GIFT SHOP Mag Cover Stories
Pine. Cinnamon. Holly. Nothing evokes the holidays quite like these scents. Find out how to work nostalgia to your advantage this season.
Candles do well in stores year-round, but nothing compares to the holiday season, when 35 percent of candles are sold, according to the National Candle Association.
In some part, that’s likely due to scent being so closely tied with memory—the olfactory nerve is close to the hippocampus, which has an important role in processing both short-term and long-term memories, and the amygdala, a key player in emotional memory.Continue Reading »
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 »
Your customers are pledging allegiance to the red, white and blue – by buying American-made products. Are you? Continue Reading »
Candles continue to be a sure bet, just as they've been for years. Here are the burning trends you need to know about now, and how to keep sales simmering. Continue Reading »
The "write" trends in stationery—we count down ten. Continue Reading »
When your customers are looking for small indulgences that won't break the bank, bath and body fits the bill perfectly. Continue Reading »
The growing popularity of DIY projects, farmers' markets and an increased emphasis on the outdoors means products in this category are having their time in the sun. It has never been a better time to reap rich dividends with garden and outdoor products. Continue Reading »
As the home entertaining trend continues to stay strong, products for holiday entertaining are enjoying a surge in sales. Continue Reading »
The sizzling new trends in stationery forecast a whole range of vibrant, colorful products. One of the key staples in gift retail, stationery continues to soar. We chat with the experts to find out which trends will sizzle in the months ahead and what Continue Reading »