Celebrating gifting excellence: The Gift Award Winners 2024   

Celebrating gifting excellence: The Gift Award Winners 2024   


On the 16th of May the Spring & Autumn Fair team attended The Gift Awards held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel. We were honoured to be the headline sponsors of an event brought together over 400 guests, gift retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, reps and agents. 

Hosted by comedian Andrew Ryan, this year’s awards attracted a record number of new brands showing innovation and persistence whilst reflecting the industry’s adaptation and creativity. A huge congratulations to all the winners of The Gift Awards 2024. These were all the winners per category: 






Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – London, South, South East & East Anglia (sponsored by Gift Republic) 

Winner: Bill & Bert’s  

A store stocked up with the greatest gifts in Colchester. Customers are certain to find something that their loved ones will treasure at Bill & Bert’s Gift Store. 


Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands & Wales (sponsored by Widdop & Co)  

Winner: Hugs & Kisses 

Founded in 2000 located in Tettenhall bringing customers the best cards and gifts for every occasion.  


Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – North, N. Ireland & Scotland (sponsored by Ohh Deer) 

Winner: Artichoke 

An amazing shop for gifts and cards located in Tynemouth. 


Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – West & South West (sponsored by DKB) 

Winner: Attico 

Located in Westbourne offering customers a delightful collection of quirky gifts, compelling curios, exciting artwork and so much more. 


Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Scotland (sponsored by Scotland’s Trade Fair) 

Winner: Maia Gifts 

Glasgow, stocked up with over 2500 gifts from well-known brands like Jellycat and Sass & Belle also specializing in Scottish products to celebrate Scottish heritage.  


Best Newcomer Gift Retailer (sponsored by Life Charms)  

Winner: Just Lily 

Selling selected pieces of jewellery from independent makers which are unique and affordable.  


Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Allsorted) 

Winner: Lark London 

A family run independent with 19 stores, mainly based in London providing beautiful products for lifestyle and home.  


Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts (sponsored by Carte Blanche Greetings) 

Winner: Elphicks 

A department store in Farnham opened in 1881, still trading from the same location has hundreds of brands across various sectors. 


Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Talking Tables)  

Winner: The Voewood 

Established in 2016, is a one-of-a-kind destination in Blackheath Royal Standard, London. They are a lifestyle store with unique mix of stylish womenswear, accessories, gifts and interiors. 


Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts (sponsored by Henry & Co) 

Winner: Blue Diamond Group  

A diversified business which operates 44 garden centres across the UK and Channel Islands. Offering style, emotion and innovation for the home and the garden.  


Best In-Store/Window Display (sponsored by Gisela Graham)  

Winner: Mooch Gifts & Home 

Established in 2015, having stores in Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn specialises in unusual items for home and gifts. 


Best Retailer Initiative (sponsored by Candlelight Products) 

Winner: Maybugs 

Artisan market initiative, who are to open a local artisan producer’s market on the first floor of their Terminus Road store, showcasing up to 30 local producers. 







Best Beauty, Bath & Spa Product or Range (sponsored by Top Drawer)  

Winner: Oir Soap, Luxury Hand and Body Soaps 

Each bar is handmade in South Queensferry from a blend of deeply moisturising oils. These soaps are the perfect luxury, plastic-free and eco-friendly replacement for shower gel.  


Best Branded Gift Product or Range (sponsored by LicensingSource.net) 

Winner: The Traitors Special Edition Card Game 

A strategic and thrilling social deduction game from Ginger Fox Games where players work together to uncover traitors among them to bag the most gold and win the game. 


Best Card & Wrap Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live)  

Winner: Rosie Made A Thing, Choccy Cards 

This product was born in collaboration with The Cambridge Confectionery Co, designed to supersize card-giving by including a posh chocolate treat.   




Best Children’s, Educational and/or Pre-School Product or Range (sponsored by Lifestyle) 

Winner: Clockwork Soldier, Animal Kingdom Giant Map 

Designed for children to learn all about apex predators, animal eco-warriors and creatures of the deep, among many others. 


Best Contemporary Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Spring Fair) 

Winner: Alice Mushroom Lamp 

A unique and functional design from Gingko Design made from Walnut and White Ash and a frosted milky white shade. 




