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 2019

Gail Aquino
San Diego Zoo Global

Ginny Ball 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Ginny Ball
Ginny Ball Consulting

Rachel Berick 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Rachel Berick
Maptote

Brooke Caskey Hignett 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Brooke Caskey Hignett
Daniel*Richards

Crystal Cheyne 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Crystal Cheyne
Managing Director of U.S. Sales Operations

Jill DeDominicis 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Jill DeDominicis
Visitor Experience Manager and Store Buyer

Taylor Elliott
Taylor Elliott Designs

Nick Forte 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Nick Forte
June & December

Sarah Gluchacki, 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Sarah Gluchacki
The Windmill Paper Boutique

Shandon Graybeal 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Shandon Graybeal
Alair Neighborhood Gift Shop

Margaret Haas 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Margaret Haas
Paper Pastries

Lindsay Hagerman 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Lindsay Hagerman
RainCaper

Colleen Hall 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Colleen Hall
C&F Enterprises

Michelle Huie 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Michelle Huie
VIM & VIGR

Kate Kellman 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Kate Kellman
Of Note Stationers

Brick Loot CEO Parker Krex 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Parker Krex
Brick Loot

Stephanie Loftus 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Stephanie Loftus
The Quill

Jennifer Luna 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Jennifer Luna
PaperLuxe

David Manuel Garcia 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

David Manuel Garcia
Seattle Audubon Nature Shop

Brandy McNair 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Brandy McNair
Bella Vita Jewelry

Priscilla Montano 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Priscilla Montano
Fine Lines

Sarah Mount
International Market Centers

Jon Neidlinger
nora fleming

Elizabeth Newton
Loops & Belles

Mélanie Ouellette
Baltic Club

Teddy Pekalski
Whereoware

Rachel Rosenzweig
AngelStar Inspired Products

Kelly Samm Adams
RSVP to Me

Sarah Schuetz
International Market Centers

Katie Scott
Well This Is Awkward

Rachel Spence Siegel
Fair Trade Federation

Stacy Stahl
Sweeter Cards

Meg Sutton
Belle & Union

Maghon Taylor
All She Wrote Notes

Rebekah Tennis
Wild Ink Press

Kate Thurman
Smarty Pants Paper Co.

Victoria Venturi
Paper Epiphanies

Janna Willoughby-Lohr
Papercraft Miracles

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