About Gift Shop® Plus

Who We Are

Gift Shop® Plus is the modern retailer’s essential resource. Renowned for its high-quality editorial reporting, engaging design and trend forecasting, each issue delivers inspiration and insight to help retailers grow and succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Within the pages of Gift Shop® Plus, retailers discover:

  • In-depth features focused on what’s trending in the marketplace — from candles and stationery to tabletop and accessories.
  • Marketing ideas, including simple — yet effective — strategies to attract buyers and improve their bottom line.
  • Visual merchandising tips to inspire retailers and improve customer appeal, including utilizing display fixtures, effective lighting and high-impact colors.
  • Fresh finds and trending products, helping retailers effectively position their stores for their target audience and create a one-stop shopping experience for customers.

In addition, Stationery Trends is a proud founder of the Gift + Stationery Spotlight Awards, honoring 12 outstanding individuals making meaningful contributions to the industry. Nominations are encouraged from all segments of the industry – men and women who are demonstrating innovation, creativity and commitment.


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Award-Winning Magazine

The editorial and design expertise of the Gift Shop® Plus team is evident from industry accolades and awards received. Its most recent awards include:

  • 2022: Folio Ozzie Winner: Celebrations & Occasions – view here
  • 2019: Folio Awards Finalist: Gift Shop® Spring Issue (B2B Full Issue)
  • 2019: Gift Shop® Spring Issue (Overall Design)
  • 2018 Folio Awards Finalist: B2B Full Issue
  • 2016 Folio Awards Honorable Mention: B2B Magazine Redesign


The opinions and views expressed by authors, contributors and advertisers in Gift Shop® Plus do not necessarily reflect those of the editors and publisher. Appearance in Gift Shop® Plus does not constitute endorsement by Great American Media Services or Gift Shop® Plus of the advertiser, its products, or services. Great American Media Services and Gift Shop® Plus accepts no responsibility of liability for the validity or accuracy of information supplied by contributors, vendors, advertisers or advertising agencies. Great American Media Services and Gift Shop® Plus do not make any claims or guarantees as to the accuracy or validity of information supplied by contributors, vendors, advertisers or advertising agencies.