Details For Attendees

You come to market to see both what’s new and fresh, along with that proven best-seller your customers love. From best-selling brands to up-and-coming artists - the Seattle Gift Show is THE place to find products that promise to differentiate your store from the rest. You’ll boost your bottom line and make customers for life with the products you’ll find at the upcoming show.

Buyer Tools

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Click Here For New Exhibitor Spotlight

The Seattle Gift Show attracts countless new resources each year. See a listing of some of the NEW exhibitors you’ll see at the August 2017 show. 

Blade and Bloom
Compass Rose Design
Elixir Fixer
FosterMerritt
Traditional Turkish Towels

Click Here For Exhibitor Categories

In addition to the vast range of resources you’ll find in virtually every product category on the show floor, the Seattle Gift Show will be putting the spotlight on a few key product sectors including:

Makers' Market

Our expanded and rebranded “Handcrafted” sector brings together artisans and designers showcasing hand-styled crafts in all media and across all categories as  tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home décor, jewelry, apparel and more. Special spotlight on Made in America and International resources.


Gift and Home

The largest division of the Show, featuring collectibles, ceramic giftware, toys, party goods, premiums, seasonal merchandise, and imported goods.


Northwest Directions (winter show only)

Features souvenirs and resort apparel, novelty products and new gift resources both imported and domestically manufactured for the Northwest Retailer.


Personal Style

Jewelry, handbags, scarves, belts, boutique apparel, and bath and body products are featured.


Treasures To Go

A wide range of fine and fashion jewelry, fashion accessories and other treasures- all available for immediate delivery to the trade.


Gourmet

Offering a diverse food and beverage selection reflecting the regional taste and interst of the Pacific Northwest

Click Here For Buyer Testimonials
The Seattle show featured USA made product, artisan accessories and a great selection of handmade sundries. A great place to find new companies entering the market place.Tammy Mcintyre, National Retail Director, Aramark
This was my first time attending the show, and it exceeded all my expectations. Every detail was well planned and executed, and Urban Expositions went out of their way to make sure I found everything I needed. I was amazed to find such a welcoming community of vendors and artists who are good at what they do and want to help us achieve our goals. This was real a time saver! It would have taken us months to make as many valuable contacts and get the fresh ideas we did in a few days at the show. I wish I knew about this show earlier and now that I do, I can’t imagine not attending every year.Claudia Ciobanu - Oregon State Park
The Seattle Show at the Washington Convention Center is a must for the Pacific Northwest Museum Store Association, with both its selection and time of the year. In January, many of us are developing our new merchandise mix to coincide with our newest exhibit or museum focus, and the Seattle winter show captures exactly what we need to create a successful product line-up. Also, the generous meeting room sizes are perfect for our Chapter Meetings and meet-and-greets - we can maximize our buying budget by combining our meetings with major buying opportunities in the same building.Blue Anderson, Buyer, Columbia River Maritime Museum Astoria, MSA PNW Chapter President
The Seattle Gift Show continues to be an important resource for me in terms of seeking out new local vendors as well as re-visiting current vendors which allows me to finalize and button up existing open orders from previous shows. This year I was extremely impressed with the New Exhibitor selections as I placed several new orders for my upcoming season. Finally, regarding the professionalism of the entire Urban Staff throughout the show, it did not go unnoticed. They did a fantastic job.Edward V. Delgado, Aramark, Port Angeles, WA
The location is GREAT for us. With 7 retail stores, the wide assortment of product and services is terrific. We can literally shop for all stores and have quality, one-on-one time with national and regional vendors.Russell Maize, Stormin Norman's, Long Beach, WA
I have been attending the Seattle Gift Show for more than a decade, and never fail to find extraordinary new merchandise for my store. Because I look for unique, hand-made, fairly traded pieces from local and international artisans, shopping in person is a must. The size of the show is manageable, and I can find everything I need in a well-organized, comfortable environment. It is well worth the 3-hour drive from Vancouver, and I encourage other Canadian buyers to check out the Seattle Gift Show for new and innovative ideas.Deborah Tibbel, UBC Museum of Anthropology Shop, Vancouver, BC
We attend many gift shows throughout the year. This show is one of the strongest for our stores. Love the local vendors.Terri Pelham, Aramark, Port Angeles, WA
Everyone was so friendly! I appreciated that there really weren't any high pressure sales people. Shuttles were great. Loved the seminars, too!Shari Hart, Alaska Aviation Museum, Anchorage, AK
I love the Seattle Gift Show! I find great treasures with small businesses that are just starting out. I also see many vendors that only do the Seattle Show. The facilities are world class and the transportation easy. It is one of my favorite trade show venues.Patty Merrill, Cargo, Portland, OR
The Seattle Gift Show was a very successful trip for me and my team. We found a number of vendors we did not now and new products for our holiday catalogs.Dee Keil, Gold Violin/Norm Thompson Catalogs, Hilsboro, OR
We find the product we need for our customers at the Seattle Gift Show. We never miss a show.Mike Fikowski, The Crossing Resort, Lake Louise, AB, CA
I love the Pacific Northwest presence, upscale exhibitors and outstanding buyer hospitality here at the Seattle Gift Show.Mark Davenport, Multnomah Falls Lodge, Troutdale, OR
The Seattle Gift Show is one of the best markets I've come across. If you're looking for new, unique or wonderful eco-related merchandise for your store, this is the place to find it. It's a wonderful show - I'll definitely be coming back!Heather King, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Walking the Seattle Gift Show was a nice departure from the larger gift shows we typically attend as we were able to find quite a few unique items for both Wireless and Signals that we wouldn't have seen at one of the larger shows. The handmade section, in particular, was a great place for us to find some unique product and new vendors.Jennifer Beckel, Signals Catalog, Minneapolis, MN
When you can still find new product that is trend forward at a show like Seattle why wouldn't you come to the Seattle show. Seattle is our hometown show. We all have seen the push from local businesses to shop local, so the buyers also need to support their regional show as well. If you can't find something at this show you're not looking.Richard Bloom, R Blooms, Lake Oswego, OR
This show is our favorite show of the year. Filled with a combination of regional, northwest, and national vendors, it is an easy show to shop the way it is laid out. Also this area is very accessible by air or car.Dave Coates, Skagway Mining, Skagway, AL
We found several new vendors and were pleased with the show.Scott Lukens, Backyard Bird Shop, Vancouver, WA
We just wanted to let you know that we had a very successful buying trip to the Seattle Gift Show. Great show with great vendors! We ordered more than we ever have at a Seattle show.Jodi & Terry Smoke. Troutdale General Store, Troutdale, OR
We bought a boat load of good stuff at the show!Rob and Terry Hiestand,Park Cafe & Grocery, St. Mary, MT
Click here for NEW BUYER TIPS

