I Just Love It Win 2017 Gift of the Year For…

Well I Just Love It shoppers, the verdict is in and the votes have been counted for the 2017 Gift of the Year Awards…

For the last four decades, the Giftware Association has been trailing up and down the country, keeping a wuthering eye for up and coming, remarkable gifts suitable for every occasion. The association represents retailers, manufacturers, start-ups, and established companies.



These pioneering individuals have previously brought you the wedding drop guest book, and cinematic lightbox of 2016. They're always looking for the most creative and original ideas within the commercial gifting market. In 2016, 140 gifting companies took part in the event, with 2017 seeing nearly double the number of budding participants, making for a demanding judging process this year.

A team of 27 innovative leaders in their field took on the weighty burden. Across 22 categories, 1100 products were entered, judged, shortlisted and now the winners are announced…

I Just Love It are absolutely beaming with delight – we are the proud winners of two incredible titles at the 2017 Gift of the Year Awards!


The Winners



We’re incredibly proud to announce our Personalised Ladybird Books are winners of the ‘Brand & Character’ award. These little pocketbooks were everywhere in 2016, but ours clearly stood out. Working together with Ladybird, we added the personalised twist to intertwine tongue-in-cheek humour, with a familiar air of nostalgia. The result is a unique gift brimming with humour. Yes, Ladybird classics take us back to yesteryear, with their almost too easy-to-read font and evocative illustrations. But the touch of personalisation and modern content creates a personalised keepsake filled with character and endless charm.



Not too far from the comedy boat, our Personalised Haynes Manuals and Beatrix Potter Collection of Peter Rabbit Guides stole the title for ‘Highly Commended’, and it’s easy to see why. Like the Ladybird classics of childhood, Haynes Explains have been helping us keep our motors spick and span for years. Haynes are iconic for their automotive manuals and have made a comeback with hilarious step-by-step guides on ‘Marriage’, ‘Pensioners’, ‘Teenagers’ and ‘Babies’. Each book is personalised for the individual, you can ensure your working ‘teenager’ or ‘pensioner’ model is fully functioning.



In 2016, we commemorated 150 years of Beatrix Potter’s life and work with our Peter Rabbit Guides. Written to appeal to both grownups and children, each guide opens up a Potter-inspired world of wisdom, shared through the beloved creations of Beatrix Potter. From the Flopsy Bunnies, Jemima Puddle Duck, Squirrel Nutkin and more dazzling characters, three personalised editions offer advice and lessons on Life, Virtue and Harmony.  



I Just Love It are utterly overjoyed to be able to provide one-of-a-kind gifts for our customers. Gifts that are personalised are effortlessly beautiful. They show time and effort taken to create the perfect keepsake. We’ll be gearing up with ideas in 2018!

If you didn’t believe us previously when we raved about how great the gifts mentioned in this blog are, the fact they now come with awards might just tempt you to add to your basket!