January 17, 2022
Stationery Trends recaps favorites from Atlanta Market

The air at 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 wanted to get left out in the cold when customers 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. 

Stationery & Giftwrap


417 Press



Dogwood Hill

Donovan Designs



Girl w/Knife

Kitty Meow

Lady Pilot Letterpress

Lantern Press

Near Modern Disaster

Quilling Card

Sapling Press


Slightly Stationery

Smitten on Paper

Artisan by LANG through C.R. Gibson Signature

C.R. Gibson Signature

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 Signature

C.R. Gibson Showroom puzzle display
C.R. Gibson Showroom highlights Artisan by LANG puzzles

Designworks Ink


DEMDACO games as seen at IMC's Atlanta Market January 2022

Inklings Paperie

Kailo Chic through C.R. Gibson Signature

Kailo Chic C.R. Gibson games

Luxe Dominoes

Luxe Dominoes


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.  


DEMDACO's home décor as seen at IMC's Atlanta Market, January 2022

Mud Pie

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

Keva Style and Created By Artist Series


BlueQ zipper pouches

Lotus Jewelry through Road Runners

Packed Party

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


Juliana Tipton collection for Fringe
Fringe – Morgan Harper Nichols collection

Kailo Chic through C.R. Gibson Signature

C.R. Gibson Signature Kailo Chic home office desk

Primitives by Kathy

Whiskey River Soap Co.

Pencil Sets


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 Danica


DEMDACO tableware as seen at IMC's Atlanta Market January 2022

P. Graham Dunn

P. Graham Dunn

Mud Pie

Mud Pie kitchen florals
Individual charcuterie sets and dip bowls by Mud Pie.
Silicone kitchen utensils are new from Mud Pie.


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

Packed Party

Totalee Gift


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

Boston International

Peking Handicraft

Studio M

Totalee Gift

Vera Bradley


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