The Greats Finalist 2013

TemptationGifts has a long, proud history of success. That we are in the midst of our 30th birthday celebrations is enough reason to be proud, but this morning we were greeted with the fantastic news that we are finalists in not one, but two categories in the annual Greats Retail Awards.

The awards are the highest accolade within the gift industry, and we are proud to have won the title of Best UK Online Gift Retailer in three of the last four years.  We are pleased to have made it to the shortlist of finalists once again this year, seeing as the huge competition in online retail and its ever-growing prevalence makes this an increasingly difficult and impressive achievement.

Those of you less familiar with TemptationGifts and our history may not know that as well as our online presence, we have 7 stores across the Home Counties. They are run with the same ethos and commitment to excellence with which the website operates, and we are equally proud to be nominated in the category Best UK Multiple Specialist Retailer of Gifts.

The Greats were launched by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine in 2003, in recognition of the tremendous contribution that retailers, both large and small, make to the success of the gift industry. Now in their eleventh year, The Greats are established as the premier awards event of the year, bringing together the entire industry for a celebration of the best. The awards take place at a ceremony in early May, so there is an anxious wait to reveal the winners.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards provide welcome recognition from peers and from those within the business. It's all a bit like the Oscars really, except for the live orchestra!

Whether or not TemptationGifts is among the victorious names announced on the day, we will be enormously proud to be there as finalists. We don’t do this for awards, we do this for our customers; but these nominations are certainly a nice reminder that our peers in the industry consider us among the very best at what we do.

Further details about The Greats can be found at

The Greats Winners 2012
Collecting our award at last year's ceremony.