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6 Gift Store Success Stories [2023]

6 Gift Store Success Stories [2023]
Start A Gift Store

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

1. Passport 4 Change ($96K/year)

Tiffany Reimer (from Fresno, California, USA) started Passport 4 Change over 9 years ago.

$8K / month
1 founders / 2 employees
Fresno, California, USA

Case Study

I'm known as the Traveling Tooth Fairy because I’m a flight attendant and my husband is a pilot. We have traveled to more than 60 countries. I started collecting (tooth fairy) coins from around the world as I traveled.

For each tooth lost, she receives a real coin from a different country sparking an interest in different parts of the world, potentially opening up a dialogue about different cultures, time zones, languages, superstitions, inventions, indigenous animals and traditions.


2. Tohfabd ($60K/year)

Iqbal Anwar (from Dhaka) started Tohfabd about 2 years ago.

$5K / month
1 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

I am Iqbal Anwar and I am the founder of Tohfabd. I have been running this venture since last April 2021. Tohfabd is an online gift delivery business that allows people living in other countries to send gifts to loved ones in Bangladesh. On special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Eid, and others, people from all over the world can send cakes, chocolates, flowers, food, groceries, and gifts to make their loved ones feel special.

It's ideal for wedding favors, corporate gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, and other occasions. A box of fresh fruit, a chocolate basket, or an indulgence present can bring our customers the utmost satisfaction and joy. Most of our customers choose to recognize their loved ones' special days with a beautiful cake with a nice note, hence we primarily sell cakes. Flowers are included with each present by our delivery agent to make it more elegant and memorable. Our clients are all Bangladeshi expats living abroad.


Learn more about starting a gift store:

Where to start?

-> Gift store plan
-> How to finance a gift store?
-> How much does it cost to start a gift store?
-> Pros and cons of a gift store
-> How to get clients for a gift store?

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established gift store
-> Marketing ideas for a gift store

Other resources

-> Profitability of a gift store
-> Gift store tips
-> Blog post ideas for a gift store

4. OffiNeeds ($9M/year)

Srikanth Acharya (from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India) started OffiNeeds about 18 years ago.

$750K / month
2 founders / 100 employees

Case Study

I’m Srikanth Acharya, CEO at OffiNeeds. OffiNeeds is a leading Corporate Gifting and Custom Merchandise company with offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai. We’ve been in business for 17+ years and have served 2000+ large corporate clients.

  • Gift Voucher solutions - We have a platform where 100+ brands of Gift Cards are listed (including Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Shopperstop, Max, Swiggy, Fab India, Cleartrip, Domino’s, etc). By giving out points/gift cards on this platform, companies can let their employee choose Gift Cards from any of their favorite brands.


5. Well Told Design ($4.99M/year)

I’m fascinated by today’s story. I hate the word inspiring, but that’s really what it is. Brian Johnson is the founder of Well Told, custom barware and drink ware. I want to find out how he launched on Etsy and grew the brand far beyond.

Brian Johnson is the founder of Well Told, custom barware a…

Brian Johnson (from Exeter, New Hampshire, USA) started Well Told Design over 14 years ago.

$416K / month
1 founders / 7 employees

Case Study

Brian Johnson founded Well Told Design, which makes one-of-a-kind, intensely personalized gifts and products that share your story and motivate you to live a memorable life.

The founder started selling his products online under the name Uncommon Green due to his early interests in user-centered design and environmentally friendly manufacturing.

Brian combines his profession and passions to create a company named on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row.

The retail company with its headquarters in Exeter came in fifth in New Hampshire and 90th overall.


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