The Atlanta Gift Show Presents Sales Opportunities
With gifts being one of the strongest sales category in the children’s business, thousands of gift lines were on display January 12-19 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. This year marked the 50th anniversary of AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and trade mart complex. In honor of this golden celebration, The Atlanta gift show hosted retail buyers from around the globe to explore more than 7 million square feet of products over eight days. Among the merchandise featured, The Giggle Guide® chose these standouts to highlight in our post-show review: Mark-My-Time, Scribble Mats, BRELLI, and Zebi Baby.
Mark-My-Time Encourages Kids to Read
Originally developed with a cardboard prototype, the bookmark was first introduced at the 2004 BookExpo of America where it won the “Best New Product” award. In addition to the original bookmark, a new Mark-My-Time digital booklight features an LED light on an adjustable arm and an integrated clip so that the bookmark can be attached to book pages. The booklight, which was the 2010 Creative Child “Top Choice of the Year” winner, is available in camouflage pink, green and blue.
This gizmo gift can speak volumes as an add-on to book sales. Read more at www.mark-my-time.com
Creativity Outside the Lines with Scribble Mats
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The creative collection includes storyboard books, two-sided folios and three-dimensional puzzles, all of which can be wiped clean and reused. Not only are these products fun, but they also encourage children’s artistic talents and develop dexterity while stimulating imaginations. Packaged with non-toxic crayons, the mats can also be used with any wax crayon and cleaned with either a dry paper towel or cloth. Scribble Mats boast numerous honors, including Creative Child’s 2003 “Preferred Choice” award and Dr. Toy’s 2006 “Best Vacation Products” award.
Let your imagination run wild at www.scribblemats.com
The BRELLI Forecasts a Downpour of Sales!
To ensure children are further safeguarded from rain and wind, the biodegradable BRELLIwear Kid’s Poncho, which comes with a big pocket and a hood, easily slips over children’s clothes to make certain they stay dry. If they really want to make their BRELLI their own, kids can use BRELLImarkers to doodle and sketch personal artwork on their BRELLI products. The water-resistant markers enable kids to rest assured that their brightly colored drawings will not wash away in the rain.
Let the sales shine in with BRELLI at www.thebrelli.com
Zebi Baby Blends Modern and Vintage Looks
All of the fabrics feature exclusive designs by Phillips, are Intertek Eco Certified and Oeko-Tex 100 Standard Certified, so they are guaranteed to be both eco-safe and free of harmful substances and chemicals.
To learn more about what this exciting brand can mean to your retail gift selection, visit www.zebibaby.com
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