Day 1 of ASD March 2016 featured some of our favorite vendors in the always fun Gift + Novelties section of the show floor. Here are the essential products, trends, and vendors you may have missed!
From gag gifts for your BFF, to birthday presents for your coworkers, to goodies that anyone would want to treat themselves to, these accessories are trending and perfect for Summertime. Think bright colors, music festivals, and your favorite characters.
1. Food-Themed Floaties
Big Mouth Inc.
We’re a big fan of Big Mouth, ASD veteran vendor and favorite of celebrities and Instagram users everywhere. Their latest line of pool floaties features mini-doughnut cup holders for lavish in-pool drinking, and features watermelons, popsicles, and other Summer-y fruit patterns.
Get your free buyer’s ticket to the next Gift + Novelties at ASD show here. Find the hidden gems you may have missed.
2. Adult Coloring Posters
Adult coloring has been proven to help with stress and concentration. While the trend has been buzzing in this last year, Stuff2Color has been producing adult coloring posters and products for over 20 years! These posters, especially the mandala patterns, would look great as a decoration for any bedroom. Any markers work on their prints and the velvet background makes it easy to color within the lines. A great gift that helps to reduce stress and can bring out the artist in anyone.
3. Emoji Beanbags
Hayes Specialties Corporation
It’s 2016 and emoji imagery is not going anywhere! These on-trend and adorable smileys are perfect for beanbags that kids (or your inner child) will love to get cozy on. Throw one of these in a family room, den, or even dorm room to add a little happiness. These are completely selfie worthy- strike a pose!
4. Sugar Skull Inspired Accessories
Pouches, mirrors, coin purses, and more — these Mexican inspired brightly colored accessories feature trendy sugar skull designs that are not just for Halloween. Part spooky, part cute, any accessories lover will love throwing these pops of color in their purse.
5. Graphic Pouches
We couldn’t stop laughing at the super-true and hilarious phrases on these cute pouches. For the girl on the go or for the gym lover, these pouches are great for holding cosmetics, toiletries, or really anything. We’ve seen fun graphic pouches like these from brands like Dimepiece and Sephora sell out. Merchandised around cosmetics, toiletries, travel products, or anything feminine to throw in the pouch, these will fly off the shelves and prompt other sales when filled with goodies.
6. Novelty Character Glasses
Company: Sun Staches
Pop on these silly glasses for an immediate costume. Adults and kids alike loved trying these on and transforming into their favorite cartoon characters, superheroes, or animals. Licensed collaborations with Marvel, Spongebob, and My Little Pony caught our eye.
7. Pixel Backpacks
Why buy a regular backpack when you can design your own? Upixel offers a super unique and creative way to customize everything from backpacks to shoulder bags, phone cases to cosmetics bags. Use little rubber pixel chips to create one of their pre selected designs, or add on chips in any color to create a custom design as wild as you can imagine. Upixel is fun for anyone from 5-100 years old. Check out that crazy detailed Kanye West portrait!
8. Nail Art Kit
Nail art has never been as easy and inexpensive. The MoYou nail art kits make it easy to do french tip, full nail, or even small delicate designs using any regular nail polish. Depending on the size of the kit (largest one shown), designs range from spooky Halloween designs, to trendy animal prints, to girly bits like flowers and birds. MoYou boasts products that last a lifetime, so diehard beauty lovers are sure to be satisfied. The super sweet booth attendants will give you a free manicure and show you how the stamps work.
9. Metallic Flash Tattoos
Company: United Joy USA Inc.
As music festival season approaches, these bohemian-inspired metallic flash tattoos are a hot item! Super easy to apply and of course, temporary, these gold and silver accessories can be placed anywhere on the body and instantly add a bit of boho chic flavor to a Summer-y skin baring outfit. Fun to do with friends, these would do great merchandised with any and everything Summertime related.
From U.S. military to Star Wars designs, these fun kites are park and beach ready just in time for Summer. In mini and full size, these mylar kites come ready to fly, no assembly required, perfect to pack on a picnic.