Indoor:Outdoor Pillows by Kate Nelligan from Peking Handicraft

Gift Shop Plus Winter 2022
Just Released! By Debbie Eisele

New-to-market introductions are opening the winter 2022 buying season with fresh designs

It’s 2022 and in-person shows are happening again, but that doesn’t mean the digital offerings are going away any time soon, if anything the digital options are increasing. This year, physical markets kick off in January with Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Seattle Mart, Surf Expo, LA Mart, Las Vegas Market, Minneapolis Mart, Philadelphia Gift Show and others.

Home & Gift Markets, winter 2022.

“Being the first market of the year is critical for buyers who want the opportunity to see it first and place orders first. We’re expecting another record show of buyers making the decision to come to Dallas to discover the widest array of new products first,” Cindy Morris, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center, said.

“IMC is primed to kickstart the 2022 retail year with omnichannel sourcing opportunities that can’t be beat,” said Bob Maricich, CEO for IMC. “Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market offer an unmatched depth and breadth of resources – including innovative newcomers and customer-favorite brands – plus business-building programming and engaging amenities all in person.”

Ski Rental Boot Rental Frame from Melrose International
Ski Rental Boot Rental Frame. Melrose International.

February and March are also filled with buying opportunities. February Atlanta Apparel, The International Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Show, NY NOW, and Toy Fair New York are markets that all offer plenty of inspiration and buying opportunities.

If traveling to markets isn’t on your agenda, digital markets are available 24/7. Faire, JuniperMarket, MarketTime (formerly known as Brandwise), NY NOW Digital Market and Shoppe Online are some of the year- round online buying platforms buyers can explore.

Retail Digital Markets

“The newly launched JuniperMarket offers top brands and best-sellers available anytime and everywhere. With these powerhouse sourcing opportunities, we are excited to welcome the gift industry from coast to coast to discover what’s next this January,” said Maricich.

“MarketTime powers over 300 unique shopping experiences with agencies, brands and associations across North America, enabling trusted networks to conduct commerce more efficiently. These marketplaces offer buyers over 20 million products and the opportunity to work with more than 6000 expert salespeople. Check out markettime.com/marketplaceresources to learn more,” said Chris Happ, CEO for MarketTime (formerly Brandwise).

Cottage Cloche Boxed Notecards from The Gift Wrap Company
Cottage Cloche Boxed Notecards. The Gift Wrap Company.

“After launching across 15 markets in Europe and the U.K. this year, we empowered customers on the Faire platform to shop from thousands of discounted global brands at our first-ever global trade show, Faire Summer Market. Next year, we’re thrilled to bring back Faire Winter Market, returning February 1-5, 2022 as a global event where retailers can secure increased discounts on European brands as well as free shipping and import duties,” a Faire spokesperson shared.

Sourcing products is exciting, no matter how it is accomplished. Here’s a roundup of some inspirational finds for you to peruse ahead of your buying adventure.

Indoor/Outdoor Pillows by Kate Nelligan | Peking Handicraft

 

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market, JuniperMarket

Indoor:Outdoor Pillows by Kate Nelligan from Peking Handicraft

Handed By Brand SOHO Bag | 3 Kids Kompany

Atlanta Market

Handed By brand SOHO Bag from 3 Kids Kompany

Ski Rental/Boot Rental Frame | Melrose International

Dallas Total Home + Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market.

Ski Rental Boot Rental Frame from Melrose International
Ski Rental Boot Rental Frame. Melrose International.

Cottage Cloche Boxed Notecards | The Gift Wrap Company

Cottage Cloche Boxed Notecards from The Gift Wrap Company
Cottage Cloche Boxed Notecards. The Gift Wrap Company.

My Grandkids Have Paws Dirty Paws Boa | DEMDACO

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market

My Grandkids have Paws Dirty Paws Boa from DEMDACO

Cactus Leather Apple Watch Band | KEVA Style

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market

Cactus Leather Apple Watch Band from KEVA Style

Utility Tote | Simply Southern

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market

Utility Tote from Simply Southern

Heroic Windbell, Large | Woodstock Chimes

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market

Heroic Windbell, Harbor Gray from Woodstock Chimes

12 Days of Candles | Northern Lights Candles

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Seattle Market, Las Vegas Market, Minneapolis Market, Faire

12 Days of Candles from Northern Lights

Bolga Wall Fan Hangings | Acacia Creations

Faire

Bolga Wall Fan Hanging from Acacia Creations

Marker Board |P. Graham Dunn

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market

Marker Board from P. Graham Dunn

Washed Metal Sunflower & Bee Watering Can |The Hearthside Collection

Atlanta Market

Washed Metal Sunflower & Bee Watering Can from The Hearthside

Cards by Shari Jenkins | Leanin’ Tree

Las Vegas Market

New Cards by Shari Jenkins from Leanin' Tree

Watering Can Plant Parent Collection | Primitives by Kathy

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Atlanta Market, Las Vegas Market

Watering Can Plant Parent Collection from Primitives by Kathy

Debbie Eisele

Debbie Eisele is the managing editor for Gift Shop Plus, Stationery Trends and a variety of special issue publications, including: The Guide, Holiday Shop, Celebrations & Occasions and Waterfront Living.




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