5000 Gifts is a premier online venue to promote handcrafted goods made by independent Arts and Crafts artists. Our focus is on building relationships through creativity. We strive to build a deeper appreciation for the value of true craftmanship. Our goal is to facilitate a unique connection between the artisan and buyer to create a personal gift buying experience.
I spent my childhood on our family farm in a rural community in Virginia. I learned about resourcefulness and sustainability at a young age as I watched my Mom spend hours in the kitchen preserving the food that we harvested. Our family’s rich background in artistry and ingenuity has been passed down through generations. My Grandmother’s lifelong passion for crocheting allowed me to develop a love and respect for the time and dedication that is involved in creating true handcrafted pieces of art.
I was blessed to be continually immersed in an environment that encouraged originality and artistic ability. My first part-time job after graduation was working at a local artisan shop making stained-glass mosaic garden stones. Although, I eventually sought a career in the banking industry, I knew that someday I wanted to return to a field that would spark my creativity. As founder of 5000 Gifts, I now have the opportunity to combine my business experience with my love for handmade.