Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

95 SPRING FAIR PREVIEW  MIDHAVEN Stand: 1C42-D43 Midhaven Limited will unveil its Tribal Silver Mascots collection at the NEC, centred on an innovative mix-and-match bracelet system that can be personalised by or for the wearer. The collection includes a range of bracelets in leather, lava beads and rubber, in addition to interchangeable 925 silver ‘mascot’ clasps that are associated with positive meanings, emotions or gifting occasions. More than 75 choices of clasp will be showcased to visiting buyers, including iconic motifs from nature, wellbeing, animals and nautical themes. Alongside the new range, there will be more than 50 new designs across Midhaven’s well-known Tribal Steel leather and sports ranges. Beautiful silver lines will also be available to browse, from new CZ and Opalique lines to the revitalised range of sterling silver collectibles including miniatures, bookmarks and pin cushions. OPTICAID UK Stand: 4C73 The quality reading glasses and sunglasses company Opticaid has collaborated with Scottish i like birds brand and designer Stuart Cox to create a range of eight premium ready reading glasses with matching cases. The team will showcase its new range at this year’s Spring Fair. Opticaid Buyer Gillian Marchbank says, “We started with more than 200 variations and have ended up with eight frames and designs but we think we’ve got something for everyone. The range appeals to those who already love the I like bird brand, or those who need a pair of cool or slightly quirky readers. “This is our first licensing venture and Stuart held our hand through the whole process. It really is a true collaboration between the brand and our business.” Each design is gift boxed, comes in six reading strengths and has an RRP of £23. Stock and retail display units are available now. JARAPA Stand: 19F36 Founded in 2001, Jarapa brings design and environmental awareness to the home with products that combine style and sustainability. The items range from textiles including recycled rugs and cushions made from saris to glassware and vases made from 100 per cent recycled glass. Suitable for all types of interiors from classic to contemporary. Jarapa’s main display will be the beautiful glass lamp bases which are made in its warehouse in Somerset by owner Stewart Bowen. Customers can create their own lamp with a range of shapes, colours and flexes to choose from. You can also complement a lamp base with a lampshade designed by the company’s in-house designer. For Spring Fair 2020, Jarapa will be introducing its new Diamond range of vases and lamps. A beautiful glass product with a raised diamond pattern which will be available in three sizes and three different colours.