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After many months of building excitement and anticipation through the various stages of the competition, The Giftware Association is excited to finally announce the winners of the highly acclaimed ‘Gift of the Year’ competition in an evening of celebration, on the first day of Spring Fair 2017. The presentation, expertly compared by The Giftware Associations’ Luke Palmer was held on the fashion catwalk and revealed the winners in true giftware style.

Sarah Ward, Chief Executive of the GA opened up the awards ceremony with a speech reflecting back on the history of giving of gifts and the creative and innovative minds that have made this competition grow and grow, 1098 entries in 2017 compared to 2016 already impressive 759.

The various Assortment of judges were highly praise, who have helped The GA compile the lucky winners from online voting through to the exciting live judging day held in Birmingham’s Illustrious Jewellery Quarter, complete with beer for dogs and 6ft Unicorns!

Sarah Ward states “We’re here tonight to celebrate and recognize the achievements of men and women whose creativity and foresight are responsible for the amazing array of products that have been competing for prizes in this years competition” focusing on the sheer number of entries this year, she continues “ The 2017 awards ceremony is a fitting climax to a competition that has not only attracted a record number of entries but also designers and suppliers setting the bar at a new high for creativity and innovation.

So the news that you have been waiting for, who were the kings of kings in the 2017 Gift Of The Year competition.

 Winners and Sponsors

 

Body, Bath & Spa – Sponsored by Bubblegum Stuff

Oh K! 12 Days of Beauty

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 byAnchorcert

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

Kids & Teens – Sponsored by Ravensden

Dinner Winner Kids’ Dinner Tray – KitchenCraft

Kitchen & Dining – Sponsored by BHETA

The Lobster Apron – Lobster Homeware

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 GiftFocus 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

If you are attending Spring Fair from February 5th to 9th, You can view all the finalists in the flesh in the walkways between halls 8 and 9, look out for the giant unicorn. And you can pick up a brochure which will feature the products in more detail.

For more info please contact chris.workman@ga-uk.org

 

 

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