Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

40 As we all know an anniversary should be celebrated, a first date, first kiss, new house and of course – the wedding! Wedding anniversaries have evolved to be celebrated using a theme, for instance, paper for the first year, cotton for the second and so on. Tenth wedding anniversaries were traditionally celebrated with the gift of tin, but this is now substituted for aluminium, which is a bonus for business. Husbands should avoid the wrath of their wives on their 10 th anniversary and present her not with a cake tin of a set of cookie cutters (unless specifically requested) but with some handcrafted anodized aluminium jewellery! Hazel Atkinson makes beautiful bright coloured anodized aluminium jewellery which is both contemporary and fun with all the products being 100 per cent British handmade and created in her Nottingham studio. hazel’s products are suitable for all ages and occasions with prices ranging from £6 to £19. T: +44 (0)1159 411 110 Whether it’s a first or 50 th anniversary, the Personalised Memento Company has plenty of personalised gifts. With a timeless range of more traditional gifts, including classic Swarovski Element vases and flute sets, to more quirky contemporary gifts; all seamlessly personalised in the house – shopping for gifts couldn’t be easier. Last year saw the company launch a new range, combining a modern take on traditional anniversary gifts such as paper or cotton. From a typographic framed print for a first wedding anniversary (paper) to a heart-shaped chopping board for your fifth anniversary (wood) and so many more. The range of products means a range of price points – proving a gorgeous personalised gift can last a lifetime without breaking the bank. Anniversary is just one of the many occasions which PMC caters for, with the full range available to view on its website. T: +44 (0)1782 744 900 Holy Mackerel has a staggering array of anniversary cards in its best-selling One Lump or Two range. Created by artist Erica Sturla and featuring her signature polymer clay characters, these cards are warm, witty, bright, contemporary and offer a huge selection of anniversary variations. As well as everyday anniversary cards, designs for husbands, wives, parents, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters (and in-laws of course) will be found. The range includes Welsh language anniversary cards, LGBT designs, anniversary cards for older couples, and the jewel in the crown – numbered anniversaries. What’s special about these is that it’s not just the biggies, the silver, ruby and gold anniversaries, Holy Mackerel offers numbered cards for every anniversary from 1 st (paper) to 20 th (china), and then every 5 th anniversary from 25 th up to 70 th for platinum, in case anyone’s wondering! Browse all the designs online or drop by at Spring Fair stand 2E20 to meet the team. T: +44 (0)1395 578 571 Albums and photo frames have always been a popular choice of gifts for those important milestones such as a special anniversary. What can be better than capturing happy memories with a photo? Albums and photo-frames give the ideal opportunity to show those photos off. Joe Davies has the ideal range of beautiful albums, clocks and frames that make the perfect gift and they’re available for silver, pearl, ruby and golden anniversaries. The collection’s embellished with different finishes such as foiling, embossing, jewels and sweet little silver metal or acrylic shapes, there’s something for all occasions. The albums are available in larger sizes and a smaller brag book size perfect for handbags and most of the ranges have a co-ordinating photo frame to match. Anniversary gifts and much more will be on display at the Spring Fair in hall3, K20/L21. Ordering from Joe Davies couldn’t be easier with its signature little and often ordering system and the low minimum order value of just £100 for free nationwide delivery. T: +44 (0)1619 756 300