Collectibles as gifts are huge this year. With the economy in the dumps people are looking for a gift that will show their loved ones how much they care without spending a fortune. This is an opportunity for collectibles dealers.
News-Antique.com - Dec 11,2008 - Gifting, is no simple matter these days. In fact, some major department stores even provide special gift consultants. Unfortunately, these services are useless where collectibles are concerned.
If an online dealer is considering selling collectibles as gifts, they have to be informed and somewhat rational about the process. It helps if a collectibles dealer is also a collector, because it pays to know about collecting and hopefully the collectible items when selling collectibles.
A collectibles dealer can also sell items that they find interesting. Items that reflect their own collecting interest. However, this year it seems that holiday shoppers are looking for something that will reflect their personal feelings with as little expense as possible so collectibles and memorabilia have become the hot gift to give.
However, shoppers are not always wise to the best type of collectible to give so a dealer should be prepared to make some suggestions. For instance, antique or collectible lapel pins and lighters make good gifts for office colleagues. Special edition tree ornaments or antique table settings are nice for moms and Grandmothers. Limited edition porcelain and pewter items are ideal for sisters or wives. Autographed photos of sports stars for husbands and brothers who are sports enthusiasts and commemorative coins for those who are not. While autographs from favorite television and movie stars make great gifts for just about anyone and are usually very inexpensive.
Whether the interest is unicorns, coins, chess sets, or autographed photos holidays can be the ideal time to advertise and sell any collectible.