All the Industry Magazines You Need to Know

card & gift industry magazines

On this page you’ll find a list of trade magazines for the greetings & giftware industires; as well as magazines which focus on complimentary but distinct industries such as stationery and toys. 

These magazines are great resources for learning about the industry, as well as providing useful promotion potential for your card & gift business. 

Progressive Greetings Worldwide

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Progressive Greetings Worldwide has aimed to be the eyes and ears of the greeting card industry for more than 26 years.

Created by a team (led by Editor, Jakki Brown) with over 85 years industry experience between them, they are passionate about the greetings card sector, and ensuring the magazine is at the forefront of every development. 

Published monthly, Progressive Greetings delivers a mix of news, retailer insights, industry issue articles, trendspotting pieces, & great columnists. 

The magazine boasts subscribers in over 40 different countries, as well as a strong readership from retail buyers from right across the retail spectrum.

Progressive Gifts & Home

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Progressive Gifts & Home is a trade bible for everyone who is interested in the world of gifts.

From suppliers, manufacturers and wholesalers to independent high street retailers, multiples, supermarkets and niche retail sectors – Progressive Gifts & Home is a go-to magazine for the giftware and homeware sector.

Published 7 times a year, Progressive Gifts & Home delivers up to date, insightful news, in-depth, thought provoking features, and a wealth of new product information.

Greetings Today

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Greetings Today is one of the UK’s widest-read magazines focusing on the greetings trade. 

The print version of Greetings Today is published 11 times a year and well in advance of all the major trade shows, so it can provide the latest information on new product releases and industry news. 

Greetings Today is sent out to more than 6,000 subscribers; comprising independents, high street stores and multiples buyers. 

Amongst its readership you will also find more than 1,000 Cardgains members, as well as publishers and suppliers to the greetings industry.

Gift Focus

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Gift Focus magazine is a UK-based, bi-monthly publication for the giftware industry.

Distributed to independent retailers, high street multiples, department stores, garden centres, heritage outlets and all other gift stockists.

Each issue contains detailed information on influential trade shows and reviews hundreds of new or innovative products, enabling retailers to make informed and profitable buying decisions.

Stationery Matters

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Stationery Matters is a UK-based news and opinion service aimed at professionals working in the paper and writing instruments industry.

The magazine’s editorial aims to speak directly to a wide community of manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, distributor, publishers and licensing companies.

The magazine is created by a team that has worked in the stationery industry for several years as part of Stationery Show London and National Stationery Week.

Independent Retailer

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Independent Retailer is a trade publication for independent retail store owners.

Dedicated to business professionals who manage or own a brick & mortar retail establishment as well as to those with an online store, each monthly issue of Independent Retailer offers expert advice on wholesale buying and selling.

Offerings from America’s leading importers and manufacturers are showcased in dozens of product categories, and buyers across the country use each issue as their supplier resource of choice.

Each month, Independent Retailer delivers in-depth news and feature stories targeted to everyday business needs like new products, merchandise and technology trends, marketing, management and much more. 

Professional Jeweller

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Professional Jeweller aims to be a one-stop source for breaking news, comment, trading insight and buying inspiration, serving the multi-billion pound British jewellery and watch industry.

The monthly magazine and associated website provide global jewellery and watch trends; expert business advice from retailers, wholesalers and designers; facts and figures on the state of the industry; and a forum in which all opinions can be aired and heard.

With a UK focus but a global outlook, Professional Jeweller reaches out to forge connections across the world.

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