We had an amazing night celebrating with the biggest independent and high street names in gifting.
The sun shone down on London on the 15thof May as friends, colleagues, and industry guests arrived at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair to celebrate The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2019. This is the only award ceremony in the UK to celebrate gift retailing and brought together the best and brightest of the gifting industry for a well-deserved day of celebration and recognition. A Gift From The Gods were thrilled to be part of this very special crowd and to be a sponsor at this important industry event.
Here are some of the highlights from The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2019.
A Walk On The Wild Side
The theme for this year’s event wasA Walk On The Wild Sideand guests embraced it in style. Attendees wore animal prints from zebra to leopard and giraffe that showed off the best of this season’s nature-inspired looks inside a ballroom which was decorated in a jungle theme. Tables even included animal masks to be used as part of a light-hearted game at the start of the event. This created an incredible atmosphere while embracing one of the high street’s hottest trends.
Celebrating Amazing Gifting
A Gift From The Gods were proud not only to be part of The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2019 and to connect with some influential industry names, but to sponsor one of the special awards. We sponsored the Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer award, showing our support for some of the fantastic and innovative work happening in gifting right now. The winner was Between the Lines, a family run gifting business who love to ‘celebrate the joy of giving’. The award was presented by our Head of Wholesale, Chloe Bayles, who was looking fabulous in head-to-toe leopard print.
Recognising Gifting Greats
The Greats 2019 Honorary Achievement Award went to Henri Davis, chair of The Giftware Association and gifting expert who was part of the team that opened the flagship Habitat store under Terence Conran. With over 30 years of retail experience, Henri is an important industry influencer who has worked with some of the biggest brands in gifting. Well done Henri! You’re an inspiration!
The event ended with a chance to relax, unwind, and have a great time with colleagues from across the gifting industry – celebrating another year of fantastic gifting. The‘Greats’ after-party is always a firm favourite in the trade calendar and The A Gift From The Gods team certainly had a blast, even if there were a few refreshed faces by the end of the event! We are already looking forward to The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2020!
If you’ve been inspired by The Greats Gift Retailer Awards to pick up some gorgeous gifts for the important people in your life, you’re in the right place. The A Gift From The Gods online store has everything you need to give a gift that wows. Head there now and #GiftSomeLove.