This week’s small business feature is a mama who started her business because she was inspired by her mama. Meet Lindsay, gift concierge from Pure Gift Boxes. They are a boutique style gift box service located in the heart of the Sea to Sky corridor offering signature and custom curated gift boxes for all occasions.
HI Lindsay!! How did you start your business?
“I was raised by a loving and elegant mother who was known for her flair of gifting. From her, I learned to appreciate quality, attention to detail and the importance of showing appreciation to others.
Like my mother, I was blessed with the opportunity to stay home and raise the joys of my life – my two boys. So after leaving behind a highlighted career in both the public relations and spa industries, I began to explore options where I could utilize my passions and skills within our community.
Whether I was throwing elaborate birthday parties for my children or hosting an enchanting Christmas get together; the final memorable touch for me was always about the gift.
Once I realized that gift boxes were my calling, then I started researching the traditional “gift basket” service. And simply put – it just did not represent me and what I valued. I wanted to be able to offer something different. What brings me joy from a gift is quality, uniqueness and knowing that somebody handcrafted the items with love and purpose. I believe in natural and chemical free products & food. Just ask my husband and boys. It has taken some convincing, but they have learned to enjoy a home that is filled with carefully researched and sought out pure products & food.
So what was my solution? I called upon the most sought after small batch local makers in the sea to sky country that we utilize on a daily basis. The overwhelming and supportive response that I received, from each and everyone of them, made me even more enthusiastic about supporting our community’s businesses.”
It’s tough being a mama and an entrepreneur, do you have any tips on how to be a productive multi-tasker?
“I previously managed the public relations for a successful international franchise company. They actually never hired someone who stated their strength was being a multitasker. I agree with them. If you are trying to multitask all at the same time, then you are not focused on each specific task. Finish one item and ensure it is done perfectly, then move on to the next.”
(Eeek — I have a squirrel brain, I’m going to need to work on this!)
Lindsay, what advice would you give to 20-year-old you?
“Follow your passions and figure out how to be able to support yourself while doing something you love to do.”
FIND LINDSAY HERE!