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Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

The new £20 note unveiled

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has unveiled the design of the new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner which will be issued on 20th February, 2020

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

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.

Oh hi!

Kirsten Wilson, owner of Hello Day, talks to Gift Focus about the company’s award-winning planners so popular with mothers of school-aged children, as well as teachers and students

Cash facts

Dave Stallon, commercial director at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), looks at the changing payment landscape

Autumn leaves

We take a look at the re-edit for Autumn Fair and everything else you need to know about this massive show

Britain's booming industry

Britain's booming industry: Suranga Herath, CEO of the English Tea Shop, writes about the increased profitability of the gifting sector and how brands and retailers alike can understand and capture the trends

Handmade in India

We take a look overseas at what's on offer at IHGF Delhi Fair

Christmas in July

Ian Downes of Start Licensing explains how to get the best out of Christmas licensing

The rise of the ethical consumer

Jeremy Corner, chairman of The Giftware Association, owner of Blue Eyed Sun and distributor of BambooCup, examines the rise of the ethical consumer.

Keeping in touch

Holly Daulby, managing director of Honest Communications, speaks to Gift Focus about how to keep customers up to date between trade shows.

Building a successful blog

Developing a business blog is a practical and effective way to connect with your customers, says Sara Davies

March of the penguins

We speak to Lizzie Parker, owner of Penguin Ink, about her traditional letterpress printing

Leading with design

January's edition of Top Drawer was a positive start to the year, with a wide variety of gifting to fit any store.

Up and Coming

Gillian Haplin, founder of Jane Darcy, talks to Gift Focus about family life and her gorgeous home fragrance brand.

Speech therapy

David Fairhurst gives us a crash course in voice search engine optimisation

Ian Downes from Start Licensing discusses food and drink gifting

Start Licensing's Ian Downes talks about how businesses big and small can benefit from food and drink merchandising, and how licences are best deployed in this area.

Stay Informed

Dids Macdonald offers her tips and advice on keeping up-to-date with intellectual property

Italian Style

The preparations for the upcoming edition of HOMI, the Fiera Milano lifestyle trade fair, are in full swing.

Ian Downes from Start Licensing gives his view on comics and licenses

One of my fondest childhood memories was reading comics. I was lucky that my school used to get free comics from a local publishing firm, and as such we had a good supply to pick from