Online report features gifts, novelties, stationery and promotional items, plus a listing of more than 100 export suppliers across Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VietnamThe Hinrich Foundation released Vietnam Sourcing: Gifts & premiums with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers a listing of more than 100 export suppliers and profiles gifts, novelties, stationery and promotional items. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Selection of artisanal products continues to expand

Across the various categories, “slow” products or handcrafted items made of locally grown natural materials are on trend. Demand for these products have been on an upswing amid rising social awareness among consumers.

This trend is reflected in the expanding selection of artisanal lacquerware made of bamboo, rattan or clay. Handmade ceramic figurines, vases and other home furnishing with glazed finishes are also offered.

Wicker bags of various styles are also popular gifts and promotional items. Options include shoulder bags, totes, sling bags, clutches and beach bags. For raw materials, the typical choices are seagrass, water hyacinth, bamboo, jute and other locally sourced natural materials.

For stationery products, notebooks, notepads and postcards in local handmade paper are available. Handmade greeting cards featuring paper filigree are also offered.

Suppliers and products

Cuong Phat Ceramic Co. Ltd in Binh Duong province has been producing handcrafted ceramics since 1983. The company offers tableware, kitchenware, flower vases, figurines and garden planters.

Established in 2007, Indochina Creative Investment and Development JSC in Hanoi City specializes in handicrafts made of water hyacinth, bamboo and rattan. Its selection includes beach bags, belly baskets, lacquered home décor, tableware and storage solutions.

Tuong Minh Craft Co. Ltd is a Ho Chi Minh City-based supplier of quilling art or paper filigree products. Set up in 2009, the company offers greeting cards, notebooks, bookmarks and earrings.

The report further shows:

– Customs does not specifically track exports of gifts and premiums, but statistics for product lines associated with the industry indicate that overseas sales are on an upward trend. Between January and August 2018, Vietnam exported nearly $6.9 billion worth of paper, wooden, ceramic, bamboo and rattan products, up 18 percent from the same period in 2017, according to General Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance of Vietnam.

– Exports of handbags, purses, suitcases, headgear and umbrellas from January to August 2018 inched up 0.5 percent year over year to $2.2 billion. Bags and caps are two of the most popular promotional items.

– Prices of products made of rattan, water hyacinth and seagrass are expected to become 10 to 20 percent more expensive in 2019.


Vietnam Sourcing: Gifts & premiums is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.


Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Gifts & premiums, Philippines; and Corporate gifts, India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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