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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
Toy Fair 2020 now sold out!

Toy Fair 2020 now sold out!

The British Toy and Hobby Association [BTHA] announced that exhibition space at Toy Fair 2020 has now completely sold...

Candlelight hosts autumn showroom events

Candlelight hosts autumn showroom events

Retailers across the UK are in for a treat, as Candlelight, one of the UK's leading candle and giftware...

Posh Paws celebrates Disney’s Frozen 2

Posh Paws celebrates Disney’s Frozen 2

Posh Paws International is celebrating the official launch of its Disney Frozen 2 Plush toy collection.

Rising Retail - An exciting Masterclass event for retailers

Rising Retail - An exciting Masterclass event for retailers

Rising Retail is an exciting new Masterclass event for independent giftshop retailers and...

Bumble Wrap
Purify Living Home & Lifestyle Fair
Planet Display

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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How dreamy is this festive collection? Jan Constantine is delighted to launch her heavenly deep blue and classic red Christmas Collection. Inspired by celestial skies and starry nights these beautiful collectors' pieces are made from felt wool, appliquéd and hand embroidered with Christmas scenes, silhouettes and stars, stitched with antique gold thread and embellished with gold sequins.

 

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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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