72nd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards


Gifts & Decorative Accessories has been celebrating retail excellence since 1951 with its Retailer Excellence Awards, and the tradition will continue with our 2023 award ceremony!

This year we are excited to celebrate our winners at The Southside Music Hall at Gilley’s Dallas, on June 21, 2023, in conjunction with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market!

Registration is now open; reserve your spot at the table today!

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the national retail finalists, regional sales representatives of the year, and top manufacturers of the year at our celebratory gala. The festive evening will include a strolling dinner with an open bar and networking and a seated awards ceremony with dessert. Winners will be announced during the awards presentation. There will also be live music. More details on the 2023 REA gala are below:

Key Details
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 21, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Address: Gilley’s Dallas at 1135 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
Dress Code: Suggested attire is “smart casual.” This year’s REAs will be more business casual, with many attendees remaining in their at-market outfits. However, all fashion choices are welcome if you’d like to add stylish flairs like cowboy boots or hats or other “more dressy” updates! Just note that it is not formal or semi-formal attire.
Transportation: Dallas Market Center will provide a ride-share code, which will be shared with registrants closer to the time of the event. There will not be buses this year.


The Retailer Excellence Awards will honor 21 retailers, 12 sales representatives, ten manufacturers, and Gift for Life’s Industry Achievement Award winners Todd and Jannetta Litzman. Read more about the honorees here:

  • o Retail finalist profiles
    o Sales Representative of the Year profiles
    o Top 10 Manufacturer profiles
    o Gift for Life honorees

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