Ok, this is one of my final round-ups of picks from New York International Gift Fair (many thanks to NYIGF for featuring links to my round-ups on its homepage’s “industry news” section- I am very flattered). Here are some of my favorite personalized/customized gifts:
Mudpie is a popular wholesale gift manufacturer- you have probably spotted many of their gifts before. New for 2010 are these classy cream-and-black initial canvas totes; I tracked them down at a retail shop called Made for Me where they retail for $18.99 apiece.
Lipstick Shades had a bright, colorful display with oodles of great personalized kids’ gifts, including dinner plates ($25) that were spotted on Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I like that blue monogrammed long-sleeve onesie, too, though I can’t find it on the website (nor can I find the custom t-shirts in the photo below…I’ll keep looking):
Right across from the aisle from Mecca (aka the Jonathan Adler installation), the lucky (and talented) folks behind The Macbeth Collection benefited from overflow visitors and even got paid a visit from Mr. Adler himself, who admired their products. Here were two Macbeth Collection items that I really loved: a personalized soccer-themed tissue box cover ($40), and a personalized nursery-theme storage bucket ($50).
I also ogled these wonderful Customized Family Pillows from K Studio ($152 base price for an 18″ square pillow…pricey for sure, but, oh what a gift.)
Coming up next from the Gift Fair…books, stationery, jewelry and more, including (even more) new Jonathan Adler products!