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The Gift of the Year 2022 awards are a great way to get your products noticed by buyers and retailers and there is a category for everyone’s products to shine.

To reflect the diverse and vibrant nature of our business we have 22 categories so there is something for every product out there, last year we even introduced new categories to reflect the changing times of our industry. If you feel that your products don’t fit into a category then get in touch and we can talk you through which you would be best suited for. We also love products that have thought outside the box with their category choice and we know these have performed well with judges in the past.

See below a small selection of categories but click the links to see all 22 and the winners and shortlisted companies from last year.


  • TECH AND GADGETS A new category to celebrate all those gifts that have a technical and gadget feel to them.
  • FOOD AND DRINK Gifts you can eat or drink, or kits to make your own food and beverages
  • BRANDED GIFTS Any product linked to well-known characters or brands or licensed by famous designers, organisations, and other household names.
  • CONTEMPORARY GIFTS Funky, design-led gifts with a quirky modern feel.

You can view the full list of categories HERE and we are always on hand to help if you have any issues with your entry or are unsure of which category to enter into.

Watch our short video guide on how to enter your products



Entering Gift of the Year allows you to celebrate your brand as well as elevating you and your products to buyers and retailers, The competition is a unique platform to get you noticed by the people that matter, but don’t take our word for it. We asked a selection of our winners from over the past 10 years about how they found success and how winning the competition opened new doors for their businesses, Read Spice Kitchens Success Story. Read Here and Enter

If you have any questions or would like to know more then please get in touch with the team who will be more than happy to help and guide you through your entry on

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