Retailer Features

Madison Marketplace a Roxboro, North Carolina retail shop

Madison Marketplace

As seen in Waterfront Living Katie Ann Oakley, senior sales associate/social media coordinator for Madison Marketplace shared its retail story with Gift Shop® Plus and Waterfront Living in this great Q&A. Describe store and local... more »
The Cottage Shop, located in Duck, North Carolina

The Cottage Shop

As seen in Waterfront Living Amy Smith, merchandising and marketing manager of The Cottage Shop, shared her insights with Gift Shop® Plus in this Q&A. Describe how your business started and how it has grown... more »
Studio Luxe Boutique

Studio Luxe Boutique

A warm welcome greets shoppers at the quaint Studio Luxe Boutique in Warrenton, Virginia. In 2019, Brandi Norrell opened the boutique featuring stylish womens’ apparel and accessories and even home décor merchandise. The focus from... more »
The Curious Bear Toy & Book Store

The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop

The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop, located in Fircrest, Washington, is owned by Jennifer Luna and is the sister store to Paper Luxe & The Crest Home. The retail locations are independently owned and... more »
Gib Carson Companies show

Preparing for Market

Throughout my 10+ years in the industry, I’ve learned successful gift retailers give priority to attending winter gift shows. The winter shows kick off the largest buying/product planning season for all gift retailers. If you... more »
Love of Character offers creative balloon art for every occasion.

The Special Touch

“In this shop, we believe that a life full of character is a life well lived. Our commitment is to add character to your parties, gifts and life!” That is the mission of Love of... more »
The Hotel Hershey

The Sweetest Place on Earth

The Hotel Hershey was built in 1933, overlooking the chocolate factory owned by Milton Hershey. This resort is well-known for its elegance, excellent service and luxurious amenities. The hotel provides 276 guest rooms and welcomes... more »
A display at Patina

Buyer’s Corner: Patina

{Sponsored} Rick Haase and Christine Ward pride themselves on curating a selection of affordably priced gifts, home décor, paper goods and much more for their eight Patina locations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. “I... more »

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