Spotlight on the Gift of the Year 2017 Winners

The Gift of the Year 2017 winners have been announced at this year’s Spring Fair trade show.

As in previous years, the awards are organised by the Giftware Association and aim to recognise unique ‘new-to-market’ gift ideas. Gifts that are predicted to be the best new items to be found in shops and online stores in the coming year.

The Gift of the Year 2017 winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges from across the gift industry; independent gift shop owners, department stores buyer and online retailers.

The 2017 awards saw entrants go through a series of judging rounds. The first round featured online product reviews, which resulted in a shortlist of gift products. A second round then saw all the judges reviewing real samples of the products. In the final round the judges chose a winning product and 2 highly commended gifts for each of the awards’ categories.

The panel carefully judged each gift. Looking for: innovation, originality, quality, viability and wow factor to name just a few of the criteria.

From the final list of winners the panel then chose one of the Gift of the Year Award 2017 Winners to take an additional prize, ‘The Judges’ Choice’ Award.

Henri Davis, Chairman of the Giftware Association, said of this year’s entrants:

“This year stands out both for the number of entries and also for the wealth of innovative and exciting products that were entered.”

In today’s post we’re showcasing the Gift of the Year Award  2017 winners, which will be followed by the full run down of highly commended products in the next post.

 

Judges Choice Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 winners - 10 things i love about you personalised lightboc - giggle beaver

10 Things I Love About You Personalised Lightbox by Giggle Beaver.

 

Body, Bath & Spa Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 winners - Oh K 12 Days of Beauty NPW

Oh K! 12 Days of Beauty by NPW.

 

Branded & Character Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown Ups Signature Gifts

Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups by Signature Gifts.

 

Cards, Wrap & Stationery Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Music Box Cards My Design Company

Music Box Cards by My Design Company.

 

Commemorative & Collectible Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 winners - British Colour Standard Mugs Designed in Colour

British Colour Standard Mugs by Designed In Colour.

 

Craft & Handmade Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 winners - Felt Rocking Horse Kit - Corinne Lapierre

Felt Rocking Horse Kit by Corinne Lapierre.

 

Eco Friendly Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Seedball - Project Maya

Seedball by Project Maya.

 

Fair Trade Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Fair Trade Fairy TuTu Believe You Can

Fair Trade Fairy Tutu by Believe You Can.

 

Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Flower Rings - Shrieking violet

Flower Rings by Shrieking Violet.

 

Fine Jewellery Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Petit Paragon - Anakao

Petit Paragon by Anakao.

 

Food & Drink Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - The Homemade Curing kit Salmon - Ross & Ross Food

The Homemade Curing Kit: Salmon by Ross & Ross Food.

 

Garden & Outdoor Living Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Volkswagen BBQ Hamper - Fizz Creations

Volkswagen BBQ Hamper by Fizz Creations.

 

Home Accessories Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - 10 things i love about you personalised lightboc - giggle beaver

10 Things I Love About You Personalised Lightbox by Giggle Beaver.

 

Home Fragrance Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Candlemaking Kit - Northumbrian Candleworks

Candlemaking Kit by Northumbrian Candleworks.

 

Hot Novelty Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown Ups - Signature Gifts

Personalised Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups by Signature Gifts.

 

Kids & Teens Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Dinner Winner Kids Dinner Tray - KitchenCraft

Dinner Winner Kids’ Dinner Tray by KitchenCraft.

 

Kitchen & Dining Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - The Lobster Apron - Lobster Homeware

The Lobster Apron by Lobster Homeware.

 

Made in the UK Winner

Lobster Apron by Lobster Homeware - Gift of the Year 2017

The Lobster Apron by Lobster Homeware.

 

Nursery Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Rufus Rabbit Bunny Bonnets - The Little Dog

Rufus Rabbit Bunny Bonnets by The Little Dog.

 

Occasions Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Bubild a Block Alternative Guest Book 0 Ginger Ray

Build a Block Alternative Guest Book by Ginger Ray.

 

Pet Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - Animal Adventures - Paladone Products

Animal Adventures by Paladone Products.

 

Seasonal Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - 12 Days of Christmas Calendar - Mad Beauty

12 Days of Christmas Calendar by Mad Beauty.

 

Under £10 Winner

Gift of the Year 2017 - LED Bottle Light Kit - Transomnia

LED Bottle Light Kit by Transomnia.

 

Find Out More

Want to know more about the Gift of the Year awards? All the details you need, even how to enter your own giftware creations can be found on the competition’s official website.