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The Giftware Association is excited to announce the Shortlist for the 2019 Gift of The Year competition. The judges had their work cut out for the first round of online judging with over 1100 entries across 20 categories, but the shortlist has been decided, which you can view below. The next stage will be our much anticipated live judging day which brings the judges and products face to face in a secret location in Birmingham, where they will get to touch, hold and smell the shortlisted products to make their final choices.

Congratulations to all the companies who were lucky enough to make the shortlist and a huge thank you to everyone for all the amazing products, it has been a tough year this year for the judges with the amount of quality, design-led products on offer. The initial feedback from the judges was that this year has been made especially difficult with a wide selection of quality products.

“As ever, we are delighted by the diversity of products this year. We are blown away by some of our categories, particularly Ethical Gift and Design & Craft, which have each more than doubled our expectations,” said Luke Palmer, the competition’s project manager.

The winners from the live judging day will be kept under wraps and announced on the first evening of Spring Fair in February, at an all-inclusive ceremony on the main stage in Hall 20. Everyone is invited to see who the winners are, and IS an excellent opportunity for buyers and retailers to meet the people behind the products. Entry to the event is free and The Giftware Association would like to invite as many of the industry to come together to raise a toast to the hard work of the winners, to network and celebrate all that is great about the home an giftware world.

Now, Onto the Shortlist…


Beauty, Bath & Spa Animal face masks Rex London
Beauty, Bath & Spa Betty Hula Delicate Dusting Powder Betty Hula
Beauty, Bath & Spa Craft Your Own Herbal Handsalve Bathing Beauty
Beauty, Bath & Spa Just to say Thank You soap Gone Crabbing Ltd
Beauty, Bath & Spa Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range Bathing Beauty
Beauty, Bath & Spa Peony Rose Beefayre Ltd
Beauty, Bath & Spa Sara Miller Lip Balm Sara Miller London
Beauty, Bath & Spa Sara Miller Hand Cream Collection Sara Miller London
Beauty, Bath & Spa Sleep Easy Gift Box Heyland and Whittle
Beauty, Bath & Spa Soapberry Body Scrub with Walnut The Greenfrog Soap Co
Beauty, Bath & Spa Villains Face Mask Book Set Mad Beauty Ltd


Branded Product Disney Christopher Robin WIDDOP and Co.
Branded Product Disney Popup Cards Blue Eyed Sun Ltd
Branded Product Frida Kahlo Boho Collection Talking Tables
Branded Product Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Colour Changing Umbrella Half Moon Bay Ltd
Branded Product Harry Potter, Monster Notebook BB Designs Europe Ltd
Branded Product Mrs Potts Tea Pot Paladone Products Ltd
Branded Product Natural History Museum Wildflowers Project Maya
Branded Product Original Stormtrooper Gin Set Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd.
Branded Product Personalised Beano Annual From Your Year Signature Gifts Ltd,
Branded Product Personalised London Underground Roundel Print My Icon Story
Branded Product Professor Rubik - Rubik Square The Lagoon Group
Branded Product RNLI Build Your Own Lifeboat Clockwork Soldier


Cards & Wrap All That Jazz Molly Mae Ltd
Cards & Wrap Frankly Poet and Painter
Cards & Wrap Hoot Parade Card Range U Studio Design
Cards & Wrap LEFTIES Splimple Limited
Cards & Wrap London Calling Greetings Card Range Rocket68
Cards & Wrap Luxury Gift Wrap The Art File
Cards & Wrap Pin & Ink The Handcrafted Card Co
Cards & Wrap Politically Incorrect Really Wild Cards
Cards & Wrap Quilling Cards by Origamo Blue Eyed Sun Ltd
Cards & Wrap Seriously Just Kidding The London Studio
Cards & Wrap Wot A Mug Cherry Orchard


Children's Gift About the Seashore Nature Kit The Green Board Game Co.
Children's Gift colour & learn butterfly pencilcase eatsleepdoodle
Children's Gift Colour in Cape Selfie Clothing
Children's Gift Compendium Tickle Monster Laughter Book Kit WIDDOP and Co.
Children's Gift Engenius Contraptions Marble Run Cheatwell Games
Children's Gift Fairy Set New Version My Little World Limited
Children's Gift GROW YOUR OWN MINI DINOSAUR GARDEN Clockwork Soldier
Children's Gift Healthy Kids Cooking Kit Little Cooks Co
Children's Gift History Heroes games History Heroes
Children's Gift Sow and Grow Kits Gift Republic
Children's Gift Wooden Magnetic Dress Up Pets Atelier Home and Gift Limited
Children's Gift Yummikeys - stainless steel baby toys Yummikeys


