Outdoor living shines at Chalet in Wilmette, Illinois, as the retailer seamlessly incorporates garden center and gift products in its displays. Photo by Abby McGarry.

Gift Shop Plus Fall 2023
Lookbook: Garden & Outdoor Living By Abby McGarry

Creating an outdoor oasis remains a top priority for consumers.

The past three years have seen a huge demand for garden and outdoor living products, and this trend is not slowing down. Americans are averaging nine hours per week at home outdoors this year versus seven hours per week last year, and they want their yards to be a retreat.

This is according to research conducted by the International Casual Furnishings Association and the American Home Furnishing Alliance in which 80% of people also said their outdoor living space is more valuable to them than ever before.

The research found their top priorities included: lighting; shade; fire pit or feature; throw pillows; cushions and rugs; seating; and outdoor kitchen or bar. The following products will help your customers create their outdoor oasis, no matter how large or small.

Large Beehive Bell ABBOTT
Large Beehive Bell. ABBOTT.
Discovery Terrarium Accent Decor
Discovery Terrarium. Accent Decor.
Bees & Blooms Planta Platter Now Designs by Danica
Bees & Blooms Planta Platter. Now Designs by Danica.
Floral Meadow Planters Ganz Midwest-CBK
Floral Meadow Planters. Ganz Midwest-CBK.
Driftwood Glass Wind Chimes Echo Valley
Driftwood Glass Wind Chimes. Echo Valley.
Happy Heart & Delicate Ladies Outdoor Art West of the Wind
Happy Heart & Delicate Ladies Outdoor Art. West of the Wind.
Red Toadstool Forest Ring dZi Handmade
Red Toadstool Forest Ring. dZi Handmade.
deBug Rinse Bath & Body
deBug. Rinse Bath & Body.
Festival Wind Chimes Wind River Chimes
Festival Wind Chimes. Wind River Chimes.
Kantharos Planter Urn Ragon House
Kantharos Planter Urn. Ragon House.
Texas Bluebonnet Wind Chime Matr Boomie
Texas Bluebonnet Wind Chime. Matr Boomie.
3 Wick Tub Garden Cement Citronella Outdoor Candle K. Hall Studio
3 Wick Tub Garden Cement Citronella Outdoor Candle. K. Hall Studio.
Solar Pudgy Pal Owl Roman
Solar Pudgy Pal Owl. Roman.
Bird Magnets Cardthartic
Bird Magnets. Cardthartic.
Dewey Stool Loll Designs
Dewey Stool. Loll Designs.
Rock Shapes P. Graham Dunn
Rock Shapes. P. Graham Dunn.
Tiny Treehouses The Creators Emporium
Tiny Treehouses. The Creators Emporium.
Decorative Wind Spinners Maple Landmark Woodcraft
Decorative Wind Spinners. Maple Landmark Woodcraft.
Vintage Map Wind Spinner Daisy Mae Designs
Vintage Map Wind Spinner. Daisy Mae Designs.
Dachshund Watering Can Gift Essentials
Dachshund Watering Can. Gift Essentials.
Radiance Collection Kitras Art Glass
Radiance Collection. Kitras Art Glass.
Water Lilies Garden Stool SPI Home and Garden
Water Lilies Garden Stool. SPI Home and Garden.
Bumblebee Gord-O Bird House Songbird Essentials Represented by NEST
Bumblebee Gord-O Bird House. Songbird Essentials Represented by NEST.
6 Pot Hanging Plant Holder Kalmar Home
6 Pot Hanging Plant Holder. Kalmar Home.
Desert Dream Plant Misters Esschert Design
Desert Dream Plant Misters. Esschert Design.
Glowing Copper Pierced Metal Fountains Sullivans
Glowing Copper Pierced Metal Fountains. Sullivans.
Magnetic Garden Stakes Roeda Studio
Magnetic Garden Stakes. Roeda Studio.


Abby McGarry

Abby McGarry is the former editorial director of the Retail Group, including Gift Shop Plus, Stationery Trends and Lawn & Garden Retailer.

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