2021 is right around the corner, and with it comes excitement for new opportunities in your store. Whether you’re a wholesaler or a retailer, it’s essential to stay ahead of the game and plan for upcoming seasons and holidays. Although the official “holiday season” that includes Christmas and Thanksgiving will soon be long gone, there are still many holidays just around the corner—especially for the floral industry. Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day are approaching quickly, and if they’re anything like last year, it’s crucial to start planning now. With a higher influx of floral orders comes an elevated need of vases, ribbon, flowers, and more. Even if you aren’t a part of the floral industry, this is still a critical season to prepare for, as it can set the tone for the rest of your year. The first quarter of the year is an important one and should have thorough preparation. Keep reading to find out what you need to plan for this upcoming spring season. –
We may already be a few months into 2018, but it’s never too late to explore the top home décor trends and what customers will be searching for this year.
This year, vintage home décor, as well as heavy brass and copper pieces, are trending. On the other side of the spectrum, however, are more natural pieces, including stone and floral patterns.
Find out what’s trending for 2018, and see what your customers will be looking for this year!
Artisan Lighting Fixtures
A hot new trend in home lighting décor this year is artisan lighting fixtures. These are fixtures that think outside the box of traditional lighting. Check out this beautiful iron fixture from Marvel Lighting LLC/Margold Lighting.
Natural pieces can really accentuate the rustic or woodsy décor of a home. Stone pieces are a great way to contrast the natural look of wood with the roughness of rocks. Home Stone Imports is an FGmarket vendor that has a ton of great stone pieces that will look great inside or outside the home.
Floral patterns can be found everywhere these days: from dress shirts and ties to dinnerware, and yes, even home décor! The Little Birdie loves using floral patterns in their home décor. Just check out this awesome decorative pillow to see what we mean!
Having that old school feel to your lighting décor is big this year, and no one does vintage lighting better than Summit Lamp Corporation of Salisbury, North Carolina. Just take a look at some of their vintage, handcrafted colonial and Victorian style lamps, made with glass and brass.
Brass & Copper
Whereas rose gold and stainless steel were the hot metal trends and accents for 2017, brass and copper home décor pieces are making a big comeback in 2018. Both metals add a sense of strength and calm to any home décor. If you’re looking for a vendor that excels at providing both types of metals in their home décor products, check out Rustic Brands.
Home décor trends are always changing, but these five trends should get you through the rest of 2018. Be sure to stay on top of these trends to give your customers the fashionable products they are seeking.
Check out the different categories in FGmarket’s Home & Décor section to find even more great home décor vendors!
As the end of the year approaches, many people are gearing up for one last party to see the old year off and welcome the new year in. If you have customers who are looking for the perfect party products, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite vendors, whose products are guaranteed to liven up any gathering!
If you’re looking for some sweet treats to get the party going, but also want to impress your customers with out-of-the-ordinary chocolate creations, you need to check out CocoArt. This company makes kosher artisan chocolates with more than 30 different superb chocolate flavors and chocolate logs.
2. Wine Veil
Have you ever experience the displeasure of having something drop into your wine glass without your notice? If you love to enjoy your glass of wine on a porch, or around an outdoor fire pit, you know what I’m talking about. Thankfully, Wine Veil makes it easy to keep dirt, debris, and bugs out of wine, so you can enjoy your drink in peace.
What’s a party without balloons? Southern Balloon Distributors wants to make sure you have the perfect balloons for your New Year’s Eve party. Check out their wide selection of latex, foil, and bubble balloons with high-quality images printed directly on them!
Popsations wants to make sure their popcorn puts a smile on customers’ faces, which is why they work hard to create the most delicious gourmet popcorn you can buy! From caramel popcorn to white chocolate peppermint popcorn, you’ll be hard pressed to find a flavor that Popsations doesn’t have!
You might think Flutter Fetti makes your typical everyday confetti. But that’s where you’re wrong! Flutter Fetti’s confetti is engineered to stay in the air more than 10 times longer than normal confetti! Want to celebrate the countdown to the new year with pizzazz? Then you’ll need the perfect confetti made by Flutter Fetti Fun Factory.
This family-owned business has been working for more than 25 years to bring customers the best drinkware and tableware around, for awesome competitive pricing. All Bentley products are BPA-free and made from durable SAN plastic that will stand up to any wear and tear. Plus, their products come in a variety of colors and styles, so there’ll be no problem finding exactly what you need!
