About Us

Since 2002, The Gift Designers has been helping companies and individuals express their sentiments through unique gift services that make a lasting impression. We provide gifts for personal occasions that express gratitude, love, sympathy, congrats, and more.

Our full gift experience includes a card with your message; made-to-order gift with quality products; delivery arrangements made with recipient; guaranteed satisfaction that your gift arrives in perfect form; and notifications of delivery status (possibly even a photo of the recipient with their gift if permitted!)

The Gift Designers helps businesses grow through corporate gift programs that create meaningful touchpoints with their clients and employees. These services result in increased repeat business, referrals, and retention.

Our business exists to empower women and gives back to the local and global community through organizations such as Opportunity International and Women for Women International.

 

About the Owner

Noreen Ward, Owner

Since participating in a selective entrepreneurship program as a young adult, Noreen Ward wanted to start her own business. In 2002, the oil and gas business she worked for closed its doors, and she leaped at her friend’s proposition to start up a gift basket company. Within two years, Noreen had bought out the whole business.

Each day in her tiny basement suite, she would roll up her bed (a camping mat) to make room for baskets and inventory. In 2004, TGD was officially online and catered to personal and corporate audiences. Eventually she moved into a larger home, but when she couldn’t squeeze anymore baskets into the bathtub, she moved the company into an industrial warehouse space (2013).

By 2017, Noreen had grown the business to five employees, including her own in-house courier. She continues to expand the business and aims to become an innovative leader in the gifting industry.

 

Our Team

(Clockwise from Top Left) Cherie, Maddie, Candace, Noreen (and Carmen, who is not in this picture, is our newest addition!)