Hello, friends! My name is Kirstie Wood, and I own and run ‘Ethically Gifted’ – a retail business I started in 2011. After a 20 plus year career in corporate marketing – very rewarding, but highly pressured – I decided it was time to branch out on my own.
I wanted to combine my passions for doing my bit to protect our planet, supporting people in need across the world and encouraging people to buy ethical products when possible – and leave the mass-produced tat on the supermarket and department store shelves!
From small beginnings with a few products on eBay, plenty of hard work and lots of support from family and friends, ethically gifted is now a well established ‘clicks and mortar’ business.
With a gift shop in an independent garden centre in Nottinghamshire; a busy, year-round schedule of regional events; and a multi-channel online presence, customers locally and globally are discovering my eclectic range of ethical products!
As I continue to grow the business, I am able to support more and more worthwhile causes and ethical organisations both on my doorstep and across our wonderful world. At the same time, working for myself has enabled me to achieve a more balanced life, so I truly love what I do and do what I love!
I’m excited to be part of the LizianEvents community. At my stall, you will always be greeted with a genuine, happy welcome and you’ll discover a treasure trove of wonderful ethical gifts, handicrafts, and accessories. I hope you enjoy browsing (and buying!) my products as much as I enjoy finding them. They are all handmade with skill and passion, by talented people, fair trade artisans, and ethical producers all around the world, including the UK. So, when you buy from me, you are helping to make a real positive difference to people’s lives, communities, and the environment.