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    Pride Confetti by Kheper for GLBT Celebrations

    Kheper Games Inc., the veteran powerhouse in adult games and novelties, recently announced that they have launched two new items: Pride Confetti – Male and Pride Confetti – Female. Each packet comes with 15 grams of confetti in either male or female symbol shapes in the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. They are targeted to…

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    EverThread Takes Custom Design Hits to Wholesale

    EverThread,  fresh out of the REVTECH startup accelerator in Dallas, disrupted the Gift Industry in 2015 by allowing retailers to customize textile products online that would then be quickly  printed  with  no minimum orders.   Think:  VistaPrint or CafePress for Home Goods (but for retailers….). Gift Retailers have been so responsive that EverThread has now taken their process one step further.  For retailers…

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    UK Brand eatsleepdoodle On the Monet with Impressionist Placemats

    UK brand eatsleepdoodle was awarded the Best New Gift Product Award at NY NOW with the doodle Monet Placemat set. The placemat design is inspired by Monet’s great Impressionist paintings of the Japanese-style bridge and water-lily pond that he created at his home in Giverny. These were the subject of about 250 of his paintings…

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    TeaDrops: All About the Brew

    Humble Tea releases the first dissolvable organic tea morsel that makes the perfect cup of tea with just hot water, no steeping needed! The first dissolvable organic tea morsel that makes the perfect cup of tea with just hot water, no steeping needed! Tea Drops manufactures certified USDA Organic, bagless, pressed teas that dissolve in…

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    Q Squared: Unbreakable Luxury in Nine New Patterns at NY NOW

    Q Squared NYC unveiled nine new patterned collections and six solid shades for the Spring/Summer 2016 season in its biggest launch since 2011. Q Squared NYC creates luxury melamine boasting the appearance of fine porcelain and ceramic. Its fresh designs and shatter-resistant dinnerware and serveware presents a new take on year-round indoor and outdoor dining….

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    Bridgewater Candle: Light a Candle, Feed a Child

    When you’re an established candle company—competing against thousands of other home-fragrance brands—how do you stand out in an overcrowded market? For Bridgewater Candle Company, the answer came in a bowl of rice.   Originally founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1998, a time when several competitors were in a tough transition period, Bridgewater immediately made a splash, thanks…

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    In the Spotlight: Limelight Imports

    It all started with a margarita.   Amy Gueli, a former sales and management executive in the beauty industry, was the owner of the Limelite Boutique in Sylvania, Ohio. While visiting trade shows in search of fun, whimsical designs to sells in her accessories and gift shop, she found a Chinese manufacturer of affordable accessories,…

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    Trend Alert: Decorating Books

    Décor lovers and home DIY fans are in for a treat this season, with a brand-new crop of hardcover decorating books on the scene—perfect for browsing, learning, gifting, and artfully stacking on a coffee table near you.   While how-to decorating books have a long history, dating back to Edith Wharton’s 1897 tome The Decoration…

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    Haute Chocolate: jcoco

    It’s not often that we can give back simply by doing our favorite things, but if Jean Thompson has her way, the world might soon be fed via eating chocolate. A former high-tech sales and marketing executive, Thompson helms jcoco, a Seattle-based chocolate company that’s putting the style in lifestyle with a delectable—and fashionable—line of…

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    The Gift That Gives Twice: Goods 4 U Global

    Michelle and Tony Gach were both corporate execs—Tony as a district manager for Coca-Cola and Michelle as an accounts manager in the cosmetics and fragrance industry—when recession downsizing claimed both of their jobs within two years of each other. Tony used the opportunity to start his own business, Good 4 U Boutique, a handbag party…

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