WHERE THE GIFTING BEGAN
Finding the ideal gift takes time, which is something that most people don’t have an abundance of. As a hospitality professional, I would see my clients struggling with this problem. Often they would overspend to get something nice at the last minute or they would waste money on hastily thrown together gifts that no one was really going to use. I wanted to provide people with a local resource for unique and meaningful gifts that would help them save time and convey the true meaning of gift giving.
The name “gifted” appealed to me because of its dual meaning. The word gifted describes someone who has exceptional talent or natural ability and finding the perfect gift has always been a particular talent of mine. The second meaning of course is when someone has gifted something to someone else. The name just made sense!
OUR GIFT MAKERS
We love Virginia, and we love things made in Virginia. Even more, we love building relationships with local artisans and using locally made products whenever possible. We can’t find everything local, but we certainly try! If you know someone who makes something locally please connect us, we would love to continue growing our inventory of amazing craftsmen and women. Sometimes the story behind a product is what makes it truly special so each of our gifts comes with a brief description of the products and the people who make them!
HOW WE GIVE BACK
We created the Give Back Box for those who want to give a slightly more meaningful gift. The give back box includes products from local Richmond Businesses who give back in their own way. In addition, for each give back box that is purchased, we will give a care package to SafeHarbor to help support those who are struggling with homelessness and domestic abuse.
Owner and Lead Curator - Noelle Parent