Behind each of your favourite stores are passionate, hardworking people who welcome you to take part in their story, every time you walk in. Here, we introduce you to the faces behind some of your favourite Stockland retailers. Learn about the history of their business, the products and services they offer and what they love about their local community.
Meet Fiona & Kate, Gifts of love
1. What is your current role and main responsibilities?
Mother and daughter team Fiona and Kate own and run Gifts of Love Birtinya
2. What feedback to you get from your customers?
It always surprises us the number of customers who tell us what a beautiful shop we have and that we have things that are special and different. Another comment is that there is so much to look at and you don’t realise until you step inside what a wide variety there is within the store.
3. Tell us about your store?
Gifts Of Love offer a wide range of beautiful, quirky and inspirational gifts for all occasions.
We try and buy Australian made where we can, such as our candles and diffusers by Napali, home fragrances, hand creams and jewellery from Bramble Bay. Our card ranges, most books and affirmation cards are also Australian made, and we love this.
4. What are some must-have items, services or experiences right now?
At this time of the year our socks and slippers are in high demand, and a must have leading into the cooler months here on the Sunshine Coast. We have also noticed high demand of candles, essential oils and diffusers due to more people spending time at home.
5. What are some must-have items, services or experiences right now?
Recently our new winter clothing range has proved popular especially with our younger customers within our local community.
6. What do you love most about your job?
We have great satisfaction in choosing stock that we love and that our customers love also.
It is great when you help someone find the perfect gift and even better when they call back in to say thank you and let you know how well the gift was received. This makes us love our job.
If you’d like to read more about your most-loved retailers, their products, and the faces behind the businesses, click through to the Retailer Stories page on our Belong hub. There are plenty of stories to share!