Holiday Shopping

Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4% more this year

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4% from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

One of a Kind Holiday Show returns to The Mart in December

One of a Kind Holiday Show returns to The Mart from Dec. 5-8, 2019, with more than 600 talented artists and makers. The One of a Kind Show, held two times per year in Chicago at... more »

Christmasworld emphasizes holiday trends

The shopping season countdown has begun. At Christmasworld 2019, four worlds were showcased that described the four major trend scenarios for the up-coming festive season: Tender Festivities, Essential Ceremonies, Sweet Traditions and Luminous Celebrations.  What... more »
Charmed Simplicity Pendants by Moonglow

2019 Holiday Gift Ideas Retailing Between $30 and $50

These product finds may help you create an array of gift ideas and solutions for your customers this holiday shopping season. For more information on products seen here, visit our online Reader Service. Mud Pie Warm Wishes... more »
Vintage Blanket Rug Collection by Shupaca Throws

2019 Holiday Gifts That Retail for Over $50

These product finds may help you create an array of gift ideas and solutions for your customers this holiday shopping season. For more information on products seen here, visit our online Reader Service. Mud Pie Woven Tassel... more »
White Owl Door Stopper by Maple Landmark

2019 Holiday Gift Ideas Retailing Between $15 to $30

These product finds may help you create an array of gift ideas and solutions for your customers this holiday shopping season. For more information on products seen here, visit our online Reader Service. Mud Pie Raffia... more »
Pickle Ornaments Game by DEMDACO

Holiday Gifts Retailing for Under $15

These holiday products may help you create an array of gift ideas and solutions for your customers this holiday shopping season. For more information on any of the products shown here, visit our online Reader... more »

Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF). A total 84... 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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