The Giftware Association (GA) has announced the shortlist for its Gift of the Year 2023 Awards.
You can view all the category shortlists here
The GA said: ‘Despite the challenges faced globally, the industry has shown no signs of slowing down, and this year’s competition is the biggest yet. With an incredible amount of innovation and creativity on display, the judges had a tough time choosing their favourites for the first round of judging, which took place throughout December.’
The contest was judged by more than 100 retail experts, and the consensus was that it was the hardest to judge to date, because of the amount of quality on display. As a result, the shortlist has been expanded to reflect the scale of some of the most popular categories, such as ethical gifts.
GA marketing and PR manager Chris Workman said: “This year’s competition has been fantastic for us, as we have grown the competition, attracted brand new companies to the awards, and refined our categories.
“The shortlist reflects all the hard work and innovation from our industry, despite all the challenges being faced with staffing, logistics, rising costs and so on. Our Gift of the Year blog shares some of the stories from our entrants this year, as well as some of the success stories from past years’ competitions.
“Congratulations to our shortlisted companies and a huge thank you to everyone who entered our competition this year. The next round of judging will be the live round which will be held for the duration of Spring Fair, where the products will be on display.”