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The giftware industry has generated billions in online retail sales, according to a research report from Unity Marketing. "Today's gifts market is experiencing dynamic growth as consumers buy more gifts and home decorative products for themselves, as a personal reward,'' says Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing.

“Products which have a personal, emotional link to the consumer, such as collectibles or gifts based upon licensed properties or which appeal to multiple senses, including sight, sound, scent, are in demand as consumers seek to make their homes more comfortable and comforting,'' notes Danziger. Unity Marketing predicts a positive future on the Internet for the gifts and the home decorative market for the next several years.
"A significant consumer trend that will play out in the gifts as well as many other consumer product categories will be a reaction towards our increasingly technology-driven culture. As their lives become more 'virtual' and dependent upon computers and technology, consumers will seek out gifts and decorative products which will help ground them in the 'real' world. The new touchstone for consumer marketers is to make their products more 'REAL,' more concrete, more solid, more grounded in reality," Danziger commented.

The best-selling segment in the giftware industry was Home Decorative Accessories.
Among the fastest growing categories in the Home Decorative Accessories segment were Frames, Tabletop gifts, Vases/Urns/Pots and Decorative Boxes and Tins. Candles, the dominant category in the segment, also posted gains.

More top billion-dollar sellers included consumer electronics, tools, DVD, music, toys, arts, crafts, jewelry, gift baskets and flowers which helped many internet gift shops succeed online.
Stationery, Greeting Cards, and Paper Products was the second largest segment of the giftware market. While greeting card sales were slow, growth in the category was fueled by Social Stationery, and Gift Bags and Wrap.

"This segment is being strongly impacted by the Internet, with more and more Web sites offering virtual greeting cards that can be electronically mailed at a fraction of the cost of a paper card," said Danziger. "At the same time, social stationery is on the rise as consumers start to swing back to communicating with friends and family once again the old-fashioned way -- on paper, even if a personal computer was used to write and print the letter," she continued.

The General Gifts segment achieved billion in sales. Seasonal Decorations, the smallest category in the giftware industry, posted the high gains as well. While Christmas Decor still dominates the category, Halloween Decor was the fastest-growing segment.

Commenting on the importance of gift shopping to the U.S. economy, Lee Eisenberg in his book Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What writes: "The gifts we give, to others or to ourselves, add up to one enormous gift to the Sell Side. Each of us, on average, spends a couple of thousand dollars a year on gifts, roughly half of it during the 'Hard Eight,' that is, the eight-week holiday shopping season."
Top Selling Gift Categories for Mothers
Beauty Products, Heated Throws, Gift Cards, Bath Products, Chocolate, Travel Mugs, Cooking Gadgets, Foot Massagers, Candle Holders, Italian Charm Jewelry, Kitchen Storage & Organization, Magazines, Flannel PJs, Pashminas, Photo Frames, Fashion Watches, Blank Journals, Biographies & Memoirs

Top Brands in Gifts for Mothers
3Q, Alexander Del Rossa, All You, Aluratek, Anchor Hocking, Anthon Berg , Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets, Bain D'esprit , Bare Escentuals, bareMinerals, Berry Red, Biddeford Blankets, LLC, Bodum, Body Back Company, Broadway Basketeers , Burnes of Boston, Bvlgari, Carole, Cashmere Pashmina Group, Catherine Price, Clean, Clearly Charming, Coastal Scents, Coby, Conair, Contigo, Copco, Cosmopolitan, Dashlynn, DDF, Disney FamilyFun, Dolce & Gabbana, Donckels, Due North, Dr. Scholl's, Ecoscapes, Elle, CHI, Ferrero Rocher, Freez-A-Frame, Foogo by Thermos, Fusion Beauty, Fekkai, flip & tumble, Fossil, Furniture Creations, Ghirardelli, Gianni Versace, Gift Basket Super Center, Giorgio, Good Housekeeping, GourmetGiftBaskets, GreatArrivals Gift Baskets, Hampton Forge, Harper's BAZAAR, Hartstrings, Hawaiian Host Macademia Nuts, Health, Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen, HoMedics, Home Essentials, Hot Spa, InStyle, Internatinal Biscuits, Invicta, Italian Charms, Izod, Joseph Joseph, Joyce Chen, Kay Anna, KIRKLAND Signature, Kotobuki, Laura Mercier, Lavande Royale, Leisureland, Leonidas Belgian Chocolates, Lifetime Brands, Lucienne's, LUSH Cosmetics, Malden, Marie Claire, Mauna Loa, Maxam, Michael Kors, Mikasa, Moleskine, Nissan Stainless, NIX, Norpro, Nvie Designs, O, The Oprah Magazine, Olay, OPI Rocker Chic, Organize It All, OXO, Peach Couture, Peter Pauper Press, Philosophy, PRADA, Progressive, International, Pugster, Quick Candles, Rachael Ray, Real Simple, Redbook, Remington, Rubbermaid, Running Press, Saka's, Sakas Pashmina, Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarf_tradinginc, Select Sport America, SHANY Cosmetics, Sivan health and fitness, Skip Hop, Sleepyheads, Soothera, Sunbeam, Sunny Health & Fitness, Tapp Collections, Thermos, The scarf shop, The Sharper Image, Tommy Hilfiger, Touch of Europe Flannel Pants, Trudeau, Umbra, Vanity Fair, ViewSonic, Vogue, WBM, Wine Barrel Creations, Woman's Day, Woolrich, World Products RR, XOXO, Yamuna, Yoga Journal, YouCopia, Zojirushi
Top Selling Gift Categories for Fathers
Automotive Accessories, Back Massagers, Bar Accessories, Camcorders, Cold-Weather Clothes, Cologne Sets, Cordless Power Tools, DVDs, Flashlights, Gardening Tools, Gift Cards, Golf Accessories, Gourmet Sauces, GPS, Grilling Tools, History & Political Items, Multi-tools, Noise Canceling Headphones, Sports Bestsellers Books, Universal Remote Controls

