In a few weeks, I am headed to Americas Mart to host two Gift Trends ToursThe Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® is the essential buying opportunity of the summer for discerning gift retailers from across the nation and the world as its showcase of must-have, trendsetting merchandise is augmented by first-to-Market programming and educational opportunities. Buyers enjoy a comprehensive Marketplace featuring industry-leading collections in specialty categories including General and Specialty Gift, Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift,Home Accents and The Gardens® July 11–18, 2017, complemented by corresponding temporary categories July 13–17. If you own a business or have some time to stop by you will get all the Black Southern Belle inspiration you need and you will get the scoop on Black Southern Belle Gifts to Watch at Americas Mart.
As much as I love hosting and entertaining, I love giving unique and special gifts to the ones I love. It is not always about the cost or size of a gift but more the thought and care of gift giving that is most important to me. If you can’t make it to Atlanta for my talk, here are a few of my favorite southern items that will be Gifts to watch at Americas Mart.
Coasters and mugs are always a great piece to offer as a gift for the coffee lover in your life and these are neutral enough for any style.
Are you friends with a Georgia peach transplant who is home sick? This pillow will have her dreaming of home no matter where she goes.
We all have memories of chasing fireflies after dark over the long hot summers in the South. Why not bring those memories into your home with a beautifully scented candle?
Do you live for Tailgate season? These pillows are the perfect addition to your Tailgate collection and will always be a winner as a gift.
As much as we love good southern food, sometimes we have to burn off those calories with a walk. What better inspiration to get moving than a hometown inspired water bottle. This is perfect for marathon runner in your life.
Don’t forget about the Southern Gentlemen in your life. As we all know Southern women dress our men from birth as their moms to married as their wives. This bowtie is a gift that is sure to please any couple.
Derby season doesn’t have to end with this beautifully decorated cup. Please the equestrian in your life with Kentucky inspired gift.