Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

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...

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

IHGF takes on sustainability

This iconic show, now 48 editions old, continues to be a promising resource for business worldwide. The recently concluded IHGF Delhi Fair, in its Autumn 2019 edition, held from 16th 20th October, 2019, at the India Expo Centre & Mart, drove home a thought-provoking message on sustainability and responsible manufacturing.

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