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 2022

Asha Banks
CheerNotes

Lauren-Ashley Barnes
Pineapple Sundays

Veronica Beretta
Quilling Card LLC

Stacie Bloomfield
Gingiber LLC

Anthony Burdette
P. Graham Dunn

Matt Butler
Pretty Alright Goods

Kacie Carswell
burton + BURTON®

Lissette Cedeno
Rainbow Balloons

Krishna Chavda
NANU Studio

Tanya Crooks
BigHouse Card Co.

Nickole Davis
All Good Things Gifts

Katie Dockweiler
Inklings Paperie

Destinie Escobedo
Party Art Community

Marisa Garcia
Juniper by IMC

Cathy Gomes
700 Rivers

Kelly Gustafson
k.Patricia Designs

Trina Hogan
Road Runners

Michelle Karol
International Market Centers

Yoojin Kim
Up With Paper/ UWP Luxe

Libby LLanso
Seedlings

Dock Mackie
MarketTime

Alyson O’Connor
Rust Belt Love Paperie

Shannon Olson
Dot's Gift Boutique

Bonnie Perkins
GANZ Midwest-CBK

Amber Pinigis
Simply Southern

Susan Hazel Rich
Hazelmade

Katy Sensenig Schilthuis
Mosaic Makers Collective // Fresh Out of Ink // She Makes, a Podcast

Katharina Sertić
Day One Paper Co.

Jill Shephard
Ruff House Print Shop

Anne Skoch
Anne Cate

Sarah Smith
Notes of Hope

Anna Sullivan
Pidge Post

Nikki Tyler
Little Lovelies Studio

Sophie & Izzy Uwins
SOZY Pencils

Pinky Weber
Pinky Weber LLC

Jessica Wei
DaySpring

Sydney Woern
RainCaper

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