Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - July/August 2022

85 HOME & GIFT PREVIEW Heading home The sourcing destination for all your home, gift and fashion needs. Check out what’s to come at this year’s Home & Gift show Famed for facilitating the industry’s most relaxed, welcoming opportunities to do business, and its ideal timing in the trade show calendar for pre-Christmas purchasing, the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival is returning to Harrogate from 17-20 July. A favourite of exhibiting brands and visiting buyers alike, the historic show will, this year, feature six distinctive sectors across seven halls and four marquees – 50 percent larger than last year’s edition. Indicative of retail truly returning to its pre-pandemic position, not only will the show be significantly larger, but 25 percent will be first-time exhibitors making their Home & Gift debut; meaning buyers will have the opportunity to explore both emerging and established brands. Sourcing products Among early registrations are a mix of department stores, specialty stores, independents, museum and attraction shops, and online retailers, including the likes of John Lewis, Next, Rossiters of Bath, Vinegar Hill, Visit Scotland, Science Museum, Soho House, and Dobbies Garden Centres. Across the fourday event, they and thousands more will be using the show to source products for their new season offering, as well as the allimportant Christmas season, which is predicted to start earlier than ever with customers wanting to spread costs in line with increased living expenses. Presenting designs that appeal to retailers and professional buyers of every shape and size, both those who purchase to a strict brief or across multiple categories will be able to find exactly what they’re looking for across the show’s expansive but carefully curated floorplan. General Gift is where visitors will discover everything from candles and cosmetics to greeting cards and children’s toys. Here, exhibiting brands include Joe Davis, Powell-Craft, Playpress Toys, Bomb Cosmetics, House of Disaster, and Enesco. Sector focus Those specialising in fashion or wanting to add some pieces to their more general offering will find everything they’re looking for in Jewellery & Fashion. The likes of Vurchoo, Big Metal London, Chris Lewis, Arran Bay, D&X London, Envy Jewellery, Eton Watches, Eliza Gracious will be presenting new styles in jewellery – and those seeking clothing, bags, scarves and hats, will find captivating collections from CHALK, Lisa Angel, Troop London, Suzie Blue, Tilley and Gracy, Miss Sparrow, Red Cuckoo, and Accessories by Park Lane, to name just a few. Food Emporium is the place to be for giftable food and drink; showcasing everything from baking kits, chocolate and spices to infusion kits, distilled spirits and condiments by brands including Gin Etc, Edinburgh Honey Co., Ross & Ross Gifts, Lind & Lime, Bottled Baking Co., Cocoba Chocolate, Popcorn Kitchen, and many more. Across Home & Interiors and the first-ever Furniture Collection, presented by Home & Gift’s sister show, January Furniture Show, visitors will discover pieces across the interiors spectrum. Brands such as Gallery Direct, Tweedmill, Bronte by Moon, and London Ornaments will showcase everything from interior accessories to furniture. Design-Led Gifts will be the destination for those wanting design-led, directional products across all of the show’s sectors, and will be home to the likes of Forma House, LIGA, Blomus, Kikkerland, Caroline Gardner, Jellycat, Talking tables, and hundreds more throughout the show. Networking opportunities With connection sitting at the heart of Home & Gift since its inception more than 60 years ago, there will be plenty of opportunities for mingling, networking and business, both on and off of the show floor. The renowned Sundowners, with complimentary drinks on the lawn, will return at the end of the first day of the show, and happy hours will take place throughout the event. Visitors wanting to start networking ahead of the show are encouraged to make the most of Home & Gift’s brand new digital connection tool, Browse & Meet, where products can be explored and favourited, and onsite meetings can be pre-arranged. For more information about the registration process and to sign up for Browse & Meet, please visit