2018 Year in Review!
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.
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