Searching for the perfect gift, but unsure of where to start? Well Catherine Cledelin,the owner of The Artisan Gift Boxes, has got you covered. From housewarming to holidays, to birthdays and baby showers – each gift box is carefully curated with thought and care. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it does! Each box is brimming with local Austin picks, supporting the artisans, makers, and small businesses right here in Central Texas.
One of our team members, Hannah, had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine and talk about why she started this company, and what she hopes to accomplish:
HH: So what was it that drew you to gift boxes and gift-giving?
CC: That’s a good question! I really enjoy working with the clients and helping them put special things together. I get to wear a lot of hats since I am the owner – accounting, marketing, packaging and delivery, so it is never boring. Since I do the local Austin gift boxes, I get to work with and develop relationships with local artists and businesses, and that is something that is really special.
HH: That’s wonderful! I love how you have found a way to tie together and support so many local businesses in your boxes.
CC: Yeah, it really is great because we work with the whole community to truly build something for everybody!
HH: So what is one thing you wish more people knew about Artisan Gift Boxes?
CC: That more people knew about us! Everytime that someone finds me, they always say “wow, I wish I knew about this sooner.” Beyond that though, we really have a box for every occasion.
HH: What are some of your favorites?
CC: Well our Austin and our Texas gift boxes are definitely the most popular, especially around the holidays! But we have fun boxes for closing business deals, a new home or congratulations or birthdays too. I also work with my clients to customize their gift boxes if they want to include a specific item.
HH: That’s fantastic! And I know with the winter holidays coming up, a lot of people are looking for meaningful gifts but just don’t know where to start – any recommendations?
CC: Yeah! We have some really exciting stuff this year – perfect for the men and women who are difficult to shop for in your life. A lot of really nice candles and spa packages, delicious curated snack boxes – I mean who doesn’t like sweet and salty snack?
CC: But really, I am very picky about what I put in my boxes. I don’t put anything in them that I wouldn’t love to receive myself.
HH: Well just looking through your website I already have ideas about gift boxes that would be perfect for people in my life. What would you say your favorite part about your work is?
CC: I love hearing the client feedback, of people getting their boxes and hearing “oh my goodness it made my day!” I really put my heart into them, so it brings me a lot of joy when people are happy with their boxes.
HH:It definitely shows! Well thank you so much for sitting down and talking with me about The Artisan Gift Boxes, and for making my holiday shopping that much easier!
Visit The Artisan Gift Boxes website (https://www.theartisangiftboxes.com/) to explore their thoughtfully designed packages and simplify your holiday shopping, all while supporting small businesses.