Don’t miss out on the latest edition of Gifts Today! The May/June issue is packed with pages of news, views, and hot products.

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COVER STORY: Our front cover star is Best Kept Secrets, which is celebrating huge growth and winning recognition at The Gift of the Year Awards 2024. This brand remains dedicated to its mission of providing exceptional, sustainable, and joy-bringing products to its customers.

IN OUR RETAIL FOCUS SECTION: we chat to Emma Thurgood, manager of Essex gifts and greeting cards retailer Sincerely Yours; Kate Tompsett, owner/director of Happy & Glorious gift shop in Canterbury; Rose Thorley, co-owner and manager of The Eleventh Hour Gift Shop in Audlem; and Richard Cumming, owner of Scottish gift shop Sirology in Elgin.

IN OUR FAIR FOCUS SECTION: we review HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair and London Stationery Show, and share a ‘Sneak Peek’ preview of what’s on offer at the upcoming Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate.

Delhi Fair 2024
Harrogate Home & Gift

IN OUR TRADE TALK SECTION: Six key gift suppliers share insights into their sales performances for the first half, predictions for summer sizzlers, and some exciting plans for their brands.

IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: we turn the spotlight on Novelty Gifts, Female Gifts, Greeting Cards, Giftable Stationery, At Home, In Style, and New Products.

IN OUR SUPPLIER FOCUS SECTION: we find out more about Rosie Made A Thing, Enesco, Signare, University Games and Lagoon, and VENT for Change.

PLUS: there’s pages of must-read opinions from our columnists: Greg Rose, co-owner of Maybugs gift shop chain in East ussex; Anna Berry, director and co-founder of Retail100 Consultancy; Andrew Goodacre, CEO of Bira (British Independent Retailers Association); and Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

RETAILERS AND SUPPLIERS: if you have news or views that you would like considered for inclusion in the next issue, please email Editor Clare Turner at clare@lemapublishing.co.uk

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