Top Brands in Gifts for Fathers
55DSL, AblePlanet, Accutire, Ace, Acoustic Research, Adidas For Men, All-Clad, Antonio Puig, Artisan Salt, Audio-Technica, Autel, Barska, Battery Tender, Belkin, Black & Decker, Bormioli Rocco, Bosch, Bose, Bushnell, Calvin Klein, Candy Crate, Canon, Carolina Herrera, CE, Compass, Charcoal Companion, Chef-Master, Clean Air Distributing, Club Glove, Cold Steel, Columbia River Knife and Tool, Comfort Products, Conair, Contour, Cooper, Corona, Cree, Cuba For Men, Cuisinart, dadsjerky, DE, DEWALT, Diesel, DITALIA, Dorcy, Dremel, Dr. Leonard's, Dual, Duracell, Endurance, Energizer, Epic Products, Equus, Estwing, Ezekiel, Felco, Fenix Flashlights, Fire Wire, Fiskars, Flip Video, Fred and Friends, G-Star, Garmin, Gerber, GiftProse, GoPro, GourmetGiftBaskets, Gourmet Gift Co., Gourmet Sea Salt Co., Great Neck Saw, Griffin Technology, Grill Daddy, Home Bar Source, Homedics, Hot Sauce Harrys, Innovation First Labs, Insight, IRON GLOVES, iSi, Izzo, JEF, World Of Golf, JLAB, JVC, Kenneth Cole, Kidde, Klipsch, Kodak, Lacoste for Men, Lalique, Leatherman, Levis, Liz Claiborne, Logitech, Looxcie, LRI, Makita, Marc Ecko, Master Lock, Metrokane, MexGrocer, Michael Kors, Michelin, Milwaukee, NAUTICA, Nebo, Neiko, NorDot Industries, Mr. Bar-B-Q, Oggi, Optoma, Original Penguin, OXO, Panasonic, Petzl, Philips, Pioneer, Power-Line, Priester's Pecans, ProActive, Prodyne, Quiksilver, Ralph Lauren, RedEye, Relaxzen, Samsonite, ScanTool, SE, Sean John, Sennheiser, Shop-Vac, Sipping Stones, Skullcandy, Skycaddie, Sky Golf, Sodastream, Sony, Southwest, Specialty Foods Inc., Stanley, Steve Madden, Streamlight, Sphere Gadget Technologies, Swamiware, Taylormade, Teeter Hang Ups, Teraforma, TerraLUX, The Wand Company, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, TomTom, Tool Logic, Toshiba, Unger, Universal, Usher, UTG, Vacu Vin, Veho, Versace, Wagan, Wahl, Weber, Welcom, X10
Top Selling Gift Categories for Girlfriend/Wife
Diamond Jewelry, Cute Sandals, Chick Flicks, Gift Cards, Pearls, Warm Gloves, Train Cases, Bracelets, Chick Lit, Notebook Computers, Dress Watches, Fragrances, Yoga Equipment, Heart-Shaped Jewelry, Makeup Kits, Silver Jewelry, Fashion Bestsellers Books, MP3 Players & Accessories

