From the beginning, Giftr has been committed to changing the world of corporate gifting for the better.
In December 2020, Giftr began as a simple platform to facilitate holiday gift giving for our founder Kunal Gupta and his company Polar. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing movement and conversation surrounding the importance of supporting local businesses, creators and entrepreneurs. These people are supporting their families and creating connections in their communities, but many are struggling to stay in business. Giftr was created with the intention of highlighting and celebrating the work of local creators and the unique products they have to offer.
Allowing recipients to choose their own gift has been a core element of Giftr since the beginning. For us, this is all about giving gifts that feel personal and special. When your recipient is empowered to pick a gift that they like and want to use, they feel valued as an individual. Giving the perfect gift can be hard, especially when you need to give gifts to a lot of people. With Giftr, a large amount of gifts can be given without losing the personal touch that comes with finding the perfect gift. Our gift selections are continuously growing and evolving to provide the ideal gift for anyone!
Initially, Giftrs were available to be sent in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia but we now have locally sourced gift collections available in 13 countries around the world. Giving personal gifts to connections around the world doesn’t have to be hard. As Giftr grows, we are able to support local creators around the world and make international gift giving easier than ever. With more and more companies growing and international teams becoming more common, Giftr can bring companies together no matter how far apart people may be. Even people in the same country or city may be working from home or unable to meet in person. We believe in gifting as a powerful force for bringing people together, no matter where you are.
Giftr has come a long way from a simple idea for sending holiday gifts to Kunal’s employees, but we know it still has a long way to go! Giving a Giftr isn’t just about giving a gift, it is about changing the way we give gifts. Supporting local creators and giving meaningful, personal gifts doesn’t have to be hard.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all the space to think about the choices that we make. This is a chance to reset, make conscious decisions, and move forward in a new direction. Giving a gift is a way of creating a moment for genuine connection and showing someone that you care about them, and the world could really use some more moments of joy and appreciation.