Items tagged “Toys & Recreation”

The California Gift Show® continues to evolve and excite, by offering buyers a global experience with its rebranded Kentia-The Global Marketplace section. Kentia, which unveiled a new look at the July 2010 market, has been well received by exhibitors and buyers alike.

An International experience that cannot be found at any other gift show.

Contact: LA Mart / (213) 763-5817

Go green… recycle… save the planet! No matter how you say it, taking care of Planet Earth is a shared responsibility and definitely a concept that must be passed on to children. Little Pickle Press is dedicated to this cause, with a mission to “help parents and educators cultivate conscious, responsible little people.” This includes teaching the importance and responsibility of being green and recycling. Little Pickle’s conservation efforts stand out in its various products — including posters and children’s books — and particularly shine through in the book, What Does It Mean To Be Green?

After all the Christmas shopping is done, the wrapping begins! Most of us traditionally surround each gift with tissue and a box, cut wrapping paper just the right size, fold here, tape there, and top with a name tag, ribbon, and bow. All that time and effort are quickly undone when Christmas morning frenzy makes the paper fly. Sadly, when the unwrapping is done, the bulk of packaging overflows trash bins and makes its way to the landfills. It seems like such a waste, literally! That’s exactly the sentiment Adrienne Johns experienced after a family Christmas a few years back, and thus ellaWrap was created.

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Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S)
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Each Market will showcase more than 150 artists this January

MMPI leads the way in providing the best in artisanal products, with thriving Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each show offers buyers and retailers a great mix of handcrafted products that reflect regional and national trends and tastes.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

2 Red Hens, designers of diaper bags and a whole lot more, continue to hatch a henhouse full of color-coordinated bags, totes, bibs, burp cloths and vintage dolls. Bags are available in a range of sizes in eight fabrics with contrasting trims. Lay your plans now to add bags from 2 Red Hens to your retail house, and be sure to check out their new collection of vintage dolls too, made from recycled clothing and sweaters. They won’t be cooped up for long, as they are fast sellers!

Who’s not ready to ring in new business? Let’s get started on a better tomorrow with a hope chest full of great children’s products! Resolve to buy both new and tried-and-true lines. The Giggle Guide® is ringing the bell, sounding off about terrific products to help celebrate new business. Move forward with Best of Chums for gift-ready baby wear, Groovy Holidays for party ware, Tegu for green building blocks, and Sassafras for food and baking goods that little kitchen helpers love. These are just a few of the manufacturers you’ll find in The Guide that can help you attract more attention than noise-makers on New Year’s Eve!

Baby Bella Maya
Feather Baby
J. Austin Ryan Designs

Time to celebrate, it’s the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve parties make the month of December a favorite time for consumers and sellers alike. Retailers can look to The Giggle Guide® to find special yuletide products that stand apart from the rest. Your customers will love dressing their children in luxurious clothing from Australian designer Minihaha and Hiawatha Pty LTD; decorating their gifts and homes with festive wrappings and goods from The Gift Wrap Company; cooking up scrumptious recipes from a Handstand Kids cookbook; and providing lively entertainment with a Box of Questions from The Box Girls.

Come Early and Shop the L.A. Mart Showrooms January 18-24 with Temps at the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2010) – The California Gift Show the destination for world class lines and the latest trends and resources exclusive to the West Coast this January, Tuesday, January 18 – Monday, January 24, 2011. The largest gift show on the West Coast boasts a week of special events, workshops and unparalleled product that West Coast buyers won’t see anywhere else.

Contact: LA Mart / (213) 763-5817
The Chicago Market Presents Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

CHICAGO (December 13, 2010) –The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s January Market, on Monday, January 24, 2011.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600
Caletha Crawford
ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show
Phillips Nizer LLP

CHICAGO (December 14, 2010) – MMPI is pleased to welcome Nancy Michael as Senior Marketing and Strategy Director for the Gift & Home Décor industry, effective January 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, Marketing Director and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activity across all three locations; Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!

Santa Barbara, CA (December 8, 2010) – Noodle Head, Inc. has launched Planet Pawparazzi (www.planetpawparazzi.com), a unique virtual playground, based on its top-selling Pawparazzi ® collectible toy line.

Pawparazzi pets are a cast of miniature plush dogs & cats with celebrity personalities mimicking the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Launched in 2006, Pawparazzi has a loyal following among girls ages 4-11, engaging them in a glamorous, imaginative world of fashion and fun.

Contact: Susan DeCoste / (805) 962-3084

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