For this month’s trends, we’re gearing for the spookiest holiday of the year: Halloween! Whether it’s scary decorations for trick-or-treaters, or delicious snacks for that Halloween themed party, you can find it all on FGmarket.com! Check out some of our favorite products, and be sure to browse through all of our holiday categories to prepare for the next holiday, or even the next Halloween!
Halloween is a holiday best celebrated with close friends. And what better way to celebrate together than with a Halloween-themed party? The folks at burton + BURTON have you covered if your customers are looking for a Halloween relish tray to hold all of their tasty treats!
Fiesta Toy Company are pros at making the cutest and cuddliest high-quality plush toys on the market. Your customers will love their selection of Halloween-themed plush toys, including their Pumpkin Man! This 26.5″ tall plus sized plush is made from quality, soft fabrics that will bring a small to any trick-or-treater’s face!
Ever heard of a Postcard Towel? You’re going to want to pay attention to this awesome product! These eco-friendly tea towels are lint-free, extremely absorbent and launder amazingly well! The Postcard Towels sold by Jazzy Artz, Inc. are not only great for wiping up messes or drying off, they also feature fun designs, such as the “Get Your Spooky On!” Halloween-themed towel!
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to display your pumpkins? You’ll love the solution from Creative Display Center! Known for their floral display racks, Creative Display Center also has a wonderful Full Round Pumpkin Rack that will hold up to 64 pumpkins! They’re great for showing off your products to eager customers looking for the perfect pumpkin!
What’s Halloween without the treats? Enstrom knows your customers are looking for delicious gourmet chocolate creations, and they’ve got the products to keep them satisfied. Check out their Classic Chocolate Assortment for an exquisite collection of treats, like smooth creams, fresh-roasted nut clusters, and delectable chews covered with milk and dark chocolate.
Candy and chocolate are great, but have you ever tried gourmet popcorn? Even better, have you ever had milk chocolate on your popcorn? Popsations is here to make that snacking dream a reality, with their wide selection of gourmet popcorn. Try their Milk Chocolate Caramel Popcorn for a sweet treat, guaranteed to bring customers back for more again and again!
This month, we’re showing off some of our favorite artisan woodworking vendors. These vendors put blood, sweat and tears into their craft, and create amazing products out of nature. Check out some of our favorite wood products for this month!
This company handcrafts fine furnishings and accessories from reclaimed French and Spanish wine barrels. That means not only are you getting an elegantly designed product, your also getting a piece of wine history! For a unique take on barware, check out their beautiful beer flight, made from the rib of a French Bordeaux Barrel Stave! There are three finishes to choose from: natural, red mahogany and dark walnut.
Woodluck LLC wants to give a little bit of style to your writing and drawing products. That’s why they offer customers Twig Pencils! These unique pencils are made from real twigs, and are cut and sharpened by hand. The best part? No two pieces are alike, so you’re always getting a unique product when you buy from Woodluck LLC. Try their 4″ Color Pencils to give some color and style to your life!
The Good Gift Company is more concerned with making a positive impact on the world than they are making a profit off of customers. This wonderful company makes gifts that will inspire and captivate their buyers. The Olive Wood Good Shepherd Holding Cross is a gorgeous handcrafted cross made out of olive wood, and sculpted in the Holy Land of Jerusalem. It’s the perfect gift to give encouragement to someone in need.
Rockledge Farms Woodworks specializes in tons of different crafted wood products, but their cutting boards are where the beauty shines through. Their Black Walnut Live Edge Natural cutting board is a beauty to behold, and are made from the finest Vermont Black Walnut Trees.
This company specializes in providing its customers with exquisite carved wood wall décor, wall art, wall panels, salad bowls, decorative candles, and more. If you buy from Asiana Home Décor, you’ve got to get their Large Wooden Salad Bowl. This beautiful product is perfect for salads, or as a decorative centerpiece for a dining table.
If you’re looking for tough, sturdy, well-made hiking stick, you need to buy from Whistle Creek. They are the U.S.’s largest manufacturer of rustic walking and hiking sticks. Check out their Cherry Shaft Oak Handle stick, part of their American Craftsman Series.
