Hello - my name is Chloé and I am so happy that you're here!
GiftSmith was born during lockdown in 2020, after I was furloughed from my job as a result of the pandemic. At the time, I was living alone in a studio flat above a shop on Rye Lane in Peckham. To fill the endless days of isolation, between many hours of climbing out of the window to read books on the roof, and drinking far too much red wine, I began to pour my attention into a project I could feel passionate about.
At a time that people were separated from loved ones, and emotions were running high, GiftSmith launched with our signature second-hand book boxes. These boxes were, and still are, a truly beautiful way of sending love and joy to those you can't be with.
Many heartfelt, handwritten gift messages later, I can feel in my bones how much of a success these have been, and how truly kind and thoughtful people can be when they are needed the most...if I'm not welling up at least once a week over these messages it's a miracle.
The GiftSmith motto is 'Read books and be kind', and really, genuinely, that's two of the most important things that there are in the world if you ask me.
GiftSmith has now grown to include a gorgeous and delightful range of literary themed gifts and products which I could not be prouder of, with new designs launching all of the time! The GiftSmith family has also grown to include Peaches the cat/warehouse manager...the real backbone of the whole operation.
Follow GiftSmith (and Peaches) over on insta...@hellogiftsmith !