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January 2019

December 21, 2018 No Comments

Candles, Scented and Bath and Body Merchandise  When Small Flames Can Ignite Big Sales – Selling More Candles at Gift Stores, Wineries, Boutiques and Candle Stores   Many retailers have discovered that candles are great add-on purchases and well worth the shelf space.  Bonus Sidebar: Are Candle Sales Heating Up, Cooling Down or Staying Stagnant? […]


November/December 2018

November 20, 2018 No Comments

Surf Expo Section  For Locals and Tourists – Unique Gifts from the Coast  Savvy coastal shopkeepers know a combination of select merchandise set in evocative displays will attract shoppers new and veteran.  Shoppers’ Favorite Extras – Sales Tips for Jewelry, Accessories and Sunglasses  For this article, officials for beach and resort shops offered their tips […]


October 2018

September 27, 2018 No Comments

IGES Section IGES-supplied Editorial IGES Section Stories    Everything for the Sun and Sand – Beach Apparel, Accessories and Coastal Gifts at Resort and Seaside Stores  A look at the sales picture at four unique stores.  Bonus Sidebar: What Is Your Best-Selling Gift?  Selling More Apparel, Accessories, and Jewelry at Resort Shops and Women’s Boutiques […]


August/September 2018

July 30, 2018 No Comments

Smoky Mountain Gift Show Section  Show News and Product News Resort and Beach Stores – Trends in T-shirts, Beachwear and Jewelry  A look at trends in apparel and jewelry at a selection of resort and beach stores. Bonus Sidebar: Which Jewelry Pieces that You Sell Are the Best to Wear on the Beach?  Best-Selling Souvenirs […]


June/July 2018

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show Section Strong Sellers for Summer and Beyond – Beach Apparel and Accessories at Boutiques, Surf Shops and Resorts Along with popular accessory items, for this article store staff members shared their best-sellers in apparel, and explained the strong appeal of apparel sold at their shops. Bonus Sidebar: Top […]


May 2018

April 30, 2018 No Comments

Stationery Section Chasing Paper Sales – Stationery, Sticker and Writing Instrument Best-Sellers For this article, four stationers shared tips on how they sell more of their writing-related wares. Bonus Sidebar – SGN Asked: What Is Your Best-selling Merchandise Item and Why? From Cardinals to Chickadees – Merchandise at the Audubon Shop A look at the […]


March/April 2018

March 26, 2018 No Comments

Apparel Report · Advice for Best Sales Results   Apparel and Fashion Accessories Sales Advice from the Experts – Boutique Owners and Managers Reveal their Selling Secrets Boutique owners are ready with both personalized suggestions and a store full of coordinated outfits styled that inspire — and sell. Bonus Sidebar: What Is Your Top Tip […]


February 2018

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Toy Fair Special Section · Toys Through the Ages  Popular Toys for Babies and Toddlers A look at the baby and toddler toy picture at a variety of stores. Tween Toy Favorites Read this article to discover how four toy stores in different locales cater to the mercurial tween age group.  Puzzles and Games: What’s […]


January 2018

January 1, 2018 No Comments

Candles, Scented and Bath and Body Merchandise  Store Profile: Frazzleberries Country Store The story of how a brick-and-mortar family store has survived and thrived for over two decades.  Scents from the Sea – Selling More Personal Care Products with a Beach and Sea Theme at Coastal Stores Sweet sales can be realized at coastal stores […]


November/December 2017

November 1, 2017 No Comments

Surf Expo  Special Somethings from the Coast – Merchandise Trends and Best-Sellers at Waterside Shops A look at the merchandise that interests travelers to coastal stores. Betting on the Best Beach Apparel – Sales Trends at Seaside Stores For this article, beach shops in seaside communities nationwide offered their advice to boost apparel sales overall. […]

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    • So, so excited about the article. We got our copy and we are over the moon. I would like….three more copies if possible. The Old City district wants one, …my manager, and we want to frame one!!

      Thanks again. It really was awesome!
      – Never Too Spoiled, Philadelphia, Pa. 

    • “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

    • “We have been in business since 1988 and a part of our success has been the use of trade magazines such as yours. Being far away from most trade shows, these magazines are a great lifeline for us who can’t just drive to a gifts show. So thank you for being there for us with insightful articles.”
      – Malia Johnson, President, Malimar Inc. dba Sedona, Honolulu, HI

    • “…Because of our budget, I am unable to go to market, so your Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties publication serves at a great tool for me to see what is new and trending in the market, and I have tried many new products because I’ve seen them advertised in your magazine. Thanks again.”
      – Nancy Cole, gift shop manager, Booth Society, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, Spearfish, S.D.

    • I just received my copy of SGN Magazine, and I was delighted to see [Natalie Hope McDonald’s] article about us. Thank you for featuring my shop in such a lovely way. It means a lot to me as a small business owner.” 
      Heather Mohorn, Momo’s Tree House, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

    • “I wanted to take a minute to not only tell you how much I use and enjoy my copy of Souvenirs, Gifts, and Novelties Magazine, but to share with you some good news about my husband’s and my business Her Majesty’s English Tea Room. We recently won the prestigious Icon award from Americasmart Atlanta. …Thank you again for a magazine that is a little bit like a work book. My husband and I both go through it in detail, always picking up a display idea, new product, or tip.”
      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

    • “The March/April 2017 issue just arrived and it really made our day! Thank you for featuring the LA Maritime Museum’s Sea Chest Gift Shop. The article was very well-written, and our assistant buyer is thrilled to see her photo included!”
      Marifrances Trivelli,
      director and store buyer,  Los Angeles Maritime Museum,  San Pedro, Calif.

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