The New York Gift Shows: February 2023

Every year in February and August, our team attends two big trade shows in New York City: massive, sprawling NY NOW, one of the biggest home and gift shows in the industry, and Shoppe Object, a curated gift show founded in 2018 that has been growing larger and more exciting with each year we’ve visited.

Check what our team saw on our latest visit to New York!

Saturday, 2/4

Hello, NY!

Lunch at Juqi

Cute mugs at Miniso 

Browsing Eglance Bookstore

Finding new mouse friends at Gift Box Astoria

It's never too cold for ice cream at Francy's!



Sunday, 2/5

Shoppe Object has the best decor!

Bird's eye view of the show floor

Got to visit Studio Carta!

Choosing colors at Bellroy is always a challenge...

Coming soon! Wren wallets and bags

Always nice to see Leuchtturm1917

Thanks for signing our guest book, Ameico!

Nice shades 😎

Quick lunch at the food court

And a sweet surprise from McCrea's Caramels

Picking pens. We always want every color!

We met Pampshade creator, Yukiko Morita!

Scented J. Herbin inks?

We ❤️ the Traveler's booth!

And that's all for today!

Time for food!

And boba




Monday, 2/6

It's time for NY NOW!

Carrots are good for you! (This one automatically waters your plants).

Lovely to meet you all, Leaf & Anna!

Time for inks...


...and more inks!

Waffle fries break

Hey there, Blackwing!

Good to see you, Paper Baristas!

Hello, Johnny Cupcakes!

Testing arts and craft supplies

And heading out...



Tuesday, 2/7

We're running around between both shows today, finishing up purchases we missed before, and seeing new booths.

Squishy friends

More balsa animals incoming

And new glow stickers

This elegant brass pen uses erasable Pilot Frixion cartridges!

This cleaning cloth folds itself into an orca when you toss it around!

Pretty Hightide hourglasses are returning, with a new mini size

Thanks for all the goodies!

Quick car lunch before NY NOW

Magnetic pen holders!

New E Frances Little Notes for book and coffee lovers

Always good to see you! New E Frances cards are also on the way.

Getting guest book signatures from Even Keel


New pins incoming from Macon & Lesquoy

New Tattly temporary tattoo designs coming too!

And that's a wrap on the shows.

Continuing the tradition of dessert before dinner

Visiting cardboard Chinatown museum at Pearl River Mart

Valentines at MUJI


Thanks for joining us on our journey!

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