Be in the know about ‘must-have’ gift ranges

Summer is definitely over and we finally have a crisp autumn feeling to the air and whilst retailers are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year; manufacturers and suppliers of giftware and Christmas ranges are focusing on their next BIG event – Harrogate Christmas & Gift.

The show, which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 13th to 16th January 2019 is staged at the optimum time of the year for Christmas buyers as it’s straight after the celebrations whilst fashions and trends are still fresh in their minds. Exhibitors at the show – who are total experts when it comes to what the consumer is going to want next Christmas – will give them an informed heads-up. For example, at the show in January 2018 exhibitors were predicting firmly on unicorns and according to national press this is correct. Unicorn themed toys and gifts are set to be the most sought-after theme of Christmas 2018 – so watch this space!

Whether you are a retailer, buyer or manufacturer and supplier – Harrogate Christmas & Gift is fast becoming known as the not-to-be-missed trade show of the year. It is where the main orders are placed and put to bed for the following Christmas so that retailers can concentrate on their daily business, safe in the knowledge that they’ve got everything in hand.

As well as the well-known names which return to Harrogate year after year such as Gisela Graham, Premier Decorations, Joe Davies, Widdop & Co and Heaven Sends to name just a handful; this year once again attracts a whole host of new companies displaying their products for the first time.

Art Nouvocative presents a beautiful selection of greetings cards by talented artists; Berni Parker with original gifts and greeting card collections such as the hugely popular ‘Ladies who love life;’ History & Heraldry renowned for its fabulous range of impulse gifting including its Urban Words collection with products highlighting titles and slang words with cultural meanings and definitions; and House of Marbles with an entertaining selection of toys and games.

Simon Anslow, show organiser, comments: “Harrogate Christmas & Gift has been growing steadily in recent years with a year-on-year increase in not only exhibitors but in visitors and buyers too. The addition of Hall Q proved a popular decision and we still have space available for new companies who would like to jump on board and experience this hugely successful show.”

A full list of exhibitors, visitor registration; plus details of exhibiting and booking forms are available on the website at – alternatively, Simon can be contacted on 01902 882280 or email: