About Us

Ensure that your business thrives and grows

the giftware association

Joining the Giftware Association is one of the best things we have done at Treasure Map Trails. In the few months becoming members, we have already earned back the cost of membership tenfold by tapping into their legal advice and getting expert advice from Sarah and Victoria, which has led to several more priceless connections. 

Daniel Johnson, founder, Treasure Map Trails

Welcome to The Giftware Association - the national trade association serving the home and gift industry.

We recognise the remarkable talent and creativity of our members ranging from retailers to suppliers, high street brands to individual craftspeople and many others. We have been serving our members for over 70 years, ensuring they thrive and grow through opportunity, community, and connectivity.

The GA is at the heart of the gift and home industry and is best placed to connect you with the right people and services to build your reputation and to help your business succeed.

Our main goal is to ensure that your business thrives as a result of the opportunities available to you through membership.

Together we are stronger and our voice is louder.

The Giftware Association is the voice of the home and giftware industry and membership with the GA means you can have your voice heard on crucial matters relating to your business.

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We are Creative

Experience internationally recognized awards, competitions and marketing support. Networking events and newer creative opportunities such as podcasts, collaborations and meet the buyers.

We are Protective

Protecting your designs through our copywatch scheme backed by recognized legal and HR advice. product testing support and new product launch advice.

We are Connected

Experience the benefits of the enormous level of expertise, knowledge and experience that exists both in terms of our membership, but also our National Committee. The GA connects you to experts, suppliers, retailers, service providers – all with one

We are International

Our specialist international department with links to government, the department for international trade and international shows. We also visit overseas trade shows to give you the knowledge on attending. Import and export advice for the whole world,

We are Community

Experience regular meet-ups, both in-person and online where you can network with your peers, learn, share knowledge and come together as one community helping others in our industry.

We are Education

Keep up to date with all the latest trends. We also host the latest topics to help your business learn and grow. Regular educational webinars on topics such as social media, digital marketing, shipping, and much more.