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Aug/Sept 2014

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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


An arrangement of fairy garden merchandise at the Mattaei Botanical Gardens. Each display in the store offers a price point for every shopper.


otanical garden gift shop owners, managers and buyers are blossoming with ideas on how to grow gift item sales.

Because The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, N.Y., is a seasonal business with changing exhibits throughout the year, its Shop in the Garden designs and creates merchandise that is tied to each exhibit such as an orchid show or chrysanthemum show. “Many of our visitors are tourists who want to take home a memento of their visit, so merchandise that reflects the show they saw on their visit always sells well--whether it’s an orchid poster, an amaryllis mug or a custom Christmas ornament featuring our glass conservatory,” said Margaret Csala, director, retail and business development. The 7,500-square-foot shop garners approximately $3.1 million annually.

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Montana Artistic Impressions (M.A.I.) Celebrates 25 Years

Montana Artistic Impressions (M.A.I.) has been producing and selling handcrafted fine porcelain products for theme parks, zoos, aquariums and souvenir shops and gift stores across the country for 25 years. M.A.I. is constantly introducing new products and programs that appeal to every age group. More...


G54 Design Apparel Celebrates 60 Years

G54 Design Apparel is celebrating its 60th year serving this great nation with high-quality, innovative souvenirs, headwear and apparel. More...


Kerusso Named Official Licensed Products Partner for LEFT BEHIND – The Movie

Kerusso, a leading Christian apparel, jewelry and gifts supplier, has been named as the official licensed products partner for a highly anticipated movie coming to theaters October 3..More...



InScribe Offers Instant Personalization

InScribe, a leader in the personalized gift/souvenir industry, now offers InScribe’s Paparté line for on-site printing. More...



Shoe Device Solves the Problem of Struggling with Buckles

Thanks to Just Hook It! from Wear the Beach, your customers no longer have to struggle to buckle their shoes. Most everyone has experienced struggling and twisting during attempts to buckle shoes and sandals. More...


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