07 February 2011

Best in Show winners from the Chicago gift market

Exhibitors and showrooms were honored with Best Display Awards at the Chicago Market, which ran Jan. 20 to 26 at the Merchandise Mart. Winners were selected by an internal panel committee and were judged on innovation, design and creativity. The winners are:


Beckman's Handcrafted Show winners:

  • 79 West Designs, www.79westdesigns.com. 79 West Design's line of "handmade essentials" includes holiday stockings, bottle cozies, seasonal home decor, and knit dog sweaters.
  • Blue Barnhouse, www.bluebarnhouse.org. Blue Barnhouse offers handmade books, letterpress stationery, and publishing services.

Home winner

  • Eastern Accents, www.easternaccents.com. Eastern Accents is a Chicago-based designer and wholesaler of luxury bedding and decorative home accessories.

Gourmet winner

  • The French Farm, www.thefrenchfarm.com. The French Farm has searched the European continent to bring consumers the finest in wholesale imported gourmet foods.

Gift & Accessories winners

  • Pose-ez, pose-ez.com. POSE-EZ flexible figures. Bend, flex, and pose these characters into any position you want! Their patent-pending design is totally unique.
  • Aesthetic Movement, www.aestheticmovement.com. Aesthetic Movement provides award-winning design services with sales and marketing expertise.

What a Girl Wants winner

  • Little Gorilla Designs, www.littlegorilladesign.com. Little Gorilla Designs carries a variety of personalized items for young ones. All items are hand-painted and personalized. Great gift items for any occasion, birthdays, baby gifts, holidays and more.


  • K&K, www.kkgifts.com, showroom 13-207. K&K features top sellers in gifts, collectibles, home and garden decor.
  • Designs Combined, Inc., www.shopdci.com, showroom 13-213. Designs Combined, Inc. is a wholesaler specializing in country gifts, floral and home decor.
  • Patti White & Co, Inc., www.pattiwhiteco.com, showroom 1485. Patti White & Co, Inc. has been a leader in the Midwest wholesale gift industry since 1991. Patti White & Co, Inc. offers a diverse variety of product lines including: bath and body products, paper goods, home accessories, toys, apparel, books and trend items.
  • White Ginger, www.whitegingerchicago.com, showroom 130416a. White Ginger is a multi-manufacturer’s rep group whose primary goal is to make lifestyle wholesale buying as exciting and as effortless as possible. Their objective is to partner with the finest luxury, eco-friendly, and specialty gift lines in the industry.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the French Farm! We're planning on buying their mustards. Pose-ez were cute, but we thought overpriced.


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