5 Gift Baskets Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Gift Baskets Business

A gift basket is delivered to the recipient at the workplace or residence. A gift basket business is a noble idea because, with a proper strategy, you can remain in business all year round.

To start a gift basket business, choose a niche or a sales channel, and register your business appropriately. Then, with a proper marketing strategy, you should be able to reach a broader customer base.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a gift baskets business:

1. Dick At Your Door ($1.5M/year)

Adam Hascall (from California, USA) started Dick At Your Door over 8 years ago.

$125K / month
1 founders / 3 employees
California, USA

Case Study

My name is Adam Elliot, and I started Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for people who like to gift pranks, gags, and funny novelties to their friends and family.

Yes, you read that correctly... Dick At Your Door sells chocolate penises you can send as a fun prank to friends and family.


2. Really Luxe ($24K/year)

Valentina (from Brantford, ON, Canada) started Really Luxe about 3 years ago.

$2K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello! I’m Valentina, the founder, and CEO of Really Luxe. I love chocolates (especially Godiva) and anything gold and shiny!

We have been in business since September 2020, so we are still a new brand. Most of our customers reside in the province of Ontario, with 78% of our orders being local delivery orders. The remaining percentage is ordered that we ship throughout Canada.


Learn more about starting a gift baskets business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a gift baskets business?
-> How much does it cost to start a gift baskets business?
-> Pros and cons of a gift baskets business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established gift baskets business
-> Marketing ideas for a gift baskets business

Other resources

-> Gift baskets business tips
-> Gift baskets business calculator

4. Bad Day Box ($6.6K/year)

Leeanne Antonio (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Bad Day Box almost 4 years ago.

$550 / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi, there I’m Leeanne Antonio a trail-blazing, first-generation Asian American entrepreneur, bringing the world empathy in a box. I am the Founder and CEO of Bad Day Box, and an advocate for self-care and mental health.

Self-care is personal and can come in many forms. When people are going through hard times, they might find comfort in staying at home and focusing on wellness, or being distracted by traveling, getting outside, or trying something new. Bad Day Box brings personally curated gifts with self-care and better days in mind for anyone, featuring handmade, small-batch, women-owned, BIPOC-owned, LGBTQ-owned, eco-friendly, and charitable products.


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