The 2023 winners of the Gift Of The Year Awards were announced last night (May 11) at a prestigious awards ceremony in central London.
The Royal Lancaster Hotel hosted the black-tie ceremony which saw retailers, suppliers and industry experts gather together to celebrate the year’s best gifts.
Winners were crowned across 20 categories which showcase a cross-section of the industry’s most innovative and creative products, with the totally unique and highly practical Fabulously Flat Paper Pens from IF winning the coveted Judges’ Choice Award as well as the cards, wraps & stationery category, and The Bottled Baking Co.’s Baking Mixes In a Bottle (which are handmade in Yorkshire) winning the sought-after My Gift Of All Time accolade.
The competition gives a unique platform to all entrants, elevating businesses through exposure at trade shows (including Spring Fair which hosted the 2023 judging), websites, brochures, and social channels. In addition, being crowne a category winner grants industry-wide recognition, and previous entrants have seen a huge boost to their sales.
Sarah Ward, CEO of the Giftware Association, said: “The Gift Of The Year Awards are vital for the health and prosperity of the gifting industry, not only providing a platform for small and global businesses launching new products but also acting as an opportunity for those who attend to network and connect. Last night’s awards were a fantastic celebration of the imagination, innovation and talent of our industry and I’m excited to watch the journey to come for all our finalists and winners.”
For full details of the Gift Of The Year Awards winners and to enter for the 2024 awards, visit www.giftoftheyear.co.uk
The 2023 winners are:
Beauty, Bath & Spa: BrambleWood Handmade Soaps, BrambleWood Soap Co.
Branded Gift: Build Your Own – Wallace & Gromit Rocket, Build Your Own Kits
Cards, Wraps & Stationery: Fabulously Flat Paper Pens, IF
Children’s, Educational and Pre-School: Make Your Own Dinosaur Timeline & World Map, Clockwork Soldier
Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable: Corgi Toys James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Blue14 D2C
Contemporary Gift: Brick Compatible Letters, Made Happy Gifts
Design & Craft: County Map Art Prints, AVMS art
Ethical and Sustainable Gift: Love Coco Coconut Bowls, Love Coco
Fashion Accessories & Jewellery: Recycled Polycarbonate Sunglasses, Peace of Mind .925
Festive & Occasions: Festive Gingerbread Cat Playhouse, Puckator
Food & Drink: Steak & Chips Gift Sets , Ross & Ross Gifts
Games: Sounds Fishy, Big Potato Games
Home and Garden: Solar Powered Light Up Terrarium, Gift Republic
Home Fragrance: Pick and Mix Soya Wax Melts, Freckleface
International: BosilunLife Trendy Breakfast Mugs Gift Set, AllGoodThings
Kitchen & Dining: Personalised Glass Chopping Boards, Dinky Artist
My Gift of All Time: The Bottled Baking Co. Baking Mixes in a Bottle, The Bottled Baking Co
Novelty, Tech And Gadgets: Leaf Cleaning Tongs for Kikkerland, WITH Creative
Under £15: The ‘How to become’ series, Recent Toys
Judges’ Choice: Fabulously Flat Paper Pens, I