Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends are proud to present the gift industry’s superstars with the 40 Under 40 Awards. This program acknowledges the new generation of gift industry extraordinaires. From shop owners and managers to stationers and company founders, we’re paying homage to those under forty for their seemingly countless contributions to an industry we adore.

To learn more about the honorees, click on their name or photo.

Meet the Class of 2021 LIVE! The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 will be honored during the NEW Gift + Stationery Week on Monday, August 16th at 2 p.m. EDT. Join us for FREE. Register here.

For more information on Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, please contact Stephanie Leon-Santiago at awards@greatamericanpublish.com.


Class of 2021

Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
International Market Centers

Ellen Bridge
Haute Papier

Tawni Buhler
Sullivans, Inc.

Kristina Burkey
Calliope Paperie

Sarah Burzio
Hitchcock Paper Co

Ashley Carey
Mud Pie

Jean Cate
Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things

Stephanie Clarke
Dahlia Press

Erika Dluhi
Anne McGilvray

Ian Epstein
Thriftway Card and Gift

Leah Nixon Fitzgerald
Tiny and Snail

Mitchell Freeman
Primal Elements

Alex Gagne
Chez Gagne

Josh Hadley
Hadley Designs

Catherine Hildner
Kitty Meow Boutique

Amberlee Isabella
Scripted Fragrance

Angela Jacobson
Stephen Joseph Inc.

Alicia Leacox
The Peregrine Fund

Cindy Lo
Peking Handicraft, Inc

Maria MacNamara
American Greetings

Gavin Marks
D.M. Merchandising

Landon Metts
Creative Brands

Ashley Miller
Gib Carson Companies

Natalie Moon
Shops by Todd, Inc.

Andrea Padilla
Transpac

Mazzi Peled
Latika beauty

Cara Rajecki
Cait + Co

Alyssa Reiman
Totalee Gift

Patrick Retzer
Gib Carson Companies

Angel Santos
Capsmith, Inc.

Sara Schofield
Quilling Card

Pei Sim
The Paper + Craft Pantry

Karli Stroh
Integris Health

Emily Teters
Dayton History

Janie Velencia
The Card Bureau

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