Where do we start? Gift Hounds was founded in the year 2000 by two women fresh out of college. The business partners, once college roommates, had their sights set far above any job they could have landed at the time. While keeping their current jobs, they worked tirelessly researching the market, the products and the means to financial assistance.
While creating their business plan, they learned a lot about themselves — mostly that they had no idea what they were doing and no one wanted to drop money at their feet. The fact that you are here, visiting their website, must lead you to believe they didn’t give up. In fact, they combined their savings, and went forward with their first marketing efforts. If only you could see their first catalog, while incredibly professional looking, it showcased a whopping nine products. It drained their savings, but the return on investment gave them hope.
Oh, and did we mention, they were running this new gift operation out of their college housing? Keeping their eye on the ball, they worked diligently, finding out every day that they didn’t know much about running a business, but still they pressed on. The results have been tremendous. They have doubled and even tripled their revenue each year making for a successful and profitable business. They displayed their talents at the Salt Lake Business to Business Expo in 2003, 2004 & 2005 and brought home the “Best of Show” award all three years of entry.
Their newest endeavor was opening a new Corporate Promotions division in 2005 allowing them to offer thousands of new items. They were nominated for the prestigious “Best of State” numerous times and went on to win that designation in 2009 and again in 2020.
Keep your eye on this company — it is destined for greatness.
Utah "Best of State" Winner
We know businesses come to us when they need to look good. Thanking a client or recognizing an employee is of the utmost importance, and we know how to do it right. We have tasted every edible item we offer, and as a result spend hours at the local gym. We know we are selling you only the best-tasting, highest-quality goods. We know the last thing you should have to worry about is gifting, so don’t. Gifting is our specialty, and we love to do it. Not only do we want to surprise and impress your gift recipients, we also want to surprise you with out-of-this-world customer service.
We believe in ALWAYS going above and beyond what you expect. Everyone at Gift Hounds lives and breathes this philosophy, because we know our job is making you look good. When you find yourself overly impressed, please tell others you know about us. If you ever find yourself disappointed, just give us a call and we will do whatever it takes to remedy the situation. Happy Gifting!
Our virtual event was a huge success! Everyone loved the treats and wallet. Our HR team will be sharing it on social and I told them to tag Gift Hounds. You and your team have always been a real pleasure to work with and you exceed expectations every time! I look forward to our next one!
We here at Steel Encounters have used Gift Hounds for lots of years and can count on them for satisfaction guaranteed! They are a very clever bunch there at GH and really have a good thing going! We highly recommend them for any occasion!
I've used Gift Hounds on several occasions, for things like high end gift baskets for our company president's club participants, to get well and sympathy, to thank you's for companies that have helped our company out. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I love dealing with Amy particularly - she is creative and thorough.
This is a fantastic company to work with. They are very flexible and work with your budget if at all possible. The gifts are very well packaged and are very well received by all my clients. Amy and her staff are all very friendly and accommodating. I usually don't give them the lead time I should and they always fill my order when I need it. Thank you for running your business the way you do and treating me like I am your most important client. You're the Best!
Been doing business with this company on a small scale for years. Just completed our first large scale corporate order for logo promotion items as well as a number of their larger upscale food baskets and gift crates. Complicated order was completed and delivered on time. Excellent follow through. Customer satisfaction level is a 10. Would certainly conduct business with Gift Hounds again!
I just had Amy at Gift Hounds put together a huge last-minute order of 1500 gift bags, and she was able to pull it off in time and within my small budget. She's very responsive and knows the business inside and out.
The company I work for gives us Gift Hounds' customized gifts for our birthdays and other occasions. I recently got a "Party Pail", filled with goodies for my 6 year anniversary with the company. The cookies, chocolate pretzels and sunny seeds (my favorite) were DELICIOUS . I would recommend Gift Hounds to anyone looking to make their clients and employees feel special!!
I absolutely adore Gift Hounds! They have some of the best treats in town and can create amazing gifts for all those special people in your life! I am truly astounded at the talent from this great company! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job Amy & Gift Hounds!
Love being able to send an email and know that Amy and Gift Hounds can take care of the rest. We never have to worry about our customers getting the product and loving what they get as well!