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The Gift of the Year Awards 2024 have been announced

The Gift of the Year Awards 2024 concluded yesterday with a splendid ceremony at the esteemed Lancaster Hotel in London, celebrating another remarkable year of achievements in the retail and giftware sectors.

The event honoured the enduring tradition of The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year awards, alongside The Greats gift retailer awards, showcasing the remarkable talent and creative flair prevalent throughout the industry.

This year, the competition reached new heights with an unprecedented number of entries, making the contest across 20 diverse categories more competitive than ever.

The winners, who set a benchmark for innovation and design excellence, were:

• Beauty, Bath, and Spa: Oir luxury hand and body soaps by Oir Soap

• Branded Gift: The Traitors Special Edition Card Game by Ginger Fox Games Ltd

• Cards, Wraps, and Stationery: Choccy Cards by Rosie Made a Thing

• Children’s Gift: Create An Amazing Animal Kingdom Giant Map by Clockwork Soldier

• Contemporary Gift: Alice Mushroom Lamp by Gingko Design

• Design and Craft: DIY Bee Hotel Kit by Beehive Ltd

• Ethical Gift: OCEAN Collection by VENT for Change

• Fashion Accessories and Jewellery: Sterling Silver Earrings by Hollie Tree Silver and Scents

• Festive and Occasions: Sara Miller - Easter Gifting by Elite

• Food and Drink: Tyga Date Night Hampers by Tyga Foods Company

• Games and Puzzles: You Can't Say Umm by Big Potato Games

• Health and Wellbeing and Accessible Gifts: The 7 Chakras - Eau Lovely by Enesco Ltd

• Heritage Gifts, Commemorative, Collectable, Charitable: A Dog's Life - Charity Gift Book by The Little Dog Laughed

• Home Fragrance: Just Because Three Lite Boxes by Best Kept Secrets

• Home, Kitchen, and Garden: Self Care Planter by WITH Creative

• International: Trixie Fun Animal Friends Backpacks by Trixie

• My Gift of All Time: Amber Crystal Light by Gingko Design

• Novelty, Tech, and Gadgets: Spaceman & UFO Book Lights by IF

• Pet Gift: The Wrendale Pet Collection by Wrendale Designs

• Under £15: Bags of Fun by Rosie Made A Thin

Sarah Ward, CEO of The Giftware Association, expressed her pride for the event: "We are incredibly pleased with the diversity and creativity showcased at this year’s awards. The Gift of the Year Awards transcend a mere competition; they embody the spirit of hard work, innovation, and commitment prevalent in our industry. The awards evening was a remarkable celebration of the ingenuity and talent that our industry boasts, and I eagerly anticipate the future developments for all our finalists and winners."

For more details on each winning product, please visit the official website: www.­­giftoftheyear.­­co.­­uk.

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