Giving Gifts is an online shop that operates out of Vancouver, BC. They carry a range of fair trade, eco friendly and fun items for babies, kids, adults and pets.
Lisa, the owner and operator of Giving Gifts, was kind enough to grant me an interview
Tell me a bit about yourself and your family.
How old are you (you don’t have to give an exact year, ballpark if you prefer, 20s, 30s?) You have three little ones, how old are they now?
What’s your background? Held any interesting jobs prior to opening Giving Gifts?
I know you opened Giving Gifts fairly recently. What’s your favourite part of being a business owner so far?
What do you think about working from home? Love it? Hate it? Are your kids around when you’re working?
I know that part of the philosophy behind Giving Gifts is giving back by helping to supporting charity. I had read that Carli’s Kids was your charity for 2010. First can you tell me a bit about Carli’s Kids? What sort of portion of each sale is going towards charity? Do you have a different charity lined up for 2011? If so, who/what?
Since I started following your online storefront a few months back I’ve noticed many cool new additions to your product line-up (like the reuseable gift bags!) Anything else interesting that you might be planning on adding soon?
|Lisa is getting in more of these|
adorable Blabla Mobiles.
The first batch sold out almost immediately.
And finally, What is your one favourite gift to give someone else?
Questions for Lisa? I’m sure she’s still lurking around and might be willing to answer. Suggestions for what I should ask next time? What sort of things would you like to learn about the people behind some of these cool independent stores? Anyone in particular you’d like to hear from?