Last chance to enter for Gift of the Year Awards!

The closing date for the Gift of the Year competition is almost here and you have just one more day to enter before the deadline of December 5 arrives. The competition is open to both GA members and non members.


You can enter online at or, if you have any questions, you can call the Gift of the Year team on 0121 237 1142 or contact Luke on

The Awards are open for entries across 20 categories and in accordance with tradition the winners will be announced on February 3 2019, the first evening of Spring Fair, the country’s biggest retail trade exhibition.

Winning and highly commended products are featured in the beautiful Winners Brochure which is distributed at all major trade shows throughout the year, and to GA retailer members. The top prize, courtesy of Autumn Fair, is a free stand for the winner of the Judges’ Choice award – the winner among winners.

It isn’t just about the winners, though. Nominating one of your products for a Gift of the Year award will give you access to special logos you can use on your website, social media and even in print. The same goes if you are shortlisted, and you may even find your products featured on the Gift of the Year social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

On top of the publicity that entering can provide, every single entry placed in the competition is put before the panel of judges during the online stage of judging in December, making this a fantastic chance to put your new products in front of buyers and the press. Every year judges ask to be put in touch with entrants to talk more about their products.

Gifts & Greetings Review publisher, Charlotte Cowell, is delighted to once again help with judging The Gift of the Year Awards for the 2019 competition.