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  • Writing cards and getting mail is fun! Help your customers tap into creativity with these postcards feature 12 whimsical animal illustrations to color and decorate.
  • HONG KONG -The 30th Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair , which ran April 27-30 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, attracted approximately 52,000 buyers from around the globe, and registered double-digit growth in attendees from such countries as Poland, Switzerland, Vietnam, the Philippines and Korea.
  • NEW YORK – Twenty six upcycled chairs will be auctioned for International Furnishings and Design Association ’s (IFDA) Take A Seat program to benefit Habitat for Humanity, NYC.
  • LidLover universal lids, which fit multiple size bowls and containers, are now available in mini sizes.
  • WHITE PLAINS, NY – Lucy Harris, a senior working toward a BA in Fashion and Textile Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, is the grand prize winner of the 2015 edition of Surtex’s Designext.
  • ITASCA, IL – Enesco has signed a licensing agreement to be the worldwide manufacturer and wholesale distributor for Designs by Lolita glassware.
  • NEW YORK – This year’s LOUIE Award winners were revealed during a gala event at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on the first day of this year's National Stationery Show.
  • NEW YORK— Gift for Life has announced that Tom Mirabile will be honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories' 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards , taking place on Sunday, August 16, 2015, in New York City. The award recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry.
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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    May 20, 2015

    Buyer's Remorse

    Spendthrift is a confusing word—it sounds like it should refer to thrifty spending, but it actually applies to a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way.  And while we might think that shoppers with buyer’s remorse are spendthrifts, there are many other causes. Buyer’s remorse sets in when a customer gets home with a purchase that they wish that they hadn’t made. This could be because of financial reasons, or the disapproval of a spouse or family member. Or perhaps the item was purchased to alleviate a bad mood, or even as a display ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    May 20, 2015

    Eraser-able You

    Homework is a real drag. And at this point in the school year, with the warmer weather beckoning kids outdoors, it’s getting even harder to sit still and get that work out of the way and done! In the spirit of finding innovative (read: inexpensive) ways to entice my newly minted 7-year-old to breeze through her math problems, I presented her with Wild Animal Scented Erasers and boy, did she perk up. These soft erasers are designed in colorful animal shapes–purple gorilla, blue elephant and green frog–and sit atop an easy-to-grip decorative holder. With 5 refills in ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    May 12, 2015

    Deep Discount Lessons Learned

    In honor of our store’s 40th anniversary, we decided to send out a card to our extensive mailing list (rounded up using a rented list of potential new customers) offering 40% off any one item during this month.  The response has been overwhelming, and I thought I’d share some tips in case you decide to try this kind of “loss leader” promotion to get people into your store. When we discussed the idea initially, we agreed to exclude gift cards, Cooking School classes, and two categories of low-markup items (in our case, electrics and cookware sets). Here are ...

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Gift Book 2015 Digital

The Gift Book 2015 presents a close look at some 50 important product categories — including several new ones — in the gift, toy and decorative accessories industry. Look back at the digital issue.

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  • CR Gibson

    CR Gibson

    See why CR Gibson has been a leader in providing eclectic and joyous gifts for over 140 years. From casual dining serveware, to baby gifts and art, this inside look at CR Gibson's Atlanta showroom is only a taste of what they have to offer. Visit to view their full line.  

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