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Who’s a GOTY finalist?

Publishers do well as live judging day whittles down shortlist in all 15 categories

A VERY busy day yesterday (Thursday, January 11) saw the Gift Of The Year judges back in action whittling down the shortlisted products to the finalists in each of the 15 categories.

And Two Little Boys, Peace & Blessings, I Am A, and Go Stationery have made it through for the Greetings & Stationery award, while greetings publishers also did well in the other categories.
Paper Mirchi are finalists in Design & Craft, while Wrendale have made it through in Fashion Accessories, I Drew This in Home – and designer Sara Miller, who licences cards through The Art File, is a double finalist in Kitchen & Dining and Fashion Accessories.
Judges from across the industry, including retailers, buyers, suppliers and press, congregate at The Button Factory in Birmingham for yesterday’s live judging event of the awards organised by the Giftware Association.
PR and marketing manager Chris Workman said: “It was a really good day, loads of good products and some really good feedback from the judges.”
The winners of both the product categories and new retailers awards will 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, and one product will be announced as the overall Judges’ Choice winner. The full list of Gift Of The Year 2018 finalists is below.

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Greetings & Stationery
Mono and Pastel Greeting Cards, Peace & Blessings
Don’t Be Blue Scratch and Smile, I Am A
The Nikki Strange Collection, Go Stationery
Write A Letter, Two Little Boys

Body, Bath, Home Fragrance
Animal Shaped Soaps, The Somerset Toiletry Co
Barber Pro Skin Revival Kit, BeautyPro
Home Solutions Range, Heyland & Whittle
Great British Bee Co Handcare Range, Great British Bee Co

Children's Gift
Compendium , Widdop & Co
Fantastic Dragon 3D Colourables, Ooly
Little Nature Explorers, Emma Lawrence
Sweet Baby Dinosaur Rattles, Best Years

Contemporary Gift
10 Things… Loving Tree, Giggle Beaver
Octagon Desk Light, Gingko Electronics
Great British Bee Co Handcare Range, Great British Bee Co
Urban Words , History & Heraldry

Design & Craft
Handmade Artisan Gift Wrap, Paper Mirchi
DIY Greenhouse Model Kit, Salveo
Love You to Pieces Cufflinks, Oh So Cherished

Fashion Accessory
Beau & Elliot Lunch Totes, Navigate
Wrendale Scarves, Wrendale
Sara Miller Silk Accessories, My Gifts Trade

Festive & Occasions
Christmas Roast Dinner Box, Ross & Ross Food
Folksy Reindeer, Roger La Borde
Hoppy Easter Range, Ginger Ray
O-Deer, House Of Marbles

Garden & Outdoor
Cow Watering Can, Apples To Pears
Green Picnic, Fallen Fruits
The Quintessential British Bird Range, Deco-Pak
Wildflowers For Wildlife Seedball Range, Project Maya

General Gift
Bookminders Page Markers, That Company Called If
Engraved Wallets, Leather Guild
Hand-decorated Gin Glass, Sunny By Sue
My Memories Personalised Journal, Signature Gifts

Gift Food
Indian Spice Tin with Silk Sari Wrap, Spice Kitchen
The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit, The Big Cheese Making Kit
The XL Homemade Curing Kit… Bacon, Ross & Ross Food

Home Product

Brighton Pavilion Print, I Drew This
Elgin, Dartington Crystal
Emporium Agate Coasters, Talking Tables
So Cosy Dag Throw , So Cosy

Hot Novelty
Buzz and Dotty Kneelers, Burgon & Ball
G&Tea Cocktail Set, Root7
Mystery Message Mug, Wow Stuff
Prosecco Pong, Talking Tables

Kitchen & Dining
Apron Made From Old Denim, Ian Snow
Big Peeler, New Soda
Orbit Centre, Sue Ure Maison
Sara Miller The Chelsea Collection, Portmeirion Group

Licensed Product
David Walliams Most Curious Challenges Game, Lagoon Trading Co
Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Shot Glasses, Nemesis Now
Mystery Golden Snitch, Wow Stuff
Natural History Museum Gift In A Tin Range, Apples To Pears

Under £10
Gin & Tonic Handbag, Bath House
Flamingo Bottle Opener, Gift Republic
Mr Beard Soaps, The Somerset Toiletry Co
Ultimate Pub Quiz, Paladone

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