Harrogate Christmas & Gift

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With lots of job changes over the last year, it is possible that new colleagues won't be aware of Harrogate Christmas & Gift - and as the most important buying event of the year it's a show they won't want to miss. This year we have more than 30 new exhibitors (as well as all of the well-known brands which return year after year) - so if you haven't already pre-registered to attend (it's free!), please click the "Register to Visit" button… Read more

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Christmas Countown

Just two weeks to go until we can all hang up our hats and relax with family and friends for some festive fun - and those of you working in the Christmas industry undoubtedly deserve a break. These are the busiest shopping weeks of the year and retailers running Santa's grottos and special Christmas activities are flat out entertaining excited children and making their Christmas wishes come true.

The judges from Garden Trade News are also travelling the length and breadth of the country checking out the very best that garden centres have to offer in terms of festive fun for the Greatest Christmas Awards - so look out, they may be watching you! The winners of the Awards will be announced at the Majestic hotel on Sunday 11th January 2015.

Unique designs from Gisela Graham

Gisela Graham returns to Hall M with her 2015 collection confirming her as Europe's outstanding designer Christmas company, with twelve new themed collections - every one springing a surprise - to help retailer customers stand out from the crowd.

Gisela pulls a new, original twist on the familiar genres: Gingerbread, Nordic, Folk Art, Woodland, Frost and Nostalgia and she explores new ideas with her usual sure, commercial touch. A Partridge in a Pear Tree as you've never seen it; a novel riff on Origama; an affectionate echo of the 1950s; helping Santa deal with his correspondence; a little girl's dream of fairies and many more. Gisela Graham also puts fun into parties and Halloween. Visit Gisela Graham on Stand M14-16.

Quirky gifts for gardeners

The Satchville Gift Company will be revealing some exciting new products alongside its fabulous new decorations for Christmas 2015. The company has expanded its ranges of garden and homeware to include some stunning metal lanterns in a selection of colours and lovely wicker lanterns for a soft, romantic glow. Buyers looking for something unusual will also be interested in its wide range of decorative planters such as a glamorous handbag, watering can or tractor - or for something really quirky, look out for its metal carry trays, filing cabinets and stacking pots. Alongside its gifts for gardeners and Christmas decorations, Satchville also has a collection of patio and indoor furniture and a wide range of items for floristry and horticulture including glassware and functional planters.

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Food for thought

Christmas is a time for sparkle, glitter, baubles and trees and for most of us it's also an occasion to eat, drink and be merry. Amongst the enormous array of fabulous festive products at Christmas & Gift this year, check out some add on ranges which could enhance your product portfolio attracting impulse purchases the entire year round. Don't forget to pre-register for free entry to the show.

Packing a present

JVL supplies top quality hampers and storage which are ideal for use throughout the year and during the festive period. These hampers and storage are available in buff, willow and sea grass in a range of styles and sizes. Also available to order at the show will be JVL's brand new collection of Christmas coir and machine washable doormats for 2015. Visit JVL on Stand B18.

Dipping marvellous

Terra Rossa returns to the show with its award winning range of top quality Middle Eastern products and new for this year, its Al'Ard premium Palestinian Fair Trade Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the best Palestinian olives pressed to the most exacting standards within 24 hours of harvesting. Also, fabulous 'must have' gift ideas include gorgeous dipping kits presented in an attractive jute bag containing hand-painted dipping bowls, infused extra virgin olive oils and herb mixes. Visit Terra Rossa on Stand A31.

Check out the chocolates

Truly innovative edible gifts from Halligan Raby include its range of personalised chocolates. The products can be displayed either on a floor spinner or a compact counter top unit allowing customers to make up their own names up to seven letters. The adaptability of these chocolates has made this one of the company's top selling Chrstmas gift lines. Also check out its Animals from and around the Farm chocolates and kaleidoscope of colour Retro range. Visit Halligan Raby on Stand B23.

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Let the festivities begin

With December on our doorsteps, Christmas festivities are now in full swing with High Streets across the country adorned with lights and shopping malls and garden centres opening their grotto doors.

Just when we think that these displays can't be any more spectacular, new products are launched to ensure that lights sparkle brighter, decorations are even more breathtaking and Santa's sacks are filled with more exciting gifts than ever before.

It is at this time of year that retailers in the industry can stand back and proudly admire their purchase decisions made at Harrogate Christmas & Gift last January - and look forward to even more exciting innovations at the 2015 show. If you haven't already, don't forget to pre-register.

Make it personal

A new exhibitor at Harrogate Christmas & Gift is Halligan Raby, a company which has been producing personalised ranges for over 30 years and has built a wealth of knowledge regarding the popularity of names in the UK. The company's tried and trusted top sellers include the cutest personalised Christmas cards, Christmas door hangers and even scrumptious Christmas chocolates. Don't miss Halligan Raby on Stand B23.

Everything for Christmas

Kingfisher (Bonnington Plastics Ltd) is a family run business operating for over 40 years, and is one of the UK's leading importers of gardening, homewares and leisure goods. The company will be exhibiting its entire Christmas range, which includes an extensive selection of artificial trees (including LED crystal drop trees), indoor and outdoor lighting, crackers, decorations and seasonal novelties. Also being showcased at the show are exciting new products including various animated scenes, inflatables, plush gift boxes and an eye catching Point of Sale Display Case ready filled with baubles packed in acetate tubes. Visit Kingfisher on Stand B15.

