Spring Fair - 3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB


Gift of the Year Awards


The Gift of the Year awards are the most highly respected industry accolades, aimed at recognising the best new products, talent and inspiration in our industry each year.

Being crowned a category winner gives your business industry-wide recognition, as well as a boost in sales. The competition gives a unique platform to all that enter and welcomes all businesses, whether you are a start-up or a multinational brand.

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Awards Categories

Gift of the Year showcases the most innovative and exciting products that are new to market. Explore the categories below, enter via the website and give your products the recognition they deserve.

Beauty, Bath & Spa

Products for grooming, beauty, health and wellbeing, or those that bring a touch of the spa into the home.

Branded Gift

Any product linked to well-known characters or brands, or licensed by famous designers, organisations and other household names.

Cards & Wrap

Greetings cards, wrapping paper and gift boxes for any occasion.

Children's, Educational and Pre-School

Toys, kits, and gadgets for children and infants.

Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable

Commemorative gifts for any occasion - collectibles, souvenirs, personalised products and trinkets.

Contemporary Gift

Funky, design led gifts with a quirky modern feel.

Design & Craft

Products designed and made in smaller studios with the personal touch.

Ethical Gift

Gifts that are fair trade, eco-friendly, or are produced to a high standard of worker welfare.

Fashion Accessories

Wearable accessories including scarves, bags, purses and belts.

Festive & Occasions

Products specifically designed and themed around key calendar events or parties

Food & Drink

Gifts you can eat or drink, or kits to make your own food and beverages.

Home and Garden

Any item that adorns the home - modern, traditional, classic, country, urban living or fun and quirky.

Home Fragrance

Products that bring scent into the home; candles, reed diffusers and so on.


A new category that celebrates entrants’ success in an overseas market.

Kitchen & Dining

Gifts for budding chefs and those who love to entertain - tableware, glassware, cutlery, table decoration, kitchen gadgets and utensils.


Gifts with a touch of silliness (or naughtiness) and fun.

Own Label

A category for own-label goods that may be supplied to other brands.

Pet Gift

Gifts for pets - food, accessories, bath products etc, all for animals.


Gifts you can write in, with or on - diaries, calendars, notebooks, pens, pencils and so on.

Tech & Gadgets

A new category to celebrate all those gifts that have a technical and gadget feel to them.

Under £15

Any gift product retailing at £15 or below.

My Gift of All Time

Your halo gift, your best seller your cherry on top...must be available to purchase now.

Gift of the Year 2020 Highlights

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