gift shops

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 »
Village Candles and Stonewall Home Wax Melts from Stonewall Kitchen

Aromatic Lifestyles

Candle, fragrance, diffusers and wax melt sales increased significantly in 2020 and became part of the self-care consumers strived to maintain during the pandemic. For 2022, that trend remains strong. We reached out to several... more »

GHTA celebrates record attendance at 2021 conference

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), an industry non-profit trade association, announced the completion of the Annual Conference, held virtually, on Nov. 3-4, 2021. A record 329 attendees tuned in to hear the stellar... more »

Holiday spending reflects continued consumer demand

Consumers plan to spend $997.73 on gifts, holiday items and other non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper... more »
Shop! Gift Shop® Plus Logo

New wholesale marketplace launching

On Nov. 1, 2021, Brandwise will make live a new one-stop wholesale marketplace called Shop! Gift Shop Plus that brings buyers and suppliers together.  Gift Shop Plus’ mission is to help businesses succeed by directly... more »

Shoppers’ expectations shift since the start of the pandemic

According to Appnovation’s latest consumer research, Digital Innovation for the Experience Economy: Retail, over 70% of North American consumers agree that digital technologies have made their shopping experiences more convenient, but only 1 in 5 rate... more »
Mint Botanical Grandeur Invitation from Carlson Craft

Connecting

Greeting cards, journaling and snail mail in general have become very important in the past year, as individuals reach out to others and themselves in meaningful ways. Creative designs and sentimental and even humorous sentiments... more »
Retail Display Inspiration, tip 4

Top 10 Display Tips

I consider myself a creative curator. Spending the last 41 years in retail, I have learned a lot about merchandising and design. Between seven years at the iconic Fred Segal to another seven years at... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 28 – Feb 1

Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 28 – Feb 1

Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home, Apparel & Accessory Show

Minneapolis, MN USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Paperworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 29 – Feb 2

Dallas Men’s Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Creativeworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 30 – Feb 2

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Jan 30 – Feb 3

Toronto Gift + Home Market – Virtual Event

Toronto Canada
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