Gifts Today magazine

GOTY 2019 finalists revealed

The Giftware Association has announced the Shortlist for the 2019 Gift of The Year competition



The judges - including Gifts Today editor Sally Norton - had their work cut out for the first round of online judging with over 1100 entries across 20 categories. The next stage is the live judging day in January 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.

'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 it's 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.

2019 GIFT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

CONTEMPORARY GIFT

  • Bath Fizzer Bar – The Somerset Toiletry Company
  • CEO Of My Own Life Planner, Classic Black – Ella Iconic
  • Chameleon Bottle – Root7
  • Flightgiftcard – Flightgiftcard
  • Flip Click Clock – Gingko Electronics 
  • Frida Kahlo Boho Collection – Talking Tables
  • Gentlemens Hardware Recycled Leather Range – Wild & Wolf
  • Led Glass Fireball – Transomnia 
  • Modern Classics – Two Little Boys 
  • Indoor Pots – Burgon & Ball
  • Proof Vacuum Bottle – Uberstar
  • Pure Cufflinks – Wendy Tournay Ceramics
  • Recycled Glass Plant Terrarium – Fallen Fruits 
  • Soiree Diamond Decanter & Holder – Thumbs Up

ETHICAL GIFT
  • Bathing Beauty Soap – Bathing Beauty
  • Bee Green Wraps – Bee Green Wraps
  • Floral Fire Lighter – The Recycled Candle Company 
  • Handcrafted Gift Wrap Sheets – Paper Mirchi
  • Handwoven Alibaba Baskets – Artisanne
  • Ideas Range – Vent For Change
  • Just To Say Thank You Soap – Gone Crabbing 
  • Konjac Facial Sponge – The Greenfrog Soap Company
  • Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range – Bathing Beauty
  • Palm Leaf Plates & Bowls – Talking Tables

CHILDREN'S GIFT
  • About The Seashore Nature Kit – The Green Board Game Co
  • Colour & Learn Butterfly Pencilcase – Eatsleepdoodle
  • Colour In Cape – Selfie Clothing
  • Compendium Tickle Monster Laughter Book Kit – Widdop And Co
  • Engenius Contraptions Marble Run – Cheatwell Games
  • Fairy Set New Version – My Little World
  • Grow Your Own Mini Dinosaur Garden – Clockwork Soldier
  • Healthy Kids Cooking Kit – Little Cooks Co
  • History Heroes Games – History Heroes
  • Sow And Grow Kits – Gift Republic
  • Wooden Magnetic Dress Up Pets – Atelier Home & Gift
  • Yummikeys Stainless Steel Baby Toys – Yummikeys

FASHION ACCESSORY
  • Beau & Elliot Champagne Edit Travel Mug – Navigate 
  • Bella Accessories – Meg Hawkins Art
  • Blade & Rose – Arora Design 
  • Cosmetic Bag Collection – Wrendale Designs
  • Jex Colour-In Trainers – Jex Shoes 
  • Pusheen Cat Headphones – Thumbs Up
  • Sen Rose Gold Pyjama & Slipper Gift Set – Sheepers
  • Storyteller Flagmate – Storyteller
  • Unicorn Umbrella – Something Different Wholesale
  • United Oddsocks Stress Heads – Sock Academy 

FASHION JEWELLERY
  • Necklace Collection – Emma Lawrence Designs
  • Fable Jewellery – Jewelcity
  • Flutterbee – Martick Jewellery
  • Gemstone Bracelets – Carrie Elspeth 
  • Glitter Charm Bracelets – Carrie Elspeth 
  • In A Nutshell Locket – Christin Ranger Jewellery
  • Katy Welsh Earrings - Gin – U Studio Design
  • Love You To The Moon Pendant – Sheila Kerr Jewellery
  • New – Billy's Beach Hut
  • The Pink Link (Airlinks Provenance Range) – Icarus Originals

