Farm Shop & Deli Show are proud to sponsor the Gift Food category for The Gift of the Year 2019 competition, which is open for entries across 20 categories. Please read on for further information from competition organisers...


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You have one month to enter your products and ranges. We are looking for the best in the gift and homeware industry. The winners will be announced in early February.

The largest and most prestigious product competition in the gift industry, Gift of the Year celebrates the best products that will be on the market in late 2018 and throughout 2019. We are already seeing some fantastic entries coming that are getting exposure already through our social media and newsletters.

Winning and highly commended products are featured in the beautiful Winners Brochure which is distributed at all major trade shows throughout the year, and to GA retailer members. The top prize, courtesy of Autumn Fair, is a free stand for the winner of the Judges’ Choice award – the winner among winners.

It isn’t just about the winners, though. Nominating one of your products for a Gift of the Year award will give you access to special logos you can use on your website, social media and even in print. The same goes if you are shortlisted, and you may even find your products featured on the Gift of the Year social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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On top of the publicity that entering can provide, every single entry placed in the competition is put before the panel of judges during the online stage of judging in December. It’s a fantastic chance to put your new products in front of buyers, and every year judges ask to be put in touch with entrants to talk more about their products.

The competition will remain open until the end of November, so you still have a month to enter your gifts.

You can enter online at If you have any questions, you can call the Gift of the Year team on 0121 237 1142 or contact Luke on