The Gifts Today team would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued clients and contributors for their continued support and wish you all a very happy festive break and a prosperous New Year!
The January issue is packed with pages of news, views, and hot products.
IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: we turn the spotlight on five core categories: candles, Mother’s Day gifts, fashion accessories, home accessories, and giftable stationery.
IN OUR SUPPLIER FOCUS SECTION: we find out the story behind Club Green, from its heritage to its vision for the future.
IN OUR RETAIL INTERVIEWS SECTION: we talk to Jean Grant, head of product management for the Find Me a Gift website; Charmaine Fox, gift manager of Caulders Garden Centres in central Scotland; and Sarah Gordon, general manager retail & leisure at Luss Estates in Loch Lomond.
IN OUR RETAILERS’ PANEL SECTION: we catch up with Lindsey Scott-Walker, owner of Feather Robins in Northampton; Karen Ann Mclachlan, owner of Abbey Gifts in Arbroath; and Bruce Wheeler, owner of Wheelers Luxury Gifts in Loughborough.
IN OUR TRADE TALK SECTION: we hand out crystal balls to leading suppliers and ask them to divine 2023 trends, and reveal their plans and predictions for the year.
PLUS: There’s pages of must-read opinions from our regular columnists: The Giftware Association chief executive Sarah Ward; Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) CEO Andrew Goodacre; Retail100 Consulting director and co-founder Elaine Hooper; Yarnton Home and Garden head of brand and home, gift, food and toy buyer Bryony Taylor-Edwards; Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone gift shop in Ipswich; and our special guest contributor Leana Salamah, vice president, marketing of IHA (International Housewares Association).
RETAILERS AND SUPPLIERS: We are happy to hear from readers who would like to take part in our features, interviews and news pages. Please email Editor Clare Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING UP NEXT: THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF GIFTS TODAY INCLUDES:
● SPRING FAIR PREVIEW
● Gifts for Babies & Children
● Made In Britain Gifts
● At Home (home interiors & accessories)
● Giftable Stationery
● In Style (fashion accessories)
● New Products
SUPPLIERS: To advertise in the next issue, please contact Gifts Today Publisher Mark Horsnell at email@example.com