40 Under 40

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Preparing for Market

Throughout my 10+ years in the industry, I’ve learned successful gift retailers give priority to attending winter gift shows. The winter shows kick off the largest buying/product planning season for all gift retailers. If you... more »
Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2021

Gift Shop Plus announces the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2021

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends, revealed its Class of 2021 during a live virtual ceremony. These emerging leaders were nominated... more »

Gift + Stationery Week kicks off with 40 Under 40 celebration

An exciting week of free programming is on tap during the first annual Gift + Stationery Week, Aug. 16-19. Through this event, Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends will provide retail professionals the opportunity to... more »
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40 under 40 industry leaders to be honored during Gift + Stationery Week

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends are proud to introduce the Class of 2021!   Nearly 100 young professionals were nominated... more »
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Gift Shop Plus seeks nominations for Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards

Recognizing the Gift + Stationery Industry's next generation of leaders, the 40 Under 40 Awards will honor 40 outstanding individuals making their marks on the industry. It's free to nominate. Gift Shop Plus and sister... more »
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Catching up with Davidson Lewis, 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

In 2017, Davidson Lewis was part of the inaugural class of the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Award. Lewis is the CEO, Eco Brands Group, Makers of Alchemy Goods. The business is focused on... more »
With Love, From PDX 40 Under 40 Award winner, Class of 2017

Catching up with Inger McDowell-Hartye, 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

Inger McDowell-Hartye, owner and chief curator of Love From PDX was received the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Award in 2017. With Love From PDX is a gifting company based in Portland, Oregon. McDowell-Hartye... more »
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Mary Square and All She Wrote Notes team up for a colorful collaboration

All She Wrote Notes and Mary Square have teamed up to offer a colorful  collection collaboration of paper goods, entertaining and gifts designed for every occasion. Award-winning artist, Maghon Taylor, is the “she” behind All... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 28 – Feb 1

Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 28 – Feb 1

Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home, Apparel & Accessory Show

Minneapolis, MN USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Paperworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 29 – Feb 2

Dallas Men’s Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Creativeworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 30 – Feb 2

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Jan 30 – Feb 3

Toronto Gift + Home Market – Virtual Event

Toronto Canada
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