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    1920s: The Evolution of the Candle

    The edit team discusses just how far the industry has come, starting with simple pillar candles and candleholders in the 1920s, through the decorative wicks and vessels we see today. Video sponsored by Mountain Mamas.

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From exclusive Consumer Research to what's trending and why across gift/home categories, the 2018 Gift Book provides consumer and industry insights designed to help inform retail decisions in the coming year. See Details!


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    October 20, 2017

    This Week's Picks: A Plushy Dragon, Comfy Slippers, Popup Cards and Lazy Stacks

    It's a lot of fun when part of your everyday job is to try out awesome new products and write about why you love them. Check out some of our favorite items this week! Each one is personally tested and approved by the GDA team. Alex Herring’s Pick: Ty Beanie Boo – Merlin the Dragon Like most kids of the 90’s, I used to take a lot of pride in my massive collection of TY Beanie Babies, that included everything from dogs to rainbow unicorns. As a way to celebrate my new job with GDA, my husband surprised ...

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    October 6, 2017

    This Week's Picks: An Artsy Game, Quotable Matches, a Homesick Candle, and Beautiful Pitchers

    Here’s a clue to just a few of what we’ve been crushing on as of late.From trinkets to bracelets, we think they’re all great. So don’t be blue when you don’t know what to do. Just listen up and follow our tool on the latest gifts you should get into. Working at Gifts and Decorative Accessories is like living every day as a holiday. Searching for the latest new products feels a lot like shopping, and receiving samples in the mail feels a lot like our birthdays. We love what we do. We love ...

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GDA Cover September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  We look at how Millennials are changing the tabletop industry, plus what retailers can do to reduce theft. Get details!

AmericasMart ICON Honorees

ICON videos of honorees

Excellence and superior achievement in the home and gift industry were recognized in July at AmericasMart's eighth annual ICON Honors. Enjoy these video stories celebrating the 2017 award recipients: Spicher and Company, Bloomingville, Wolf Gourmet, Her Majesty's English Tea Room, Kurt S. Adler, Inc., and Chris Rosse, Rosse and Associates. See the videos!

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