Monday, August 6, 2012

Welcome to Thoughtful Presence!

Welcome to Thoughtful Presence and our new Blog!  Not only is this a new blog, we are also a new company!  The idea for Thoughtful Presence started about 2 years ago, and while we sold our first gift baskets through word of mouth a year ago, we opened our virtual doors on April 22 of this year, which also happens to be my birthday!

The idea for a gift basket company started with my love for gift giving (and shopping!) and the creative flair that goes into designing a gift basket.  As we thought through what type of gift basket company we wanted to be, we knew we wanted to do something unique.  So I asked people what they thought about gift baskets, what they liked, and what they didn't like.  A common theme I heard in their comments was that gift baskets were too generic and often contained food that wasn't the best quality.  So I began putting together ideas for truly themed gift baskets that would contain high quality functional and decorative gift products.  And food would only be used if it truly fit the theme, and it would have to be high quality.  So tea and cookies would go into a Get Well Gift Basket but not in a Gardening Gift Basket. 

It's amazing how many ideas we came up with once we started defining our products.  What started with 10-12 products quickly became 15-20 products, and now we offer over 30 different types of gift baskets - all truly themed gifts.

When I say we, I mean me and Ken (he's my husband).  I manage the website and the shopping; Ken manages me.  That means when I get stuck and need a second opinion, he's always there.  We're both pretty creative, so the designs are a joint effort.

So take a look around and see what we have to offer.  We think you'll like what you see.

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