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Editorial Schedule

January 2019
Spring Trade Show Issue Plus Candles, Scented and
Bath and Body Merchandise and Special Halloween Show Section

  • Country Giftware
  • Pet Gifts
  • Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Nurse’s Day
  • Graduation Season
  • Outdoor/Garden
  • Stationery Update
  • Bath & Body
  • Home Decor
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts
  • Sunglasses and Summer Accessories

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
Sports Licensing, NY NOW/National Stationery Show, Chicago, Atlanta, California, Seattle, OASIS,  Surf Expo, Philadelphia, Halloween and Party, Dallas, Toronto and Minneapolis Mart.  


February 2019
Toy Fair and Annual Plush Report

  • Sales Trends at General Gift Stores
  • Games, Plush, Puzzles and Playthings
  • Teens’ Top Picks
  • ASD Gift & General Merchandise Special Report
  • Halloween Merchandise and Show Preview
  • Sports Licensing
  • Outdoor/Garden
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts
  • ASD Special Extended Section
  • Summer Apparel and Resort Wear
  • Value and Variety Merchandise Report

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
CAMEX and ICBA, Denver, Transworld, Toy Fest West, NYC Toy Fair  and Las Vegas ASD shows.


March/April 2019
Spring Buying Issue Plus Apparel, Hats, T-shirts and
Fashion Accessories 

  • Annual Megabucks Feature
  • Nautical-Themed Merchandise
  • Christmas Trends
  • Pirate Themed Merchandise
  • Eyewear
  • Spotlight on T-shirts, also covering apparel, hats, sweatshirts, socks, footwear and moccasins
  • Visual merchandising and displays
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
Indianapolis and SPREE


May 2019
Summer Profiles in Excellence – A Forum for Advertisers, Plus Expanded Jewelry, Accessories and Stationery Coverage 

  • Calendars, Stationery, Frames and Gift Wrap
  • Writing Instruments
  • The National Stationery Show Preview Issue
  • Stickers
  • Personalized Name-drop Products
  • Christmas, Thanksgiving and Grandparent’s Day
  • Pink Ribbon Merchandise
  • Bath & Body
  • Signs
  • Home Decor
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts

June/July 2019
Special Resort Section and Summer Trade Show Issue Plus IGES, Las Vegas Souvenir and Christmas in July

  • July Shows Issue
  • Pet-Related Gifts
  • Wind Chimes, Flags and Banners
  • Back to School
  • Art Glass/Stained Glass
  • Made in the USA Merchandise
  • Resort Section
  • Bath & Body
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts
  • Licensed Sports
  • Products Fall Preview
  • Value and Variety Merchandise Report

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
California, Chicago, Atlanta, ASD, and Philadelphia shows.


August/September 2019
Annual Buyer’s Guide Directory/Special Resort Section, Plus
Surf Expo and the Smoky Mountain Gift Show

  • General Merchandise Special Report
  • New Year’s Merchandise
  • Music Products
  • Men’s Gifts
  • Store Fixtures and Accessories
  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Resort Section
  • Signs
  • Home Decor
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
New York, Denver, Surf Expo, Seattle, Las Vegas Souvenir, OASIS, Panama City and Miami Wholesale shows.


October 2019
The BIG Resort Show Issue with the Best IGES, Smoky Mountain and Myrtle Beach Gift Show coverage. 

  • Wildlife-Themed Products
  • Nostalgia Today
  • Valentine’s Day Merchandise
  • Cruise Line Merchandise
  • Truck Stops and Travel Centers
  • Resort and Beach Stores
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts 

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
Smoky Mountain Gift Show, IGES Show, Grand Strand, East Coast Resort Expo, IAAPA (Amusement Park Show) and Winter Baseball Meetings.


November/December 2019
Expo Special Section/WinterTrade Shows/Advertiser Bonus
Profiles in Excellence Edition

  • St. Patrick’s Day and Easter merchandise
  • Winter Shows Preview Issue
  • Resort/Beach Products and Show Previews
  • IGES/Smoky Mountain Shows Trends and Round-Ups
  • Denver Western Show Preview Feature
  • Surf Section
  • Outdoor/Garden
  • Quality Gifts
  • Coastal Gifts
  • Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Report
  • Tucson Gem Shows Preview
  • Special Vegas Mart Section

Bonus Distributed at These Shows and More: 
Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show, Philadelphia and Atlanta Previews, Surf Expo, Denver Western Show and Gem and Lapidary Tucson.






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      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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