The Boston Gift Show

The Boston Gift Show will present nearly 40 new exhibitors within the Handmade division this Spring, to feature some 90 exhibitors of handcrafted candles, jewelry, soaps, textiles and more, March 24-27, 2007, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This represents the largest Handmade division in the Show's 79-year history, demonstrating the growth and value of this product category. In total, the Show will feature some 500 exhibitors in seven divisions. The 158th semi-annual Boston Gift Show, New England's premier event for gifts and decorative accessories.

New exhibitors within the Handmade division include Butterfly Artworks (tropical butterfly shadowboxes), Chiossone & Co. (jewelry made from exotic wood), Crafty Baby (baby and toddler items), Jlynne Designs (handpainted silk jewelry), P.M. Dolls & Leger Collection (ornaments and tiles), Pane in the Glass Studio (jewelry and accessories), Smell the Soap (handmade soaps), Spotted Dog Jewelry Design (semi-precious, freshwater and vintage jewelry collections), Sue Rioux Designs (kaleidoscopes and jewelry) and Wayfarer Candle Company (hand-poured candles).

After a review of applications, photos, slides, catalogs, company backgrounds and additional support materials, Handmade exhibitors are selected on the basis of originality, authenticity, and appropriateness for the gift market, with an emphasis on how the product is made. Selected artisans and designers represent collections of ethnic, traditional and contemporary crafted merchandise. Featured products include functional and decorative home accents, glassware, metal, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, plus an array of other unique craft objects.

The Show is expected to attract some 7, 000 retailers, and will present nearly 500 exhibitors throughout seven divisions: At Home, General Gift, Handmade, Made in New England, Personal Accessories, Souvenir Source and The Museum Source (sponsored by Museums & More magazine).

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