GIFT STATIONERY
  • 2019 Flock Daily Planner – Hello Day
  • Bookaroo Pen Pouch For Books – If (That Company Called)
  • CEO Of My Own Life Planner | Classic Black – Ella Iconic
  • Citygami London – Clockwork Soldier
  • Hometown! A Personalised Map Game – Map Marketing
  • Personalised Happily Ever After Wedding Planner – Personalised Memento Company
  • Sharp & Blunt Pencils, Fight Like A Girl – U Studio Design
  • Inspirational Mini Colouring Pencils – Stib 
  • Unicorn Boxed Notelets – Deckled Edge 
  • Yes Studio Stationery Range – Wild & Wolf

HOME FRAGRANCE

  • 12 Hour Burn Bespoke Design Minilight Candle – Classic Candle Company 
  • Beauty Of Bath - Room Diffuser – The Somerset Toiletry Company
  • Bitter Orange & Ylang Ylang – The Recycled Candle Company 
  • Infusion – Stoneglow Candles
  • Kasper Aroma Diffuser – Europium World
  • Kew Aromatics – Canova
  • Liv Usb Portal Diffuser – Europium World) 
  • New – Purbeck Candles
  • The Open Window – Heyland & Whittle
  • Urban Botanics – Stoneglow Candles
  • Wild Things Luxury Scented Candle Born With Cattitude – Ashleigh & Burwood

HOT NOVELTY
  • #Milestone Cards – From You To Me 
  • Affirmators – Abrams & Chronicle Books
  • Animal Nano Origami – The Lagoon Group
  • Anti-Winkle Handcream – Gone Crabbing 
  • Bottomless Bubbles – Thumbs Up
  • Deskplant – Thinking Gifts Company 
  • Giant Handwarmers – Cozy Time 
  • LED Water Fountain Candle – Transomnia 
  • Pop Out Unicorn Greeting Card – The Pop Out Card Co
  • Unicorn Umbrella – Something Different Wholesale
  • Weird Crushes – Bubblegum Stuff 
  • Weird Things Humans Search For – Big Potato Games

PET GIFT
  • The Bark Slice – The Sugar Shed
  • Bottom Sniffer Gift Set – Woof&Brew
  • Dog Christmas Stocking – Kate Sproston Design
  • Fetch This Gift – Leather Guild
  • For Pet Lovers – Heyland & Whittle
  • Hownd Hero Bowl – Hownd
  • My Dog Bites – My Dog Bites
  • Pawsecco And Truffles Gift Box – Woof&Brew
  • Personalised Tweed Dog Bone – Jonny's Sister 
  • Pet Party Kit – Talking Tables
  • Velvet Collection – Blossomco

UNDER £10
  • #Milestone Cards – From You To Me 
  • Blade Edge Restorer – Burgon & Ball
  • Bucket List Bookmark – If (That Company Called)
  • Cake In A Card – Bakedin
  • Chocolate Box After Dinner Quiz – The Lagoon Group
  • Create Your Own Magical Unicorn Friend – Clockwork Soldier
  • Muggi – Muggi
  • Santa Banter – Big Potato Games
  • Suck It – Really Good 
  • Tablet Stand For Your Kitchen – If (That Company Called)
  • Takeaway Dice – Gift Republic

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

BEAUTY, BATH & SPA
  • Animal Face Masks – Rex London
  • Betty Hula Delicate Dusting Powder – Betty Hula
  • Craft Your Own Herbal Handsalve – Bathing Beauty
  • Just To Say Thank You Soap – Gone Crabbing 
  • Morpheus Sleep Enhancing Range – Bathing Beauty
  • Peony Rose – Beefayre 
  • Sara Miller Lip Balm – Sara Miller London
  • Sara Miller Hand Cream Collection – Sara Miller London
  • Sleep Easy Gift Box – Heyland & Whittle
  • Soapberry Body Scrub With Walnut – The Greenfrog Soap Co
  • Villains Face Mask Book Set – Mad Beauty 