Best Design & Craft Product or Range (sponsored by London Stationery Show) 

Winner: Beevive, DIY Bee Hotel Kit 

Made in the UK from sustainably sourced and grown panguaneta poplar wood. This kit is designed to be posted through the letterbox and constructed at home to provide a safe space for solitary bees to build nests within the tubes and lay their eggs. 


Best Ethical and Sustainable Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Source Home & Gift) 

Winner: VENT for Change, Ocean Collection 

Made from recycled OCEAN waste plastic and 100% recycled paper, and matching pencils made in the UK from recycled plastics with every item sold supporting children's education. 


Best Fashion Accessories &/or Jewellery Product or Range (sponsored by Qalara) 

Winner: Hollie Tree Silver and Scents, Sterling Silver Earrings Collection 

Designed to elevate style with their sterling silver earrings, packaged in enchanting glass bottles with cork lids. Each pair is meticulously crafted and comes with sentiment messages for a heartfelt touch. 


Best Festive &/or Occasions Product or Range (sponsored by Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair) 

Winner: Elite, Sara Miller London Easter Gifting Collection 

Featuring a fresh and vibrant design, this gift tin is perfect for spreading some seasonal joy. 


Best Food & Drink Gift Product or Range (sponsored by HousewaresNews.net) 

Winner: Tyga Foods Company, Date Night Hampers 

Packed with everything needed to whip up an incredible authentic Bangkok-inspired feast-for-two, this package contains a selection of unique spice blends, punchy pastes and fresh herbs alongside easy-to-follow recipe cards. 


Best Games or Puzzles Product or Range (sponsored by Toy Fair) 

Winner: Big Potato Games, You Can’t Say “Umm” 

A game where players have to describe ridiculous word combos for their team without saying “umm”, “err” to guess before the time runs out.  




Health & Wellbeing and Accessible Gifts (sponsored by Asia Sourcing Support)  

Winner: Enesco, Eau Lovely Chakras Box of Positivity Candles 

Eau Lovely is a collection built to encourage people to live the happiest, most positive life possible. Designed by Rachel McCann in Dublin, the Eau Lovely collection consists of a selection of heart-warming, beautifully fragrant candles and reed diffusers. 


Best Heritage Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Progressive Gifts & Home) 

Winner: The Little Dog Laughed, ‘A Dogs Life’ Gift Book in partnership with Dogs Trust 

To kick start their fundraising efforts they have created a gift book that features beautifully illustrated true tales of second chances, forever sofas and Dogs Trust rescues living their best lives. 


Best Home Fragrance Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Cardgains) 

Winner: Best Kept Secrets, Just Because Three Lite Boxes 

A British, family-owned, home fragrance company now in its 27th year. Their products embody joy and are loved nationwide for their stunning fragrances, colourful wax, and trademark sparkle.  




Best Home, Kitchen & Garden Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Ambiente) 

Winner: Pikki, Self Care Planter designed by WITH Creative 

The Self Care Planter keeps herbs & plants happily watered for up to 8 weeks. Made from premium ceramic, the pot’s little feet draw water up from his foot spa, keeping plants perfectly hydrated. 


Best International Product or Range (sponsored by The Giftware Association) 

Winner: Trixie, Fun Animal Friends Backpacks 

Perfect for children going on adventure or for their first trip to school.  


My Gift of All Time (sponsored by N. Smith Print & Packaging) 

Winner: Gingko Design, Amber Crystal Light 

Designed to add a touch of magic and wonder to any space. It features 5 lighting pieces, each with its own unique 3D laser-engraved design. 


Best Novelty Tech &/or Gadgets Product or Range (sponsored by Aspin) 

Winner: IF, Spaceman & UFO Book Lights 

One small step for book lovers, one giant leap for reading in the dark! 


Best Pet Gift Product or Range (sponsored by Method UK) 

Winner: Wrendale Designs, The Pet collection 

Featuring an all over dog pattern on a navy background, this dog accessory collection contains a variety of dog walking essentials that co-ordinate beautifully. 




Best Gift Under £15 (sponsored by Autumn Fair) 

Winner: Rosie Made A Thing, Bags of fun 

These reusable shoppers are durable and hold loads of stuff and fold neatly into an attached pouch.  


The Judges’ Choice Award (sponsored by Home & Gift) 

Winner: Rosie Made A Thing, Choccy Cards 


The Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by the British Allied Trades Federation) 

Hannah Dale, Founder and Creative Director of Wrendale Designs. 

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