Simply put, our Founder Kelly LOVES Presents. She truly enjoys giving and receiving gifts for all occasions and of course, no occasion at all. As a young girl she watched her Mother wrap gifts at her Gift & Flower Store in their hometown of Brooklyn, New York. It was in her Mother's gift shop that she learned how special a gift and a thoughtful note could be. After college, Kelly worked for tech startups in many customer-facing roles where she was constantly on the search for new gift ideas for her clients but it was not until she was on the receiving side of gifting that Send Ribbon was born. Kelly had just come out of surgery when one of her best friends called and asked, “Kel, what can I send you?” Immediately, she thought 'there's nothing you can do for me right now, but imagine if we could help someone else?' Since she had to spend the next few days in bed, she decided to write her business plan (or what Kelly prefers to call her business plan-ish). Kelly thought of the word Ribbon because ribbons are used to wrap gifts & represent causes. Now she spends her time driving awareness to causes and sending ribbon gift bags worldwide!
More About Our CGO - Chief Gift Officer
What is the best gift you ever received?
After Hurricane Sandy my beloved bicycle (Delilah, a turquoise beach cruiser) of seven years had been destroyed. My following Birthday after the storm, my family had surprised me by getting my bike completely restored with brand new parts and tires.
What is the best gift you ever gave?
I often gift books that I have read. Although books may be my go-to choice to send, the best gift I have ever given is donating my hair to create wigs for children with cancer, through the Locks of Love organization.
When it comes to Send Ribbon, what are you most proud of?
I am most proud of our day one mission of giving back and not waiting to do so.
How has technology helped your company?
Our platform has given our customers the ability to give two gifts in one for every occasion, be thoughtful & personalized and remain within their budget.
What is the best thing about being in the Gifting industry?
Gifts often mean parties. Did I mention I love parties too?