Editor’s Letter

Julie McCallum

Editor’s Letter Summer 2019

Let's Celebrate Summer is made for celebrating life's occasions. From graduations to weddings to reunions to the Fourth of July, the warm weather makes travel a breeze and the parks and picnic tables make the... more »

From the Editor: Creative Spark

A strong winter show season has the gift industry inspired for the year ahead. After a long and cold winter, spring is slowly blossoming into a hopefulness we all look forward to. Pantone’s latest color... more »

Editor’s Letter: Celebrate and Enjoy

Hello, summer. It’s time to exhale, sit back and relax. What better place to do that than Charleston, South Carolina. The city seeps southern hospitality, charm and style, as evidenced by the fantastic new store,... more »

From the Editor: Refresh & Renew

A strong winter show season has the gift industry inspired for the year ahead. Spring is blossoming into a hopefulness we all look forward to. Pantone’s latest color of the year, Greenery, symbolizes our need... more »

Editor’s Letter: Dreaming Big

Where does a dream begin? It starts out small, like a little nagging thought that won’t go away. And the more you think about it, the more excited and happy you get. You get brave... more »

From the Editor: Getting it Done

Welcome to our Fall issue. We’re excited to introduce you to some pretty extraordinary retailers and makers. They all happen to be women ­— a coincidence, but something to celebrate, none-the-less. Making, selling, promoting ­—... more »

From the Editor: An Introspective Look

Looking inside oneself is never easy. We are often our own worst critics. Why is this? Maybe we all hold ourselves to impossibly high standards. Learning to let go is much easier said than done.... more »

Editor’s Letter: Inform, Connect, Comment and Share

Welcome to the new and improved Gift Shop community — I mean magazine. But really it’s the same thing. This may look like a printed magazine, but today it is so much more. Across all... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

July 28, 2019 - July 29, 2019

Kentucky Bluegrass Buyers Market

Lexington, KY
July 28, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Las Vegas Market (Summer)

Las Vegas, NV
July 28, 2019 - July 31, 2019

ASD Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV
July 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019

Gift at STYLEMAX

Chicago, IL
August 2, 2019 - August 6, 2019

Minneapolis Gift Show

Minnetonka, MN
August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019

ACC Crafts Show – California

San Francisco, CA
August 3, 2019 - August 5, 2019

Biloxi Mississippi Gift Show

Biloxi, MS
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