Com & Col Design your own My Icon Story Print My Icon Story
Com & Col Emma Lawrence Designs Necklace Collection Emma Lawrence Designs
Com & Col Paddington Book and Coin Set Signature Gifts Ltd,
Com & Col Storyteller FlagMate Storyteller
Com & Col Sweet Memories Tins Gibsons
Com & Col The Book of You Colour Chronicles Ltd
Com & Col Time Capsule Hinged Memory Box Signature Gifts Ltd,
Com & Col Tree of Life accessories range Leather Guild
Com & Col Vintage Years Tumbler English Pewter Co


Contemporary Gift Bath Fizzer Bar The Somerset Toiletry Company
Contemporary Gift CEO OF MY OWN LIFE® Planner | Classic Black Ella Iconic
Contemporary Gift Chameleon Bottle Root7
Contemporary Gift Flightgiftcard Flightgiftcard
Contemporary Gift Flip Click Clock Gingko Electronics Ltd
Contemporary Gift Frida Kahlo Boho Collection Talking Tables
Contemporary Gift Gentlemens Hardware Recycled Leather Range Wild & Wolf
Contemporary Gift LED Glass Fireball Transomnia Ltd
Contemporary Gift Modern Classics Two Little Boys Ltd
Contemporary Gift Indoor pots Burgon & Ball
Contemporary Gift Proof Vacuum Bottle Uberstar
Contemporary Gift Pure Cufflinks Wendy Tournay Ceramics
Contemporary Gift Recycled Glass Plant Terrarium Fallen Fruits Ltd
Contemporary Gift Soiree Diamond Decanter & Holder Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd.


Design & Craft CITYGAMI LONDON Clockwork Soldier
Design & Craft Craft Your Own Herbal Handsalve Bathing Beauty
Design & Craft Dippylicious The Sugar Shed
Design & Craft Felt embroidery Needle Case Kit Corinne Lapierre Limited
Design & Craft Handcrafted Gift Wrap Sheets Paper Mirchi
Design & Craft Handwoven Alibaba Baskets Artisanne
Design & Craft Highland Red Squirrel Needle Felting Kit The Crafty Kit Company Ltd
Design & Craft Horn Viking Mug Abbeyhorn Ltd
Design & Craft London Calling Greetings Card Range Rocket68
Design & Craft Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range Bathing Beauty
Design & Craft Optimism Hand Wash & Hand Cream Eloise Hall Ltd
Design & Craft Peacock Cosmetic Bag Katie Cardew Illustrations


Ethical Gift Bathing Beauty Soap Bathing Beauty
Ethical Gift Bee Green Wraps Bee Green Wraps
Ethical Gift Floral Fire Lighter The Recycled Candle Company Ltd
Ethical Gift Handcrafted Gift Wrap Sheets Paper Mirchi
Ethical Gift Handwoven Alibaba Baskets Artisanne
Ethical Gift IDEAS RANGE from VENT for Change VENT for Change
Ethical Gift Just to say Thank You soap Gone Crabbing Ltd
Ethical Gift Konjac Facial Sponge The Greenfrog Soap Company
Ethical Gift Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range Bathing Beauty
Ethical Gift Palm Leaf Plates and Bowls Talking Tables


Fashion Accessory Beau & Elliot Champagne Edit Travel Mug Navigate Ltd
Fashion Accessory Bella Accessories Meg Hawkins Art
Fashion Accessory Blade & Rose Arora Design Ltd
Fashion Accessory Cosmetic Bag Collection Wrendale Designs
Fashion Accessory Jex Colour-in Trainers Jex Shoes Limited
Fashion Accessory Pusheen Cat Headphones Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd.
Fashion Accessory Sen rose gold pyjama and slipper gift set Sheepers
Fashion Accessory Storyteller FlagMate Storyteller
Fashion Accessory Stress Heads by United Oddsocks Sock Academy Ltd
Fashion Accessory Unicorn Umbrella Something Different Wholesale


