Trade Show Previews Glimpse All that is New

If you like your greetings cards and giftware new and shiny then trade show previews are for you. Our previews of the best industry trade shows breakdown the must-see events and exhibitors at industry shows. Here you’ll find new designers, new products and much more. A unique glimpse at the trade show circuit before items reach shops and the high street.


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Since 2009 the Card & Gift Network blog has been showcasing a world of greeting cards and gifts. Here on the blog you'll find new & notable finds from the industry; new products, new publishers and lots more.

A First Look at Spring Fair 2017 & What’s In Store

Hot on the heels of Top Drawer, the next trade show for our calendar is Spring Fair 2017. Running from the 5th – 9th February at Birmingham’s NEC. Known as the UK’s premier gift and home trade event the show returns with an exciting programme; thousands of exhibitors, the latest trends, unique insights and new show sectors.

Spotlight on Greetings & Stationery at Top Drawer Spring 2017

Top Drawer Spring 2017 presents a stellar line-up of UK and international lifestyle brands, with thousands of new design-led products on display; not to mention a heap of exclusive launches. Promising more new and exclusive brands than ever, this January’s Top Drawer looks like a very exciting show.

6 New Designers You’ll Love at Top Drawer 2017

The weekend ahead sees the arrival of the first trade show of the new year, Top Drawer Spring 2017. With it comes a whole heap of exciting new products and new designers. For Top Drawer and its audience of innovative retailers new designers are the must-see element of the show.


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12 New Designers You’ll Love at Top Drawer

Now firmly fixed as one of Top Drawer’s main draws, the new designers showcase ‘Spotted’ has helped over 80 up-and-coming businesses make their all-important trade show debut. Building on its growing success, this Autumn’s Spotted unites a rare and exciting collection of new design talent.

See What’s New & Exciting at Top Drawer Autumn 2016

This weekend sees the arrival of Top Drawer Autumn 2016 at London’s Olympia. Over 700 exhibitors with a passion for design and quality, will showcase their latest products in 4 distinct show sectors. From the quintessentially British to Europe’s most directional labels, each of Top Drawer’s exhibitors has been chosen for their outstanding design and originality.