Well, the Gift show in Melbourne closed today. As it is the largest in Australia, so many retailers come from all over the country to see it.
Overall, I had mixed feeling about the Melbourne Giftware show for retailers. It was clearly a great chance for retailers to see thousands of unique products. It certainly presented them with a large and fresh assortment of products and resources, plus it was a great opportunity for retailers to meet many of the newer and smaller suppliers.
My big concern is that I thought most of the items on offer were too expensive. I think if I was seriously thinking of selling gifts, I would go to a large Asian overseas gift show as well. Trips to Asia are not that expensive and it would not take a large order to cover the trip.
Anyway, here are some photos which will give you a feel of the large range of products that were available.