Gifts Today magazine

GOTY shortlist announced

First stage of judging is over – while retailer categories are still open for nominations

The results are in! The hundreds of entries for Gift Of The Year 2018 have been whittled down by the judges to a shortlist for each of the 15 product categories.

'It’s been a tough year for the judges,” said Luke Palmer, the competition’s project manager for organisers the Giftware Association. 'The sheer diversity and quality of entries has been fantastic across all categories. Anyone making it to the shortlist should be very proud.'

The next stage of judging will take place in the new year – expect an announcement of the finalists on Friday, January 12, with the winners to be revealed at Spring Fair, during a special ceremony hosted by celebrity compere Rory Bremner at The Vox on the opening Sunday, February 4, just after the halls close.

The full shortlist is below, for more details on any of the products, please visit the Gift of the Year website

Meanwhile, the retailer half of the competition is still open for nominations. If you are a retailer, or if you are a supplier and think one of your stockists would like the chance to win, get in touch with Luke today at or enquire via the Gift of the Year website.

Gift Of The Year 2018 shortlisted products

A Fond Kiss Collection 2017, Sheila Kerr Jewellery
Bookminders Page Markers, If (That Company Called)
Donut Wall, Ginger Ray
Engraved Wallets, Leather Guild
Hand Decorated Gin Glass, Sunny By Sue
Happy Cactus Suitcase, Sass & Belle by RJB Stone
I Like Birds Home & Giftware, My Gifts Trade
Magpie Parrots Collection, Cubic
My Memories Personalised Journal, Signature Gifts
Stripy Cats & Dogs On Orkney Shape, Dunoon
V&A Alice In Wonderland, Creative Tops
Venus Bears, Venus Bears
Willow Tree, Enesco

Bella Box Classic Grande, Bonieri
Cocktail Cakes Gin & Tonic Cupcake Kit, Bakedin
Craft Beer Brewing Kit, HomeBrewtique
Indian Spice Tin With 10 Spices & Handmade Silk Sari Gitwrap, Spice Kitchen
Pawsecco, Kimm & Miller
Personalised Chocolate Pieces For Messages, Blue Rose Gifts & Balloons
Pina Colada Cocktail Mix, Uberstar
The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit, The Big Cheese Making Kit
The XL Homemade Curing Kit…Bacon, Ross & Ross Food
White Chocolate Vodka, The Tipsy Tart

7 Days To Go, 7 Days To Go
Ahead With ABC Placemat, Edge Ahead Educational Toys
Black And White Development Baby Toys, Best Years
Compendium, Widdop And Co
David Walliams Card Games, Lagoon Trading Company
Fantastic Dragon 3d Colorables Range, Great Little Rewards
Lish Dlish Scented Jelly Bangles, Putanga Innovations
Little Nature Explorers Gifts, Emma Lawrence Designs
Personalised Photo Rocket Builder, Treat Gifts
Space Rocket Baby Bottle, Bubblegum Stuff
Squidge & Pip Luxury Teething Toys, Lefendarty
Sweet Baby Dinosaur Rattles, Best Years
Unicorn Dreamcatcher (Fair Trade), Believe You Can Designs
Unusual Pets Personalised Children’s Book, From You To Me

10 Things... Loving Tree, Giggle Beaver
Artland Mixology, The DRH Collection
Bartender Collection, Root7
Bath House Gin & Tonic Handbag Gift, Bath House
Dark Botany A6 Planner, Ohh Deer
Doodle Designer Accessory Bag, Eatsleepdoodle
Garden Supplies, Burgon & Ball
InQuizitive Trivia Cubes, Talking Tables
Little People Big Dreams: Audrey Hepburn, Bookspeed
Bangle Balloon Glass x 2, LSA International
Octagon One Desk Light, Gingko Electronics
Papertrophy T-Rex, Papertrophy
Stay Charged, Leather Guild
Handcare Range, The Great British Bee Co
Urban Words, History & Heraldry

Mono & Pastel Greetings Cards, Peace And Blessings
A Set Of 12 Personalised Glitter Pencils In A Personalised Box, Signature Gifts
Alphabeti Yeti The Fairy Tale Collection, Shelli Graham Illustration
Colourblock, Go Stationery
Don’t Be Blue Scratch & Smile Cards, I Am A
Esme Winter Layflat Notebooks, Esme Winter
Favourite Things Card Range, Laura Sherratt Designs
Flamingo Scissors, Bubblegum Stuff
Japanese Greeting Cards, Ezen Designs
Landmarks London Greeting card. I Drew This
Marble Volume II Collection, Katie Leamon
Mid-Year Day a Page Diary 2018-2019, K Two Products T/A Busy B
The Nikki Strange Collection, Go Stationery
Write A Letter, Two Little Boys

Animal Shaped Soaps, The Somerset Toiletry Company
Barber Pro Skin Revival Kit, Beautypro
Jewellery Candle, Etta French
Handwash & Lotion Gift Box, St Eval Candle Company
Home Solutions Range, Heyland & Whittle
Illustrated Scent Luxury Reed Diffusers, Chase & Wonder
Night Flower, Stoneglow candles
Smoked Cedar + Vetiver Hand-Poured Reed Diffuser, Fellowstead
Handcare Range, The Great British Bee Co
Wild Things Luxury Scented Candle, Ashleigh & Burwood

