GIFT SHOP Mag Cover Stories

Every issue we choose a cover story that embodies the true spirit of gift retail. Each article is comprehensive, covering an outstanding concept or idea in the gift industry. Recent cover stories have included articles on candles, chocolate, tableware and coastal decor.

Never Grow Up

Brag Blocks from Sticky Bellies allow parents to share their growing little one's ages with colorful month blocks.
Thanks to products boasted at shows like Toy Fair, we’re reminded that growing up is overrated Amidst the plethora of children’s products that are introduced into the juvenile industry in a given year, arguably the favorites are the hidden gems found by grandmas and papas who spend Continue Reading »

Products with Purpose

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Companies that give back affect more than just sales with a mission to serve others Acacia Creations Maura Kroh, owner Mission: “The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting, sustainable way. The company goes beyond fair trade by creating jobs, Continue Reading »

Distinctly American

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Resurgence in handmade movement revitalizing American-made products Born and raised in Maine, Robert LeHay has spent his life working with his hands. Focusing on local and the culture of his home state, the American craftsman creates boxes and carriers made in the Shaker tradition, a craft he Continue Reading »

Say it Write

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Think greeting cards are a thing of the past? Think again! With annual retail sales close to $7 billion, the stationery category is as vibrant – and relevant – as ever. Continue Reading »

Sails to Sales

As the sea continues to exert its influence on a wider variety of giftware, the category is making a splash by differentiating into discrete nautical and coastal trends. Continue Reading »


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