Editor’s Letter

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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Editor’s Letter: Discover the treasures of travel

The best part of going on a vacation is seeing new places, having new experiences and meeting new people. Even if you live in the most magical place on earth, it’s good to get away... more »
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Editor’s Letter: Passionate about retail

I love this quote from Maya Angelou, and it sums up this issue — and this industry — perfectly. The retailers we serve with this magazine have such a passion for their stores and their... more »

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