Gift of the Year Awards – a new era

The GA has revealed a dynamic new format for the annual Gift of the Year Awards at Spring Fair. With new retailer awards added to product categories they are promising to be more prestigious than ever before.

2018 marks an exciting new era in the 40 year history of the awards, as The GA and Spring Fair join forces to offer a night of celebration at The Vox, part of the Resorts World entertainment complex, located adjacent to The NEC. The awards ceremony, taking place on the evening of Sunday February 4, will recognise the best new products and top retail talent.

Sarah Ward and Chris Workman of The GA

Sarah Ward, Chief Executive Officer of The Giftware Association, which has been supporting the industry since 1947, comments: “The Giftware Association has been running the Gift of the Year competition for 39 years. Our partnership with Spring Fair represents our shared mutual interests within the industry and we look forward to seeing the newly crowned Gift of the Year Awards achieve greater awareness and expansion, with new categories, awards and approach. With each year we have seen the competition get bigger and this year is going to be especially exciting.”

Spring Fair’s Portfolio Director Nick Davison adds: “We’re thrilled to reveal the new format of this year’s Gift of the Year Awards. The awards are an important opportunity to recognise exemplary innovation and creativity within the sector and we are looking forward to seeing which suppliers and retailers win on the night. We are also committed to working with all areas of the wider media to promote the awards throughout the year to drive maximum benefit for the winners and shortlist.”
Entries are encouraged from both large and small enterprises and industry.

Companies are invited to enter now at or via