We love what we do and we hope that it shows.
Just over 30 years ago, Kathy started a gift basket business in her home which over time evolved into what we have now, Periwinkles Gifts in Life Styles Plaza in Fairhaven, MA. Almost 19 years aso, I joined my mother and opened up Isabelle’s Gift Shop when my first child was born, the Isabelle of Isabelle’s Gift Shop in Mattapoisett. As time passed and the shops grew, we added a children’s shop, which now carries toys, clothing and baby gifts. The Village Toy shop is located in Fairhaven, just across the walkway from Periwinkles. And 2 years ago, we opened up a clothing boutique, Belle’s Boutique, which is located in the RopeWalk Shops in Mattapoisett, just down the hallway from Isabelle’s.
Over the years we have had lots of ups and downs with all of the shops, moves to new locations, the creation of online shopping and Amazon, and most recently the shut down with Covid. Through it all, we have stayed true to our roots and adjusted our business plans so we can continue to do what we love. And the community support has been amazing.
In all of the shops, we strive to not only help our customers find the perfect gift, we love the entire process. From finding just the right inventory, to getting to know our customers and bringing it all together every day. What they say is true, every time a customer walks through our doors, we do a little happy dance. Whether they leave with the perfect new top, a welcome home outfit for a sweet baby, a gift to celebrate a new home or a card that has just the right sentiment, we are always grateful for all of our customers who choose us and our family of shops. We love being part of the community that we live in and have raised our families in and feel so lucky to be able to continue to have a job that brings us so much joy.