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Registration opens for the biggest Home & Gift show in years

UK Retail’s favourite summer sourcing festival is back – and thriving! Registration is now open for Home & Gift show 2024 edition, which returns to the Harrogate Convention Centre and grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton Majestic Hotel from 21-24th July.

Once again Home & Gift will showcase hundreds of top brands across a new, expanded footprint, hosting over 15% more exhibitors than 2023. Visitors will find a show of two halves, with Halls A, B, C and M of the Convention Centre packed to the rafters with sectors including Gift and Home, Jewellery and Fashion, and Food Emporium.

Buyers will also benefit from an updated layout in the hotel grounds for the Design Points, where they can explore Design-led Gift and Home.

Home & Gift show

A new entrance at the Rose Gate will lead visitors to the relocated Design Point 4 and Alfresco Bistro, and then down to Design Point 3 and an extended Design Point 1, which is set to host an additional 10% more stands in 2024.

With the expanded show footprint, this year’s visitors will be treated to the biggest and best exhibitor line-up in years, with hundreds of new and returning brands to choose from; over 40% of the 2024 exhibitors weren’t present in 2023, and 32% of them are making their show debut, ensuring that there’s newness at every turn!

Home & Gift show

Notable brands returning to the event after a number of years absent include the likes of Aery, Belly Button Designs, Elizabeth Scarlett, Gifted Wholesale, Half Moon Bay, Jackie Brazil, La De Da Living, Price’s Patent Candles, Upper Canada, and Widdop and Co.

Speaking of their return, CEO and Owner of Widdop and Co. Stephen Illingworth explained:

‘We are thrilled to be back at Harrogate for the first time in 8 years. This show was a central feature on our summer calendar for so long and as the market has changed, the industry needs a strong summer event to launch products and meet people. Harrogate is the only platform at this time of year for this to happen and we look forward to supporting it.’

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Exhibiting alongside them are hundreds of other industry-favourites, including Bomb Cosmetics, Captivate Brands, CHALK, Creative Tops & Kitchen Craft, D&X, Designworks, Enesco, Forever England, Forma House, Giftware Trading, House of Disaster, Joe Davies, Kikkerland, Lagoon Group, Marmalade of London, Miss Shorthair, Ohh Deer, PoM, Powell-Craft, Richard Lang & Son, Roka London, Talking Tables, The Art File, Toasted Crumpet, and Zelly, hundreds of which are exhibiting exclusively at Home & Gift, meaning that you won’t see them elsewhere this season!

In addition to the exhibitors retailers have grown to expect, Home & Gift has also added over 150 brand new suppliers to the event this year, including the likes of Allied Imports, Arnold Willis & Co, ASOBU, Bothy Threads, Cadenza Italy, Jardinopia, Robinvalley, Soctopus, The Little Dog Laughed and Trampoline. Gavin Smith,

Managing Director of The Little Dog Laughed explains the importance of the dateline to them:

‘In recent years sourcing, producing and delivering products has become a bit of a lottery. We decided to have all our newness ready to show mid-year so that customers can be confident stock will be with them for the all-important start of Q4.

It was time to change things up exhibition-wise and the decision was made to make Home and Gift our only UK show for 2024.’

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Well-known for the networking opportunities that accompany product sourcing, Home & Gift 2024 is set to offer a range of social gatherings and facilitate connections away from the show floor; after the show finishes on Sunday visitors and exhibitors can mingle, connect as the winner of the hotly anticipated People’s Choice category of the Gift of The Year Awards is announced during the legendary Sundowners drinks.

Monday night also sees the return of the industry-favourite Home & Gift Show Party, and visitors can join us for a ‘Pimms on the Lawn’ on Tuesday after the show.

For the second year running The Better Trends Company have curated the show’s Trends Feature, which is located at the front of Hall M in the Convention Centre and will present 3 key trends for the Autumn/Winter season that retailers can incorporate into their new collections as they source at the show.

In addition, The Better Trends Company have also designed Home & Gift’s look and feel again, reflecting a ‘Sun Chaser’ theme centred around the summer heat, al fresco dining and those easy-breezy summer days. The team will be on hand at the show to guide visitors through the season’s trends so they can source their new collections accordingly.

Show Manager David Westbrooke always looks forward to the event saying:

‘The Home & Gift team have worked incredibly hard to deliver a 3rd successive year of double-digit growth, and we look forward to showcasing over 15% more brands again this July – giving buyers even more choice as they look for their next best-seller! Visitors will notice a significantly larger footprint and an exciting new layout for the Design Points.

With hundreds of brands exhibiting in 2024 that weren’t here last year, Harrogate is the place to be this Summer!’

Come, chase the sun and blend business with pleasure at Home & Gift 2024; with over 500 unmissable brands and 1000s of exciting new launches, Home & Gift is a must-visit this July.

Home & Gift is the largest showroom in the North, with an ever-expanding line-up of brands from household favourites to emerging designers we provide the perfect location to discover next season’s best sellers.

As the first show of the Autumn/Winter season you get to see the latest launches before anyone else. They have brought together key exhibitors to showcase brand new product lines, helping you discover new products for Christmas and beyond.

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