awards

2020 TAGIE Awards open nominations and celebrate new name

In the spirit and theme of Celebration, the TAGIE Awards has expanded its platform this year and will again honor the best and brightest innovators, designers and marketers in the toy and game industry. The... more »

ASTRA unveils 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2020 Best Toys for Kids award winners. The list includes fourteen winning toys in fourteen categories. “ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from... more »

Dallas Market Center and ART create The HEARTS Awards program

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the creation of The HEARTS Awards, a one-time special event to take place during the January Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas. The HEARTS... more »
Vickie's Gifts in-store merchandise display

Texas “Friendship” on Full Display

This year, the Creative Display Contest was delightful — the number of incredible merchandise display submissions was truly astounding. Thank you retailers for sharing the talent you have showcased in your stores. This year, gift... more »

Greeting Card Association releases names of the Noted @ *Noted winners

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) announced the winners of the second annual Noted @ *Noted Awards during *Noted: A Virtual Event on May 1. While COVID-19 caused the GCA to cancel *Noted: The Greeting Card... more »

*Noted: A Virtual Event goes live May 1

The *Noted: the Greeting Card Expo San Francisco may have been canceled, but it is hosting a celebratory virtual event on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.  called *Noted: A Virtual... more »

GCA cancels *Noted 2020

The Greeting Card Association issued the following statement regarding *Noted 2020: It is with a very heavy heart, but with a clear understanding of the importance of the health of all members of the greeting... more »

*Noted awards competition continues despite show cancellation

While COVID-19 has spurred the Greeting Card Association to cancel Noted: The Greeting Card Expo in San Francisco this year for the safety of the community, it will still hold its best new product competition, “Noted... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

Aug 12

The Buyers Cash & Carry Springfield

Springfield, OH USA
Aug 13 – 18

Atlanta Summer Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Atlanta, GA USA
Aug 18 – 24

Seattle Summer/Fall Gift Show

Seattle, WA USA
Aug 19 – 25

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas, TX USA
Aug 20 – 24

LA Mart (Summer)

Los Angeles, CA USA
Aug 25 – 28

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (Summer)

Dallas, TX USA
Aug 25 – 28

Kidsworld (Summer)

Dallas, TX USA
Gift Shop Pets 2020 Summer Issue
Get one year of Gift Shop in both print and digital editions for just $15.

Interested in reading the print edition of Gift Shop?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs