Our Mission Statement:
Our mission is provide greater choice, accessibility and diversity to country areas and people which have limited exposure to major retailers. We also aim to provide social support through our network of blog sites and magazine.
At Country Garden Gifts, we like to think of our selves the country persons first port of call for presents and garden gifts
Country Garden Gift has been in the country life-style gift business in Sussex since 2010, and in associated business fields since 1998. Caroline Bosker is the founder of the business, and has both worked as a company directors for successful businesses in her past life.
When Caroline first conceived of the idea of Country Garden Gifts she was looking for a retail out let. She imagined herself at the centre of a village packing up parcels with brown paper and string. She soon discovered that these shops were difficult to come by, and the rates were extortionate. By Christmas she was feeling pretty fed up. That Christmas however it started to snow. That year is tumbled down from the sky, a white blanket covering everything in it`s path.
Her village was locked in. Old people could not leave their homes for the fear of breaking a hip. Only the professional drivers were risking the hilly climbs. She thought about the severe weather conditions that we have been having in this country, where many farms have been under water. She also thought about the difficulties that many people face, particularly in the country communities, in their every day lives through busy schedules. She realised that there was a place on the market for a Country website.
During her time looking for local village shops she had done a lot of research on the stock holding of a village shop. It seemed to her that most village shops could only really stock essential items to get through life. She decided to come up with an idea for a website that stocked the sort of things that Country People wanted but would have to drive to town for. These things were mainly going to be the sort of things you bought for gifts.
Caroline had always wanted to create her own brand, but after contacting many manufacturers she realised the difficulties that this might present, but eventually she found people that were prepared to help her. She realised that if she was to create this new brand she would have to open up her doors to a wider concept, the concept that essential purpose didn`t just apply to gardening, it also applied to the other areas of our lives. So her web company took a new turn into garden and country inspired gift ware. As Caroline looked at what was available, she realised that much of the new technology was completely undervalued, by introducing it to her site not only could she provide her customers with unique products, but also choice and easy customisation. All of our gifts can be made in multiple colours, customised to your requirements.
Our Company Structure:
Country Garden Gifts is limited company which reinvests more than 50% of its profits back into the business. Because of our interest in the community we consider our selves to be a social enterprise serving Country People.