Northern Michigan Gift Show
April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm CDT
The Northern Michigan Gift & Souvenir Show is a wholesale trade market. Its exhibitors are gift and souvenir manufacturers, their representatives and other independent reps. Visitors to the show are retail store owners or their buyers placing orders in quantity on the wholesale level to be shipped at a later date.
The Northern Michigan Gift & Souvenir Show was started in 1953 by the promoter of the former Detroit Gift Show and a small group of forward thinking Manufacturers’ Representatives who wanted to accommodate their customers in the northern reaches of Michigan by bringing a wholesale market to their doorsteps.
The show enjoys a reputation of mixing business with pleasure. Most buyers do not merely visit the show, do their buying and just leave. Most of these reps and retailers have known each other for many years and treat one another like family more than business acquaintances. As new generations come in to the industry this infectious tradition continues to steep – on a “first name” basis.