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Allison Mullings shines as the Gift Gofer

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/ Staff Reporter
Gifted beyond measure, Allison Mullings has found her superpower.
Gifted beyond measure, Allison Mullings has found her superpower.
Meet the talent and beauty behind the Gift Gofer, Allison Mullings.
Meet the talent and beauty behind the Gift Gofer, Allison Mullings.
All in the bag: this personal shopper-turned-gift gofer is happy to ease present burdens, one successful gift at a time.
All in the bag: this personal shopper-turned-gift gofer is happy to ease present burdens, one successful gift at a time.
For this Valentine’s Day, Mullings hopes to save as many relationships as possible with her expertise.
For this Valentine’s Day, Mullings hopes to save as many relationships as possible with her expertise.
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Who doesn’t love receiving a thoughtful gift? Some of the greatest gifts, neatly packaged with a bow on top, add the perfect sentimental touch. But often, the process leading up to the presentation can be stressful, with many not knowing where to start. It always helps to have a bit of inspiration, and that’s where Allison Mullings comes in. She has been under wraps about her skills, but this agent is ready to take on the mission of easing the present burden as the Gift Gofer.

So, who exactly is Gift Gofer? Mullings explains to Living, “Gift Gofer is an expert personal shopper who helps clients find the perfect gifts for friends, relatives, and more. Our services include gift consultation, procurement, gift wrapping and delivery.” Think personal shopping for a special occasion, tailored to a person’s desire.

NATURAL KNACK

Mullings’ natural knack for gift giving comes in handy for those who believe the process requires a great deal of time, energy and thought. Before starting her business, she would revel in her passion of surprising others. When she wasn’t busy spreading joy through sincere and personalised tokens, she would offer advice for others to go and purchase the perfect item, or even buy gifts on their behalf.

So when her partner in love suggested that she try her hand at her innate abilities from a business standpoint, Mullings was intrigued. “My partner, who always loves my gifts, inspired me to transform my gift of giving into a business. I wanted to remove the anxiety that comes with gifting and have it be a pleasurable experience for both the gifter and the giftee. People are dealing with so much in their daily lives that having someone do something on your behalf is a blessing,” she said, adding that she already has the most challenging part of gifting, figuring out what to buy, down to an art form.

Being a professional gifter is indeed a new phenomenon, but Mullings has over five years of experience as a personal shopper. Understanding that each giftee is unique, she applies her remarkable expertise and refreshing taste behind the scenes to the delight of her customers. So, how exactly does the process work? Once you engage with Gift Gofer, you will be sent a service request form to complete and submit.

As soon as the necessary payments are made, you are presented with three gift options to choose from. As soon as you select the one for you or your giftee, it is procured, gift-wrapped and delivered to either you or the recipient. “My most memorable client is one who knew absolutely nothing about his giftee, other than her age. This forced me to dig deep to find the perfect gift. She absolutely loved her gift, and the client was able to take all the credit,” she shared with a smile.

Always thinking ahead, the boss gifter is ready to tackle any challenges headed her way. She is happy to report that she is nothing but grateful for the opportunity to carve out a niche for herself and assist others while doing what she loves.

With Valentine’s Day now on the horizon, Mullings has high hopes of saving as many relationships as possible with her heroic talents. She already has deals and discounts lined up for those who sign up early.

For more information on Gift Gofer, visit giftgofer.wixsite.com/home , email giftgofer@gmail.com or follow @giftgofer on Instagram and Facebook.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com