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Discover New Brands at Home & Gift: Buyers’ Guide to Sourcing Products

 Home & Gift is the perfect opportunity for buyers to discover new brands and source products ahead of the busy Christmas season. This guide offers tips on how to make the most of your visit to the industry's most beloved buying event.

Home & Gift is the industry's most beloved buying event for a reason. With over 500 brands joining us, buyers will be spoiled for choice in Harrogate's picturesque setting from the 16th-19th of July. The event offers an unparalleled opportunity to source new-season designs and product launches ahead of the busy Christmas period. In this guide, we'll explore how buyers can make the most of their visit to Home & Gift.

1. Prepare for the event

Before attending Home & Gift, it's essential to familiarise yourself with the exhibitors and their products. Browse our [A-Z Brands list]( to identify the brands that resonate with your business. Additionally, research the industry's key trends and challenges, such as eco-consciousness and sustainable shopping options, to stay ahead of the curve.

2. Network with like-minded professionals

Home & Gift is more than just a trade show – it's a networking hub where retailers connect, learn, and conduct meaningful business. With a [57% increase in Multiples form 2021](, the event offers the perfect opportunity to forge new connections and share insights with fellow industry professionals. Don’t miss the chance to engage in conversations and gain valuable insights.

3. Explore the Modern Psychedelic trend

In collaboration with The Better Trends Company, Home & Gift 2023 features the theme of Modern Psychedelic. Inspired by the shopping community's craving for past joys and nostalgia-inducing products, this trend offers a fresh take on 60s-inspired styles. Keep an eye out for products that capture this unique style, and consider how they can complement your existing range.

4. Attend expert-led seminars and talks

Home & Gift offers a wealth of industry knowledge, with expert-led seminars and talks designed to inspire and educate. Make sure to [check the event schedule]( and prioritise the sessions that align with your business goals and interests. These sessions are a valuable opportunity to gain insights into emerging trends and retail strategies.

5. Become a VIP buyer

Enhance your Home & Gift experience by [becoming a VIP buyer]( This exclusive status grants you access to complimentary refreshments, reserved seating, and a dedicated VIP lounge, making your visit even more enjoyable. As a VIP, you'll also receive priority access to seminars and talks, ensuring you won't miss out on any valuable insights.

6. Support sustainable brands

With a growing demand for eco-friendly products, consider sourcing from brands that prioritise sustainability. By curating an ethical collection, you can cater to the increasing number of eco-conscious consumers and demonstrate your commitment to a greener future.

In conclusion, Home & Gift is the ultimate buyers' festival for discovering new brands and products. By preparing for the event, networking with professionals, and embracing the Modern Psychedelic trend, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable experience at Home & Gift.

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