Technology and electronics dominate our world these days. Every six months, it seems like there’s a brand new innovation that pops up out of some silicon valley startup company, whether it be a new smartphone, computer, or wearable technology. So, it’s no wonder that electronics are what we’re paying attention to this month! Check out some of the great electronics vendors found on FGmarket.com!
Everyone needs a charging cable. Why not buy one from the best supplier in the business? Wireox’s 4-in-1 data cable charges and syncs multiple devices at one time, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4s and Micro V8/V9!
Need a handy little device that will count your steps, and make sure you’re getting the right amount of exercise each day? Check out Pedometers USA’s Pedusa Tri-Axis Multifunction Pocket Pedometer! It’s highly accurate, and counts more than just your steps, including distance, stride, and calories!
Your phone is electronic, why can’t your shirt be as well? That’s what Big Ideas Marketing thinks, and why they sell their electro-luminescence t-shirts! The light up, flash, and can be set to a specific pattern!
You can’t always carry your phone around in your hands, and sometimes it feels uncomfortable to carry it around in your pocket. That’s where Clip Hanger comes in! Instead of putting your phone in your pocket, hang it from your pants, or hook it to your pocket!
You want to carry your laptop around and keep it protected, but sometimes laptop bags just aren’t very pretty. But thanks to Motif and their laptop cases, you can protect your device and look great while hauling it around! Check out their denim and khanta laptop cases.
Need a fun game for an office break room, church youth building, or a man cave? Tudor Games makes fantastic electric football game boards that can be customized with your favorite NFL team! Check out their NFL Deluxe Electric Football game, which includes two official painted NFL team action figure sets!
Mother’s Day is the biggest retail holiday for the month of May, and arguably for all of Spring. There’s no getting around it, everyone has a mom. And every single one of those moms deserves a gift that says “I love you, mom! Thanks for all you’ve done for me.” We’ve got some great gifts picked out for the lovely moms out there who deserve to have a relaxing day, not only on Mother’s Day but every single day of the year! Check out some of our mom-approved picks below.
1. Vintage Reef
Jewelry comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and themes. Vintage Reef specializes in jewelry that’s perfect for coastal boutiques, surf shops, and aquarium gift shops. Mom’s who love jewelry and want to be reminded daily of the beauty of sea life will love the collections from Vintage Reef!
This company isn’t your average provider of jewelry and home decor products. From The Earth is committed to providing previously disenfranchised employees with safe work environments, fair wages, and holistic partnerships that work for them, not just the powerful corporations and manufacturing industry. And it doesn’t hurt that their products are beautiful as well! They’ve got amazing, handmade jewelry, home items, and even fair trade coffee! Perfect for the mom who not only cares about her children, but also cares about the environment and people around the world.
Who doesn’t love curling up with a nice warm blanket on chilly fall evenings, 4th of July fireworks displays, or at home on the couch watching your favorite TV show? Denali Home Collections makes top-notch pile and fleece products that will warm up even the coldest nights. All of their products are hand-knitted and 100% made in America. Mom will love getting cozy with these premium quality fabric blankets and bedding items.
Quotes are very popular these days, especially quotes that come from famous literary masterpieces. You’re My Heroine takes these awesome quotes, from sources like Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Shakespeare’s work, and places them on beautifully designed cards. These cards are perfect gifts for moms that love to read, and love receiving cards on special occasions!
Wind chimes are a beautiful addition to any outdoor setting. Woodstock Chimes is famous for their amazing windchimes, which come in an assortment of styles, materials, colors and sounds. Woodstock Chimes even lets you listen to their wind chimes online before purchasing them, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Mom will love the beautiful sounds from an expertly crafted Woodstock Chime!
And who could forget about giving mom one of the most appreciated and classic Mother’s Day gifts around; flowers. Flower Explosion LLC offers high-quality fresh-cut flowers and bouquets that can be delivered all over the U.S. and Canada. These are farm fresh flowers that are cut-to-order, and are sure to make mom smile on this special day.
Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the spring season. Originally held as a day of remembrance of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, it is a cultural and religious celebration observed by people all over the world, no matter if you’re Catholic and Irish or not!
Check out some of these great gifts that will help make your customers’ Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations ones to remember.
1. Ravensdaughter Designs – All of the designs from this company are created by artist Anne Ravensdaughter, and represent traditional Celtic designs! Customers can show off their Irish heritage with this beautiful prints!
2. Winetini – Alcoholic beverages have become a big part of many Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world. Ever wondered what to do with those empty liquor bottles? Winitini has the solutions, with their recycled bottle gifts!
