Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

Miss Milly offers a stunning range of jewellery for all occasions and has a large selection suitable for gifting this Mother’s Day. Help customers show love for their Mum with a piece from the flagship Floria Collection with co-ordinating necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches. Go traditional with a flower, heart design, or pick a more abstract or geometric style for a contemporary Mum. The company’s colourful animal and bird keyrings and bag charms make great countertop pick-up items and for scarf lovers, Miss Milly is introducing scarf pins for spring/summer 2020. Why not create a colourful display of co-ordinating jewellery and scarves, in either Spring pastels or bright, tropical tones? This can help create a higher value sale and make life easy for customers with a selection of three different kinds of branded gift packaging – they can take presents away wrapped and ready. T: +44 (0)1905 622 509 This delicately embroidered sewing roll kit by Corinne Lapierre will be the perfect gift for any creative mother. Presented in attractive packaging, it can be given as it is or it could be made up. The kit contains everything needed for the project, including soft wool mix felt, DMC threads, ribbon and toy filling. The sewing roll folds in three and has pockets for sewing accessories as well as a detachable pin cushion. This is a must-have for anyone interested in sewing or just starting out. The soft muted colours and the detailed embroidery gives this practical item a truly special feel. Trade price is £6 with the RRP of £14.40 and all trade orders will receive free posters and display sample packs. T: +44 (0)1132 460 403 The days are surely gone where a bunch of flowers from the garage forecourt is enough to show Mum just how much she is loved and appreciated? Now, Xystos is saying this message with flowers in a very different way with the Pink Peony and Vetiver gift set from Grace Cole’s Luxury Bathing Company. The delicate and pretty pink fragrance opens with fresh, fruity lemon and white floral on a woody base with hints of vetiver running through. “The packaging is gorgeous,” says Xystos director Tom Sykes. “And that’s so important when it comes to occasions such as Mother’s Day. The person receiving the gift likes to know that thought has gone into its purchase. Great packaging is also a must for retailers who want their products to catch the eye of buyers.” Tom adds, “Bath and body products provide a lasting memory of a lovely Mother’s Day, allowing Mum to continue to pamper herself long after chocolates have been eaten and the flowers have faded.” T: +44 (0)1914 991 570 Walking stick specialists Classic Canes has seen an increase in sales every year for Mother’s Day, with patterned walking sticks and folding canes proving particular favourites. Managing director Charlotte Gillan explains, “Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give a helpful present that will also be a fashion treat. It’s estimated that more than two million women in the UK need to use a cane, so what could be better than upgrading Mother’s cane to something more elegant and stylish as a present? “We stock patterns of all kinds from discreet florals to wild leopard prints – there’s something for all tastes and match different outfits. New patterns we recommend for Mother’s Day this year include our chic black and gold swallows design, flamingos, cats and butterflies. These are sticks that generate lots of compliments. What better for a Mother’s Day gift?” T: +44 (0)146 075 686 53 MOTHERS DAY