Giftware Association unwraps Gift of the Year 2017 results

The Giftware Association (GA) announced the winners of its Gift of the Year competition on Sunday (February 5).

At an evening ceremony held at the NEC in Birmingham during the Spring Fair. GA chief executive Sarah Ward opened proceedings with a speech reflecting on the history of giving of gifts and applauding the creative minds that have made the contest grow to 1,098 entries in 2017 compared with 759 in 2016.

She said: “We’re here to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the men and women responsible for the amazing array of products entered for prizes this year. This ceremony is a fitting climax to a competition that not only attracted a record number of entries, but to designers and suppliers for setting the bar at a new high.”

The winners of the 2017 Gift of the Year competition are:

Kitchen & Dining – Sponsored by BHETA

The Lobster Apron – Lobster Homeware

Kids & Teens – Sponsored by Ravensden

Dinner Winner Kids’ Dinner Tray – Kitchen Craft

Branded & Character – Sponsored by Gateley PLC

Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown-ups – Signature Gifts

Cards, Wraps & Stationery – Sponsored by London Stationery Show

Music Box Cards – My Design Company

Commemorative & Collectable – Sponsored by Giftscribes

British Colour Standard Mugs – Designed In Colour

Craft & Handmade – Sponsored by Sarah Hurley

Felt Rocking Horse Kit – Corinne Lapierre

Eco – Friendly – Sponsored by Fresh Thinking

Seedball – Project Maya

Fair Trade – Sponsored by NEC

Fair Trade Tutu – Believe You Can

Fashion Jewellery & Accessories – Sponsored by Progressive Gifts and Home

Flower Rings – Shrieking Violet

Fine Jewellery – Sponsored by Anchorcert

Petit Paragon – Anakao

Food & Drink – Sponsored by Farm Shop & Deli Show

The Homemade Salmon Curing Kit…Salmon – Ross & Ross Food

Garden & Outdoor Living – Sponsored by British Allied Trade Federation

Volkswagon BBQ Hamper – Fizz Creations

Home Accessories – Sponsored by LSA

10 Things I Love About You – Personalised lightbox– Giggle Beaver

Home Fragrance – Sponsored by John Lewis

Candlemaking Kit – Northumbrian Candleworks

Hot Novelty – Sponsored by I Love My Job

Personalised Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups – Signature Gifts

Made In The UK – Sponsored by Henri Davis

The Lobster Apron – Lobster Homeware

Nursery – Sponsored by The Baby Show

Rufus Rabbit Bunny Bonnets – The Little Dog

Occasions – Sponsored by Gift Focus Magazine

Build a Block guest book alternative – Ginger Ray

Pet – Sponsored by Crufts

Animal Adventures – Paladone Products

Seasonal – Sponsored by Premier Decorations

12 Days of Christmas Calendar – MAD Beauty

Under £10 – Sponsored by Kikkerland

LED Bottle Light Kit – Transomnia

Judges’ Choice – Sponsored by TH March

10 Things I Love About You – Personalised Lightbox – Gigglebeaver

Body, Bath & Spa – Sponsored by Bubblegum Stuff

Oh K! – 12 Days of Beauty

If you are attending the Spring Fair today (Thursday February 9), you can view the finalist products in the walkways between halls 8 and 9 and you can pick up a brochure which features the products in more detail.

The full list of finalists is here:

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