Giving & Living
Sunday January 13 2019to Wednesday January 16 2019
Giving & Living, the South West’s largest Gift and Home trade show, is a breath of fresh air for retail buyers keen to get ahead of the game in the New Year. The 2019 show takes place at the Westpoint Exhibition Centre, just outside Exeter, from Sunday 13th January to Wednesday 16th January. It’s the biggest regional show of its kind with about 300 exhibitors and 4000+ retail buyers. Spread over four days it’s less frantic than many other shows and certainly more enjoyable.
Timing is everything and coming directly after the Christmas break Giving & Living steals a march on other shows. It gives smart buyers the chance to get hands on with the very latest new and exclusive 2019 gift & homeware product ranges ahead of the competition – in plenty of time for Easter, Mother’s Day and the Summer season.
There’s a wide range of general gifts and homeware for all occasions on display, offering something for everyone – you’ll have to go a long way to find a greater choice. Better still, taking place so near to Britain’s best beaches and seaside resorts, it’s the show with the most Coast. If you are buying for a retail outlet or attraction near the ocean, and keen to net lots of holidaymakers, there’s nowhere better for discovering beautifully crafted gifts and unusual home accessories inspired by sun, sand and sea.
Navigating your way to those exhibitors who are most appropriate for your business is easy. Just follow our clearly marked Coastal Path to discover a treasure trove of novel products, niche suppliers and fresh ideas that you might otherwise sail straight past. At every turn you’ll be able to see, touch, taste, smell, talk and listen – it’s the most reliable way to find those unique items sure to fill customers with delight. The Coastal Product Revealed area will be showcasing a selection of merchandise from companies on the Path, giving you a space where you can focus on their products in your own time.
Another big attraction is the Newcomer’s area. Here you’ll find new companies that have never exhibited at a trade show before. It’s a brilliant way to spot emerging design talent and novel product ideas before your competitors catch up and your opportunity for exclusivity has passed. The Designed & Made in Britain area is another hotspot for buyers eager to source unusual products that combine high quality with a distinct local flavour and a great story. Giving & Living, for many of these exhibitors, is the only show at which they take a stand – so it’s a one-off opportunity for retailers to gain exclusive access to locally produced items that discerning customers will love. Finally, there’s a strong showing by exhibitors with great ethical and/or environmental credentials. These “Naturally” companies are clearly identified, so that you can find them with ease if you want to source products that bolster your caring brand values.
From bags to books, cards to cushions, mugs to maps and soaps to seascapes, Giving & Living showcases an extraordinarily wide range of merchandise at very different price points. The timing is perfect and the environment is ideal for building those all-important relationships – whether you want to discuss personalising merchandise to match your brand or negotiate the best possible terms, discover niche products that reflect Britain’s unique heritage or just catch up with the latest fashions, trends and ideas, Giving & Living is one show you can’t afford to miss.
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