2011 AmericasMart Gift Show Golf Product Show Review

Morton Golf Director of Retail, Ken Morton, Jr. and I, Jennifer Morton, recently returned from July’s AmericasMart. The AmericasMart Gift and Home Market in Atlanta, Georgia, consists of four integrated buildings offering specialty products that are presented in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit halls with a total of nearly 8 million square feet of space. Retailers from every U.S. state and more than 80 countries worldwide attend the markets, which attract over half a million attendees each year to its showrooms. Why did we go? Ken and I went in search of new golf gift items. And while golf might be a small- okay, extremely small- percentage of the gifts offered, we do our best at Morton Golf to bring in new, unique items that differentiate our stores from our competitors. Here is a sneak peak at some of the fun things we found  and that you will see in the coming months at Haggin Oaks and online at www.MortonGolfSales.com. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy a few of these golf goodies! Everything will be stocking our shelves in time for the holiday season!

Heavy Metal – Featuring a wide variety of golf items, including bottles, decanters, glasses, steins, travel mugs, money clips, windchimes and more, Heritage Pewter wows with their quality and affordable prices.

Sweet Tooth– A little bakery called Oh Sugar! makes cello packaged treats with golf packaging in foods like cookies, gumballs, almonds, jelly beans and more.

Back on Holiday– Ganz had a couple of great impulse items including steel water bottles that had a mount on them that actually holds golf balls right on the bottle as well as sleeves of balls that are packaged to make them look like Jack-o-lanterns and snowmen.

Got the Giggles– Humorous golf gifts are always great hits around Christmas and Father’s Day! We have quite a few on order and arriving soon, including Potty Putter sets, Goofy Golf Balls, playing cards, mugs, Lovers’ golf tees and shot glasses.

PBS Stars– For several years now, we’ve utilized the Sesame Street puppets that Gund makes for the main characters including Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Ernie, Bert and Oscar the Grouch as headcovers for kids’ clubs. They’ve added my favorite this year, Snuffleupagus! His full name may be Aloysius Snuffleupagus but his friends just call him Snuffy.

Bowled Over– Home, Etc, has a colorful and unique collection of dishware including a 4pc serving tray, bowl sets, golf spreaders, chip and dip bowls and a pitcher- all with a cool golf design.

Drinking Time– A great little women-themed hit is the hand-painted wine glasses, pilsner glasses, martini glasses and shot glasses from Santa Barbara Ceramic Design.

Be a Stooge– M Cornell Importers has a number of different Three Stooges licenses glasses and steins as well as a line of Jack Daniels licenses golf products including a cool new course flask that will be arriving soon!

Better Than Baby Gap– An argyle shirt, matching derby cap and matching socks all comes packaged in a cute little cardboard power cart with this 3pc golf set for your wee ones from Baby Aspen.

Round The Old Tree– Santa’s Tee Shot Lights are a string of Christmas lights that have cute golf balls on them. This cute item really pops and will make a fun holiday item for your house.

Jar Head– Tumbleweed Pottery makes some cute clay pots and mugs with cute golf sayings on them including “Green Fee Jar” and “Golf Pro.”

For The Chef In You– Picnic Time has a couple of very unique golf specific cutting boards that are perfect for the golfer who is also a kitchen fanatic as well.

Flipping Burgers– A company appropriately called Sportula makes a number of different metal spatulas that have sport teams and sport images cut into the side opposite the handle. They have a great golf-themed image that we’ll be carrying.

Wine, Not Whine– The Picnic Gift company makes a cute little golf bag shaped carry bag that holds an iced down wine bottle and the outside pocket contains two wine glasses, a corkscrew and other little golf goodies.  Click HERE.

Welcome To the Neighborhood– If welcome mats are your thing, a little company called Home Comfort has you covered. They have a number of colorful and great-looking golf-specific welcome rugs that will be a hit in your home.

In The Dark– Tasteful and elegant, the Ibis & Orchid golf nightlight is a great and unique item that will light up your night!

Finger Golf– Ever imagine you’re playing golf at your desk in the middle of the day? Now you can. Literally. Orange Circle Studio has a desk calendar called the Daily Desk Finger Golf Calendar.

Click HERE to see our full line of golf themed gifts online at www.MortonGolfSales.com. New products arriving daily and our shelves will be full at Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop in the upcoming weeks.


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