In 1997, I began a very small gift basket business in a spare room in my parents’ house with one employee (me, Deborah Roberts) and lots and lots of volunteer help from my friends and family. Coming up on 20 years later, real live employees work here and I’ve let my friends and family off the hook from their unpaid side jobs.
Along the way, there was a storefront in my hometown of Coronado, CA and my first big client – the rock band KISS with deliveries to both Playboy mansions (who knew there were two?) As the business grew, I chose to focus on working with companies that appreciate the role thoughtful gifts play in good business relationships. Everything has evolved nicely from that decision forward.
With an eye for detail and a love for Martha Stewart that verges on hero worship, I have taken more and more of our production in-house. During this period of growth, I graduated with honors from L’Ecole Chocolat, a training school that certifies chocolatiers. The next steps were acquiring a commercial kitchen and training former “basketeers” on the finer points of our new chocolate making equipment.
The confections and snacks we make in house have become our Lucky You line and are available for gift-giving to individuals via our online storefront. These gifts include the best of our chocolate confections and sugar shortbread cookies in packaging that is practically perfect. (Yes, I’m a Mary Poppins fan too!).
Our You Lucky Dog division continues to focus on corporate gifts, shipping nation-wide for high volume customized incentives. We do this on time and with an eye for quality. Our best ideas and most fun occur when we take a client's concept and develop it into a unique gift program that builds their brand, increases employee loyalty and boosts morale. We won’t ship a gift we wouldn’t be pleased to receive. The same holds true for our Lucky You individual gifts.
So coming up on 20 years there has been lots of change, which is as it should be. Grow and evolve. What I think we do best here is innovation. Nothing is static and we are always looking for new ideas while building on our tried and true successes. What we offer one year will be different the next year. Our gifts build our customers' good relationships, professional and personal. When we do that, we earn repeat business.
There’s actually nothing lucky about it.. Because Loyalty Counts!
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We are always looking to hire the best and brightest....and most importantly, the nicest. Our employees tend to stay with us so openings are infrequent. We offer paid time off for all employees, part time, full time or salaried as well flexible scheduling and an employee retirement program. We work as a team here and welcome others with strong work ethics, an eye for detail and a desire to be part of a growing company with quality products.
If you are interested in joining our team, please check back for future openings.