About Us

We exist first and foremost for our members

the giftware association

The Giftware Association is a great support for every business in our industry, from its events and competitions, through to its services and benefits, there is something for everyone from the smallest start-ups to the largest multinationals. We use Sarah Ward as a sounding board as well as sharing our news and achievements. We also value her role in lobbying for the industry with her connections to government policy.

Clare Harris, Owner, Talking Tables

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 who range from retailers to suppliers, from high street brands to individual craftspeople and many others. We have been serving our members for over 75 years, ensuring they thrive and grow through opportunity, community, and connectivity.

The GA is a not-for-profit membership association 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 recognised awards, competitions, 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 recognised legal and HR advice, together with 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, and service providers to share knowledge and come together as one community.

We are International

Succeed Internationally with our specialist international department with links to Government, the Department for Business & Trade (DBT) 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.