Gift of the
Year Awards





Congratulations to all our shortlisted entries in this year’s competition.


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A unique platform to showcase new and innovative products

The Gift of the Year awards are the most highly respected industry accolades, aimed at recognising the best new products, talent and inspiration in our industry each year.

Judges by over 100 industry professionals who are all looking for the best new products to market.

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Why enter the Gift of the Year awards?

Being crowned a category winner gives your business industry-wide recognition and previous entrants have seen a huge boost to their sales and revenue.

The competition has helped to elevate businesses through exposure at trade shows, our winners’ area key trade shows, the winners’ brochure, and social media channels. Check out some of the testimonials below

Our goal is to bring your products to your most important audiences, the buyers and retailers and raise the profile of your brand.

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A Glittering Awards Ceremony

Gift of the Year brings together two award programs to celebrate the winners.

The Gift Awards is a Black Tie awards evening celebrating the ebst in the retail world with The Greats and the best in the home and Giftware World with GOTY.

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Gift Of The Year Awards offers great exposure to the top gifting retailers in the UK — especially if you're a small / start-up brand. 

Big Potato Games

"Entering Gift of the Year creates a buzz around a product and the awards are seen as an industry highlight which helps a business like ours with publicity and marketing"

Cheatwell Games

"Entering the awards is a great way to showcase the latest and best trends in gifting. Whether you win, are a finalist or are shortlisted. The ability to show off your product to some of the best gift retailers in the UK is a fantastic opportunity to get awareness and sales for your own business."

The Bottled Baking Co


Whether you are a start-up or a multinational brand, discover everything you need to know about entry into the Gift of the Year Awards 2024. The process is simple and aims to let your products shine for the judges.

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The Gift of the Year Awards are judged by over 100 industry professionals, from independent retailers to buyers for international organisations. They are all looking for the best new products and ranges.

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Our Sponsors

Every year, our categories are sponsored by an incredible range of businesses both national and international. We are now looking to work with sponsors for the Gift of the Year 2021.

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