Top Brands in Gifts for Girlfriend/Wife
10 Stars, 1928 Jewelry, ABS by Allen Schwartz, Acer, Aesthetic Jewels, Akribos XXIV, Amanda Rudey, American Apparel, Apple, Aquolina, ASUS, Audio-Technica, Auric Blends, Aurorae, Azaara, Bare Escentuals, Bean Products, Beautyblenderm Bedat & Co., Bella, Belle Hop, Birkenstock, Bose, BR, Bulova, Bundle Monster, Burberry, Caboodles, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Chanel, Clinique, Coastal Scents, crocs, Cudas, Columbia, CoolStyles, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane, Da Vinci, Danielle, Davidoff, Diamond-Me, Dolce & Gabbana, Dogeared Jewels & Gifts, Ecotools, Ed Hardy, Eva Hanusova, Eve's Addiction, FineDiamonds9, FitFlop, Fossil, Gaiam, Gateway, Havaianas, Hello Kitty by Simmons Jewelry Co., Hello Kitty, HP, in2 design, Isotoner, IQ Natural, iWatchz, Jack Rogers, Jade Yoga, Japonesque, Jessica McClintock, Jessica Simpson, JewelzDirect, Kala, Karen London, Katarina, Klipsch, Kobelli, Margo Morrison New York, Merrell, Michael Kors, Lenovo, Liz Claiborne, Lolita Lempicka, Logitech, Love and Pride, Love Peace and Hope, Lulu Designs, Lux, Manduka, Moritz Glik, Nava Zahavi, Netaya, Nu-Source, Paris Hilton, Peora, pyrrha, Rachel Burklund, Raymond Weil, Reef, Sabrina Silver, Sam & Goldie, Sanuk, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sennheiser, Sex In The City, Seya, SHANY Cosmetics, Sigma Beauty, SilverSpeck, SHANY Cosmetics, Sharper Image, Sorrelli, St. Tropez, Taara, TAG Heuer, Taylor Swift, Teva, ToeSox, Too Faced, Toshiba, Versace, Wasabi by Jill Pearson, XTG Technology, YogaAccessories, YogaRat, Yogitoes

Top Selling Gift Categories for Boyfriend/Husband
Stylish Watches, Classic Rock CD’s, Poker Night Items, Gift Cards, Blu-ray Box Sets, Games for Xbox, GPS, Casual Shoes, Noise Cancelling Headphones, Cordless Power Tools, MP3 Players & Accessories, Titanium Jewelry, Sports Documentaries, Automotive Accessories, Dress Shirts, Smokers & Grills, Wine Accessories, Messenger Bags, Cycling Accessories, Games for Playstation

Top Brands in Gifts for Boyfriend/Husband
2K Games, AblePlanet, Activision Publishing, Accutire, adidas, ALDO, Alki'I, Audio-Technica, Autel, Apple, Arrow, Avenir, Battery Tender, Belkin, Ben Sherman, Bethesda, Bicycle, Black & Decker, Bluff King, Bonndorf, Bosch, Bose, Bradley Smoker, Brinkmann, Cardinal, Cateye, CBK, Citizen, Char-Broil, Converse, Copag, Covona, crocs, Da Vinci, David King, DC, Deep Silver, DEWALT, Diesel, Dremel, Duracell, Edward Mirell, Electronic Arts, Elite Jewels, ElmScan, Equus, Everest, Fat Cat, Fossil, Garmin, Geoffrey Beene, Great Neck Saw, GT, High Sierra, InStep, Invicta, iWatchz, IZOD, JLAB, JVC, Kenneth Cole, Kidde, Kikkerland, Klean Kanteen, Klipsch, Konami, Kryptonite, Landmann, Logitech, Lux Makita, Masterbuilt, Master Lock, Meco, Medina River Outdoors, Metrokane, Michelin, Microsoft, Milwaukee, MOSA, Namco, Nautica, Neiko, New Balance, Nixon, Nordic Ware, Oakley, Ossington, Oster, Outdoor Leisure Products, Panasonic, Paper Street Products, Pearl Izumi, peora, Philips, Picnic, Picnic Time, Pinzon, Pioneer, Planet Bike, Poker, PowerLine, PUMA, Pyramid, Reebok, Rocksteady, Sanuk, ScanTool, Schwinn, Seiko, Sennheiser, Serfas, Shop-Vac, Skagen, Skullcandy, Soiree, Sony, Sorel, Square Enix, Stanley, Swatch, Swiss Army, Timbuk2, Tissot, TomTom, Topeak, Trademark Global, Trudeau, True Fabrications, UBI Soft, Vacu Vin, Van Heusen, Vans, Victorinox, VinO2, Vinturi, Warner Bros, Weber, Welcom, Zeyner

Top Selling Gift Categories for Teenagers
MP3 Players & Accessories, Notebook Computers, Cell Phones, Gift Cards, Teen Books, Fragrances, Electric Guitars, Skateboards, Digital Cameras, Wii, Sunglasses, Swatch Watches, Water Bottles, Ear Buds

