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Gift Shop Plus Winter 2023
Trend Report: Express Yourself By Julie McCallum

Feature image: Rachel Camfield, 2021.

Defining oneself is a process of self-discovery.

Self expression can take many forms — from clothing, jewelry, artwork, home décor, to everyday items that remind us to stay authentic to our true selves. Life is a journey, and consumers want to surround themselves with the things that speak to them.

Here are five trends that create an ambience suited for those who identify with one of these characterizations. Click on each section header for more products.


Living in harmony with the earth and making conscious choices…

Fleece Boho Bandeau. Natural Life.
Fleece Boho Bandeau. Natural Life.


Dramatic and creative with an appreciation of beauty…

PdiPigna Italians Collection by Olimpia Zagnoli. SGN Holding.
PdiPigna Italians Collection by Olimpia Zagnoli. SGN Holding.


Trees, mountains, wildlife and adventure…

Starry Mountain Wood Journal. Bumble and Birch.
Starry Mountain Wood Journal. Bumble and Birch.


Sleek and sophisticated, with a penchant of lustrous finishes…

Iridescent Glass Jar with Cloche. Transpac.
Iridescent Glass Jar with Cloche. Transpac.


Collecting treasures from travels near and far…

Sevya Kantha Silk Triangle Bag
Kantha Silk Triangle Bag. Sevya.

Julie McCallum

Julie McCallum is publisher of Gift Shop Magazine. She is formerly the editor-in-chief of the publication, as well as editor of Museums & More, and she has more than 25 years experience in publishing.

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