Jan 18, 2022
Gift Shop Plus recaps favorites from Atlanta Market

Atlanta Market was buzzing with optimism and urgency. Exhibitors and buyers were glad to be there and wanted to make the most of their time together. Order writing seemed to be fast and furious as no-one wants to get left out in the cold when customer demand is on the rise.

Julie McCallum, editorial director for Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends, and Sarah Schwartz, editor-in-chief of Stationery Trends were in attendance to spot  emerging trends and visit with industry colleagues at the show. Here is a wrap-up of some of the trends and products that caught their attention.

Home Décor

Color ways are earthy and muted but the indigos and blues are still going strong with organic pops of green added in. Texture is everywhere with wood, wovens, and wicker — all grounded with matte black metals and black stained woods. Ceramics and stoneware, both glazed and unglazed, along with terra cotta, are pure form AND function.  



Transpac Everyday Home Collection


Mud Pie

Mud Pie home décor display at Atlanta Market

Mud Pie home décor display at Atlanta Market

Mud Pie tabletop display at Atlanta Market

Games, Puzzles and Crafts

Craft kits, puzzles and games continue to delight consumers even after lock-downs. Puzzles have become works of art and outdoor versions of popular games take fun to a new level.

Artisan by LANG through C.R. Gibson SignatureArtisan by LANG Puzzles through C.R. Gibson showroom

Designworks Ink

designworks ink



Inklings Paperie

Inklings Paperie as seen in Atlanta Market


Kailo Chic through C.R. Gibson Signature

Kailo Chic C.R. Gibson games
Kailo Chic C.R. Gibson games

Luxe Dominoes


Luxe dominoes


NIQUEA.D at Atlanta Market


Jewelry & Accessories

Jewelry with natural cut gems and predominantly gold and silver is making a statement with delicate layers and long links. For accessories, tote bags and crossbodies, along with wristlets can be found everywhere in a variety of materials. Silicone totes are having a moment as the easy-to-clean, waterproof bags can literally go anywhere. Scarves as a canvas for emerging artists are a beautiful way to offer wearable art and cozy wraps and lounge wear are dominating the apparel selections.

Keva Style and Created By Artist Series

Keva Style and Created By Artist Series
Keva Style and Created By Artist Series


BlueQ at Atlanta Market


Lotus Jewelry through Road RunnersLotus Jewelry through Road Runners at Atlanta Market

Packed PartyPacked Party accessories

The Well-dressed Desk

Working from home has never been so stylish when the desk can be outfitted with fashionable accoutrements.

C.R. Gibson Signature

C.R. Gibson Signature home office desk


Fringe products seen at Atlanta Market


Kailo Chic through C.R. Gibson Signature

C R Gibson Signature + kailo chic's new colorful Christmas merchandise

Primitives by Kathy


Whiskey River Soap Co.



The kitchen ranges are all about functional designs and colors, with easy-care melamine making a statement. Mugs remain a staple but new shapes and clever statements keep them fresh. The charcuterie board trend born out of quarantine is expanding to include individual platters – perfect for entertaining.

NOW Designs by DanicaNOW Designs by Danica


P. Graham DunnNew coffee mugs from P. Graham Dunn

Mud Pie

Mud Pie kitchen florals

Mud Pie tabletop display at Atlanta Market



Parties and gatherings are still in high demand, inside or outside, especially as the spring and summer weather approaches. Buntings and banners, along with die-cut shapes in paper plates and napkins are very popular. 

design design

design design as seen at Atlanta Market 2022

Packed PartyPacked Party

Totalee GiftTotalee Gift at Atlanta Market January 2022


Products that feature anything related to a waterfront living — both coastal and lake — are in high demand.

Boston International

Boston International products seen at Atlanta Market

Peking Handicraft

Watefront style pillow from Peking Handicraft

Studio M

Waterfront living merchandise from Studio M

Totalee GiftTotalee Gift merchandise display

Vera BradleyVera Bradley merchandise at Atlanta Market January 2022

Stationery & Giftwrap



417 Press

417 Press





Dogwood Hill

Dogwood Hill giftwrap

Donovan Designs

Donovan Designs at Atlanta Market


elum at Atlanta Market


Fringe merchandise seen at Atlanta Market

Girl w/Knife

Girl W/Knife

Kitty Meow

Kitty Meow Boutique as seen at Atlanta Market

Lady Pilot Letterpress

Lady Pilot Letterpress at Atlanta Market

Lantern Press

Lantern Press stationery seen at Atlanta Market

Near Modern Disaster

Near Modern Disaster, Love is in the Air.

Quilling Card

Quilling Card

Sapling Press

Sapling Press


Seedlings greeting cards seen at Atlanta Market

Slightly Stationery

Stickers from Slightly Stationery

Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper stationery display at Atlanta Market

Artisan by LANG through C.R. Gibson Signature

C.R. Gibson, Artisan by LANG giftwrap as seen at Atlanta Market January 2022

C.R. Gibson Signature

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