Ruth was working in a large garden centre as a giftware manager in the early 2000s (around the time her two children were born) and very much enjoyed the buying and selling aspects of the job so she left there and incorporated her new company late in 2002. Early in 2003 the company got their own premises, which was a gift shop in the market town of Hailsham in Sussex.
Very soon, she realised two things: that her shop was performing better online than on the High Street, and that natural products like dried lavender and potpourri were the best sellers.
So now we are online only and specialises in natural botanicals. But our origins as a gift shop can still be seen in our name.
These days Ruth works as buyer and developing new lines and runs the social media. She has a blog offering advice on dried flowers at driedflowercraft.co.uk. You can find us on various platforms - we often use the name daisyshopUK, or follow these links:
She also runs our range on Etsy but you'll get a better choice and often better prices at daisyshop.co.uk
(Please note we no longer sell on Amazon and anyone claiming to sell Daisy Gifts Ltd goods on there may not be genuine.)
Ruth's husband Mike came to work at the business in 2009 and runs the office and accounts and customer services. So if you get in touch by email or phone, it's likely to be him you speak to! Find out more on our Contact page.
Since 2008 we have been ably assisted by Jo who runs the packing department. She is a fab, hard working and smiley lady who always packs the orders carfully using sturdy boxes and plenty of packing material inside!
Seasonally she may be joined by Ruth and Mike's two children (now adult!).
Our name Daisy Gifts Limited is now a Registed Trademark ® and we have supplied many famous people over the years including:
Here is a short 50 second YouTube info video about us: