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Tabletop & Gifts

In-depth coverage of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, crystal and gifts from brands like Lenox, Gibson, Mikasa, Libbey, Oneida, Waterford and more.
  • Las Vegas Market to Partner with ASD Marketweek

    Las Vegas MarketLas Vegas Market and ASD Marketweek (the Affordable Shopping Destination) are collaborating for the first time on a program called Two For Tuesday, bringing together the collective resources of the two trade shows. Two For Tuesday will run Aug. 4 from 1-6 p.m., during which time there will be free and continuous shuttle service between the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASD takes place, and World Market Center. More

  • Jia Opens Retail Store in China

    The Jia Plus storeJia, the Chinese design-based housewares company, has opened its first retail store, called Jia Plus, in Shin Kong Place, Suzhou. The store offers unique products for the kitchen, dining table and living room from Jia as well as other design-oriented companies such as the Danish brand Menu; Italesse, an Italian cutlery brand; French wine accessories brand L’Atelier du Vin; the German cutlery brand Mono; and Taiwan’s premium lighting design brand QisDesign. More

  • New Showrooms to Launch this Summer

           Several companies have announced plans to open showrooms in Atlanta and Las Vegas this summer. Marcella Fine Rugs will close its AmericasMart showroom in Atlanta, as it will instead show an expanded depth and breadth of its product offerings in its Buckhead location, in the Marcella Building at the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads. More

  • Larger, More Accessible Homes in Demand

    Outdoor seatingAs the housing market continues to recover, homeowners are seeking larger homes and more accessibility inside and outside of the home, according to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2015. The report focuses specifically on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior space, which could certainly impact the design and style of future home furnishings . More

  • Good Looks Get Noticed in Dallas

    DallasTotalHomeThe freshest, most innovative and most creative displays won the approval of judges this week at the Total Home & Gift Market. The Best Visual Presentation Awards take place twice a year during the January and June Total Home & Gift Markets. More

  • Vandor Adds Sesame Street License to Lineup

    Sesame StreetVandor is adding Sesame Street tableware and a line of eco-friendly cups and plates made of bamboo to its portfolio of licenses , and is extending its drinkware offerings. The Sesame Street license includes all-time favorite Muppet characters, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, who will be featured on Vandor’s regular and insulated shopper totes, 14- and 18-ounce Tritan water bottles and oval-shaped 18-ounce ceramic mugs. More

  • Atlanta Debuts New, Expanded Showrooms for Market

           AmericasMart’s product mix continues to expand with new and newly expanded showrooms opening for business at the gift show next month. New showrooms include: Clairmont Designs, Building 2, floor 7, features handmade frames and small gift items handcrafted in the United States; Elizabeth Lucas Company, Building 1, Floor 9, showcases a variety of art, furniture and soft goods More

  • HFN Revises Deadline for Las Vegas, NY Now Submissions

    HFN LogoHFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Las Vegas Market (Aug. 2-6) and NY Now (Aug. 15-19). The revised deadline for submissions is Friday, July 10. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion. Furniture materials can be sent to Maureen Azzato (mazzato@hfnmag.com); rug, lighting and home decor submissions can be sent to Andrea Lillo (alillo@hfnmag.com), More

  • Dallas Market Center Show Off to Record Start

    DallasMarketCenterThe opening yesterday of Dallas Market Center’s Total Home & Gift Market saw record-setting increases in retailer attendance from across the country as well as by retailers attending the event for the first time, show organizers reported. Total retailer attendance was up 15 percent compared with June 2014. Gains were realized across product categories as well as regions of the country. More

  • Ellen DeGeneres Brand Launches

    DeGeneresEllenED by Ellen, the new lifestyle and e-commerce brand from celebrity Ellen DeGeneres, is set to go live on June 30. The initial launch will include home, accessories and apparel, according to DeGeneres’ website, edbyellen.com. A sneak peek of goods on the company’s Tumblr page revealed rustic looking dinnerware and serveware, as well as throw rugs, quilts and decorative pillows in the home category. More

  • Dallas Market Opens

    DallasMarketCenterThe Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which includes the Dallas International Lighting Market, opens today. Among the lighting introductions will be an emphasis on LED, as well as open designs that focus on highlighting the bulb and industrial looks.   In addition, a number of events are planned throughout the show. For today, that includes several cooking demonstrations at the Hall of Nations in the World Trade Center (WTC). More

  • Las Vegas Market Plans Gift for Life Event

    Las Vegas MarketLas Vegas Market will host the fifth annual Up on the Roof charity event benefiting Gift For Life during Las Vegas Market in August. “Las Vegas Market is pleased once again to offer the industry the opportunity to combine networking with social awareness, with 100 percent of proceeds from this special event benefitting Gift For Life,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. More