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A show first for Ashleigh & Burwood

Ashleigh & Burwood is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting for the first time ever at Harrogate Christmas & Gift from 11th - 14th January 2015, bringing its gorgeous and hugely popular giftwares to a wider market.

Ashleigh & Burwood is a 'must have brand' for Christmas with trusted and well-loved products that prove to be hugely successful year on year for retailers. Its beautiful hand-made gift packaging forms part of its signature look. Each year, new festive fragrance collections feature in Ashleigh & Burwood's fragrance launch and high quality gift bags designed specifically for the festive season, are available to retailers of the brand.

The product collections available are extensive, with price points and product categories suited to all budgets and tastes. Ranges include the famous signature Ashleigh & Burwood fragrance lamps, including fragrance lamp gift sets; pretty mosaic decorative plates; luxury mosaic reed diffuser gift sets; oil burners; and scented metal pomanders, sprays, mini diffusers & scented sachets from the popular 'The Scented Home' collection.

Look out for its exciting latest innovations and immerse yourself in its sensational Christmas fragrances on Stand C25!

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Can't get enough of those ghosts!

Friday 31st October 2014 not only saw the UK basked in the warmest Halloween on record with temperatures souring to the 20s, but for many the busiest commercially on record too. We Brits have been behind the USA in enthusiasm for this annual festival, but have certainly caught on with all bells ringing. The scale of Halloween has grown beyond a few children 'trick or treating' door to door, with adults of all ages dressing up and partying the entire weekend - great news for retailers who saw Halloween stock literally flying of their shelves on broomsticks!

Visitors to Harrogate Christmas & Gift in recent years will have noticed the steady increase in Halloween ranges at the show and will be spoilt for choice when looking for some exciting ghoulish products in 2015 - don't miss Floralsilk on Stand B1, Gisella Graham on Stand M14-16, Heaven Sends on C37 and Premier Decorations in H1.

Premier's new 'Christmas Stories' for 2015

One of the main attractions on the Premier Decorations stand at Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2015 will be a truly innovative collection of new themed ranges that Premier believe will introduce the theatre of Christmas across not only Tree Trim but also Table and Room Decorations and Glass Ornaments.

A new Buyer, with over 20 years experience in this area, has recently joined the Premier team and as a result a new emphasis has been applied to sourcing new design led product that appeals specifically to the British and Irish market.

Featuring more unique designs than ever before, each of the eight new themes has its own specific colour palettes to help customers create their very own Christmas Stories in store. They range from Traditional to Contemporary, with one even being described as Traditional, with a twist! The ultimate aim is to inspire customers to create their own interpretation of each stunning collection.

One of the first opportunities to view these exciting new ranges alongside their inspirational displays, will in the Premier Decorations Hall H from January 11th to the 14th.

What a welcome

JVL supplies the ultimate collection of doormats to keep muddy footprints outside and floors cleaner for longer. The 2015 collection of coir and machine washable Christmas mats will be launched exclusively at Harrogate Christmas & Gift and are great to stock for impulse buys. Also available to order will be the company's quality range of Christmas hampers including the new 'Make your own hamper' which has seen outstanding sales for 2014. Visit JVL on Stand B18.

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Registration now open

Retailers looking for inspirational new gift ranges for all occasions are invited to register for one of the UK's fastest growing trade shows - Harrogate Christmas & Gift - which takes place at the Harrogate International Centre from 11th to 14th January 2015.

Whilst very much a festive event with exhibitors displaying everything from Christmas trees and tinsel to stocking fillers, Harrogate Christmas & Gift has also evolved to encompass diverse product ranges for the home and garden. The show is now a favourite for garden centre and gift shop buyers looking for exciting ranges all year round and visitors can expect to see furniture, ornaments and artificial flowers as well as garden furniture, decorative lighting and even barbecues.

In the bag

Heaven Sends is synonymous with Christmas and Santa is back in town with its new festive bag collection which ranges from classy to cheeky - in fact the company has a bag to suit every store. In recent years, Heaven Sends has also developed its reputation for quality, unique and quirky products and has expanded its range to incorporate 'must have' home accessories and gift products. Visit Heaven Sends on Stand C37.

Wrapped and ready

Padgett Bros (A to Z) Ltd is one of the largest Christmas grotto toy suppliers in the UK with customers such as shopping centres, theme parks, garden centres, heritage museums, railways, county councils, marketing companies - in fact anyone requiring grotto presents.

The company's elves and advisors provide a complete wrapping service with a personal choice of over 500 presents across the age ranges, including toys for babies, toddlers, girls, boys, unisex - all from birth to 14 years of age (it can even provide presents to OAP's and care homes).

Padgett Bros is also one of the largest importers of toys into the UK and supply amazing value for money - an unbeatable service; and all of its presents conform to the highest EU safety standards. It caters for the majority of price points - from those on a budget, to those wanting just that little bit extra. Visit Padgett Bros on Stand A28.

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