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Giftbeat is often called the “Bible of the Gift Industry.”


Welcome! I’m Joyce Washnik, editor of Giftbeat, the gift industry’s only AD-FREE publication focused on you — the independent retailer.

Giftbeat is read each month by thousands of your fellow gift retailers. In fact, it’s often called the “Bible of the Gift Industry.” We survey hundreds of your peers around the country to discover the best-selling items, and then share the data in National and Regional charts. In Giftbeat, you find out what’s really selling…and what’s trending early so you can cash in.

But we don’t just focus on products. We cover operations, staffing, rent increases, marketing, social media, merchandising and so much more. We reach out to the “best and brightest” minds in the industry and business community, who share very specific, actionable information to help you run the most profitable gift shop possible.

As a subscriber to Giftbeat, you also have FREE 24/7 access to our popular Online Community Board. Here you can post your burning questions that only a fellow gift retailer could answer. Search the board and find out what others are doing to lure in new customers, move overstocked items, manage difficult employees and more (there are nearly 20,000 active and archived discussions!).

With Giftbeat, you’ll know what’s new, what’s slowing down and what’s selling. You’ll have the market intelligence at your fingertips to take control of your inventory for bigger and better sales!


WHAT RETAILERS ARE SAYING…

“Single best source of information pertaining to retail.”
– Lori Webster, Webster’s Fine Stationers, Altadena, California


“Stays on top of the trends better than any other publication!”
– Nancy Robinson, Best of Times, Wichita, Kansas


“Tells me what’s happening in the gift industry right NOW!”
– Ellie Heiner, The Purple Pig, The Villages, Florida


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For over 25 years, Joyce Washnik has reported on the gift industry. After seven years working for trade publications, Joyce realized that all the market information on gifts was coming from the vendors themselves. And trade publications were chock-full of vendor ads! No one was offering unbiased, factual market trends helpful to retailers. No one was covering the joys and challenges of being an independent gift shop owner. So in 1992, Joyce launched Giftbeat. It’s with pride that Joyce says she has NEVER taken a penny in advertising dollars. She is beholden to no one and can report accurately on the industry. Joyce says, “I launched Giftbeat as the ‘voice’ of the independent retailer — no ads, no fluff. We are all about helping retailers make money and save money.”


Click here to read Joyce Washnik’s interview with The Link Magazine.