Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover These savvy cards make for a great front cover! Did you know that one Myne Card in a purse will shield all your contactless cards from being scanned without your permission? They block the contactless signal, keeping card data safe. There are loads of different designs from The National Gallery to the very modern Skinnydip London. You can stop by the Myne Cards stand at Spring Fair – the friendly team will be delighted to answer any questions at stand 4E57. Happy new year Easter egg anyone? Sounds like madness straight after Christmas doesn’t it? But for our industry, that’s indeed where we’re at! If you turn to page 47 you’ll find plenty of inspiration for gift giving at Easter. Mother’s Day gifts, anniversary gifts and novelty items are all covered in this issue too, giving you plenty of ideas about what to stock shelves with for the year ahead. Kitchenware and houseware gifts are very on-trend. As people reign in their nights out after the Christmas festivities, they’re definitely wanting to make their evenings in more of a treat. Whether that’s enjoying a fine wine through quality glassware or serving up a feast on some beautiful crockery. We have plenty of sunning items on page 33 for foodies and proud homeowners alike. A large proportion of this edition is dedicated to our Spring Fair Preview. From page 79 onwards, you’ll find a comprehensive guide on who’s there, where to find them and even a nifty floorplan to help you plan your trip. Gift Focus will be attending, so please do stop for a chat. I’m looking forward to seeing faces old and new. Enjoy show season. Rachel Westall, Editor Rachel EDITOR Rachel Westall +44 (0)1376 514 000 SUB EDITOR Louise Prance EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Olivia Gibson SALES AND EVENTS DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis +44 (0)1376 538 490 ACCOUNT MANAGER Catherine O’Callaghan +44 (0)1376 535 607 PRODUCTION MANAGER Scott Brothwell SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sarah Hill, Stephanie Hodder, Vicky O’Connor, Sarah Young +44 (0)1376 535 616 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Lorna Butcher WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Stuart Weatherley SUBSCRIPTIONS +44 (0)1376 514 000 KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP Gift Focus is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility of the standing of advertisers nor by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Gift Focus is published six times a year. ISSN 1758-0897 @giftfocus @giftfocusmag @gift_focus MEDIA PUBLISHING Gift Focus magazine is proud to be associated with and supporters of: Average Net Circulation: 6,670 (July 17 to June 18)