The Cape Cod & Islands Gift Show (formerly Girls With Great Lines) started as a small 12 booth show in an empty storefront during the height of the recession. The all-volunteer, representative-run committee's goal was to bring local reps and retailers together on Cape Cod. A decade later, the show is still rep-driven and has grown to almost 100 booths. Along with great attendance, and a yearly waiting list to exhibit, the show has also donated proceeds to local charities such as Emerson House (a home for women rebuilding their lives after addiction), A Baby Place (a resource for disadvantaged new mothers and their babies) and Camp Jabborwocky (serving the mentally disabled).
In 2018, the volunteer committee decided together that it was time for the show to move forward and be produced professionally. Giraffe Events (producers of the New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows) seemed to be the perfect fit to continue the committee's original mission.
As the new producers of the event, Giraffe Events is truly honored to be taking on the next chapter of the Cape Cod & Islands Gift Show. Over the last 10 years, the volunteer committee has worked incredibly hard to not only create a valuable show for the Cape and Islands buyers, but to provide significant support for area charities through show proceeds. Their success reflects their generosity, hard work and care for the community.
As the producer of the New England Made Giftware and Specialty Food Shows, we share a commitment to serving the needs of retailers through a unique selection of products. We are eager to leverage our expertise and experience to deliver even greater options for retailers in the region.