Gift + Stationery Week

August 16-19, 2021


Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends will host its first Gift + Stationery Week in August 2021, featuring four 1-hour webcasts with industry experts discussing trend forecasting, cause marketing, latest issues facing retailers today, roundtable maker discussion featuring 40 Under 40 honorees, and honoring 40 outstanding individuals making their mark on the industry with a Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Award ceremony!

The multiday industry event is interactive and designed to provide the latest insight and trends, best practices and guidelines needed for a successful business, and connect you with buyers as we recognize the next generation of leaders.

Sponsorship Packages Include:

  • Attendee registration information, including all contact information, provided from all live webcasts and leads from on-demand views
  • Live sponsor introduction during the first webcast in series

Sponsor logo included on:

  • Registration print ad in Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends leading up to Gift + Stationery Week
  • Event registration page
  • Sponsor thank you slide at the beginning of each webcast
  • Promotional e-blasts (8 emails), sent to Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends readers
  • 40 Under 40 nomination form, hosted on and
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on social media posts related to Gift + Stationery Week on social media networks of Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends
  • Included in the Fall 2021 40 Under 40 editorial feature and congratulatory email blast to Gift Shop® Plus and StationeryTrends readers

Schedule of Events

Monday, Aug. 16

Meet and Greet with 40U40 Class of 2021

Zoom “happy hour” with nominees hosted by Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends editors. Open to everyone! Random small-group chat rooms will provide a fun, interactive atmosphere to mix and mingle with industry peers.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Trend Forecasting Webinar

One hour webinar hosted by Stationery Trends Editor-in-Chief Sarah Schwartz with special industry-leading guest(s) to discuss upcoming color, style and product category trends in the gift and stationery industry. 

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Cause Marketing Webinar

This webinar session will focus on the impact and importance of cause marketing. How the gift and stationery industry can come together to support causes like Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s sole charitable organization, as well as helping meet local and world needs.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Roundtable Webinars featuring 40 Under 40 honorees

Makers Gonna Make + Main Street Retail

This webinar will feature a roundtable discussion hosted by Gift Shop® Plus Editor in Chief Julie McCallum with makers and manufacturers and retailers from the 40U40 class of 2021.