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Gift of the Year final shortlist

Gifts & Greetings Review publisher, Charlotte Cowell, was thrilled to once again participate in the judging process for the Gift of the Year Awards, with the final round taking place near to the GA’s headquarters in Birmingham on Thursday January 11.

“I was particularly impressed by the quality of entries this year”, says Charlotte, “especially in one of my favourite categories, greetings and stationery. I’m really looking forward to seeing the deserving winners receive their due recognition at Spring Fair.”

The final shortlist before the winners are revealed at the awards ceremony on Sunday February 4 at The Vox resort at The NEC are as follows:


Contemporary Gift:

  • Handcare Range (Great British Bee Co.)
  • Urban Words (History & Heraldry)

Design & Craft:

  • DIY Greenhouse Model Kit (Salveo)
  • ‘Love you to Pieces’ cufflinks (Oh So Cherished)
  • Handmade Artisan Giftwrap (Paper Mirchi)

Fashion Accessory:

  • Wrendale Design Scarves
  • Beau & Elliott Lunch Totes (Navigate)
  • Sarah Miller Silk Accessories (My Gifts Trade)

Festive & Occasions:

  • Christmas Roast Dinner Box (Ross & Ross Food)
  • Folksy Reindeer (Roger La Borde)
  • Hoppy Easter Range (Ginger Ray)
  • O-Deer (House of Marbles).

Garden & Outdoor:

  • Cow Watering Can (Apples to Pears)
  • Green Picnic (Fallen Fruits)
  • Quintessential British Bird Range (Deco-Pak)
  • Wildflowers Seedball Range (Project Maya)

General Gift:

  • Bookminders Page Markers (That Company Called If)
  • Engraved Walletts (Leather Guild)
  • Hand-decorated Gin Glass (Sunny by Sue)
  • My Memories Personalised Journal (Signature Gifts)

Gift Food:

  • Indian Spice Tin (Spice Kitchen)
  • Ultimate Cheese Making Kit (The Big Cheese Making Kit)
  • XL Homemade Curing Kit (Ross & Ross food)

Greetings & Stationery:

  • Mono and Pastel cards (Peace & Blessings)
  • Don’t Be Blue, Scratch and Smile (I Am A)
  • Nikki Strange Collection (Go Stationery)
  • Write a Letter (Two Little Boys)


  • Elgin (Dartington Crystal)
  • Brighton Pavillion Print (I Drew This)
  • Emporium Agate Coasters (Talking Tables)
  • So Cosy Dog Throw (So Cosy)

Hot Novelty:

  • Buzz and Dotty Kneelers (Burgon & Ball)
  • G&T Cocktail Set (Root 7)
  • Mystery Message Mug (Wow Stuff)
  • Prosecco Pong (Talking Tables)

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Old Denim Apron (Ian Snow)
  • Big Peeler (New Soda)
  • Orbit Centre (Sue Ure Maison)
  • Sara Miller Chelsea Collection (Portmeirion)

Licensed Product:

  • David Walliams Most Curious Challenges Game (Lagoon Trading)
  • Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Shot Glasses (Nemesis Now)
  • Golden Snitch (Wow Stuff)
  • Natural History Museum Gift in a Tin range (Apples to Pears)

Under £10:

  • Gin & Tonic Handbag (Bath House)
  • Flamingo Bottle Opener (Gift Republic)
  • Mr Beard Soaps (Somerset Toiletry Co)
  • Ultimate Pub Quiz (Paladone)

“It has been a tough year for the judges,” said Luke Palmer, the competition’s project manager. “The sheer diversity and quality of entries has been fantastic across all categories. Anyone making it to the shortlist should be very proud.”

Pictured here is the Sara Miller Silk Accessories range from My Gifts Trade.