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

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COVER STORY: As Langs marks its 75th anniversary, design and buying director Jane Bourne reflects on the company’s rich history; the purpose, values and vision that have been part of its journey over the decades; and the exciting future that lies ahead.

IN OUR FAIR FOCUS SECTION: We share a comprehensive advance look at what’s on offer at the upcoming Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate, and preview Autumn Fair, Harrogate Christmas & Gift, and HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair.

IN OUR TRADE TALK SECTION: A selection of key Home & Gift exhibitors discuss what products they are most excited to launch at the show, and reveal their hot trends predictions for the second half.

Delhi Fair 2024

IN OUR SHOP TALK SECTION: Retailers reveal their Home & Gift hopes, expectations and recollections – and share some top tips to help you maximise your visit to Harrogate.

IN OUR PRODUCT FOCUS SECTION: We turn the spotlight on Christening & Baby Gifts, In Style: Focus on Bags & Purses, Giftable Stationery, At Home, and New Products.

IN OUR SUPPLIER FOCUS SECTION: We find out more about Classic Canes, Wild Things Gifts, Fox Under The Moon, Glick, Global Luxury Brands, Lesser & Pavey, and Cotton & Grey.

IN OUR RETAIL FOCUS SECTION: We chat to award-winning retailers Nicola Hibon Jackson, founder of The Voewood in Blackheath Standard; Greg Rose, co-owner of Maybugs chain in East Sussex; Soni Ahmed, co-founder of Maia Gifts in Glasgow; Cilena Easton, co-owner Artichoke in Tynemouth; Bill Nettelfield, co-owner Bill & Bert’s in Colchester; Priya Aurora-Crowe, director of Lark London; Cesca Haskins, owner/director of Attico in Westbourne; and Caroline Ranwell, owner of Hugs & Kisses in Tettenhall.

PLUS: there’s pages of must-read opinions from Andrew Goodacre, CEO of Bira (British Independent Retailers Association); Charlotte Broadbent, general manager for Faire UK; Sara Allbright, director and co-founder of Retail100 Consulting; Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone gift shop in Ipswich; Theo Paphitis, owner and chairman of stationer Ryman; and Greg Rose, co-owner of Maybugs gift shop chain in East Sussex.

COMING UP NEXT: THE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF GIFTS TODAY INCLUDES:

  • Show Previews: Autumn Fair, Top Drawer A/W Edition
  • Features: Plush, Games & Puzzles, Spring/Summer 2025 Launches, Brand Licensing Europe/Licensed Gifts
  • In Style – Focus on Jewellery
  • Regulars: At Home, Giftable Stationery, New Products, Party Products

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