gift·​ware | \ ˈgift-ˌwer How to pronounce giftware (audio) \

Definition of giftware

: wares or goods suitable for gifts

Examples of giftware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By 1970, Caufield's was into wholesale giftware, selling primarily to buyers for hospital gift shops. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "'We are definitely open.' After 99 years, Caufield's still serving up Halloween scares," 22 Oct. 2019 Many of the vendors featured clothing, jewelry, giftware and handbags. Samantha Esquivel, Orange County Register, "Hundreds gather to support Heritage Pointe’s annual luncheon," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of giftware

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Giftware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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