Gift For Life holds its industry fund raiser in New York City, during the winter gift show, NYNow, then returns to present its prestigious “Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award” during the Gifts & Decorative Accessories Retailer Excellence Awards in August.

In addition to these annual events, Gift For Life is active throughout the year at other markets nationwide, as well as during industry gatherings such as the Gift & Home Trade Association’s golf outing.

For information about specific events:

Party for Life
Monday, February 3, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Central Park Boathouse
East 72nd Street @ Park Drive North

Gift For Life and DIFFA team up to bring you our annual raucous party, at the scenic Central Park Boathouse. On February 3—the night after Super Bowl—the biggest players in the gift and home industries congregate to do it up right, raising funds for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

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GFL Sample Sale
Info to come….
Seattle, Washington

Pacific Market Center tenant, Park Avenue Agents, hosts their Gift for Life Sample Sale—an amazing opportunity that only comes around every other year. Past sales have raised “north of” $30,000 in support of Gift for Life’s charitable partner, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS…since 1992, they’ve raised more than $250,000 total.




Up on the Roof
A GFL fundraiser presented by World Market Center Las Vegas

2014 date to be announced

World Market Center proudly presents its annual Gift for Life charity event during their summer gift show. Join gift and home industry friends at “the top of the stairs” as we enjoy cocktails, appetizers, live music, prizes, and a stunning view of glittering Las Vegas.


Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award
Presented during the Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony
August 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and West Side Highway
New York City

Introduced in 1951, the Retailer Excellence Awards are the oldest and most prestigious honors recognizing retail and individual achievement. By incorporating the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award into the evening, we celebrate all that is best and brightest in the gift, home, and stationery industries.