We are an island nation that loves the seaside – not one of us lives more than 70 miles from the coast and we make over 70 million trips a year to enjoy it. For buyers from retail outlets and attractions on or near the Coast, and for those that are keen to order coastal merchandise to target the holidaymaker, Giving & Living is THE show to visit. We have more coastal product than any other trade show.
Our ‘Coastal Path’ will lead you around the show to find the exhibitors that are perfect for your business. Meet new and established suppliers offering everything imaginable for your customers to buy to enhance their trip or holiday, as mementos for themselves and as gifts for others. It’s the ideal way to discover an exciting variety of unusual products, niche suppliers and fresh ideas that you might otherwise sail straight past. At every step along the way you’ll be able to see, touch, taste, smell, talk and listen – the surest way to find those unique items that your customers will absolutely love.
In 2018 the Path included well-known names such as Marine Arts, Babbacombe Pottery Collection, Proctor & Clark – Coast & County, Out of the Blue KG and Stands Out. Exciting first timers like Ebb & Flow and Iona Buchanan with something novel for the market. Beautiful items from British artists and makers such as Black Dog, Claire Vaughan Designs, and Beau Jangles. Everything from pocket money gifts, to cards, to swimwear, to fudge, to jewellery. Central to your Coastal Path experience is Coastal Product Revealed – our feature area showcasing a selection of merchandise from companies on the Path.
At the show you will find a list of all the companies that are identified as being on the Coastal Path, along with their stand numbers. These companies will also display the Coast logo on their stand fascia boards:
Look out for this sign as you walk around the show: