Gift Of The Year Awards announces 2023 winners

The 2023 winners of the coveted Gift Of The Year Awards were announced last night at a prestigious awards ceremony in the heart of London. The eyes of the retail world eagerly awaited the results as the winners often go on to become bestsellers, especially in the lead-up to Christmas.

The Royal Lancaster Hotel hosted the black-tie Gift Of The Year awards ceremony which saw retailers, suppliers and industry experts gather together to celebrate the year’s best gifts. Winners were crowned across 20 highly competitive gifting categories which showcase a cross section of the industry’s most innovative, creative, and exciting new to the market products, with the totally unique and highly practical Fabulously Flat Paper Pens winning the coveted Judges Choice Award as well as the Cards, Wraps & Stationery category and hand-made in Yorkshire The Bottled Baking Co Baking Mixes in a Bottle winning the sought-after My Gift Of All Time.

John Calvert, managing director, IF said: “It is an honour to have won both the Best Card, Wraps & Stationery product and then the overall Judges Choice Award at The Gift of Year Awards. Winning these awards gets retailers to approach you and try a new product that perhaps they wouldn’t have done otherwise, it makes a difference and helps you open the door to new customers. The product that won for us was our Fabulously Flat Pen, which epitomises what ‘IF’ is about, we design and manufacture gifts around reading and writing that people are proud to give and receive. Cleverly designed products are clever regardless of what they cost, they don’t have be expensive.”

All Category Winners

Beauty, Bath & Spa: BrambleWood Handmade Soaps, Bramblewood Soap Co (Dorset)

Branded Gift: Build Your Own – Wallace & Gromit Rocket, Build Your Own Kits (Hampshire)

Cards, Wraps & Stationery: Fabulously Flat Paper Pens, IF (Pickering, North Yorkshire)

Children’s, Educational and Pre-School: Make Your Own Dinosaur Timeline & World Map, Clockwork Soldier (London)

Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable: Corgi Toys James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Blue14 D2C Ltd (Brighton & Hove)

Contemporary Gift: Brick Compatible Letters, Made Happy Gifts (Cranbrook, Kent)

Design & Craft: County Map Art Prints, AVMS art (Walton, Leicestershire)

Ethical and Sustainable Gift: Love Coco Coconut Bowls, Love Coco (Uckfield, East Sussex)

Fashion Accessories & Jewellery: Recycled Polycarbonate Sunglasses, Peace of Mind .925 Ltd (Frome)

Festive & Occasions: Festive Gingerbread Cat Playhouse, Puckator Ltd (Bodmin)

Food & Drink: Steak & Chips Gift Sets, Ross & Ross Gifts (Wickhamford)

Games: Sounds Fishy, Big Potato Games (London)

Home and Garden: Solar Powered Light Up Terrarium, Gift Republic (London)

Home Fragrance: Pick and Mix Soya Wax Melts, Freckleface (Spalding, Lincolnshire)

International: BosilunLife Trendy Breakfast Mugs Gift Set, AllGoodThings (Bristol, Dudley)

Kitchen & Dining: Personalised Glass Chopping Boards, Dinky Artist (Witney, Oxfordshire)

My Gift of All Time: The Bottled Baking Co Baking Mixes in a Bottle, The Bottled Baking Co (Lower Wortley, Leeds)

Novelty, Tech And Gadgets: Leaf Cleaning Tongs for Kikkerland, WITH Creative (London)

Under £15: The ‘How to become’ series, Recent Toys (Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex)

Judges Choice: Fabulously Flat Paper Pens, IF (Pickering, North Yorkshire)

Sarah Ward, CEO Of the Giftware Association, said: “The Gift Of The Year Awards are vital for the health and prosperity of the gifting industry not only providing a platform for small and global businesses launching new products but also acting as an opportunity for those who attend to network and connect. Last night’s awards were a fantastic celebration of the imagination, innovation and talent of our industry and I am excited to watch the exciting journey to come for all our finalists and winners.”

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