Fashion Jewellery Emma Lawrence Designs Necklace Collection Emma Lawrence Designs
Fashion Jewellery Fable Jewellery Jewelcity
Fashion Jewellery Flutterbee Martick Jewellery
Fashion Jewellery Gemstone Bracelets Carrie Elspeth Ltd
Fashion Jewellery Glitter Charm Bracelets Carrie Elspeth Ltd
Fashion Jewellery In A Nutshell Locket Christin Ranger Jewellery
Fashion Jewellery Katy Welsh Earrings - Gin U Studio Design
Fashion Jewellery Love you to the moon pendant Sheila Kerr Jewellery
Fashion Jewellery Isla Jewellery Billy's Beach Hut
Fashion Jewellery The Pink Link - part of the Airlinks Provenance range Icarus Originals Limited


Festive & Occasional Cake in a Card Bakedin
Festive & Occasional Christmas Rocks Two Little Boys Ltd
Festive & Occasional Christmas Street: 12 Days of Christmas Calendar Gibsons
Festive & Occasional Felt Penguin Mini Craft Kit Corinne Lapierre Limited
Festive & Occasional Festive Boozeballs Gift Republic
Festive & Occasional Festive Entertainment The Lagoon Group
Festive & Occasional Gin flavour candy canes Kimm & Miller (UK) Ltd.
Festive & Occasional Host Your Own Night In Talking Tables
Festive & Occasional Santa Banter Big Potato Games
Festive & Occasional United Oddsocks Christmas 3s Sock Academy Ltd
Festive & Occasional Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers Kate Sproston Design Ltd.


Food & Drink Baking Club Gift Subscription Bakedin
Food & Drink BBQ Hot Smoking Kit Hot Smoked
Food & Drink Bee Green Wraps Bee Green Wraps
Food & Drink British Roast Dinner Box Ross & Ross Food
Food & Drink Cake in a Card Bakedin
Food & Drink Christmas Rocks Two Little Boys Ltd
Food & Drink Cocktail Carafe - Classic Gin Uberstar
Food & Drink Farm Animal Chocolate Lolly Making Kit Petite & Sweet
Food & Drink Forever PB Tea collection Forever PB
Food & Drink Spice & Spoon Gift Sets offered in 5 collections Spice Sanctuary (UK) Inc Ltd
Food & Drink Tough Nut O'Donnell Moonshine


Garden & Outdoor BBQ Hot Smoking Kit Hot Smoked
Garden & Outdoor British Bloom RHS Gifts for Gardeners collection Burgon & Ball
Garden & Outdoor Double Swirl Wind Sculpture Jonart Design
Garden & Outdoor Exotic Wood Smoke Collection Hot Smoked
Garden & Outdoor Flamingo Ringo Professor Puzzle
Garden & Outdoor Folding Pocket Secateurs Apples to Pears
Garden & Outdoor Gardening Collection Wrendale Designs
Garden & Outdoor Houseplant Tools Burgon & Ball
Garden & Outdoor Pocket Perch X Jacwicks Designs
Garden & Outdoor Robin Winter Care Pack Wildlife World
Garden & Outdoor The Outdoor Candle artichoke cards


Gift Stationery 2019 Flock Daily Planner Hello Day
Gift Stationery Bookaroo Pen Pouch for Books IF (that company called)
Gift Stationery CEO OF MY OWN LIFE® Planner | Classic Black Ella Iconic
Gift Stationery CITYGAMI LONDON Clockwork Soldier
Gift Stationery Hometown! A Personalised Map Game Map Marketing
Gift Stationery Personalised Happily Ever After Wedding Planner Personalised Memento Company
Gift Stationery Sharp & Blunt Pencils - Fight Like a Girl U Studio Design
Gift Stationery Stib Inspirational Mini Colouring Pencils Stib Ltd
Gift Stationery Yes Studio Stationery Range Wild & Wolf


Home Accessory Cat Face Plant Pots & Vases Parlane International Limited
Home Accessory Clarissa Vases Parlane International Limited
Home Accessory Flip Click Clock Gingko Electronics Ltd
Home Accessory I Like Birds - Birds & Blooms Reversible Cushion My Gifts Trade
Home Accessory Lexon mino Stone
Home Accessory Majestic Stag Decanter English Pewter Co
Home Accessory New Hanging Pots Burgon & Ball
Home Accessory Porcelain Tea Light Holder Martha's Grandad
Home Accessory R Space Lamp Gingko Electronics Ltd


