gifts

Melamine Circa Collection from Mud Pie

Mud Pie expands Circa Collection with launch of melamine serveware

Mud Pie, a manufacturer in the gift industry, announces the launch of a new line of melamine serveware as an expansion of the company’s best-selling Circa Collection. The line is comprised of seven piece-types, including,... more »

Gift Shop Plus seeks product submissions for next issue

Gift Shop® Plus is now accepting product submissions for editorial consideration in the spring issue. Makers and sales agencies are able submit hi-res product images of the latest offerings through the website. Here is a... more »
Creative Process at Abbott Collection

All Around Inspiration

For Brits who found themselves living in North America, purchasing products from “the old country” was delightful. That was back in 1949, when Abbott Collection was launched as an import business catering to people who... more »
Schauben & Co logo

Appelman Schauben launches major rebranding

Appelman Schauben announced the launch of a new brand identity that will reflect a vision for the future, while demonstrating a commitment to providing customers the creative direction and service they have come to expect.... more »
Indoor:Outdoor Pillows by Kate Nelligan from Peking Handicraft

Just Released!

It’s 2022 and in-person shows are happening again, but that doesn’t mean the digital offerings are going away any time soon, if anything the digital options are increasing. This year, physical markets kick off in... more »

National Candle Association partners with global candle industry

A major new study conducted by the National Candle Association (NCA), European Candle Association (ECA), and the Latin American Candle Manufacturers Association (ALAFAVE), has examined candle emissions and the safety of burning scented candles in... more »
Palm Leaf Plates from Wild Leaf Tableware

The Eco-friendly Party

Demand for eco-friendly products is on the rise. According to Statistica, 77% of consumers surveyed in 2020 considered the sustainability and environmental responsibility of brands to be either very important or moderately important to them.... 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 »

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