Secretly Gifting


Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s day is right around the corner which means it’s time to shower the amazing Dads, Dadas, Papas and Daddy’s in our lives with love and secretly but most importantly gifts! Here are our favorite five things that will surprise and delight the wonderful gents in your life.


We love this bottle opener from Jack & Mulligan designed and handmade in the USA. Cast from metal and painted by hand, this awesome gift doubles as a desk ornament or paperweight. Perfect for the football loving dad in your life. Order one HERE and watch game day get even better!

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These robes from our friends at Very Troubled Child are chic, comfortable and the perfect way for Dad to kick back and relax. They come in a variety of colors and motifs, so choose the one that will put a smile on your guy’s face. Check them out HERE.



It’s summer time and the living is easy. The time has come to kick back and relax by the pool or the beach and these fabulous swim trunks will make Dad the bathing beauty that he always hoped to be. Bonus points if you get the matching Father/Son trunks as well! You can find them HERE.

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Bound by hand in American bison leather and arranged in categories from Ability to Zen, this book collects the most inspirational quotes from the world of sports, quotes that can be applied to everyday life as much as they can be applied to athletic pursuits. Click HERE to purchase and let the inspiration begin!

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For the gentleman that appreciates a good cocktail, these cheeky decanters made of porcelain and 16-karat gold are a fabulous option. Available in “Whiskey”, “Gin” and “Vodka”, each decanter is equipped with hard-working gaskets for optimal spirit storage. Ready for blast off??? Click HERE to purchase.

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Ashley Bronczek
Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a short 10 days away so without further adieu, here is our Mother’s Day gift guide. Whether you are buying your bestie a “Cheers to being an amazing mom” gift or your own mother a “Thanks for putting up with me for so many years” gift, we have something for everyone. Happy Shopping!


These innovative and chic Shower Caps are one of our favorite things. Every mother knows that doing your hair on a daily basis is one of the first things to go when you have children saying “Mama” every second on the second. The print options are endless and the quick drying, mildew resistant technology really works! Order now for 15% off of one cap and 20% off for two or more. Secretly Gift one by clicking HERE.

Retail price: $43

Retail price: $43


Every mom knows the feeling of multitasking which results in running her A$$ off throughout the day. Comfortable footwear is essential. Keeping it cool and fashionable are pretty high up on the priority list for many Mamas as well. These Golden Goose sneakers are exclusive to Net-a-Porter. We love this print combo for spring. Secretly Gift a pair by clicking HERE.

Retail price: $550

Retail price: $550


You know the bag we are talking about. The one where a woman throws absolutely everything she needs for the day into it and those items result in taking up the space of a trash bag. Why not make this a fashionable moment instead of a necessary evil of motherhood? We love this Gucci tote for spring and so will the lucky gal that receives it! Secretly Gift one by clicking HERE.

Retail price: $1,500

Retail price: $1,500


Headbands are the accessories of the season. They are also the lifesaver of many a bad hair day. Think of this as a tool that a Mama can have in her tool box when she needs to pull a look together and has zero time to do so. We especially love the selection from Lele Sadoughi. To Secretly Gift one click HERE. Life hack: DM us on our Secretly Gifting insta with your order and we will extend a special 10% off!

Retail price: $170

Retail price: $170


If you have been living under a rock for the past year, let us introduce you to the CBD revolution. CBD is an oil that promotes sleep, reduces inflammation and fights stress. As if you needed any more reasons to give this magic oil a try, it comes in just about every product these days. We love this facial cleanser from local DC company SKINCANDO. To Secretly Gift this cleanser click HERE.

Retail price: $60

Retail price: $60

Ashley Bronczek
2018 Year in Review!
Tuckernuck Holiday Guide

It is hard to believe 2018 has come to a close and even harder to believe all of the wonderful adventures and opportunities that came our way. Here is a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments of 2018.

Secretly Gifting HQ opened its doors! We are thrilled to have our fabulous private office within The Workroom Cooperative, a co-working space in NW, DC.

Washington Life Magazine featured us on the cover of their Young and The Guest List issue. What a thrill to appear on the cover of a publication!

Secretly Gifting was named “Best Private Gift Buyers” by DC Magazine.

