Gift Fair Favorites: SCAD Balloon Vases

February 7, 2012    |    By +
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The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming months.

While there’s literally over a half million square feet devoted to all types of gifts. The Gift Gurus hit the NYIGF floor in search of fun, unique and ultimately very “gift-able” products from the countless gifts on hand. Here’s one I love:

The Gift: The Corey Collection Vase by Working Class Studio

The Scoop: Designed by students of SCAD (Savannah College of Arts & Design), this cool vase is made of two acrylic pieces and colored balloons. The balloons actually act as the vase! By stretching one of the included balloons around the lip of the vase and filling it with water, you have an instant vase that can change color with your moods (or your bouquets). All you have to do is swap out the balloon!

It comes in eco-friendly packaging and makes an awesome gift ranging in price from $16 – $24 depending on size. Check out some more unique gifts from the students of SCAD.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

Gwen P.
Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.