HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Finding the perfect gift for a loved one can be tough. Stores and some large online retailers can overwhelm the shopper with a dizzying array of items that will be used by millions but won’t pack that personal punch.
Universal Screen Arts Gifting Brands: Signals, What on Earth, and Catalog Classics have crossed the globe to find 11,000 one-of-a-kind products that are both unusual and highly personal.
“The gifting business can be tough but we have found our niche by replacing 60% of our product line each year and introducing about 11,000 new products annually, focusing on our upscale highly educated urban female,” explains Ken Harris, Universal Screen Arts’ CEO.
“Our typical customer earns over $125,000 per year and 92% owns their own home,” Harris adds. “We have very specific guidelines on what we offer and our mantra is 'thoughtful gifts for intelligent people.'”
Signals (www.signals.com) is a catalog for fans and friends of public television. A percentage of every purchase from Signals supports public television program development. Typical customers express an interest in art, nature, history, current events, drama, dance, science, and literature.
Items that reflect these interests include:
- A stunning personalized Egyptian Cartouche.
- Fine Art Socks, which replicate masterpieces such as Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Klimt’s “The Kiss,” and Monet’s “Water Lilies.”
- Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Ladles.
What on Earth’s (www.whatonearthcatalog.com) collection appeals to those with a sophisticated sense of humor and a curious mind. The catalog’s buyers strive to introduce customers to unusual and innovative products that are clever, quirky, and interesting. All items include an element of surprise as in: "What on Earth is that?”
- An interactive Glow-in-the Dark T, which allows you to "draw" on the shirt, creating a glowing picture or phrase that lasts for ten minutes before fading. One can then create a new design.
- A Pet Holder Hoodie – Transform yourself into a kangaroo! This cozy faux-fur-lined pouch pocket holds your small cat, dog, or other little pet. The hoodie has cute pointy ears and also features paw prints for the hands and thumb holes.
- Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker – Designed for fans of the original and rebooted Star Wars saga, this waffle maker creates waffles in the image of the Death Star. A collectible item, it features a regulating thermostat and dual indicator lights that tell you when the iron is hot and when your waffle is ready. A fun way to start the day for kids of all ages.
- What on Earth has the exclusive rights to several Star Wars items.
Catalog Classics (www.catalogclassics.com) offers a spirited collection of clothing and home décor that captures a vivid and expressive lifestyle. Comfortable, affordable fashion and accessories help the wearer create a sense of personal expression. This is coupled with interesting, artistic décor to personalize a home with individual style and imagination.
Unusual signature items include:
- Wrist watches with a face that replicates a beautiful field of flowers.
- “This is My Couch” Throw Pillow – Your dog may know how to stake a claim, but when did writing notes become a skill? This cushy, funny pillow has a removable 100% cotton cover.
- Artisan-crafted, opalescent sterling silver earrings and a pendant.
Tunics are popular at Catalog Classics and come in a rainbow of colors and a plethora of styles.
In addition to combing the world to find original items that are manufactured exclusively for them, Universal creates products from scratch and has them custom produced. Media giants such as Disney work with Universal Screen Arts to create personalized versions of their products and licensed exclusive designs.
All of Universal’s products are available on its brand websites and on Amazon.
Photos of all products available upon request.
About Universal Screen Arts
Universal Screen Arts (www.universalscreenarts.com) markets a wide range of exclusive and unique high quality consumer products direct to the consumer via catalogs, websites, digital marketing, and internet marketplaces. Universal’s collection of products range from apparel, home decor, fine jewelry, footwear, books, and accessories to health and beauty products. Universal’s portfolio of exclusive brands include Signals, What on Earth, Catalog Classics, Bas Bleu, Support Plus, and Universal Direct Brands. Universal distributes over 20 million emails to 17 million customers annually. Universal was founded in 1983 by Jared Florian and is based in Hudson, Ohio. Universal Screen Arts sells millions of T-shirts per year.