Jan 8, 2021
Share Your Story: Shelley’s Gift Shop

Shelley’s Gift Shop is an online retailer based near Richmond, Virginia. The gift shop features curated products, which are handcrafted by local and national small businesses. Customers enjoy a selection that includes unique jewelry and even delicious local preserves.

Shelley's Gift Shop logo

Shelley Evans, founder and owner of Shelley’s Gift Shop has two employees and enjoys collaborating with other businesses. At this time, she shared she has not experienced any issues with sourcing products for her online store.

Shelley's Gift Shop owner, Shelley Evans
Shelley’s gifts offers a curated product mix. All photos by Christina Swanson.

When asked what the most requested product in the store’s inventory is, she noted that soy candles were at the top of the list.

Shelley's Gift Shop product offering
Soy candles are the most requested item in inventory.

Evans shared details about her journey. “I’m autistic! I am in the process of writing an op-ed about being a late diagnosed autistic (age 29) and what it is like living with autism. It’s a large part of why I went into business for myself and in my opinion, the creativity behind the store.”

Shelley Evans, owner of Shelley's Gift Shop
Shelley Evans, owner of Shelley’s Gift Shop.

Evans hopes to open a brick-and-mortar location in the future, but has not yet decided on the specific site for the store.

With so many retailers facing similar challenges right now, we encourage you to Share Your Story so we may share your story and help other independent retailers.

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