Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Giftware News' February Digital Insider LookBook is Now Available - Show Report

February Digital Issue

Show Report: The New York Tabletop Show

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shiny Creations Company Lights Up the Gift Industry

Shiny Creations Company is a new creative entity that aims to connect stores and collectors across the country with artisans and handcrafted items from near and far. Recently launched, the company offers a select number of imported items with mid-range price points but also offers higher-end items that are handmade in the Seattle area. Shiny Creations Company focuses on promoting the work of Pacific Northwest artists and gives them the opportunity to connect with buyers from the Midwest and East Coast who may not travel to the Seattle trade shows. Shiny Creations Company's flagship product lines include Galileo Thermometers, ornaments by Chris Steffens Glass, and greeting cards featuring proprietary artwork and can be seen first in April at the Museum Store Association Show in booth 644. The creative team at Shiny Creations Company is headed by Seattle artist Angie Whitney who has been working in the domestic and import wholesale gift trade industry since 2003.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Giftware News' Gift, Gourmet & Decor February Digital Issue

Online Reader Service: You are one-click away for more information on the advertisers in this month's issue! Click HERE to view the February Reader service.

An Aromatic Sense: With aesthetically inspired buyers in mind, these new-to-market candles and accessories are engaging from the first touch to the last whiff.

Top Shelf Beauty: There's no gift wrap needed here. These bath, body and spa items look as beautiful on the shelf as they do in the home.

Shine On!: Dazzle customers this spring with an unmatched jewelry selection.
Plus Much More!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Forty One Madison Expecting Strong Showing for 2015 Winter Market

More than 40 brands with permanent showrooms at Forty One Madison – Hermès, L'Objet, Puiforcat, Ralph Lauren Home, Richard Ginori, Riedel, Rosenthal, Saint Louis and Wedgwood, among them – will be meeting with leading gift retailers and buyers Saturday, January 31 through Wednesday, February 4 when the NYNOW gift market is held. Mottahedeh, another whose doors will be open during that period, will tease up the occasion with a special display in the Lobby. Forty One Madison will be helping show-goers make the cross-town trek by offering complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its Madison and Street location and Javits Convention Center. The schedule of operation is daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and until 2 p.m. Wednesday. And, with free high speed Wi-Fi now fully accessible throughout the building, guests can avail themselves of the Buyers' Lounge on Level A knowing that it is a convenient meeting or touchdown spot between appointments.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show has new name

New name, same great show. The Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show has changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Gift Show. For more than 40 years this event has been recognized as the regional leader in lodge, resort and souvenirs. It has become the top destination for museum, Native American, rustic, high end furniture and western products, while also offering the largest showing of imprinted sportswear in the country. Buyers from the 11 surrounding states and beyond, will be in attendance including: National Parks, ski resorts, mountain shops, museums, hotels, souvenir shops, airports, zoos, spas, boutiques and "mom & pop shops." The show features more than 400 permanent showrooms in addition to hundreds of temporary exhibitors representing 2,500 lines of merchandise.

Attendees can look forward to sourcing and shopping our fantastic brands, which showcase a large assortment of gift, home, lodge, decor, resort, apparel, and jewelry products. In addition, the show will offer a Friday night Happy Hour where Buyers and Exhibitors can enjoy cocktails during extended shopping hours. Once again we will hold our biannual Buyer appreciation party on Saturday night. Those attending will enjoy live music, dancing, complimentary dinner, and featured fashion presentations. During this event we will hold our Gift Show Silent Auction, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year more than $3,500 was raised for the Colorado Flood Relief Project.
All participants will have the opportunity to engage in our seven educational seminars offered throughout the show. Seminars are chosen to highlight different areas of the industry. This year topics include: employee training, financial management, visual merchandising, adding the floral touch to your retail store, e-commerce, as well as buying tips.

The Rocky Mountain Gift Show will return Feb. 25 – March 2, 2015. Pre-Show will begin on Feb. 25 – 26 in the Main Mart Building. The Expo Building and Main Mart Building will be open Feb. 27 – March 2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date about events happening at the show. Join the Denver Mart in celebrating 50 years by experiencing the Rocky Mountain Region's best Gift Show.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


FÜRSTENBERG goes on world tour with the design exhibition "Handmade in Germany" of the Direktorenhaus Berlin. The world tour starts in St. Petersburg on 19 September before heading off to its next 15 stations such as Moscow, Hong Kong, Taipei, Abu Dhabi, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. With its unique craftsmanship and the entire Fürstenberg production site on the banks of the Weser River, FÜRSTENBERG perfectly represents the international seal of quality "Made in Germany"

"Handmade in Germany" is an exhibition of German manufacturers that will tour the world for several years. The collection will exhibit high-quality design objects and manufactured products from across all disciplines, all handcrafted in Germany.

With a great deal of passion and skilled craftsmanship, FÜRSTENBERG has reinterpreted the more than 1,000-year-old technique of crystal glass, thus transforming every object in the SOLITAIRE series into fascinating one-of-a-kind items

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Don't Miss out on a Wealth of Information by two Industry veterans at NYNOW next week - Sponsored By Giftware News and Baby & Kids Magazines!

Saturday, August 16, 1:00 – 2:00PM, Pier 94; Sunday, August 17, 8:30 - 9:30AM, Javits Center Whether jump-starting a new business or revitalizing an existing one, preparation is the key to success! Join two industry veterans – Helen Overly, NY NOW's buyer services representative, and Susan Tucker of Giftware News and Baby & Kids – for a lively discussion that will help improve your retail business expertise and increase your profitability, while also creating an inviting atmosphere for your clientele. As an added benefit, participants will receive a free tote bag, free magazine subscriptions and other materials to help you shop the show! 

Tickets still available. 

Register at www.nynow.com/programs Advance pricing ends August 12, at 11:59pm (ET)