Display Inspirations

In-Couraged to Change

Patti Harbin will tell you success in gift retail is all about access. The owner of In-Courage gift store, in San Antonio, knows her customers need access—to superior customer service, the best prices and the... more »

Sensational Appeal

Setting out diffusers, candles and even bath and body products appeals to customers' sense of smell. Invite customers to taste your gourmet goods and watch them fly off the shelves. It's one of the first... more »

The Power of Networking

Where would we be without our support systems? I know as a publishing professional, I sometimes rely on business networks to bounce off ideas or to trade advice. One of GIFT SHOP's primary missions has... more »

Splashy Sales

Water can be used very effectively to create a sensory experience in your store. Here are some displays that effectively incorporate this soothing element. more »

Vital Signs

An effective outdoor store sign is legible, conspicuous, creative and inviting. See how it can be used as an extension of a gift shop's marketing and branding strategy. more »

Color Sells

Subtle touches speak volumes! Notice the strategically placed sand-colored towel set at the top. It acts as a great complement to the white and sand mixes in the entire row. Boots that match the raincoats... more »

A Fresh Start

I have always loved makeovers—the idea of rejuvenation, of a clean start, is endlessly appealing to me. Since GIFT SHOP is about fresh new ideas and perspectives the idea of a makeover contest seemed like... more »

Web Redo

After Courtney Zielinski was charged with redesigning Wicati's website, she took a look at its old homepage. One problem with the site jumped out at her: The homepage was not marketing the store efficiently. Wicati... more »

Social Connections


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