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Gift retailers line up for glory at the inaugural The Gift Awards

After a nail-biting few months, the finalists of The Greats gift retailer awards 2022 have been announced today (2 March).

All winners, including the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Achievement award, will be revealed at the inaugural The Gift Awards taking place at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel, with all strands of the gift industry invited to share in this exciting, very special day for the gift and home industry.

The Gift Awards event ceremony will bring together The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year Awards and The Greats gift retailer awards – currently celebrating their 20th milestone year - organised and owned by Max Publishing, publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home/

At the lavish awards event, both gift product excellence and retail prowess will be recognised and rewarded.

“The bar has been set very high this year, and every one of our finalists excelled in their category,” commented Progressive Gift & Home/’s editor Sue Marks.

The Greats 2022 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year - London, South, South East + East Anglia

-Bill & Bert’s, Colchester

-Etcetera, Hitchin

-Gifts With Love . . . Middleton-on-Sea

-Jumping Bean, Beckenham, East Dulwich and Honor Oak

-Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea

-Maybugs, Eastbourne and Hailsham

Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year - Midlands And Wales

-The Celtic Company, Welshpool

-Hugs & Kisses, Tettenhall

-Joco, Nuneaton

-Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley

-Nest, Broughton Astley, Stoneygate and Thurlaston Garden Centre and Tearoom

-The Silver Pear, Ludlow, Shropshire

Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year - North, Northern Ireland And Scotland

-The Bottom Drawer/The Bottom Drawer Kids, Portadown

-Cardhu Gifts & Interiors, Troon

-Doodle & Boom, Bangor

-The Keekin’ Glass, Prestwick

-Presentation Cards & Gifts, Barrowford

-Williams of Audlem, Audlem

Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year - West And South West

-Cranbornes, Dorchester and Shaftesbury

-Jo Amor, Tiverton

-The Pod Company, Clifton

-Raven Lifestyle, Totnes and Tavistock

-The Rowan Tree, Budleigh Salterton

-Surprises, Cirencester

Best Newcomer Gift Retailer

-Becalmed, Leek

-Driftroom, Reading

-Gems, Clevedon

-Hearts and Hugs, Titchfield

-Gifts of Wales, Welshpool

-The Lemon Tree, Beverley

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer Of Gifts

-Brocante (5 shops)

-House of Cards (7 shops)

-Keepsake Scotland (4 shops)

-Mooch, Ealing and Fulham (4 shops)

-Lark (7 shops)

-Vinegar Hill (10 shops)

Best Department Store Retailer Of Gifts

-Austins, Newton Abbott

-Jarrolds, Norwich

-John Lewis & Partners

-Morleys Stores

-Nicholls, Crickhowell

-Rossiters of Bath

Best Non-Specialist Retailer Of Gifts

-About Living, Newton Mearns

-The Denby Shop and Gift Emporium, Denby Pottery Village

-Loch Levens Larder, Kinross

-Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh

-Mrs Robinson, Crystal Palace and East Dulwich

-Oliver Bonas

Best Garden Centre Retailer Of Gifts

-Blue Diamond

-Garsons, Esher and Titchfield

-The Mains of Drum, Banchory

-RHS Bridgewater, Bridgewater

-Rosebourne Garden Centre, Aldermaston, Weyhill and Hampton-in-Arden

-Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton

Best In Store/Window Display

-The Bean Hive, Kettering

For its jungle themed anniversary window

-Etcetera, Hitchin

For its award winning Christmas window

-Highworth Emporium, Highworth

For its Christmas Room

-Mooch Gifts & Home, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn

For its Halloween and Christmas windows

-MiMi, Hartley Wintney

For its Christmas window

-The Curious Fox, Chorlton

For its front window displays

Best Retailer Initiative

-Brocante, Charlestown, Fowey, Mevagissey and St Ives

-For its online friends supper party evenings

-The Celtic Company, Welshpool

For its Jellycat Red Dragon schools competition

-Garsons, Esher and Titchfield

For its 150th anniversary campaign

-Lovely Libby’s, Rayleigh

For its online ‘Friday Night Lives’

-Paper Tiger, Edinburgh

For its Chinese Year Of The Tiger fundraising initiative

-Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton

For its ‘Under Our Wing’ pop up space

Outstanding Achievement Award

No finalists are revealed for this special award. The winner will be announced on the night.

Tickets and tables for the awards event on 12 May can be booked via the Max Publishing digital box office event at, or by contacting event organiser Createvents: or 0118 334 0085.

To find out more about The Gift Awards and book tickets, visit

The Gift Awards 2022 enjoys a strong roster of sponsors including Spring Fair and Autumn Fair as headline supporter, plus: Abysse Corp; Ankorstore; Brand Licensing Europe; British Allied Trades Federation (BATF); Candlelight; Cardzone; Carte Blanche Greetings; Gift Republic; Gisela Graham; Home & Gift Harrogate; Joe Davies; Lesser & Pavey; Life Charms; Progressive Greetings Live; Talking Tables; Top Drawer and Widdop and Co.



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