Welcome to the digital issue of Gifts Today where you will find features nestling within the pages with our candles feature starting on page 12 – which also contains Trade Talk where we speak to a number of the industry’s finest to find out their thoughts on this growing sector.
This month our Cover Star is Wax Lyrical and as a business they are constantly looking at their ranges and gifting selections. With over 40 years crafting inspirational fragrances, Wax Lyrical proudly unveils their latest collections, styles and inspired additions for spring and summer 2022. Within the cover story this month you will find their new collections highlighted, plus new fragrances and designs in fragranced candles, reed diffusers and nourishing hand care. Simply turn to page 10 to read more.
You will also find a number of interviews within this issue, for example Gifts Today had the pleasure to question Bolsius’s UK National Account Manager Kam Badesha. Bolsius have more than 150 years of knowledge and craftsmanship manufacturing candles and are currently one of the market leaders in Europe. You can check out this interview starting over on page 20.
Gifts Today also had the opportunity to interview Bloomingville’s CEO Lars Krog. Driven by a fascination of Nordic style and fashion, Bloominville has grown to become an international business covering many categories. You can find this interview starting on page 38.
On the retail side, here in Gifts Today’s hometown of Berkhamsted, it’s all about the ‘quirky’ as we chat with independent retailer co-owner Paul Cheshire from &Quirky. This interesting gift store looks for ideas in store that offer that something different – if you’re feeling ‘quirky’ then turn to page 30!
All of us at Gifts Today we would like to say thank you to the many companies that have supported us this year and to all of you lovely retailers and buyers. This might be the January issue, but it’s Christmas tomorrow and we would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and what we are sure will be a happier new year!