My name’s Amy, and I love finding just the right gifts for people. I created Gift Owl to make it easy to give someone a parcel of handpicked and personalised surprises.
I’ve always enjoyed hunting down hidden treasures in junk shops and craft fairs and designer studios. A few years back I started putting the lovely things I found together into little parcels for friends and family, matching the contents of each one to their style and personality. They were such a hit that they asked me to make more to give to their own friends… and so Gift Owl was born.
You can find out more on our website, www.gift-owl.com, but in a nutshell here’s how it works:
It’s easy to buy a card right here on the Gift Owl site. You can have it sent to you to deliver yourself, or direct to your friend with a personal message printed inside it.
Your friend then fills in our fun questionnaire and sends it back to us at Gift Owl. They can complete as little or as much as they want, but the more they tell us the better we can choose their gifts.
2. We handpick a selection of lovely things from lovely places, just for them.
Once we receive your friend’s Gift Owl Card we read it carefully, and get to work putting together a gift package that we think they’ll love based on their personality, style and likes/dislikes.
We search high and low to find lovely things from lovely places. We spend our time trawling through craft fairs, vintage shops and designer studios for unique gifts. We work with independent craftspeople and designers from around the world, and even handmake some of our own creations in the Gift Owl Workshop. All this hunting means we can find the perfect combination of gifts for pretty much anyone(!)
3. They receive a brown paper package, tied up with string, full of surprises
Once we’ve found a lovely selection of gifts, we wrap them up in tissue paper and brown paper, and tie the whole package up with string to send to your friend. We do this all as quickly as possible, but because each package is put together especially for the recipient it may take up to 30 days for us to find and send your gift. We hope it will be worth the wait(!)
If you have any questions, or just fancy a chinwag, then we’re always happy to chat: firstname.lastname@example.org.