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.

The Class of 2022 is being honored during a reception on Sunday, July 24 during Las Vegas Market and during the Gift + Stationery Week virtual event. In addition, watch and learn more about trend forecasts, cause marketing and issues facing retailers.

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

For more information on Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, please contact Caroline Feehery.


Class of 2017

Joanna Alberti
philoSophies

Lauren Miller Brekke
Mud Pie Sales Division, OneCoast

Chad Corzine
The Urban Agriculture Company

Paul Cosaro
Picnic Time Family of Brands

Leslie Dickinson
Mud Pie Sales Division, OneCoast

Christa Dyer
The DoSeum: San Antonio’s Museum for Kids

Lauren Gryniewski
Old Tom Foolery / Modern Lore / Greater Goods

Molly Hatch
Molly Hatch Designs

Lindsay Henry
Inklings Paperie

Katie Hunt
Tradeshow Bootcamp

Carina Murray
Crow & Canary

Elizabeth Olwen
Madison Park Group

Esther Ossei-Anto
Las Vegas Market

Gina Peterson
Ginger P. Designs

Lisa Ball Ponder
Henry B Ball West

Sarah Reed
Dodeline Design

Bridgette Reed
Olivia Sophia Stationery

Leanne Scanlon
Hardscrabble Gifts

Dylan Schauben
J.Grob Associates

Serenity Shanklin
Mill City Museum

Beth Snyder
1canoe2

Kate Strzok
Broadway Paper

Virginia Thomas
Ann Page

Megan & Cedar Watson
Paper Goat Post

Jessica Werner
Long Island Science Center

Jacqueline White
African American Art & More

Kristin Wilson
Grace and Serendipity

Kelly Wilson
Mingei International Museum/The Collectors’ Gallery Museum Store

Christopher Wornom
Evergreen Enterprises

Charlie Wright
Emily McDowell Studio

Lawrence Yeh
Paper Pop Cards

Alaina Young
Q Squared

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