Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

ENESCO E: Following the hugely successful launch of Allen Designs into its group in early 2022, contemporary gift retailer Enesco, is delighted to announce new homeware pieces from clocks to ceramic planters have been added into the popular collection, from American artist, Michelle Allen. While the wall hanging clocks continue to be a best-seller in this collection, Allen Designs has evolved the pieces to create sitting and free-standing clocks too. The new Panda Clock features a black and white furry friend complete with a vibrant turquoise and yellow spotted neckerchief. Made from cast stone and measuring in at 32cm tall, this showstopping piece uses a stick of bamboo as the hand of time, moving around the panda’s torso to point at the minutes and hours, while the structure of the clock is stabilised through the panda’s seated position. Also proving to be hugely popular and a statement piece in homes are Allen’s planters. Like the clocks, each planter is made from cast stone, with pieces designed to coordinate with the clocks and other pieces across the collection. The new Panda Planter is the perfect bamboo-chomping companion for the Panda Clock, seeing the same wonderfully whimsical design bringing a quirky yet super stylish touch to your customers’ homes. Measuring in at 13cm tall, the planter has an opening at the top of the panda’s head – perfect for placing plants, succulents or perhaps sticks of bamboo, as if giving the little panda a funky new horticultural hair-do. The Panda Clock retails with a SRP of £45 and the Panda Planter retails with a SRP of £16. Both the clock and planter along with other pieces from Allen Designs are available to buy exclusively from Enesco. MAD BEAUTY Mad Beauty’s new Bursting With Pride collection is unapologetically optimistic, designed to bring joy and colour to both celebratory glow ups and post-party wind downs. A joyful selection of technicoloured accessories and vibrant temporary face and body adornments perfect for sharing the love at festivals, parties and events. Ready to relax? Positively perfect, pampering self care goodies will uplift, rest and recharge those batteries. What better way to brighten up the day or show someone special some love! 75 GIFT TRENDS Get ahead of the curve and check out these giftware trends for the year ahead… Future forecast OPTICAID T: +44 (0)113 239 1400 E: Opticaid has expanded their gifts and accessories offer for 2023 in addition to selling high quality reading glasses. There’s lots of new to choose from but Buyer Gillian Marchbank thinks that the reinvented RFID blocking card wallets will be the winner: “It’s always been a great seller but for 2023 we’ve updated the designs and packaging – removed the plastic wrap – made them from recycled plastic and covered them in a contemporary matt aluminium finish. It’s this bit that provides the RFID protection, so I think they’ll be very popular.” There are two updated collections – Pattern and Retro, both in eco material. Each counter box holds 12 designs (two of each) and typically retails for £6. They make a great gift and conveniently hold your credit and travel cards. The new collections are on show at Spring Fair – Hall 4 Stand 4B41.