End of the Melbourne Giftware show


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.