Gift of the Year 2020

Gift of the Year 2020 February 1, 2020 12:11

I was recently invited by The Giftware Association (the UK trade association serving the gift and home industry) to be a judge for the 2020 Gift of Year. It's a unique competition to showcase new and innovative products whilst raising the profile of forward thinking companies and an honour to be part of the judging panel. 

Gift of the Year Judge

I was in esteemed company with buyers from John Lewis, and business owners from Paper Tiger, Posh Totty Designs, Hall & Co, Mooch Gifts & Home to name a few. 

Amy from Hall & Co, Alice Cripps from Posh Totty Designs & Steph Briggs from La Di Da Interiors

Amy Hall from Hall & Co, Alice Cripps from Posh Totty Designs and Steph Briggs from La Di Da Interiors. 

Categories were vast and varied: Beauty, Spa & Spa, Branded Gift, Cards & Wrap, Children's Gift, Commemorative & Collectable, Contemporary Gift, Design & Craft, Ethical Gift, Fashion Accessory, Fashion Jewellery, Festive & Occasion, Food & Drink, Garden & Outdoor, Home Accessory, Home Fragrance, Kitchen and Dining, Novelty Gift, Pet, Stationary & Under £10

Judges Clipboard for Gift of the Year

We had over 300 products to look, see, touch, feel and try in one day, it was busy! I can't tell you any more as the overall winner is announced at the Spring Fair at the NEC in February but there were lots of gorgeous, innovative and fun products, some of which you may be seeing appearing at La Di Da over the next few months!