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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 115 - September/October 2019

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In this issue:

  • Festive & fabulous
  • Stylish additions
  • Family fun
  • WIN! A Cadbury Carousel worth £1200 from the Emagination Store
  • Autumn Fair Preview
  • Top Drawer Showcase
  • BLE Lowdown
  • STYLE Fair Bangkok
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Signature Gifts Limited
New SDEA Display Directory launches

New SDEA Display Directory launches

The new SDEA Display Directory is available now free of charge to display buyers and specifiers.

Exciting changes ahead for the Wales Spring Fair in its 41st year

Exciting changes ahead for the Wales Spring Fair in its 41st year

Having celebrated the show’s 40th year in 2019 and firmly cementing its place...

Gibsons recognised as an Investor in People

Gibsons recognised as an Investor in People

Gibsons, the independent jigsaw puzzle and board game company, has been awarded an accreditation against...

National Association of Jewellers re-launches JET Practical Training Days

National Association of Jewellers re-launches JET Practical Training Days

The National Association of Jewellers has announced that it is set to...

From the editor

Rachel Westall, Editor

Say hello to autumn

It’s good to be back – and what an issue to start with: the Autumn Fair preview! We have a huge showcase, starting on page 81. So have a flick through, and mark down the stand numbers now to make sure you make the most of your time at the NEC. If you’re travelling to London, we have a Top Drawer Autumn preview on page 61. And if you’re travelling further afield, read all about Bangkok’s STYLE Fair on page 77. Plus, there’s a new show in town! Purify Living will be debuting at the Business Design Centre, Islington, in October – we have the lowdown in our On With The Show pages, so diarise the date and check it out!

With Christmas just around the corner, we also have our Christmas gift guide – Part 2 of two. There’s also a toys & games feature, women’s accessories and, of course, our Brand Spanking New pages – there really are some stunning items out there. I was spoilt for choice as to what to feature! 

I look forward to seeing many of you in Birmingham in September. Until then, enjoy the rest of our lovely British summer.

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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aden + anais, the babycare brand widely known for its iconic muslin swaddling, sleeping, feeding and bath time products, is delighted to announce the launch of its new snug fit sleeved sleeping bag this summer, an innovative and stylish sleeping bag designed to help babies (and parents!) enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.

The snug fit sleeved sleeping bag features a modern quilted design with a 1.5 tog comforted weighted cotton fabric with ¾ length sleeves. It mimics the secure feeling of being inside the womb by encouraging a sounder sleep without overheating. Designed with comfort and breathability in mind, the sleeping bag opens from bottom to top, to ensure speedy night-time changes while the innovative sleeved design snugly fits the upper body and arms, making baby feel safe and secure, thereby preventing the startle reflex. The sack structure of the sleeping bag also provides ample leg room for easy movement. 

It's available from www.adenandanais.co.uk as well as selected retailers nationwide including Harrods, Selfridges and Natural Baby Shower. 


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