3. Anchor Bar – It’s not a celebration without delicious foods. Anchor Bar specializes in awesome wing sauces. Check out their variety gift pack for a wonderful collection of spicy, flavorful sauces.
4. Timeless Irish Treasures – If you’re going to a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration party, you’ve gotta look the part as well. Wearing green is traditionally a big part of the celebration (important if you don’t want an unwelcome pinch from a coworker or friend!) This company has tons of Saint Patrick’s Day jewelry to make your customers look stunning.
5. Accessory Wholesale Inc. – For even more Saint Patrick’s Day swag, check out the products from Accessory Wholesale Inc. They’ve got tons of Saint Paddy’s Day green apparel, including fun hats, shamrock beads, and feather boas.
6. Signature Tumblers – A drink container is always a welcome addition to a party. If you have customers that aren’t feeling drinking harder drinks, they’ll love these drink tumblers from Signature Tumblers, perfect for hot drinks or cold drinks (you need coffee to stay up later and celebrate, right?)
February is a very busy month for many people in the floral industry. Besides Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for customers looking to purchase flowers for the ones they love, and to show their appreciation for someone special. With that in mind, we’ve put together a fun list of some outstanding products that customers will love to buy for the important people in their lives, and will go great with any floral arrangement that they purchase!
This fantastic company started out with the goal of helping to treat the owner’s father’s dry and tender skin. Using Meadowfoam Seed Oil, from a rare wildflower, their lotions and creams have extraordinary healing properties for sensitive skin! Check out their gift set, featuring a body cream and bath wash.
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, this pretzel bakery makes delicious handmade and hand-twisted pretzel snacks. For a Valentine’s Day treat that customers will love, check out their Dark Chocolate Handmade Pretzels, twisted and shaped into a perfect heart!
3. CB Stuffer
CB Stuffer makes so many delicious chocolates and peanut butter stuffed snacks, it’s hard to keep count! For something a little more Valentine’s related, check out the Chocolate Valentine Shoe. This awesome high heel chocolate shoe is handcrafted and filled with their popular chocolate nonpareils.
This marvelous toy company makes some of the cuddliest and cutest plush toys you can find. They have tons of different styles and colors of stuffed animals, but for a teddy bear with a loving heart, check out their Valentine’s Bears! Their 25″ Brown Sitting Bear holds a XOXO heart in its hands, and is perfect for customers looking to show their loved one that they care!
Florists always need containers to place their beautiful arrangements into. With Floral Supply.com’s Red and White Ceramic Flower Pots, florists can get the perfect Valentine’s themed container, complete with red or white hearts!
Some people prefer salty, rugged snacks instead of sweet, decadent chocolates. For those people, including a delicious stick of Pearson Ranch Jerky into a Valentine’s Gift basket is the perfect treat! The Elk Variety Pack is perfect for jerky enthusiasts.
With 2015 almost out the window, and 2016 knocking on the door, the new year provides a wealth of opportunities for you and your business. Check out some of the awesome products that are trending for January and the New Year!
1. The Amazing Flying Cozy – Nothing says January quite like football games. It’s the time of the year when all of the biggest bowl games and championships are played. The Amazing Flying Cozy combines two things that sports fans love: football and cozies for cold drinks!
2. The Flutter Fetti Fun Factory – Do your customers need some confetti to celebrate the New Year? The Flutter Fetti Fun Factory is more than just a alliterative mouthful; they also make the best New Year’s confetti in the biz!
3. Southern Balloon Distributors – Balloons are another must for a proper New Year’s Eve celebration. Let your customers swag out their parties with New Year’s themed balloons, in a variety of designs and shapes.
4. BBQr’s Delight – Mmmmm, barbecue. Can you smell it? The cold weather sure won’t keep some of your customers from barbecuing a slab of ribs to feed the whole crew at their New Year’s Eve celebration!
5. Wine Chime Toasting Bar – Another thing that goes great with a celebration: wine! This beautiful decorative table centerpiece lets people toast to the new year, without clinking their glasses together. It’s perfect for a more refined evening at home celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of the next.
6. Glimmers, Inc. – To dress up a dinner table with a party theme, Glimmers, Inc.’s Styr-O-Lites are brightly lit table decorations that light up in a variety of colors. They give any celebration a fun, youthful feeling!