an issue to start with: the Autumn Fair preview! We have a huge showcase, starting on page 81. So have a flick through, and mark down the stand numbers now to make sure you make the most of your time at the NEC. If you’re travelling to London, we have a Top Drawer Autumn preview on page 61. And if you’re travelling further afield, read all about Bangkok’s STYLE Fair on page 77. Plus, there’s a new show in town! Purify Living will be debuting at the Business Design Centre, Islington, in October – we have the lowdown in our On With The Show pages, so diarise the date and check it out!

With Christmas just around the corner, we also have our Christmas gift guide – Part 2 of two. There’s also a toys & games feature, women’s accessories and, of course, our Brand Spanking New pages – there really are some stunning items out there. I was spoilt for choice as to what to feature! 

I look forward to seeing many of you in Birmingham in September. Until then, enjoy the rest of our lovely British summer.

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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Readers' Poll

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