We joined forces with Bumble as Brand Ambassadors for our DC community. We enjoyed curating fun and substantive events with partners like, Soul Cycle, Milk Bar, W Hotel, Saturday Sessions, Cera Wax, Varnish Lane, Scout Bags and Barry’s Bootcamp. We have loved spreading the word about BumbleBizz and BumbleBFF and working with such an inspiring, woman-owned company. Check out our Bumble story on our Secretly Gifting IG for photos of the fun.

There was this nice little shout out in Capital File Magazine.

We were featured in Northern Virginia Magazine in a wonderful story about how our SG process works.

We attended the NYNow gift show in New York as well as the first Shoppe Object show where we found some of our new favorite vendors.

To kick off an incredible European shopping trip, we attended the endlessly inspiring Paris gift show, Maison et Object. While in Paris, we shopped ‘til we dropped and spent a full day at the Paris Flea Market, where we found many treasures for clients. From Paris we traveled to London where we were blown away by the retail experience and fresh ideas. To see photos of this European adventure, report to our Paris & London stories on IG.

We brought our treasures to the people and hosted our very first Holiday Gift Pop-Up. It was an amazing day with friends old and new. Over 300 people attended the event, which was hosted at Co-Founder Ashley Bronczek’s DC residence. Check out our Events story on IG for photos of the special day. Our attendees were inspired by our European finds and the wonderful vendors who joined us including, Mignonne Gavigan, Riley Versa, Maizie Clarke, Logan Ledford and Peeps Paper Products. A huge thank you to Toastworthy and Saturday Sessions for serving the bubbly in style.

Our Tuckernuck Holiday Lifestyle Guide was an absolute blast to shoot. Many of the pieces we were wearing sold out in just a few days. How flattering! We also curated a Tuckernuck holiday gift guide that featured some of our favorite giftable items from the Georgetown based company.

We’ve been Scouted! It was a lot of fun appearing in the Washington DC Scout Guide as well as the Alexandria Scout Guide in their “One to Watch” features. We enjoyed curating holiday gift guides for both publications that highlighted local businesses. Check out the Alexandria Gift Guide here.

Our “What to Get Your In-laws Holiday Gift Guide” was a hit on the uber chic wedding website, Over The Moon.

It was an honor to partner again with The Washington Post on an article about what to gift the Unsung Heroes in your life.

The Wall Street Journal included Secretly Gifting in a feature story!!! The story followed our SG process with two of our male clients as they searched for the perfect holiday gifts for their friends and family.

Our Instagram reached over 3,500 followers! @SecretlyGifting #followus #secretlygifting

Delivery of over 450 Gifts!

A huge thank you to all of our partners and clients for giving us the gift of positivity, trust and support.  Collaborating with such wonderful people has proven to be the greatest gift of all!

Here is a list of holidays and gifting occasions throughout the coming year.  

Valentine's Day - February 14th

Easter - April 21st

Administrative Professionals' Day - April 24th

Mother's Day - May 12th

Graduation - May - June

End of year teacher gifts

National Best Friend's day - June 8th

Father's Day - June 16th

Summer camp packages

Grandparent's Day - September 8th

Ashley Bronczek
Tuckernuck Lifestyle Guide Featuring Secretly Gifting

It was such a joy partnering with Tuckernuck on their Holiday Lifestyle Guide. We had a fun and fabulous day shooting at Co-Founder Ashley’s beautiful home. Even our kiddos got to hop into a shot or two, at our impromptu snowflake making party. It’s wonderful to partner with another DC based women-owned company like Tuckernuck. Check it out HERE!

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Ashley Bronczek
Secretly Gifting's First Podcast Appearance!

We were thrilled to be featured on the Down The Foxhole Podcast.

“'TIS THE SEASON FOXIES. And SURPRISE we are releasing this very special episode with the incredible co-founders of Secretly Gifting on a Monday so you can download and listen while you travel (or chill at home waiting for dinner guests) for Thanksgiving so you are ready to gift the very best to your loved ones this holiday season. Of course, Ashley and Candace have way more to offer than just gifting tips (think how to thoughtfully give a gift card, how to gift to your cool BFF who has everything) they turned their passion into a thriving business in less than two years and we were left all kinds of inspired. PLUS, they are super cool, funny and down to earth and we want to be them when we grow up. Enjoy this gem. “

