Originally printed in the November 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec
Stores in this year's Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers cover a wide range of stores, regions and income level. Our Gifted Retailers are not based on how much they make or how many stores they have.
It's based on what they bring to their customers, whether through product mix, community-based events or customer service that just can’t be beat. This year’s retailers hail from 17 states, go from new to 25+ years in business, and cover many store types, from gourmet to gift to lifestyle.
This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it a ranking. Many more than the 25 retailers listed here are strong retailers within their communities.
Gifts & Decorative Accessories compiled this report by surveying independent retailers, researching business newspaper archives and speaking with gift industry insiders. Information was gathered, compiled and analyzed by Gifts & Decorative Accessories’ research department.