This month Spring is in the air with Gifts Today.
Welcome to the February issue of Gifts Today where we bring you a fantastic round up of what you can expect to see within the show halls while visiting Spring Fair in February.
Spring Fair has always been known as the event of the year where trends can be spotted perhaps before hitting the high street. For example, independent retailer Paul Cheshire from & Quirky told Gifts Today: â€œSuppliers are really good at introducing a taste of a future trend at Spring Fairâ€ and this is echoed by The Map Gift Shop stating: â€œWalking the show and spotting trends shapes our buying for the whole year.â€
With so much to see and do we feature a hefty preview of the show within this issue giving you a great flavour of what you can expect to see and find within the show halls. Simply turn to page 20.
This year the event is set to be housed within 12 halls of the NEC spanning a number of sectors, including gifts, greetings, toys, home and fashion. Exhibiting companies, of which there are many, are all eager to see everyone in our industry and as such are working hard to ensure that their stands have displays that contain product galore that are keeping in-line with current and future predicted trends.
With this in mind, Gifts Today also question a number of independent gift retailers and exhibiting companies on their thoughts on visiting Spring Fair 2022, you can find out more while browsing the preview section.
While browsing the pages, you will also find product features relating to stationery and cards over on page 78, At Home (starting from page 84), together with our InStyle pages commencing from page 94.
This month you will also notice that our Cover Star is Parlane. Turn to pages 16 & 17, where you can find information on this established business who offer a number of great gifting solutions straight from the Cotswolds. If you are visiting Spring Fair, Parlane is definitely a must visit destination and you will find them within the Summerhouse, Hall 7 Stand: 7D40.
Happy reading and the Gifts Today team look forward to seeing everyone in the show halls at Spring Fair.