By Jhana Jordan, Buyer Relations Director, Seattle Gift Show

We look forward to welcoming you to the show. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience:

  • AVOID THE LINES: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY, ONLINE REGISTRATION
    Make sure you are registered for the show and have printed out your ExpressPass ™ to gain quick and easy entrance into our shows.
  • BOOK YOUR HOTEL
    Book your hotel stay using our housing partner, Connections. Urban Expositions has teamed up with Connections Housing to offer you deeply discounted hotel rates.
  • PLAN AHEAD – WE’VE GOT AN APP FOR THAT! 
    Be sure to download the official show mobile app for complete details on the show, including exhibitor listings, show specials, show features, calendar of events and much more!
  • SET APPOINTMENTS WITH SPECIFIC VENDORS PRIOR TO THE SHOW
  • SET TIME ASIDE TO WALK THE ENTIRE SHOW FLOOR 
    You never know what you will find. That one item may be your next best-seller.
  • SAVE YOUR SOLES! WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
  • SHOPPING REQUIRES STAMINA 
    Drink plenty of fluids and make sure to take breaks to eat or enjoy a quick snack.
  • IF YOU’RE BRINGING A PARTNER, DIVIDE AND CONQUER. 
    To maximize your time at the show, vendors are categorized into distinct product sectors for easy reference. Meet back up and discuss what each of you found and decide what orders you plan to make.
  • BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS & YOUR CREDIT SHEET
  • BRING A NOTE PAD AND PEN TO TAKE NOTES 
    After you have viewed products and talked with the vendor, be sure to jot down some notes to reference at a later date.
  • LEARN TO EARN MORE! ATTEND THE FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS 
    Take the time in your busy buying schedule to attend the free educational seminars, covering a range of topics – from marketing and merchandising to social media and customer service. These sessions are sure to help you grow your business.
  • NETWORK WITH OTHER BUYERS TO SEE WHAT IS TRENDING IN THEIR STORES 
    Speak to fellow retailers about what’s working and not working in their store. From trending products to management techniques. Help each other out!

If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Jhana Jordan - Phone: 678.370.0338 | Email: jjordan@urban-expo.com.

Click Here For SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS
  • Search for exhibitors you know you want to see on Facebook prior to the show - you never know if they might be offering a show special you can take advantage of via social media.
  • Utilize the show hashtag to find key exhibitors you'll want to visit on-site. #SeattleGiftShow
  • Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest  so you don't miss out on any seminars, giveaways or must-see exhibitors.
  • Like, comment and share show posts and exhibitor posts pre-show, at the show and post-show - generating engagement will lead to more awareness of your own business pages.
  • Take and share photos of your show experience. Your own followers will want to see how much fun you're having live, on-site! 
Click Here For Rules & Regulations

The Seattle Gift Show is open to the trade only. If you have not already done so, please pre-register to receive your ExpressPass™ via email. Please note, one guest may accompany each pre-registered store at no cost. There is a $20 admission fee for each additional guest. PLEASE NOTE: There is no registration fee or guest restrictions for the Seattle Mart.

New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™  to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

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Show at a Glance
AUGUST 18-21, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
800.318.2238
678.285.EXPO (3976)