The October issue is packed with pages of news, views, and hot products.

Gifts Today October 2022

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IN OUR RETAIL INTERVIEW SECTION: we talk to the owners of two award-winning gift shop chains: Maybugs of East Sussex and Nest of Leicestershire. Plus, in our Retailers’ Panel section, four independent retailers talk about their trading predictions for the all-important peak selling season.

IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: we turn the spotlight on Christmas gifts and fragranced gifts, and report on the hottest new launches in the industry’s core categories of giftable stationery, fashion accessories, and home interiors and accessories.

Lesser & Pavey

Mary Portas, best known for her retail- and business-related television shows including ‘Mary, Queen of Shops’, Mary covers topics ranging from her views on the ‘Kindness Economy’, shop vacancies, SMEs, and pricing, to the importance of creating a retail destination.

PLUS: There’s pages of must-read opinions from our regular contributors: Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) CEO Andrew Goodacre; Bryony Taylor Edwards, gift/home buyer of Yarnton Home and Garden in Oxfordshire; Retail100 Consulting director and co-founder Elaine Hooper; and Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone gift shop in Ipswich – and retail expert Mary Portas shares an insider’s guide to the future of shopping.

• Exhibition Diary
• Gift Books
• Eco-Friendly Gifts
• Licensed Gifts
• At Home (home interiors & accessories including home fragrance)
• Giftable Stationery
• In Style (fashion accessories)
• New Products

RETAILERS AND SUPPLIERS: If you have news or views that you would like considered for inclusion in the next issue, please email Gifts Today Editor Clare Turner at

To advertise in the next issue, please email Gifts Today Publisher Mark Horsnell at

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