Features

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What Couples Want Now

Wedding and bridal shower gifts for the inspired home. Wedding couples need you more than ever. As they plan to set up their homes, after paying for an expensive wedding — the national average wedding... more »
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Traditionally Trendy

Vintage-style jewelry adds sparkle to retailers’ product offerings. They say everything old is new again, and the resurgence of the vintage jewelry trend is proving that to be true. While jewelry might not take up... more »
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Mad for Men’s Gifts

Pop culture and man-cave sensibilities have merged to create an increased demand for men’s gifts. When Alan Cadan, founder of Alynn Neckwear in Southern California, began to sell high-quality men’s neckwear in 1979, his moves... more »
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Green Bath and Body Cleans Up

Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry. Kim Harmson sells only one line of soap in Kizuri, her shop in... more »
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A Toy Story

It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys. A $22 billion industry in the U.S., toys may be fun, but they’re serious business. They can be a great addition to a gift store,... more »
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Deck the Halls

When it comes to the holidays, some traditions are timeless. Yet it might be time for some new ones as well. What can you expect this season? The owners of The Cutest Little Shoppe in... more »
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Room for Rustic

Harkening back to nature and peaceful tranquility, rustic décor has always been a staple of lodges and cabins. It’s making surprising inroads in places you wouldn’t really expect. Bringing the outdoors in, whether in the... more »
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Say it Write

Michael Rance will tell you: There are some things for which only the written medium will do. You just can’t send a sympathy e-card, says the owner of Nashville-based The Greeting Place. Or at least... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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