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

COMMEMORATIVE & COLLECTABLE GIFT
  • Design Your Own My Icon Story Print – My Icon Story
  • Disney Classic Collectable Mugs – Widdop And Co.
  • Necklace Collection – Emma Lawrence Designs
  • Paddington Book And Coin Set – Signature Gifts
  • Say It In Lights – Widdop And Co
  • Storyteller Flagmate – Storyteller
  • Sweet Memories Tins – Gibsons
  • The Book Of You – Colour Chronicles 
  • Time Capsule Hinged Memory Box – Signature Gifts
  • Tree Of Life Accessories Range – Leather Guild
  • Vintage Years Tumbler – English Pewter Co

DESIGN & CRAFT

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

FESTIVE & OCCASIONAL
  • Cake In A Card – Bakedin
  • Christmas Rocks – Two Little Boys 
  • Christmas Street: 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar – Gibsons
  • Felt Penguin Mini Craft Kit – Corinne Lapierre
  • Festive Boozeballs – Gift Republic
  • Festive Entertainment – The Lagoon Group
  • Gin Flavour Candy Canes – Kimm & Miller
  • Host Your Own Night In – Talking Tables
  • Santa Banter – Big Potato Games
  • United Oddsocks Christmas 3s – Sock Academy 
  • Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers – Kate Sproston Design

FOOD & OUTDOOR
  • Baking Club Gift Subscription – Bakedin
  • BBQ Hot Smoking Kit – Hot Smoked
  • Bee Green Wraps – Bee Green Wraps
  • British Roast Dinner Box – Ross & Ross Food
  • Cake In A Card – Bakedin
  • Christmas Rocks – Two Little Boys 
  • Cocktail Carafe, Classic Gin – Uberstar
  • Farm Animal Chocolate Lolly Making Kit – Petite & Sweet
  • Spice & Spoon Gift Sets Offered In 5 Collections – Spice Sanctuary
  • Tea Collection – Forever PB
  • Tough Nut – O'Donnell Moonshine

GARDEN & OUTDOOR
  • BBQ Hot Smoking Kit – Hot Smoked
  • British Bloom Rhs Gifts For Gardeners Collection – Burgon & Ball
  • Double Swirl Wind Sculpture – Jonart Design
  • Exotic Wood Smoke Collection – Hot Smoked
  • Flamingo Ringo – Professor Puzzle
  • Folding Pocket Secateurs – Apples To Pears
  • Gardening Collection – Wrendale Designs
  • Houseplant Tools – Burgon & Ball
  • The Outdoor Candle – Artichoke Cards
  • Pocket Perch X – Jacwicks Designs
  • Robin Winter Care Pack – Wildlife World

HOME ACCESSORY
  • British Colour Standard Striped Candles – Designed In Colour
  • Cat Face Plant Pots & Vases – Parlane International
  • Clarissa Vases – Parlane International
  • Flip Click Clock – Gingko Electronics 
  • I Like Birds, Birds & Blooms Reversible Cushion – My Gifts Trade
  • Lexon Mino – Stone
  • Majestic Stag Decanter – English Pewter Co
  • New Hanging Pots – Burgon & Ball
  • Porcelain Tea Light Holder – Martha's Grandad
  • R Space Lamp – Gingko Electronics 
KITCHEN & DINING
  • Architecture Bookholder – Thinking Gifts
  • Bamboo Eco Mug – History & Heraldry 
  • Bollynice Range – Apples To Pears
  • Castelbel Sardine Collection – Castelbel
  • Game Of Thrones Premium Shot Glass Set – Half Moon Bay 
  • Gin Time – Dartington Crystal 
  • The Just Slate Co Etched Animal Boards – Selbrae House
  • Muggi – Muggi
  • Please Pour Me A...Drinks Board – Katie Cardew Illustrations
  • Sugar Candy Blossoms Mixing Bowl – Winter In Venice
  • T&G Ocean – T & G Woodware 
  • Wot A Mug Mugs – Cherry Orchard
  • Tassel Keyrings – A Gift From The Gods
  • Weird Crushes – Bubblegum Stuff 
  • Whisky Experience – Dartington Crystal

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