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Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Reader Testimonials

“We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
Beth Rich,
Zoo Superintendent,
Tautphaus Park Zoo,
Idaho Falls, ID

“Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
Susan Michener,
Admission/Gift Shop Manager,
The Montgomery Zoo,
Montgomery, Ala.

“Sincere thanks for writing about us and our tea room. It meant the world to us. And we continue to be big fans of your magazine. Thank you for all the great resources you have put at our fingertips, making us truly understand that custom sells.”
Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild,
Her Majesty's English Tea Room,
Dunlap, Ill

“Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
Steve Fegley,
Director of Retail Operations,
the Science Museum of Minnesota


Mary Thompson, the owner of Kremer Pharmacy, photographed with candles and gifts. Illinois-made 1803 Candles burn for 80 hours and leave no residue, according to Thompson. Photo by Taima Kern


he best-selling gift items at general and variety stores are often classic keepsakes that remind customers of a previous era. Equally popular are items specific to a store’s region that let visitors bring home the memory of a delightful vacation or day trip. This can be a collectible to showcase or a specialty food to devour.

Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine, is an outdoor shooting sports store and a gift shop. Its best-selling gift items are specialty food items made in Maine, including Bar Harbor Jam, Ray’s Mustard, and Flo’s Relish. “Visitors are looking for a gift to take back, and they want something that’s unique to the state,” said Becky Hall, the gift shop’s merchandise buyer.

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Make Calico Fudge for Delicious Profits

Are you looking for that special item to set you apart from competitors? Then now is the perfect time to bring the highly profitable Calico Fudge Retailing Program to your location. Since 1964, the company has been helping retailers achieve success.More...


Customers Are All Ears for Zoo Tails and Animal Ears

Zoo Tails and Animal Ears arose from eight years of commuting to The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Or more precisely, eight years of driving past the Los Angeles Zoo.More...


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Conducting Fundraising Effort to Rebuild Store

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, is holding a fundraising effort to rebuild the Nature Store, which was destroyed during a late-night fire February 17. No animals were injured during the blaze.More...


Kurt Adler Honored with Gift for Life’s 2014 Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Kurt S. Adler, Inc., a leading importer and designer of holiday decorations that has been in business since 1946, was honored with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Gift for Life fundraiser, Party for Life, at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in New York.More...


G54 Design Apparel/Hat Graphix 360 Offers Souvenir Solutions and More

G54 Design Apparel/Hat Graphix 360 offers a complete package of services for all of their customers’ apparel, headwear and souvenir product needs.More...


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The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

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2014 ToyFest West

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