Industry news from Gift Focus magazine

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Scoop welcomes buyers to Moroccan-inspired show

The Spring/Summer 24 edition of the UK's premium contemporary fashion and lifestyle trade show, Scoop, enjoyed a stellar first day after opening its doors at Olympia West.

Exuberant buyers from leading luxury retailers including McElhinneys, Annas, Katherine Draisey, Applause, Courtyard, 32 The Guild, Cordelia James, Sister, Moda Rosa, Lulu & M and many more flocked to the show to discover the exclusively curated edit of over 250 contemporary designers.

Posted: 17 July 2023

Fanattik celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park

Fanattik, the award-winning UK based pop culture company, celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park with several new collectible releases including jewellery and in-world replica's. Anthony Marks, M.D Fanattik, says: "I remember working on 25th anniversary product for this iconic brand, our first item which had a retail of £35 sold out quickly and within a week they were selling for unbelievable money on eBay, up to $1,000 each. We knew at that point that this franchise when put together with the quirkiness of Fanattik was a winning combination for our retail partners."

Posted: 17 July 2023

The Big Christmas Press Show launches its own official awards

The Big Christmas Press Show, hosted by PR solutions company CIJ Group, has announced the launch of its own official awards; The Big Christmas Wishlist. Back bigger and better than ever for its sixth year: The Big Christmas Press Show, which is taking place on Wednesday 13th September 2023, is turning it up a notch with an awards presentation that's set to crown the hottest products tipped to be best sellers for Christmas coming out of the show. Brands such as Not on The High Street, Baylis & Harding, Pokémon, Nicky Clarke, Ravensburger, Russell Hobbs, hampers. com and more are showcasing at this year's event. Judged by a panel of industry experts from retail and the media, The Big Christmas Wishlist is a chance for the brands and

Posted: 14 July 2023

MAD Beauty shortlisted for 2023 Great British Entrepreneur awards

Award-winning bath, body and cosmetics brand, Mad Beauty has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Family Business and Retail categories for the East of England region. This recognition reflects its exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and remarkable achievements within their industry. Now in its 11th year, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and businesses that drive innovation, generate employment opportunities, and contribute to the growth of the UK economy. These awards serve as a platform to honor the remarkable stories of entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges, demonstrated resilience, and make significant contributions to their communities.

Posted: 12 July 2023

Wedding gifting from Yvonne Ellen

Speaking from her own experience in finding the perfect wedding gift for friends, Yvonne Ellen says, "Not being able to find that perfect wedding gift was where it all had kickstarted my love of designing a gorgeous and chic range of homeware. It was my best friend's wedding, and I was struggling with what to buy for a gift. I wanted to give the couple something beautiful and unique, something super special that I just couldn't find on the high street, no matter how hard I looked.

Posted: 10 July 2023

New Halloween design from Sophie Allport

British homeware and lifestyle brand, Sophie Allport, is delighted to announce the launch of its new collection for Halloween, Trick or Treat. The collection will be available from 8th of August 2023. The new design celebrates all things Halloween, one of those occasions when children and adults alike can enjoy all things spooky and seasonal, with pumpkins and black cats creating an iconic hand-drawn print. Sophie's Trick or Treat collection is perfect for giving your kitchen and dining space an autumnal feel, whether preparing a hearty homemade pumpkin soup or stew or sitting around the table to share out the sweets and goodies.

Posted: 7 July 2023

NSW exceeds all expectations with new direction

This year's National Stationery Week saw more than 150 retailers and suppliers take part in what some call the biggest marketing campaign in the stationery industry calendar. Taking place between 15th to 21st May 2023, National Stationery Week was backed by world renowned brands including Maped Helix, Pentel, Snopake, edding, Zebra Pens and Staedtler, as well as Jakar International, Esterbrook, Kaweko, and Sinclairs.

Posted: 6 July 2023

Canal Toys unveils its latest must-have

Just in time for Summer, Canal Toys is thrilled to unveil its latest 'must have' product... introducing the So Chill Mini Fridge, the ultimate gadget for every teen looking to kit out their bedroom in style, and to chill their favourite drinks, beauty products and more. So Chill Mini Fridge proves the retro craze is back with a bang! Renowned for its effortlessly cool, trend-setting, and innovative products, Canal Toys is delighted to unveil its modern take on the Mini Fridge. The super fun, compact and brilliantly handy accessory is the perfect gift for every gamer, influencer, beauty queen, student, teen and tween.

Posted: 5 July 2023

New Designers 2023 Award Winners

From hand-forged river rocks to naturally sourced materials and botanic-inspired collections - this year's designers were awarded the top accolades at the launch of New Designers 2023. The ND Awards are an integral part of the event, with accolades given to the most creative and forward-thinking exhibitors in the show, in partnership with leading design brands and organisations: Cole & Son, Creative Conscience, The Designer's Guild, Fashion & Textile Museum, Habitat, Hallmark, Hockley Mint, Marks & Spencer, Romo, Sanderson Design Group, Stephen Webster, Tu Clothing, and Weston Beamor. The prizes, which include cash, professional advice and paid work placements, offer graduates vital support as they embark on their creative careers.

Posted: 4 July 2023

Ashleigh & Burwood unveils refreshed business logo

With new business-heads having recently joined and strengthened the team at Ashleigh & Burwood, the company, celebrating its 30th year, is embarking on its next exciting phase.

Jed Kenrick, recently appointed CEO, has been making a strategic review of products and initiatives, investing and improving their offer to customers.

As a first step Jed is keen to put more space between the company brand and the product brands they have created, for Ashleigh & Burwood.

As part of the initial phase of development, the company has unveiled a reimagining of the company logo.

They are re-presenting their logo with a new strapline that underpins their position as a leading home scenting company.

Posted: 3 July 2023

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