Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - March/April 2023

7 EDITOR’S LETTER On the cover Corinne Lapierre kits are made in Yorkshire, England by the company’s small but very efficient team. The team is passionate about crafts and creativity, and like to think of the joy and excitement of customer’s opening their boxes! Best of British The annual Gift of the Year competition is a showcase of the best brands and innovative products on the market, and we’ve got all the winners and runner’s up in our comprehensive overview! Check out page 29 to see who’s won which category. While the winter nights may, thankfully, be drawing to a close, the lure of candles never go out of fashion and are perennial bestsellers all year round. To this end, I focus on some of the best home fragrance options on the market. Likewise, as Father’s Day is fast approaching, we throw the spotlight on what to stock for the men of the moment – from accessories to stationery, we’ve got it covered. Focusing on another trend, Made in Britain products are increasingly sought-after commodities, and we cover the best the industry has to offer on page 55. Don’t forget to check out the regulars, catching up on industry news, new products and business advice from the FSB and ACID. We also give further advice on nostalgia marketing and adopting a net zero strategy. We hope it helps! Enjoy the issue! Louise Prance Editor Louise DESIGN +44 (0)1376 535 616 ACCOUNTS +44 (0)1376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis +44 (0)1376 535 602 Gift Focus and Attire Accessories are solely owned, published and designed by KD Events and Publishing Ltd. 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 Gift Focus magazine is proud to be associated with and supporters of: ADVERTISING Account Manager Lauren Redford-Hughes +44(0)1376 535 609 lauren.redford-hughes EDITORIAL Editor Louise Prance +44 (0)1376 514 000 Father's Day inspiration over on page 43. Lighting the way; new candle buys on page 38.