Spring Fair, the UKâ€™s trade show for the home and gift industry, has teamed up with forecasting agency Trend Bible to produce an exclusive Christmas 2022 Trends Report which will be launched on a webinar at 11am on Thursday 9 December.
The exclusive deep dive into buying trends for 2022 will be hosted by Kate Usher, senior trend consultant at Trend Bible. She will unpack the colour, pattern, and product trends for Christmas 2022, as well as examine consumer behaviours and how this will translate into ranging ideas.
Kate said: â€œFor Christmas 2022, gatherings and being together will be all the more cherished, with the pandemic having led to a reappraisal and newfound appreciation of life, family, friendship and kinship. Iâ€™ll be exploring two (quite opposing) trends from our 2022 Festive Forecast report. Loud & Proud is about creating new traditions that bring real joy, with inclusive gifting and messaging that ensures nobody feels left out. Get ready to mix up traditional occasions by introducing a dose of much needed fun. And White Winter sees consumers driven by a continued search for improved health and wellbeing, and a rejection of the superfluous excess that the season can bring. This minimalist, palate-cleansing trend will set the scene for moments of reset and recharge.â€
Suzanne Ellingham, head of content at Hyve Group, which organises the Spring Fair, commented: â€œChristmas is a special time on the high street – the experience is something that canâ€™t be replicated with a click. And the news that the average consumer is looking to spend an average of Â£489 each on Christmas gifting will provide a welcome boost in this yearâ€™s golden quarter.
â€œHowever, while consumers may be focused on 2021, retailers are already planning for the most important retail period of next year: Christmas 2022. We know how important Christmas ranging is to our visitors, and hope this report, and the supporting webinar, will help them understand whatâ€™s driving consumer changes – and will also inspires creativity in their ranging too. We are excited to be collaborating with Trend Bible to delve into trends and buying behaviours, to help retailers get one step ahead in planning for 2022.â€
To register to attend the Christmas Trends Webinar, visit https://www.bigmarker.com/hyve/What-to-buy-Christmas-Trends-2022
Spring Fair takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 6 February to 9 February and features four buying destinations: Home, Gift (incorporating Greetings, Floral, Party and Christmas), Fashion and Design & Source.
For further information, visit www.springfair.com