October 13, 2017This week’s editor’s picks are pet-inspired for animal lovers who may or may not feed their furry friends from the table.
October 2, 2017This Week’s Editor’s Picks fold the beauty of nature into gifts and the home with products featuring natural minerals, as well as constellation and animal influences.
September 15, 2017Grab a blanket—this week’s Editor’s Picks feature autumn-themed prints, colors and fragrances, just in time for fall.
August 31, 2017This week’s Editor’s Picks bring peace and relaxation into the home, featuring soothing scents and inspirational trinkets.
August 28, 2017Packed with cool gifts and trinkets, ranging from fashion accessories to office supplies, this summer's NY NOW market offered a host of last-minute stocking stuffers, ideal for spouses, the little ones and even co-workers.
August 23, 2017Warm and soothing, there’s nothing like a steamy cup of joe to start the day. This week’s Editor’s Picks are for all the coffee-loving consumers.
August 22, 2017
GDA celebrated its 100th Anniversary Sunday, Aug. 20, with its first-ever REA Century Awards at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York, NY. It was an energetic cocktail party, strolling dinner and award presentation. Several industry greats were recognized, including Russ Berrie. Awards included the supplier, retailer, influencer, sales rep/agency and market center/show organizer of the century. Gift for Life also presented its Industry Achievement Award. Here are the winners, along with some of the photos from the mix and mingle. Follow along to reminisce with us! For more details read the full party report.
August 7, 2017We extensively cover product trends, display techniques and all matters of getting the customer to the register—with their hands full, of course. But what about once they’re there? Just because a customer is already in line to buy doesn’t mean they are done shopping. Impulse buys and add-ons displayed by the register are the last chance to tap into that emotional buyer. So while at Las Vegas Market, we kept our eyes peeled for some of the coolest add-on items that had even us wanting to scoop one up on the way out the door. Check out these top 17 impulse buys that you would be wise to keep by the register.
August 7, 2017From leather to wool, this week’s Editor’s Picks feature fall fashion finds that bring rich warmth to the wardrobe.
July 28, 2017This show season, many manufacturers are sporting their new lines for him. Men's gifts have become very popular in the field, and we don't think they're going away anytime soon. After all, gifts for him are quite the baffler for lady customers. From manly bath-and-body products to rustic mugs to clever barware, these fun, but useful gifts are sure to bring to please that hard-to-shop-for guy.
July 19, 2017Soft watercolors, bright citrus and traditional rustic holiday are among the trends spotted by Gifts and Decorative Accessories' editors during AmericasMart Atlanta July 11-14. Sunflowers and lemons brighten, pastel watercolors soften, rustic textures and colors evoke nostalgia, and a plethora of products celebrate and empower "her." Check out these trends for the latest in product design this season.
July 17, 2017Household pets are the inspiration behind this week’s Editor’s Picks. Furry friends bring a sense of fun and cheer to the gift shop, and a smile to customers’ faces.