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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 118 - March/April 2020

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In this issue:

  • Candles & Home Fragrance
  • Stationery Special
  • Food & Beverage Gifts
  • Father's Day ideas
  • Proudly British products
  • Shows! Farm Shop & Deli Show, BCTF preview, London Stationery Show
  • Win! £500 RRP worth of stock from Niederegger
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Manchester Furniture Show venue commissioned as NHS 'Nightingale' hospital

Manchester Furniture trade show has announced that its venue, the...

Harrogate Convention Centre commissioned as temporary NHS Hospital

Harrogate Convention Centre commissioned as temporary NHS Hospital

Home & Gift Show has announced that the Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC) has been...

Exclusively Housewares launches digital show alternative

Exclusively Housewares launches digital show alternative

With BHETA choosing to cancel Exclusively Live, the organisers has gone digital, launching...

Bira calls for more support for small independent retailers during COVID-19 pandemic

Bira calls for more support for small independent retailers during COVID-19 pandemic

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Hello Spring!

After a busy, cold show season I hope you’re looking forward to the warmer months ahead. It was good to see so many faces at Spring Fair and was lovely to be welcomed so warmly at Ambiente in Frankfurt – what a fantastic show! Check out our ‘On with the Show’ pages to read what went on during this important buying period. To find out the winners of the Giftware Association’s 2020 Gift of the Year Awards turn to page 45.

With Father’s Day around the corner we check out some gifts for him on page 38. And who doesn’t love their home fragranced to perfection? Admire the stunning candles and home fragrance selection from page 27.

This issue we have the preview for London Stationery Show, Hong Kong Gifts & Premium, Farm Shop & Deli Show and, of course, the British Craft Trade Fair. Alongside the BCTF preview we focus on gifts made in Britain. With a trend in eco-friendly products, reducing the carbon offset from the items we purchase is becoming more popular with buyers and consumers and we salute this step in the right direction. Lastly, if you want to read about a super company that exists wholly to generate funding for Dorothy House Hospice Care, our up & coming interview is with well-being company Ubiety, page 98. The products feel and smell amazing!

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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Blue Eyed Sun is offering retailers the chance to win a free 12-pocket counter-top spinner and 36 gorgeous reusable coffee cups made from bamboo fibre to stock it with.

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Treadstone Products has boosted its ever-popular Peter Rabbit themed outdoor adventure range for children with a new collection of garden clogs in both boys' and girls' styles.  This range is based on the fun TV series, which appears daily on Cbeebies, and the new clogs feature both Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail designs.

The comfortable EVA clogs have a foldaway ankle strap, which can be removed if not required. They are easy to clean and are offered in children's shoe sizes from 6 to 11 in a choice of mint and pink or navy and khaki colour combinations.

Supporting the range is a new eye-catching merchandiser, designed specifically to display the new clogs. The new clog stand joins two further display stands, which already showcase the rest of the Peter Rabbit range. The first of these is a high-impact, character filled freestanding unit featuring interactive POS in the form of children's games. The second is a compact display unit, which is ideal for when available space is more limited.

Retailers interested in working with Treadstone Products can contact the company on 01978 664 667 or email sales@treadstoneproducts.com or for more information, visit www.treadstoneproducts.com.

 

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