Hellooooooo and welcome to Izzy Wizzy Gifts!
Thank you for clicking onto our first ever blog! It’s Helen here. My sister Claire and I set up Izzy Wizzy Gifts just a few months ago. We’ve had an exciting and busy few days, despite the gloomy January weather, as this week has seen the launch of our brand-new website, which we hope you like it as much as we do.
Well, it all started with a gonk! From selling a few Christmas decorations on Facebook back in November, to now having our own online gift shop in January, things have moved very fast indeed! Much of our time has been spent scouring suppliers from all across the country, in order to bring you, our lovely customers, unique giftware for all occasions, modern and traditional home décor, quirky accessories and delightful seasonal treats, which will brighten up any home interior and put a smile on someone’s face – especially if it’s a gorgeous gift!
We need a bit of something to make us smile at the minute, don’t we? Lockdown has given everyone time to think a little more (sometimes a little too much!) about life, what’s important, what lies ahead etc . . .and this has prompted these two Northern sisters to set up this business, so we can fit work around our kids and family lives, be more flexible, but also, to use a cliché, give us both a challenge and do something for ourselves now our kids (five between us) are all at school - although not so much at school this year when I think about it actually! Being an ex-teacher, I’ve actually enjoyed the home schooling to be honest and been grateful for the extra time I’ve had with my three - including Izzy Wizzy herself (our namesake!) Don’t get me wrong – there’s been times when reaching for the gin at midday has been very tempting indeed but, overall, I’ve loved it. You’ll have to ask Claire whether she feels the same but, with a teenager in her household, I have a feeling she may feel a little differently!
So, yes, despite the perils of lockdown and home schooling, Claire and I have hopefully been able to bring you a site which is both easy to use and full of fresh ideas. We are adding to our stock weekly, as we keep stumbling across so many lovely new products: photo frames, vases, planters, candles, clocks, signs, ornaments, diffusers . . . I could go on! Claire will be telling me off for buying too much, but we agreed (at least I think we did) that I’d be in charge of purchasing and she’d look after the business side of things (she used to be a Business Manager, but in a school, so not quite the same!)
Well, we hope you have enough giftware and home décor to browse through for the time being. Head to our Valentine’s Day range if you want to treat someone special next month. Valentines | Izzy Wizzy Gifts In fact, we are already dreaming of Spring and hoping you love our selection of Easter decorations. Who says it’s too early for chirpy chicks and bouncing bunnies? Hurry up, Spring and arrive soon! Easter | Izzy Wizzy Gifts
In the meantime, stay safe, keep positive and let’s look forward to a brighter few months ahead. Any questions just contact us. If you like what you see, please tell your family and friends about us and help Izzy Wizzy Gifts get off to the best start possible.
Thanks everyone for your support. Hope to catch up with you again soon.
Helen & Claire xx