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Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Reader Testimonials

“We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
Beth Rich,
Zoo Superintendent,
Tautphaus Park Zoo,
Idaho Falls, ID

“Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
Susan Michener,
Admission/Gift Shop Manager,
The Montgomery Zoo,
Montgomery, Ala.

“Sincere thanks for writing about us and our tea room. It meant the world to us. And we continue to be big fans of your magazine. Thank you for all the great resources you have put at our fingertips, making us truly understand that custom sells.”
Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild,
Her Majesty's English Tea Room,
Dunlap, Ill

“Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
Steve Fegley,
Director of Retail Operations,
the Science Museum of Minnesota



Tatum Miller, gift shop manager, photographed with the magnet wall at the Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Inexpensive animal models are best-selling for the park.


or zoo and aquarium gift shop operators, it’s easy to focus on big categories like apparel, books, and plush gifts when it comes to profit centers, but inexpensive items like molded plastic figurines, magnets, postcards, and keychains can all add up to a surprisingly healthy bottom line. Retailers said that the best way to move these items is to place them strategically throughout the store and make the most of branding by stocking as many pieces with the venue’s name on them as possible.

“Our best-selling animal models are a line by a company called Mame Jo,” said Tatum Miller, souvenir manager at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax. Pa. “Boys tend to like the lions and tigers, and girls like the zebras and horses. I think they sell well because they’re inexpensive, they don’t break, and kids like animals.” Lake Tobias is located in the quiet Pennsylvania countryside and offers visitors a number of attractions, including a petting zoo, safari tour, reptile and exotics facility, and baby animal program.

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Bruno and Company Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Showroom

Bruno & Company, a sales agency representing some of the premier product lines in the gift, toy, souvenir and home décor industry, has announced the grand opening of a new 4,000-square-foot showroom. More...


MasterPieces Makes Deal with Hershey’s Candy Brands

MasterPieces Puzzle Company recently announced a deal with The Hershey Company to launch the new Hershey’s Collection line of jigsaw puzzles. More...


SKD Distribution Corp. Has Been Acquired by Forum Novelties

The acquisition of SKD Distribution Corp. by Forum Novelties is a fantastic union that has made SKD bigger, better, and, after it is fully absorbed, more efficient. More...


Aurora World Named Tokidoki Licensee

Aurora World, a leader in plush toys and high-quality gift products, recently announced a partnership with tokidoki, the internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand that has amassed a cult-like global following for its larger-than-life characters. More...


Cold River Mining Company Installs Number 450

The system has quickly become the company’s most purchased sluice system because of its all-inclusive nature. More...


Safari Ltd.™ Announces a Newly Redesigned Website

Safari Ltd.® has announced the launch of a new and improved website, www.safariltd.com. More...


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