Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - March/April 2022

PINTAIL CANDLES The Eden of the North may be one way to describe the fabulous fragranced candles of Pintail Candles, but it also refers to the recent announcement of their, soon to be, new neighbour. The famous Eden Project is heading for Morecambe Bay, just across the water from the little fishing village of Flookburgh, home to Pintail Candles. It is a lovely part of the country and one which has inspired many of the fine fragrances and ranges of Pintail Candles. In fact, the company name is taken from the beautiful pintail duck, which nests in the surrounding wetlands and marshes. In honour of the new Eden Project, Pintail Candles is celebrating its collection of fragrant florals inspired by the great British countryside. 2022 sees the launch of two new quintessentially British floral fragrances. Camomile & Clover is a leisurely stroll across a luxuriant wildflower lawn on a summer’s day. While a cottage garden is brought to life with Blue Lilac & Lily, a drifting floral fragrance entwining the rich powdery tones of blue lilac with the heady scent of Stargazer lilies. Offering a contemporary twist on our native flora is an invigorating Wild Rose & Rhubarb and an energising Avocado and Nettle. All candles are individually hand poured in the traditional way, ensuring a beautiful finish. Ingredients and materials are sourced as close to home as possible and even the candle tins are Made in Britain. The fragrances are available in several candle ranges including the Triple Wick Candles and iconic Paint Pot Candles, with retail prices starting at under £6. T: +44 (0)15395 59007 E: BEST KEPT SECRETS Vanessa Curry Managing Director of Best Kept Secrets, says “We are proud to say our products are all made in Britain, in the pretty market town of Morpeth in Northumberland to be precise. British-made products are deemed to be of better quality, trustworthy and safe; exactly what consumers want when buying candles. “The ‘Made in Britain’ tag is a powerful branding message that we are frequently asked about by our customers. Today, people are more aware of where the products they buy come from, with many shops wanting to place orders with British manufacturers, especially those who use British ingredients. Shoppers are willing to pay a little more for British products and the main reason is quality, followed closely by style. Environmental impact also enters the buying decision, reducing carbon footprint and supporting the British economy.” T: +44 (0)1670 512 222 E: WILD THINGS GIFTS Window Jewels is a curated collection of Wild Things’ most popular motifs to date, reworked in spectacular golden metallics with stained glass effects. Angels In My Window is an expansive offering to meet the increased demand for spiritual-themed collectables while The Collector’s Cabinet is a versatile display to maximise any retail space The new developments have been long coming and anticipation is riding high. “We don’t introduce new products unless we’re extremely confident of high sell-through rates, and these are no exception,” explains Jules Vahrman, Director of Wild Things. “We spent the entirety of the pandemic – a whole two years – in research and development to make sure that these items were on another level.” T: +44 (0)1392 211 268 38