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  • Gift for Life has extended its partnership with Chavez for Charity. In connection with World AIDS Day 2015, 25 percent of the gross profit from the sales of Chavez for Charity’s special black and red bracelets will be donated to Gift for Life.
  • Vista Alegre’s centerpiece, Printemps, has received the German Design Award for excellence from the German Design Council. The organization has been recognizing excellence in the design industry for more than 40 years.
  • WASHINGTON – Even as more Black Friday sales have shifted online, millions of shoppers still trekked to their favorite stores on the evening of Gray Thursday, Black Friday over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
  • DALLAS - Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (DMC) will feature several celebrity guest speakers at the upcoming Ligthovation, January 20-14, including Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and Denise McGaha and Randall Whitehead.
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI-The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) confirmed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors during the 13 th Annual GHTA Conference, held November 10-12 in Austin, TX.
  • Keep drinks protected outdoors and inside with the new Charles Viancin Sipper Straw sets.
  • PARIS - Maison & Objet, the semiannual trade show for lifestyle, decor and design, will stick to its original schedule in Paris, Jan. 22-26, following a series o terrorists attacks on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people and injured 368 others.
  • WASHINGTON - Even though 60 percent of holiday shoppers have already started making a dent in their lists, deals and discounts surrounding Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday will push an estimated 135.8 million shoppers to shop Thanksgiving weekend.
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Gifted Retailers

See Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers for 2015.  Read exclusive new content about holiday expectations, promotions and what might change in 2016! Click to view!

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    November 24, 2015

    Hearts Aglow: Holiday Hostess Gift

    “One arm longer than the other.” That’s what my mom used to call house guests who came to dinner empty-handed. If there was one thing she sought to teach us kids, it was to always bring something when invited into someone’s home. Next week marks the beginning of a season where we spend more time visiting with family and friends than we do all year. I always like to have a stash of ready-to-go gifts on hand to show the host and hostess how much I appreciate their hospitality, whether it’s my sister or a member of ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    November 24, 2015

    Making the Most of the Season

    “Make hay when the sun shines” is an old adage usually applied to farming, but our banker once remarked that our gift shop’s business was more seasonal than agriculture.  That may not be true (we are at least not as dependent on good weather), but it is important that we make the most of the holiday season that for many of us is our busiest time. In retail terms, making hay means making a profit, and it’s often this seasonal profit that carries us through the slower months that follow.  Profitability is based on many things, of course ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    November 17, 2015

    Check It Out

    Every so often you have to venture into the world of big box retailing, if for no other reason than to see which of your vendors is also selling to Target or Walmart. (If the product is exactly the same, this counts as a negative when considering a reorder.)  But when the search for large plastic bins sent me into big box land yesterday, it gave me a chance to see how I felt when the check out procedure went wrong. I had just unloaded my cart’s contents onto the conveyor belt when the clerk’s computer went down ...

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Wrapped Summer Markets

Wrapped summer 2015

Missed something at summer markets? GDA Editors have you covered.  Retailer insights, award galas, product's all here in Wrapped! Click here to read.


  • Rescued Wine

    On Trend: Upcycled Vessels

    Wood scrapped from 19th century homes, old distressed tins filled with beeswax or soup cans painted with vibrant splashes of color are some of the new, upcycled vessels for candles—that can still have some shelf life once the wax burns down.

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    World Market Center Introduces Gourmet and Housewares Floor

    Las Vegas Market opened C11 as a Gourmet and Housewares floor this market, adding a new layer of resources for buyers. Gifts and Decorative Accessories caught up with Dorothy Belshaw, president, Gift + Home for the Market, and Paul Johnson, owner of The Kitchen Source showroom, to talk about the launch and it's benefits to retailers. (Videos sponsored By International Market Centers.)

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