Home Fragrance 12 Hour burn bespoke design MiniLight Candle Classic Candle Company Ltd
Home Fragrance Beauty of Bath - Room Diffuser The Somerset Toiletry Company
Home Fragrance Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang The Recycled Candle Company Ltd
Home Fragrance Infusion Stoneglow candles
Home Fragrance Kasper Aroma diffuser Europium World (UK) Ltd
Home Fragrance Kew Aromatics Canova
Home Fragrance Liv USB portal diffuser Europium World (UK) Ltd
Home Fragrance NEW purbeck candles
Home Fragrance The Open Window Heyland and Whittle
Home Fragrance Urban Botanics Stoneglow candles
Home Fragrance Wild Things Luxury Scented Candle -Born With Cattitude Ashleigh and Burwood


Hot Novelty #Milestone Cards From You To Me Ltd
Hot Novelty Affirmators Abrams & Chronicle Books
Hot Novelty Animal Nano Origami The Lagoon Group
Hot Novelty Anti- Winkle Handcream Gone Crabbing Ltd
Hot Novelty Bottomless Bubbles Thumbs Up (UK) Ltd.
Hot Novelty Deskplant Thinking Gifts Company Limited
Hot Novelty LED water fountain candle Transomnia Ltd
Hot Novelty NEW - Giant Handwarmers Cozy Time Ltd
Hot Novelty Pop Out Unicorn Greeting Card The Pop Out Card Company
Hot Novelty Unicorn Umbrella Something Different Wholesale
Hot Novelty Weird Crushes Bubblegum Stuff Ltd
Hot Novelty Weird Things Humans Search For Big Potato Games


Kitchen & Dining Architecture bookholder Thinking Gifts Company Limited
Kitchen & Dining Bamboo Eco Mug History & Heraldry Ltd
Kitchen & Dining BollyNice range Apples to Pears
Kitchen & Dining Castelbel Sardine collection Castelbel
Kitchen & Dining Game of Thrones Premium Shot Glass Set Half Moon Bay Ltd
Kitchen & Dining Gin Time Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd
Kitchen & Dining Muggi Muggi Limited
Kitchen & Dining Please Pour me a...Drinks Board Katie Cardew Illustrations
Kitchen & Dining Sugar Candy Blossoms Mixing Bowl Winter In Venice
Kitchen & Dining T&G Ocean T & G Woodware Ltd
Kitchen & Dining The Just Slate Co - Etched Animal Boards Selbrae House
Kitchen & Dining Wot A Mug Mugs Cherry Orchard


Pet Gift BlossomCo Velvet Collection BlossomCo
Pet Gift Bottom Sniffer Gift Set WOOF&BREW
Pet Gift Dog Christmas Stocking Kate Sproston Design Ltd.
Pet Gift Fetch this gift Leather Guild
Pet Gift For Pet Lovers Heyland and Whittle
Pet Gift Hownd HERO Bowl Hownd
Pet Gift My Dog Bites My Dog Bites
Pet Gift Personalised Tweed Dog Bone Jonny's Sister Ltd
Pet Gift Pet Party Kit Talking Tables
Pet Gift The Bark Slice The Sugar Shed
Pet Gift Woof and Brew Pawsecco and Truffles Gift Box WOOF&BREW

UNDER £10...

Under £10 #Milestone Cards From You To Me Ltd
Under £10 A Gift From The Gods Tassel Keyrings A Gift From The Gods
Under £10 Blade Edge Restorer Burgon & Ball
Under £10 Bucket List Bookmark IF (that company called)
Under £10 Cake in a Card Bakedin
Under £10 Chocolate Box After Dinner Quiz The Lagoon Group
Under £10 Create Your Own Magical Unicorn Friend Clockwork Soldier
Under £10 Muggi Muggi Limited
Under £10 Santa Banter Big Potato Games
Under £10 SUCK IT Really Good Ltd
Under £10 Tablet Stand For Your Kitchen IF (that company called)
Under £10 Takeaway Dice Gift Republic
Under £10 Weird Crushes Bubblegum Stuff Ltd
Under £10 Whisky Experience Dartington Crystal (Torrington) Ltd

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