Beau & Elliot Lunch Totes, Navigate
Colours By Shrieking Violet, Shrieking Violet
David Aster Pocket Plumage Handkerchief Sets, Inspirational By Design t/a Dalaco
Hello Day Chic Weekly Planner, Hello Day
Lucky Feather Jewellery, Widdop And Co
Leather Bracelets, Carrie Elspeth
Scarves, Wrendale Designs
Sara Miller London Silk Accessories, My Gifts Trade
So Cosy Liberty Scarves, So Cosy

Art File Luxury Christmas Box, The Art File
Bad Santa Photobooth Kit, Talking Tables
Christmas Glassware Collection, D & J Glassware
Christmas Lights Advent Calendar, Mad Beauty
Christmas Roast Dinner Box, Ross & Ross Food
Create Your Own Christmas Jumper, Paladone Products
Folksy Reindeer Large, Roger la Borde
Hoppy Easter Range, Ginger Ray
O-Deer, House Of Marbles
Something To Keep You Happy…, Two Little Boys
Star Magic Motion, Creative Products

Belightful Butterfly Oasis, Belightful Design Oy
Liberty Art Fabrics Collection, Blossomco
Copper Beech Wind Sculpture, Jonart Design
Cow Watering Can, Apples To Pears
Green Picnic, Fallen Fruits
Plant & Grow Kit Range, Gift Republic
Plantray, I4 D.O.O.
Sophie Conran Harvesting Baskets, Burgon & Ball
The Quintessential British Bird Range Nest Boxes & Bird Feeders, Deco-Pak d
Wildflowers For Wildlife Seedball Range, Project Maya

Brighton Pavilion A3 Giclee Print. I Drew This
Bucket List Scratch Posters, Gift Republic
David Weidman Textiles Collection By Magpie, Cubic
Elgin, Dartington Crystal (Torrington)
Emporium Agate Coasters, Talking Tables
Floral Bumble Bee Storage Bowl, Martha's Grandad
Orla Kiely Homeware Collection, Wild & Wolf
Scratch Off UK Gin Distilleries Map Print, Maps International
So Cosy Dag Throw, So Cosy
Stay! Doggy Book Rest, If (That Company Called)

Buzz And Dotty Kneelo Kneelers, Burgon & Ball
Cake Smash Kit, Ginger Ray
Christmas Jumper Crackers, Talking Tables
Christmas soaps, Widdop And Co
Disney Play That Tune, Paladone Products
G&Tea Cocktail Set, Root7
Gorilla Grip Tug of War, Thumbs Up
Host Your Own Quirky Pub Quiz, Talking Tables
Mystery Message Mug, China Industries t/a Wow Stuff
Notes To Self Optional Fucks Desk Calendar, Natural Products & Worldwide Co
Prosecco Pong, Talking Tables
The Best Morning Ever Mug, Uberstar

Apron Made From Old Denim, Ian Snow
Artisan Bakery Stacking Glass Jars, Parlane International
Big Peeler, New Soda
Copper Plated Four-Piece Cutlery Set, Ian Snow
David Weidman Ceramics Collection By Magpie, Cubic
Diamond Decanter & Holder, Thumbs Up
Geo Glass, Root7
Little Dog Biscuit Club Biscuit Tin, The Little Dog Laughed
Notes To Self Lunch Boxes, Natural Products & Worldwide Co
Orbit Centre Powder Blue, Sue Ure Maison
Sara Miller London Portmeirion The Chelsea Collection, Portmeirion Group
Throne Egg Cup, Gift Republic


Charlie and the Chocolate Factorys Sweet Sorting Game, Lagoon Trading
David Walliams Most Curious Challenges Game, Lagoon Trading
Disney Star Wars LED Light Up Lightsaber Pet Lead, The Monster Factory
Game of Thrones Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion Dragon Egg Shot Glasses, Nemesis Now
Gameboy Heat Change Mug, Paladone Products
JK Rowling’s Wizarding World Mystery Golden Snitch, China Industries t/a Wow Stuff
Krispy Kreme Jigsaw Puzzle, Gibsons
Natural History Museum Gift In a Tin Range, Apples To Pears
Original Stormtrooper Bluetooth Speaker, Thumbs Up
Sara Miller London Portmeirion The Chelsea Collection, Portmeirion Group
Super Pusheenicorn, Enesco
The Nikki Strange Collection, Go Stationery
Yvonne Ellen Range, Fifty One Percent

Embroidered Rabbit Egg Cosy, Kate Sproston Design
Gift boxed 6oz Tweed Hip Flask, Created By The Ridleys
Handmade Artisan Gift Wrap Sheets, Paper Mirchi
Hello Day Marble Desk Notepad, Hello Day
Imagine3D DIY Greenhouse Model Kit, Salveo
Love You To Pieces Cufflinks, Oh So Cherished
Silver Moon Seascape Jewellery, ValB's Wax Jewellery
Silvercut, Allister Malcolm Glass

Bar Prep Boards, T & G Woodware
Bath House Gin & Tonic Handbag Gift, Bath House
Cockney Spaniel Novelty Socks, Sock Academy
Dialectable Bone China Mug & Coasters, Dialectable
Flamingo Bottle Opener, Gift Republic
Jelly Belly Lip Balm Dispenser, Amber House
Just Gin - Top Trumps Card Game, GbR Mikail Rosen Und Thomas Rosen
Mr Beard Soaps, The Somerset Toiletry Company
Ray Gun Screwdrivewr, Blue Sky Studios
Something To Keep You Happy…, Two Little Boys
Ultimate Pub Quiz, Paladone Products

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