Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair returns to NEC Birmingham from September 1 to September 4, offering retailers the opportunity to elevate their gifting game with more than 800 exhibitors including Kikkerland, Widdop & Co, Sifcon, Lesser & Pavey, Joe Davies, Willsow, Gift Republic, Keel Toys, Ty, Toasted Crumpet, Bomb Cosmetics, Gentlemen’s Hardware, Powell Craft, Cognitive Surplus, Burton Blake, Spice Kitchen, William Lamb, and Esdevium Games.

The UK’s launchpad for new collections, innovations and products, Autumn Fair promises to deliver a vibrant, inspirational and all-encompassing Gift destination with everything a retailer needs to stock their store for the peak season. 

The 2024 show will also see a greater focus on original products, local ‘Best of British’ suppliers and products, and sustainable suppliers. 

Soraya Gadelrab, event director of Autumn Fair, said: “The Gift destination is shaping up to be exceptional. As the largest seasonal showcase in the latter part of the year, retailers will delight in discovering their next best sellers and taking great products from our show floor to their shop window in time for retail’s peak season. The destination that keeps on giving, Gift is the largest source for gift inspiration, wellness products, stationery, toys and more. We showcase a treasure-trove of personalised and licensed gifts, playful products and beauty essentials. With 800-plus suppliers and a diverse range of products, the show prioritises every step of the buying journey.”

Exclusively Show 2024

As the destination for buyers to explore a wealth of new products from the most coveted brands in retail, Gift has been edited to comprise five sectors: Gift, Beauty & Wellbeing, Greetings & Stationery, Kids, Toys & Play, and Everyday.

In the Gift sector retailers will find everything from contemporary designs and trend-led ranges to unique, personalised and licensed gifts. Explore best sellers from Rex London, Kikkerland, Professor Puzzle, Gift Republic, Gingko, Gentlemen’s Hardware International, Big Potato Games, Selbrae House and the latest licensed gifts from brands including William Lamb, Heroes Inc, Grupo Erik UK .

Brand new to Autumn Fair, science meets design in Cognitive Surplus’ innovative science-themed collection of stationery, notebooks, bags, apparel and glasses. Also first-timers, discover Toasted Crumpet, which brings its British-made collection of fine bone china mugs, eye-catching range of beautifully designed stationery and giftware, and luxury greetings cards inspired by the glory of British nature.

Find trinkets, ceramic mugs, coasters and personalised gifts from both established brands and small designers including Joe Davies, Langs, Powell Craft, Forever England and Widdop & Co. From children’s books to informative non-fiction, cookbooks, coffee table books, and fiction, find the latest releases from Thames & Hudson. Foodie gifts will sweeten and spice things up in store with products from The Bottled Baking Co, The Chocolate Gift Company, JoyPots, Spice Kitchen, and TTK Confectionery.

The Beauty & Wellbeing sector features feel-good products that pamper, groom, spritz and energise. From scented candles, diffusers and home fragrances to beauty staples, hair care and grooming, this is where the most sought-after beauty and wellbeing products glow. Spark your inspiration with the newest designs from The English Soap Company, Sting in the Tail, Sevin, Fancy Metal Goods, Wild Olive, Bomb Cosmetics, and Psychic Sisters.

Find everything you need to mark the occasion in Greetings & Stationery. Bringing together the most creative, joyful, fun and colourful greeting cards, wrapping papers, stationery, themed calendars and diaries, and paper decorations, this sector continues to flourish with vibrant and beautifully crafted collections.

Seal the deal on your gift collection with a colourful selection of ribbons from Ribbonly and beautifully designed wrapping paper from The Art File, Paper Salad and Emotional Rescue. An expansive greetings and notecards selection to suit every sentiment can be explored with Five Dollar Shake , Brainbox Candy, Lola Designs, Twizler, Rush Designs and Cardgains. Pencil in time to explore a wide selection of both practical and thoughtfully designed stationery, notebooks, pens and highlighters from Manuscript Pen Company. 

Home to the most magical children’s toys, gifts and gadgets, tap into the hottest play trends and Christmas hits in the Kids, Toys & Play sector. A celebration of the latest and most joyful toys, puzzles and must-have high-tech gadgets, captivate children’s attention with the licenced products from brands such as Winning Moves, Willsow, and William Lamb. Explore wooden toys that are built to be treasured for a lifetime from House of Marbles and Lanka Kade, and an enormous collection of cuddly animals and heatable plush toys from Warmies, Keel Toys, Ty UK and Mary Mayer.

From well-known classics to new and exciting games, spark the imagination with a vast games collection from Winning Moves, Bubblegum Stuff, Professor Puzzle and Big Potato Games. Explore the latest innovations in gadgets, electronic toys, tablets and educational toys with Wilton Bradley and many more exhibitors such as Get Retro and The Leftfield Group, 

Designed to bring laughter and learning to little ones, look out for HippyChick’s range of educational and playful nursery toys, and gifts from Halilit and Bounce Sales & Marketing. The sector also showcases brain-teasing puzzles and the newest board games from Cheatwell Games, Asmodee and University Games.

At this year’s show retailers will discover Everyday, the sourcing sector for everyday affordable items and unmissable offers, within the Gift destination. Everyday re-energises the traditional ‘volume’ visitor and attracts independent retailers in search for a better price, product and promotion.

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