Giving & Living is the largest Home & Gift trade show in the South West. This vibrant show is packed with a year's worth of ideas that sell. As the first show of the season, Giving & Living provides visitors with the opportunity to see the latest new and exclusive 2016 gift & homeware product ranges before anyone else, and with Easter falling so early in 2016, it's perfectly timed for retailers to stock up for the year ahead.
Next year's show, which takes place at the Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, will bring together up to 300 exhibitors and more than 4,000 retail buyers.
It was a bumper summer in the West Country, and the autumn sunshine continued to attract tourists. Visitor numbers were up and so was visitor spending. With tourist attractions and retailers now looking to restock with the latest in gifts and homewares for 2016, the Giving & Living trade show in January will be their next port of call.
The coastal market
The coast and tourism are huge driving forces for the South West economy, so it's no wonder that this show has always had a fine selection of products ideal for this market. Giving & Living is a perfect show for buyers keen to order coastal merchandise - every year launching a wave of new ideas which are eagerly snapped up by those who successfully target the holidaymaker.
To showcase this market, and new for 2016, Giving & Living has created a special area dedicated to the coastal market. View beach towels and bags from Sea Kisses; drysuits from Typhoon Ltd; wetsuits from TWF International Ltd; surfboards and beach goods from KandyToys; flags and souvenirs from John Brady Agencies; gifts and souvenirs from Nauticalia; and much more.
Other show features include a Newcomer's Area, which showcases new exhibitors from the UK that have never before exhibited at a trade show so it's a great opportunity to spot new companies and products.
Designed & Made in Britain
The Designed & Made in Britain area is where you'll find unusual products of high quality with a distinct local flavour, reflecting the UK's unique heritage, such as the hand-made lampwork bead jewellery from Beach Art Glass.
If you're after products with a strong ethical and/or environmental background, the Naturally Trail will lead you to exhibitors such as Namesakes Global and Glebe Cottage. In addition to the wide range of products available, the Enhance area will inspire you to add new items to your offering, and source services that could help you do business more profitably.
Amongst the familiar faces at the show, such as Puckator, Dunoon, Talbot Fashions and Bomb Cosmetics, there will also be more than 50 companies new to the show. For the first time you can see the gift, trend and joke articles from Out of the Blue; the beautiful range of light-glass and candle products by Plaristo; UV swimwear from Jakabel; children's dolls, toys and bags from Cole; and cards and gifts from Sarah Kelleher.
From gifts that can be personalised for your venue, to those that reflect the UK's heritage, there's a huge range on show - from 50p pocket money gifts to one-off British made gallery pieces. If you're looking to get your products to market, this is your open door to South West buyers. Giving & Living is a great chance to meet a great range of exhibitors at a relaxed, timely and effective show.
For more information about the show, to book a stand, or pre-register to attend, please call +44 (0)1934 733 433 or visit www.givingliving.co.uk