The July issue is packed with pages of news, views, and hot products.
IN OUR FAIR FOCUS SECTION: We preview the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival, and Harrogate Christmas & Gift.
FRONT COVER FEATURE: home scent expert Ashleigh & Burwood, which is preparing to unveil significant additions to two of its most-loved brands.
IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: We turn the spotlight on Christmas gifts, Halloween gifts, and home décor and fashion accessories.
IN OUR SUPPLIER FOCUS SECTION: We catch up with Ashleigh & Burwood, Namaste, Floss & Rock, Bloomingville, and Something Different Wholesale.
IN OUR RETAILER FOCUS SECTION: We talk to award-winning businesses Joco Gifts, Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group, The Rowan Tree, and Lovely Libby’s. Plus, we profile new store The Emporium of Loveliness, and check out Creswell Crags’ gift offer.
IN OUR TRADE TALK SECTION: A selection of Home & Gift exhibitors reveal details of their product launches for the show, and some hot trend predictions for the second half.
IN OUR RETAILERS’ PANEL SECTION: Eight independent retailers share their Home & Gift hopes, expectations and memories – and tips on how the maximise your visit.
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 Neil Amer; Yarnton Home and Garden head of brand and home, gift, food and toy buyer Bryony Taylor-Edwards; and Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone gift shop in Ipswich.
And look out for special contributions from Helen Cottrill, founder of consultancy The Cabin at No.1; Stephen Spencer, founder of retail consultancy Stephen Spencer + Associates; and Steve Powell, owner of Steve Powell Agencies.
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 email@example.com
COMING UP NEXT: THE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF GIFTS TODAY INCLUDES:
• Autumn Fair Preview
• Top Drawer A/W Edition Preview
• Brand Licensing Europe Preview
• Fun At Home Gifts
• Christening & Baby Shower Gifts
• Giftable Stationery
• At Home (home interiors & accessories)
• In Style (fashion accessories)
• New Products