Deb Manson Gifts2remember, Bli Bli While browsing online classifieds website Gumtree in 2013, Deb Manson found out the site’s ‘buy or sell almost anything’ tagline was worth its weight in gold. Well, gold foil. “I was looking for a new business where I could still have a life after having a busy real estate business. An e-commerce business was the direction I knew I wanted to go in, I always dreamed of owning a gift shop from a young age and Gifts2remember ticked all those boxes when I saw it advertised,” says Deb. Deb took over Gifts2remember from its founder, who created the gift hamper business in 2004. “We purchased it after selling our real estate business while travelling through Europe, on Gumtree would you believe!” Deb laughs. With the purchase of Gifts2remember, Deb traded in a background as a real estate agency owner and eight-year career as a private investigator for more creative work, surrounded by flourishing ribbons, quality products and beautiful bows. In the last two years, Deb has successfully grown the business, particularly her corporate clients, and aims to grow the gourmet food and gift hamper business throughout the Sunshine Coast, with plans to move into a new store in the near future. “I’m passionate about every gift hamper that leaves our warehouse. We take care with how they are boxed, ribboned and bowed because we always remember that it’s going to be received by an individual as a gift from another individual,” she shares. “The greatest thing about an internet business is you can work on it at anytime of the day or night. It still allows me to enjoy my days in my garden, relax with a glass of red with my husband, and spend time with my family.” Now, that’s a gift!