Listen HERE

Ashley Bronczek
The Washington Post X Secretly Gifting
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One of our favorite partnerships of 2017 was our Hostess Gift Guide that we curated for The Washington Post.  We were tasked with suggesting 10-20 gifts that would wow any hostess.  The gifts had to be general, yet impactful which is something that is always a challenge when shopping for someone who isn’t a dear friend or family member.  Most of the gifts also had to be under $30.  Yup… under $30.  We were a bit taken a back when we learned that our price point for each gift would be in this range.  Scared would be another word for how we were feeling. What we wound up finding were some of our absolute favorite gifts of the holiday season. Lesson learned. A top dollar gift does not always leave the greatest impact.  In our case, it was the challenge of finding gifts in the required price range that lead us to some of our most creative and popular gifts of the season. 

The experience itself was nothing short of thrilling.  Being a regular at The Washington Post offices has its perks.   Running into acclaimed food critic Tom Sietsema in the hallway and having him exclaim, ‘I just watched your Facebook live and you guys were great!’ was pretty cool.   Of course, we immediately grilled him on the best new restaurants in the city.  Pun intended. He was lovely and we wound up chatting for quite a while, trying to take a mental snapshot of his face since he is notoriously anonymous.  Ashley and him have a mutual friend, so our new goal of 2018 is going to a dinner party with Tom Sietsema.  Dream big people!

We were lucky enough to work with Jura Koncious, a seasoned and well-respected writer with the Post.  She worked with Candace in 2015 on an article about her home that appeared in the lifestyle section.  Jura was simply delightful to work with.  We shared many laughs and immediately knew that she ‘got it’.  The art of gifting was something that she understood and was interested in.

All in all, we created the Hostess Gift guide that resulted in many items selling out.  We hosted a live webchat that answered Washington Post reader’s questions and we appeared in a Facebook Live that garnered over 70K views.  By the time everything was over, we were pinching ourselves.  We had competed in a fabulous gifting press triathalon and felt like the winners. 

In no particular order, here are our biggest take aways.

  1. A great gift does not mean the most expensive
  2. We love doing Facebook live videos (Who knew?!)
  3. Our hard work is paying off

Click here to watch our Facebook Live

Click here to read our Webchat

Read the article with our gift guide picks here

Ashley Bronczek
2017 Year in Review!

and just like that...2018 is upon us!  

As most of you know, we started Secretly Gifting ten months ago in hopes of turning our passion into a service that would help people create a lasting impact through their gifting. We have been fortunate enough to have many exciting successes this year. Here are a few highlights!

We attended the NY Now gift show at Javits Center.  Oh boy, did this prove to be a successful trip!

Our partnership with The Washington Post that included an exclusive Holiday Hostess Gift Guide,  Live Web Chat and a Facebook live that garnered over 70,000 views! This gift guide resulted in many of our picks selling out in retailers across the country. 

Being invited to the Pinterest Pinfluencer event at their HQ in San Francisco

A fabulous spread in DC Modern Luxury

A private Men's bourbon tasting at local clothier, Sid Mashburn

Curating an Ethical Fashion Gift Guide featured on e-retail powerhouse, Maison de Mode

Brit + Co published our Astrological Gift Guide which was a huge hit!

An evening event at Tuckernuck featuring our favorite fashion and gift picks for the holidays

@DCityStyle X Secretly Gifting gift guide featuring the retailers of North End Shaw

A shout out in Washingtonian Magazine

Holiday pop-up with Capital Artist Collective, 116 Kings Lane and Anna Matthews

DC Magazine named us Best Private Gift-Buyers in their Best of DC Issue!

Delivery of over 300 gifts!

Reaching over 1,300 Instagram followers. #FollowUs #SecretlyGifting

It has never been more clear to us that the the secret to living is giving.  Thank you for giving us the gift of positivity, trust and support.  The support of our people has proven to be the greatest gift of all!

Cheers to the brightest year ever.  2018, here we come!

Here is a list of holidays and gifting occasions throughout the coming year. 

Valentine's Day - February 14th

Easter - April 1st

Administrative Professionals' Day - April 25th

Mother's Day - May 13th

Graduation - May - June

End of year teacher gifts

National Best Friend's day - June 8th

Father's Day - June 17th

Summer camp packages

Grandparent's Day - September 9th

Ashley Bronczek