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The August/September issue is packed with pages of news, views, and hot products.

IN OUR FAIR FOCUS SECTION: We preview Autumn Fair, Top Drawer A/W23, and Harrogate Christmas & Gift.

FRONT COVER STORY: From humble beginnings, Warmies reveals how it’s grown from one innovative product to a microwavable empire.

IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: We turn the spotlight on christening & baby shower gifts, home décor, fashion accessories, giftable stationery and new products.


IN OUR RETAIL FOCUS SECTION: We talk to award-winning The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Wye Valley, and So Sophie gifts and homewares shop in Seaton, East Devon.

IN OUR TRADE TALK SECTION: With the crucial Christmas trading period on the horizon, we ask a selection of leading gift suppliers how they are preparing for the all-important fourth quarter.

IN OUR RETAILERS’ PANEL SECTION: Seasoned Autumn Fair attendees reveal their plans for this year’s show and share some tips to help you make the most of your visit to Birmingham.

PLUS: There’s pages of must-read opinions from our regular columnists: Retail100 Consulting director and co-founder Sara Allbright; Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone gift shop in Ipswich; and Greg Rose, co-owner of Maybugs gift shop chain in East Sussex.

And look out for special contributions from Helen Cottrill, founder of The Gift Whisperer UK; Stephen Spencer, founder of retail consultancy Stephen Spencer + Associates; Steve Powell, owner of Steve Powell Agencies; Paul Travis, sales and marketing director of Ceramic Design Heritage; and Susi Mason, owner of Casa Fina in Salisbury.

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 Deadline is September 22.


  • Fragranced Gifts
  • Christmas Decorations & Gifts
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts
  • Giftable Stationery
  • At Home (home interiors & accessories)
  • In Style (fashion accessories)
  • New Products

To advertise and feature in the October 2023 issue, call advertisement manager Marian McNamara to discuss how Gifts Today can be of assistance:

Contact Marian McNamara
T: +44 (0) 1442 289930 M: +44 (0) 7791 117141

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