Gift of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announced

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The Giftware Association has announced its Shortlist for the 2019 Gift of The Year Competition, with the judges selecting 226 products from around 1200 entries.


The judges found it tougher than ever to choose their shortlisted entries across 20 categories, due to the sheer number of quality design-led products submitted. The competition’s project manager, Luke Palmer, commented: “As ever, we are delighted by the diversity of products this year. We are blown away by some of our categories, particularly Ethical Gift and Design & Craft, which have each more than doubled our expectations.”


The next stage of the competition sees the judges attending a live judging day in Birmingham in January, where they will get to touch, hold and smell the shortlisted products, ahead of the announcement of the winners at the competition award ceremony at Spring Fair on 3 February.


In the stationery industry, the Cards & Wrap category features 11 shortlisted products:


  • All That Jazz by Molly Mae Ltd
  • Frankly, by Poet and Painter
  • Hoot Parade Card Range by U Studio Design
  • LEFTIES by Splimple Limited
  • London Calling Greetings Card Range by Rocket68
  • Luxury Gift Wrap by The Art File
  • Pin & Ink by The Handcrafted Card Co
  • Politically Incorrect by Really Wild Cards
  • Quilling Cards by Origamo at Blue Eyed Sun
  • Seriously Just Kidding by The London Studio
  • Wot A Mug by Cherry Orchard


In the Gift Stationery category, the judges chose 10 products:


  • 2019 Flock Daily Planner by Hello Day
  • Bookaroo Pen Pouch for Books by IF (that company called)
  • CEO Of My Own Life Planner in Classic Black by Ella Iconic
  • Citygami London by Clockwork Soldier
  • Hometown! A Personalised Map Game by Map Marketing
  • Sharp & Blunt Pencils - Fight Like A Girl by U Studio Design
  • Stib Inspirational Mini Colouring Pencils by Stib Ltd
  • Unicorn Boxed Notelets by Deckled Edge Ltd
  • Yes Studio Stationery range by Wild & Wolf


Stationery makes a strong showing across the categories, including Paper Mirchi’s handmade gift wrap shortlisted in both Ethical Gift and Gift Stationery, VENT for Change’s Ideas range chosen for the Ethical Gift category, and eatsleepdoodle’s Colour & Learn Butterfly Pencil Case shortlisted in Children’s Gift.

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