Today's Pep Talk guest Olivia had always been mad about gifting, loving to shower her friends and family with specially curated gifts from a super young age. It's totally her love language!
Three or so years ago, she was lucky to score an internship at Spotify in Sydney at the end of her business degree, and she obviously blew them away as an intern, because they offered her a full time role in the team... Which she turned down!
That's right, she returned home to New Zealand, driven by a desire to create a role for herself where she could do what she loved every day – that's right, GIFTING. And how exactly do you make a role for yourself in gifting? You start a gift box company!
So Olivia teamed up with her Mum Vicki and together they launched Taken Care Of. This isn't your usual cellophane wrapped wicker hamper gift box situation - these are stunning, premium, carefully curated and impeccably presented experiences.
Trust me, I know from personal experience that Olivia's gift boxes are are an absolute delight to both send and to receive, and since we're heading into peak gifting season with Christmas just around the corner, I thought it was perfect timing to grab Olivia for a chat to hear how it started, how it's going, and where it's all heading.
I just know you'll love a sneaky peek at the Taken Care Of website – it's as beautiful as their boxes are – and of course check out the gifting options for Christmas and beyond. But you might want to get in quick as their pre-curated range is selling out crazy quickly! Head to takencareof.co.nz or @takencareof for all the details and remember to #shoplocal this Christmas. Happy shopping!