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Best Sellers in Ann Arbor


Ann Arbor is often described as a small town with big city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center tucked in a charming community of friendly neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures. In a town known for its famous summer art fair, the artistic spirit is evident in the year-round shopping as well.

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Gifts for Mom


Sports Mom Mugs DEI Circle 182 Courageous Life Necklace BB Becker Circle 183 Hold Everything Glass Tray iPop – The Madison Park Group Circle 184 Thanks Mom Calypso Cards Circle 185 Leopard Flats Ja-Vie Circle 186 Celebrate Motherhood Pendant Deva Designs Circle 187 Grandma’s Kitchen Pie Plate Grandparent Gift Co. Circle 189 High-Tech Kitchen Thermometer […]

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Thanks For All You Do


Soccer Time Transpac Circle 172 Wise Owl Clipboard and Page Flags Capri Designs Circle 173 Piano Bracelet for Music Lovers Whitney Howard Designs Circle 174 Rechargeable LED Book Light Mighty Bright Circle 175 Truffle Collection DeBrand Fine Chocolates Circle 176 Teacher Frame Door Hanger Mud Pie Circle 177 Coach Water Bottle Tervis Circle 178 Positivity […]

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The Big Day


Helyx Wedding Set Mary Jurek Designs Circle 162 Stunning Topper by Gina Freehill Roman Inc. Circle 163 LOVE Band Baroni Jewelry Circle 164 Casablanca Serving Tray Salisbury Inc. Circle 166 Double Ring Toasting Flutes Creative Gifts International Circle 165 Art From The Heart by Marianne Richmond Shade Tree Greetings Circle 167 The Wedding Pair Wee […]

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Fine Gifting


50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Desktop Sound Clock Thermometer Mark Feldstein & Associates Inc. Circle 154 You Lift My Spirits! Friendship Series Precious Moments Circle 155 Suspense in Bisque Wild Wings/Mill Creek Studios Circle 156 Kelly Rae Roberts – Survivor Figurine Studio by Demdaco Circle 157 Family Figures Willow Tree Circle 158 AERIN Dogwood Orchard Hors […]

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Dressed Up Tresses


Our picks for the latest in hot hair accessories.

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Around the World Showcase


A global showcase – great picks to celebrate around the world.

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A Shore Thing Showcase


Our favorite picks for the lake-inspired location.

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New Finds Up & Coming Showcase


Our picks for up & coming items for winter 2015.

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Trending Up for Winter 2015


Editor-in-Chief Julie McCallum shares her favorites across all gift categories.

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Paint the Town Red


Inspired by the vibrant pigment that originated in China in the 8th century, the deep, dramatic orange-red color vermillion is rich, regal and optimistic. Mixing perfectly with recent color themes like cobalt blue, neutral grays and black and white combinations, vermillion promises to be an easy color to introduce in stores, customer homes and closets.

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Traditionally Trendy


Vintage-style jewelry adds sparkle to retailers’ product offerings

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Show Stoppers


Show-stopping products make up this very impressive fall showcase.

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Boost Your Holiday Sales


Trends from 2013 point to creativity with promotions, hours to increase foot traffic and business

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Trending Up, Fall 2014


Our picks for the hot trends for fall.

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Gift Retail News & Press

March 4th, 2015
San Francisco Gift Fair exhibitors enjoy productive winter show

San Francisco International Gift Fair winter edition exhibitors reported steady order-writing and quality traffic during the show, which was Feb. ... Continue Reading »

March 4th, 2015
Vandor adds SpongeBob SquarePants to list of pop icon licenses

Vandor, LLC recently welcomed Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to its roster of pop icon licenses, as well as six new product categories to ... Continue Reading »

March 3rd, 2015
AmericasMart, Houzz teaming up for educational event at Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market show

AmericasMart Atlanta and Houzz will host an exclusive home and design business educational event, titled “Houzz Your Business?,” in ... Continue Reading »

March 2nd, 2015
Candyality’s Fourth Store Planned for Andersonville, With More Licorice

Andersonville, IL – Candyality is bringing its gummi bear bins and licorice bar — stocked with a lot more licorice — to Andersonville. ... Continue Reading »

March 2nd, 2015
New Haven Clothing Shop Opens Middletown Location

Middletown, CT – The owners of a successful women’s clothing boutique in New Haven have opened a second location inside the Main ... Continue Reading »

March 2nd, 2015
Dsenyo to launch student-designed jewelry collection in fight against poaching

Dsenyo is launching a student-designed snare wire jewelry collection as part of its mission to end poaching in rural Zambia. Last fall, the ... Continue Reading »

March 1st, 2015
Owner of Hobby Store Carries on Husband’s Legacy

White Township, IN – Tucked away in the Indiana West shopping plaza in White Township, there is a store that just might literally have ... Continue Reading »

February 28th, 2015
Local Shop Features Handmade Craft Items

Dallas, PA – Lyn Carey describes her tiny craft shop, tucked away on Main Street, as a “brick and mortar Etsy.” Earth and Wears is a ... Continue Reading »

February 27th, 2015
Cherry Hill Couple’s Creations Went From Hobby to Livelihood

Cherry Hill, NJ – Andy Newton was burning the candle at both ends working in retail. After more than 20 years peddling everything from ... Continue Reading »

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UrbanGirlAccessoriesSanDiegoCA1An organized back room is essential to the profitability of a retail store. It houses the supporting materials and supplies needed to conduct retail transactions, as well as areas for processing ... Continue Reading »

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BellagioHotelLasVegas1Retail operations within the lodging industry vary greatly. Hotel gift shops may consist of little more than a small area near the front desk that sells magazines and snacks, to thousands of ... Continue Reading »

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