Top Brands in Gifts for Teenagers
ABEL, Acer, Airwalk, Apple, ASUS, BlackBerry, Blue Perfumes, Bolle, Burberry, Bose, Brunton, BVLGARI, Canon, Calvin Klein, Casio, Chamelius, Coby, Davidoff, Davison Guitars, Dean Guitars, Diesel, Element, Elements of Style, Epiphone, Fender, Flying Fisherman, Fujifilm, Gaiam, Gateway, Gibson USA, Guess, Hilton Bay, Hipstreet, HP, HTC, iPod, JiMarti, JLAB, JVC, Kenneth Cole, Kiss, Klean Kanteen, Klipsch, Kodak, Kyocera, Krown, Labeda, Laken, Lenovo, LG, Liquid Logic, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Lux, Motorola, Moose, Moxie Girl, MPI, Nautica, New Wave, Nikon, Nintendo Wii, Novatel, Oggi, Olympus, Panasonic, Pepper's, Polaroid, Powell, Punisher Skateboards, Ralph Lauren, Razor, Reduce, Ripstik, Roller Derby, Roxy, Saga, Samsung, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sennheiser, Sex In The City, Sigg, Silvertone, Skate One, Skechers, Skullcandy, Sony, Squier, Sunbelt, Suncloud, Swatch, SX, The FIRM, T-Mobile, Tifosi, Toshiba, Versace
Top Selling Gift Categories for Grandma
Digital Frames, Books on Crafts & Hobbies, Broadway and Vocalists on CD, Gift Cards, Fresh Flowers, Mystery Bestseller Books, Pearl Jewelry, Rainboots, Touch Lamps, Totes, Slippers, Trivia Games, Compact Umbrellas, GPS, Backyard Birding, Earrings, Dress Watches, Specialty Bakeware, Throw Pillows, Brooches & Pins

Top Brands in Gifts for Grandma
2K Designs, ACORN, AK Anne Klein, ALDO, Aluratek, Amour, Armitron, Aspects, Avalaya, Bearpaw, Big Buddha, Big Top Cookie, BonJour, Brentwood, Brome, BrylaneHome, Bulova, Capelli New York, Cardinal, Carter's, Checkolite, Chicago Metallic, Chooka, Coby, Collections, crocs, Dearfoams, Dirty Laundry, Divine Designs, Droll Yankees, Earrings by Joyful Creations, Eddie Bauer, ElleWeiDeco, Ensign, Exotique Imports, FalconFarms, Fantasyard, FASH Limited, Fat Daddio's, Finejewelers, Fossil, Freshware, Garmin, Gardman, Giinii, Girl, GlitZ JewelZ, GlobalSat, GUESS, GustBuster, Heritage Farms, Horn Abbot, Ian and Valeri Co, Isotoner, Just Orchids, Kaiser, Kaytee, Kamik, Kodak, La Regis Pearl & Gemstones, Laurel and Sunset, Leighton, Looker Products, LumiSource, M&C, Marc Gold, MG Collection, Michael Kors, Mills Brothers, Minnetonka, Monster High, MyJewelryBox, National Artcraft, Newpoint International, Nine West, NIX, Norpro, Nomad, Nvie Designs, NYCL, Ore International, Palm Beach Jewelry, PammyJ, Pandigital, PearlsOnly, Perky-Pet, Proflowers, Rainkist, Samsonite, Sea of Diamonds, Seiko, SilverSpeck, Simpsons, ShedRain, Shopping The Globe, Skagen, Sloggers, Sorel, StealStreet, Tamarac by Slippers International, Texcyngoods, Timex, TomTom, Tommy Bahama, Totes, Universal Lighting and Décor, VIEWline, Western Chief, Wilton, Woodlink, World Kitchen, Wrapables, XOXO

Top Selling Gift Categories for Kids
Plush Animals, Play-Doh, Nerf, Gift Cards, Disney DVDs, Hot Wheels, Baby & Toddler Books, SpongeBob, SquarePants, Melissa & Doug, LEGO Sets, Zhu Zhu Pets, Kick Scooters, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Crayola, Baby Dolls, Barbie Dolls

Top Brands in Gifts for Kids
Activision Publishing, Alexander Dolls, Aurora, Berenguer Dolls, Binney & Smith, Cepia, Corolle, Crayola, FUN, Graco, Hasbro, Kent, Kickboard USA, kick Scooters by micro, Kids Preferred, Little Mommy, LEGO, Madame Alexander, Manhattan toy, Mattel, Melissa & Doug, Micro-Mobility, Miyim, Nerf, Nickelodeon, Nintendo DS, Play-Doh, Razor, Russ, Tara Toys, Toysmith, Wild Republic, Zhu Zhu Pets
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