Exclusive web content
Greetings from Germany

Messe Frankfurt Christmasworld a visual treat for Gift Shop team

Editor-in-Chief Julie McCallum and Allison McKenzie, Gift Shop’s multimedia designer, recently attended Christmasworld in Frankurt, Germany. It was an exciting opportunity to discover products and trends in Europe to share with retailers in the United States.



Both manufacturers and retailers had a successful start to the new business season at the Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld consumer-goods fairs, as well as at Floradecora, the floral market place. A total of 3,023 exhibitors from 69 countries presented their latest festive and seasonal decorations, fresh flowers and plants, paper, office supplies and stationery, and hobby, art and craft supplies to the national and international trade. Altogether, around 87,000 visitors from 162 countries, an increase of 2 percent, made their way to Frankfurt to discover trends and top themes to boost their business in the future.

This year’s consumer-goods fairs were dominated by botany — plants, leaves, cacti and beetles are trending — as reflected by a host of high-grade designs and materials, especially in dark blue and green with gold accents.

Christmas and seasonal decorations are drawing inspiration from flora and fauna. Peacocks, marine animals and jungle motifs were omnipresent at Christmasworld. As well as furry friends such as dogs, sheep, llamas and alpacas. 

Natural wood lent texture to a variety of displays and German-made woodcrafts were abundant at the fair. Felt, faux fur and sequined fabric are popular textiles that are being seen everywhere. Green was a major color story seen throughout the fair, particularly a lighter shade which some might call mint, or aqua. Lighter colors in general, bordering on pastel, were stunning paired with matte silvers and whites.


Social Connections

Upcoming Trade Shows

February 23, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair

New Delhi,
February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

ACC Crafts Show – Maryland

Baltimore, MD
February 23, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Niche Wholesale Fair

Cleveland, OH
February 25, 2018 - February 28, 2018

Alberta Gift Show

Edmonton, AB
March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair

Memphis, TN
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
Get one year of Gift Shop in both print and digital editions for just $15. Preview our digital edition »

Interested in reading the print edition of Gift Shop?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs