The Toy Association unveils 2020 Toy of the Year Award finalists

The Toy Association unveiled 114 toy and game finalists for the prestigious 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the "Oscars" of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top playthings on... more »

Take a load off in GUND’s new showroom, B2 14-1433. @gottagettagund @americasmartatl @pusheen @sagomini

Take a load off in GUND’s new showroom, B2 14-1433. @gottagettagund @americasmartatl #modernretailer #plush #games #toys @pusheen @sagomini more »

Game On

Once the winter holiday shopping season wraps up and the New Year’s dust settles, parents know it’s time to relax. But not you. As retailers and toymakers, you’re busy finding out what’s going to be... more »

Toy industry gives back this holiday season

From global charitable giving initiatives to donations in local communities, toy companies large and small have embraced the spirit of the season to give back to kids in need. Below is a selection of this... more »

Registration open for ASTRA 2019 toy show

Registration is now open for the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) 2019 Marketplace & Academy. ASTRA is offering a special pre-early bird Advanced Registration price for retailers and sales representatives through Dec. 31. As... more »

Crazy for Kids’ Collectibles

Kids’ squishable collectibles. Fidget Spinners. Beanie Babies. Garbage Pail Kid Cards. What do they all have in common? At one point, they have become wildly popular as collectibles. In each case, what started out as... more »

Loved meeting @schmistopher at @nichefair last weekend! Check out his children’s’ books and plush @straubjunior

Loved meeting @schmistopher at @nichefair last weekend! Check out his children’s’ books and plush @straubjunior 😄 • #modernretailer #shopsmall #shoplocal #cleveland #entrepreneur #fashiondesigner #projectrunway #retail #specialtyretailer #toys #plush #childrensbooks more »

Pink Olive, Brooklyn

“There is something amazing that happens when you live your life in a place of appreciation and gratitude. Gift-giving becomes a gift in and of itself.” — Grace Kang, founder It would be easy to... more »

Social Connections

Nominate someone for this year's Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards! We will be honoring 40 outstanding individuals making their marks in the industry. Nominations are encouraged from all segments of the industry – men and women who are demonstrating innovation, creativity, and commitment.Read more about the criteria and eligible candidates and nominate deadline: May 26, 2023(Sponsored by Las Vegas Market)#40u40 #giftstationery40u40 #retail #giftshop #leadership #innovation #creativity #industryleaders ... See MoreSee Less
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