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Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

UK Government supports wages of 1.73 million workers across wholesale and retail sector

UK Government supports wages of 1.73 million workers across wholesale and retail sector

Since the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the UK Government has supported the wages of 1,736,800 jobs in the wholesale and retail sector.... read more

Self gifting soars amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Self gifting soars amidst COVID-19 pandemic

UK consumers are increasingly purchasing gift cards to spend on themselves, according to the latest industry research from the Gift Card & Voucher Association (GCVA), in partnership with research and data specialist GlobalData.... read more

New EU draft text on design rights signals positive news for UK designers, says ACID

New EU draft text on design rights signals positive news for UK designers, says ACID

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) is pleased to announce that the text from the UK on design rights includes the recognition that designs shown in the UK would receive protection across the EU post Brexit.... read more

UK tariff changes announced from 1st January, 2021

UK tariff changes announced from 1st January, 2021

UK tariff changes announced from 1 January 2021: From 1st January, 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU's Common External Tariff, which applies until 31st December, 2020.... read more

Quarantine Stories - Tilnar Art

Quarantine Stories - Tilnar Art

Tilnar Art is looking forward to touching base with its loyal customer base post-COVID-19 pandemic, and in the meantime is keeping calm and carrying on.... read more

Quarantine Stories - Chocolate Genie

Quarantine Stories - Chocolate Genie

Gift company Chocolate Genie offers a realistic view of the struggles of lockdown, however, while still creating orders for Christmas gifting, there is an air of positivity.... read more

Quarantine Stories - Willique

Quarantine Stories - Willique

Anna Willique from her namesake brand talks about how the current pandemic has brought her even closer to her team, and is witnessing an upsurge in online orders.... read more

Quarantine Stories - Three Boys Rock

Quarantine Stories - Three Boys Rock

Today as part of our Quarantine Stories series we check out online retailer Three Boys Rocks, with Founder Polly stating now is the time for businesses to engage with customers to reap future rewards... read more

Quarantine Stories - Elite Gifts

Quarantine Stories - Elite Gifts

As we continue with our quarantine stories, today we check out Elite Gifts, which has seen a boom in trade since the lockdown... read more

Quarantine Stories - Vent For Change

Quarantine Stories - Vent For Change

Today marks the start of our Quarantine Stories series, where we get to know what you, the heart of our industry, is doing during lockdown. We kickstart with Vent For Change, a sustainable stationery company.... read more

The increase in online gifting ahead of Ramadan during the Coronavirus

The increase in online gifting ahead of Ramadan during the Coronavirus

As Muslims across the world prepare for the Holy month of Ramadan, Mariam Manawer, founder of award winning Islamic gift and lifestyle brand, Ibadah London, shares her unique insight as to what she has discovered throughout the build up to Ramadan amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.... read more

Eco-Friendly Products

Eco-Friendly Products

As it's Earth Day, we thought when better to highlight a host of gorgeous sustainable and eco-friendly products from some of the best in the industry?... read more

Talbot Fashions celebrates 40 years of business in 2020

Talbot Fashions celebrates 40 years of business in 2020

It's not hard to see why this company has stood the test of time. Creating sought-after pieces, Talbot differentiates itself by offering jewellery for everyone, and having total belief in its story.... read more

Gift Focus and Attire Accessories a pillar of support

Gift Focus and Attire Accessories a pillar of support

Gift Focus and Attire Accessories a pillar of support after Home & Gift announcement - let's keep businesses and the trade industry thriving... read more

The team spirit behind Gift Focus

The team spirit behind Gift Focus

While at home due to lockdown, people will be online more than ever, however, we will all start missing that 'human aspect' so here at KD Media Publishing & Events we wanted you to meet and get to know the team behind our stand-out trade publication Gift Focus...... read more

Writing matters

Writing matters

National Stationery Week is back and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020 with more plans than ever before. Read on to find out how you can get involved.... read more

Useful tips for upping your IG hashtag game

Useful tips for upping your IG hashtag game

The perfect place to get attention for your brand is on Instagram, but getting it right isn't always easy. Things like hashtags can make a big difference to your Instagram engagement and reach performance, allowing you to connect with plenty of potential clients.... read more

BCTF pulls out the stops for 2020

BCTF pulls out the stops for 2020

As the demand for quality British-made product becomes a priority for UK shoppers, BCTF offers an ideal sourcing environment for retailers... read more

Change is coming

Change is coming

Winner of the Spotted Award at Top Drawer, Be For Change is a sustainable accessories brand looking to fundamentally change the landscape of eco-fashion. Here founder Ana Carneiro tells us more...... read more

Definitive & distinctive

Definitive & distinctive

With a brand new date of April 2020, the IHGF Delhi Fair has promised to be bigger and bolder, bringing you much more of everything.... read more