While I was travelling in India saw lots of handmade leather bound books with different types of handmade paper (coconut fibre, marigold petals) and really cheap. I thought at the time they would be good to import to sell. There maybe someway of purchasing wholesale from an Indian company online
yes, there are trade exhibitions and trade magazines too. If it's gift stuff, Gift Focus trade mag (link to their events page here , has lots of trade fairs listed) Baby/nursery there's Nursery Today, Nursery Industry, the Harrogate Nursery Fair every March. Greetings Today mag for greeting cards. What sort of things are you looking for?