The 2024 edition of Home & Gift will be held as a face-to-face trade event at the Harrogate International Centre. The event will take place between 21.07.2024 and 24.07.2024. Because of the removal of the corresponding domestic limitations, the hosting facility will not have stringent Covid-19 safety precautions in place. The UK does not currently have travel restrictions in place.
A Brief Overview of Home & Gift
Home & Gift defines tastes for gifts, greetings, and interiors in the UK. It’s a go-to trade fair for British companies, which want to position themselves fully into every home and even break into international markets. Based in Harrogate, England, Home & Gift creates the right conditions to get discovered by relevant buyers and gain a deeper knowledge of market trends. Editions are the style guide for the year ahead and you can be one of the style makers.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
Home & Gift has progressed significantly over the years as a go-to procurement platform. A chief reason anyone attends is to reconnect with suppliers and place orders. Editions welcome you to get in touch with existing contacts and attract potential buyers in great numbers. The atmosphere is dynamic and business deals happen easily. Well worth the associated costs of exhibiting. Look at the numbers from previous editions:
- 700 brands
- 10,000 quality visitors from 31 countries
- 60% increase in size in 2022
- 6 sectors
- 4 marquees
Home & Gift arrives every year in July in Harrogate, England and opens the second buying season. You have four days to pull ahead of competitors as many buyers head into the busiest season of the year. It’s quite easy to move products off shelves and many exhibitors time the release of new designs during Home & Gift in order to drum up excitement. It’s the most reliable way to make a new product successful and get feedback from trade visitors. Not to mention that the relaxed way that things happen here means that you’ll be able to spend a lot more time with buyers and form a real emotional connection.
The halls at the Harrogate Convention Centre feature a wide breadth of products that span bathroom furniture, bedroom furniture, cabinets & displays, garden & outdoor living, kitchen furniture, home office décor, office décor, living good furniture, storage solutions, soft furnishings, arts & crafts, ceramics, clothing, fashion accessories, food & drinks, greeting cards & stationary, kitchenware, interior accessories and wellbeing products.
The trade fair continues to evolve. In 2022, organisers have taken the direction of expanding the furniture offering and creating the necessary space to display whole collections. The thematic area presents buyers with all on offer in a well-organised manner.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
The brands you can expect to exhibit side by side include some of the most well-known names in the UK. There’s Blue Poppy Art, Bomb Cosmetics, Orange Tree Toys, Passion Accessories, LV Clothing, Kikkerland Europe, LIGA, London Ornaments, CHALK, DeluxeHomeArt, Ohh Deer, Talking Tables, The Art File and House of Disaster. That’s only a small portion of the great brands that build up Home & Gift, and make it a must-see trade fair for the region and beyond.
The audience is mostly made up from the North of England, Scotland and Ireland, which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else. Organisers report that 86% of trade visitors do not attend any other shows, so you’re able to tap into a unique market. The 2022 edition was the most popular to date as 56% of trade visitors attended the fair for the very first time. Already 88% of visitors are key decision makers, but this edition saw an increase in VIP buyers by 20%. This ensures your success as a brand at Home & Gift. You’re guaranteed a swell in direct orders and lucrative partnerships.
But it’s not just local buyers that make the trip. There are buyers that travel from as far as Australia, Brunei, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Even better, the numbers are steadily growing – another incentive to make Home & Gift the home for your brand. In addition to department stores and garden centres, interior designers make up a large portion of the audience, which has grown considerably in the last edition.
Additional Value of Attendance
Business never sleeps, and neither does Home & Gift. Organisers have taken notice of the increase in digital offers among other shows and have worked hard to create a platform that helps exhibitors and buyers continue their business. The end result is REVEAL, which acts as the UK’s largest network of sought-after buyers and sellers. The retail space changes significantly between physical editions of Home & Gift, and now you never have to be out of the loop any more. The platform is available every day of the year and keeps conversations going. It’s also an effective discovery tool to meet targeted buyers. Announce new products, establish contact with new buyers and manage all sales leads after the live edition ends.
The support programme allows you to better connect with people and get useful insights into the overall style and design trends. After a long day of business, the best way to celebrate is to take part in the daily Gin-on-the-Lawn events and once the fair ends, the Sundowners Drinks on Sunday is the best way to unwind after a successful edition.
If you’re invested in learning, there are the Shop Talk Mini Masterclass sessions where you have experts share their knowledge with you. In the past, masterclasses touched upon how to best use Instagram reels and the keys to effective photography to sell more products. There are also the Shop Talk Digital sessions, which can be watched online via the REVEAL platform. It’s the best way to consume content when you’re physically unable to sit through the session. That’s how to get the best value of your attendance as presented by leading brands, designers and experts.