Features

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 »

Garden & Outdoor Living

The line between indoor and outdoor living is blurring thanks to the popularity of outdoor living spaces. Whether it’s a patio, balcony, deck or back forty, consumers are eager to personalize their spaces for the... more »

Meet the Maker: Floral Treasure

For two decades, Debbie Garza has been cultivating flowers and curating amazing pieces of work.“From the seed to the wreath” is the motto, and farm-to-door is the game. In a time when creating your own home... more »

Analytical, creative store layouts lead to maximum profits

Designing your retail store’s interior is both an art and a science that requires artistry, psychological insights and a little bit of testing. How you organize things can tell your brand’s story, create an immersive... more »

A Haitian Narration

There are few things in this world that match the blissful feeling you get from helping a child, in any capacity. I learned that a while ago and was overjoyed to have a chance to... more »

Winter Show Preview 2019

There’s a slew of winter shows offering stellar product to fill your shelves. AmericasMart comes to life January 8-15 with the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Next up is Dallas Total Home &... more »

Game On

Once the winter holiday shopping season wraps up and the New Year’s dust settles, parents know it’s time to relax. But not you. As retailers and toymakers, you’re busy finding out what’s going to be... more »

Fresh & Fun

Contrary to popular belief, beauty isn’t only skin deep. In fact, it’s so much more. “It’s about self-confidence. Taking care of yourself on the outside and on the inside,” said Margo Gianos, owner of Honestly... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

April 27, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Gift, Gourmet and Souvenir Show

Petoskey, MI
April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Columbus MarketPlace (April)

Dublin, OH
April 27, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Global Sources Gifts & Home Show

Hong Kong,
April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Minneapolis Gift Show

Minnetonka, MN
April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Northern Michigan Gift Show

Harbor Springs, MI
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