We are pleased that you want to become part of the Home for the Holidays Family. Please follow the link below to create a vendor profile, select markets you are interested in, get approved, submit payments all through your vendor portal! Please take a moment to read our welcome letter at the bottom.
**This is a live portal for you to pick your preferred area, but we reserve the right to make slight adjustments due to product separation, sizing, electric needs, etc.**
AVAILABILITY UPDATE: We are sold out and taking a waitlist for Plano, Arlington, Humble, New Braunfels, Waco, and all Katy shows.
We still have space available in Corpus and Rosenberg as of 9-5-2023.
Home for the Holidays has become a favorite for hundreds of vendors as they fill their show schedules and prepare for packed shows and incredible sales! The experience you have working with Home for the Holidays is unique in so many ways. We started off in the same position as most of you, so we understand the needs of the vendors. We are a large-scale show circuit with great one-on-one customer service, relationships, and a family atmosphere. For every show, we limit product categories and spread out vendors of the same category to help ensure that everyone does their best! A vendor will never just be a name on a spreadsheet, our heart is for our vendors, and the success of every vendor at our shows is important to us. We promote with the vendor's sales in mind and keep booth fees at a reasonable cost compared to markets of a similar scale. We strive to bring the "wow factor" to the customer so they have a great experience and want to return year after year.
Our goal is to bring vendors with great products to the customer, and the customers that support and appreciate vendors together in one place for a great overall experience. We have a dedicated staff that is always available to walk a vendor through the process, answer any questions, and help you to find your place and fit in our shows. We are a juried show and if we feel our shows are not a fit, we will be honest and help guide you. We love to help new vendors grow and succeed; if you are new and have a great product, but are unsure of where to start, we can walk you through it. We give returning vendors first rights to renewals so if you are a new vendor waiting to get in a certain show, apply and we will reach out as soon as we can get you in. Once you are in, we know you will want to stay!
Commercial companies who would like a booth space at our markets are required to participate in a market sponsorship.
Please email us at HomefortheHolidaysGiftMarket@yahoo.com for availability and pricing.
Are you a new vendor or new to our shows? Here are our most commonly asked questions!
- We are a juried show, and acceptance is based on booth appearance, product categories, and past participation. We limit the number of vendor booths in each category to help ensure that each vendor does their best!
- Once a category is filled for a show, we are unable to accept additional vendors with that product.
- Returning vendors get first right of renewal, we start accepting new vendors at the beginning of the year for available spaces in each show.
- If you are placed on the waitlist, it could be because we are sold out, or your product category is filled. If anything changes and we are able to accomodate you, we will reach out and let you know!
We promote our markets through a wide variety of advertising avenues! We advertise through social media, billboards, community calendars, Google ads, festival/event sites, email blasts, and roadside banners placed throughout the city. We reach over 100,000 people monthly through just our social media promotions.
Leading up to each market, we will promote vendor spotlights on our social media to give customers a sneak peek of who they can shop with at the show!
Decorate, decorate, decorate!
Decorating your booth according to the season and adding lighting will help you to stand out and draw people to your booth. Make sure to cover your tables with wrinkle free tablecloths, and keep your space organized (hiding cardboard boxes and bins). Use props to present your items nicely, build up your product to add depth to your space, don't simply lay items all over your table. Include signage to make sure people see your booth name, know who you are and what you are offering.
We provide pipe and drape to separate you from your neighbors, you will never have the back of someone's bookshelf as the backdrop in your booth! We also decorate our aisles with garland and lights for our holiday shows.
There are so many things to see and vendors to shop with, that you need to make sure you stand out and catch the customer's eye!
Be present & welcome customers to your booth. Customers love coming to gift markets to have this personal interaction so take advantage of these opportunities, and be warm and inviting. When a customer sees a vendor on their phone or reading a book in the back of their booth, they are much more likely to keep going on to the next booth.
Bring business cards to give out with each purchase in case a customer wants to re-order with you or share with their friends.
For market attendance information, please scroll above and click on "2022 Statistics".
There are no fees to apply, and deposits are only due once you are approved and are reserving your booth space.
Upon registering, a non-refundable 25% deposit is required to reserve your space. The balance is due 90 days out from each market, we will send out reminders closer to the due date.
At most buildings, there are tables and chairs available to rent. When you go to purchase your booth space, you will see an option to add on tables/chairs. Some buildings have both 6 and 8 foot, some only have one size available. Make sure to check beforehand so you'll know what size covers to bring.
Electric is also available to rent, this is typically $50 for 5 amps, and $100 for 20 amps.
Deposits are to secure your booth placement and are non-refundable.
Here is our cancellation policy:
90+ days before the show, booth fee will be transferred to another show with availability, or you may request a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee.
89 days or less before the show, transfer minus $100 cancellation fee
30 days or less, booth fee is forfeited
We know that life happens and things come up, we try to work with everyone the best we can, but please reach out to us ASAP if you find out you need to cancel and we will see how we can work with you.
Each merchant is required to donate a $20 gift certificate per 10x10 booth space. These are printed prior to the show and used for online giveaways, door prizes, etc. No change is given for unused value. We do not reimburse gift certificates, you do not need to turn these in to us.
Our show staff is pretty easygoing, but we do ask for everyone to follow a few set of rules to make sure everyone has the best experience possible.
- Please stay within your booth line and do not impede on your neighbors space.
- If you choose not to list an item and there happens to be a conflict with another vendor having the same product, you will be required to remove the item(s) from your booth
- We do not allow pulling customers from the aisles, or other booths.
- Do not break down your booth before the show is over while our customers are still shopping.
- We have a new system for you to pick your preferred booth location, but we reserve the right to make slight adjustments due to product separation, sizing, electric needs, etc. Please log back in before the show to confirm location.
For our full set of rules, please refer to our vendor contract.