The story behind Eliza and ted
Hello and welcome to Eliza & ted, the home of fabulous gifts and self-care treats. Thanks for stopping by to check out what we’ve been up to!
Eliza & ted was first dreamed up back in 2017 but launched properly during lockdown in 2020. Eliza & ted is run by Becky from her home in Kent, whilst also running around after toddler twins.
We set up Eliza & ted after searching for unique gifts for friends (for birthdays, new babies, a new home and an international relocation!) and struggling to find fabulous quality products that were nicely presented, included a free gift note and were posted quickly! Turn-around time of a week on tricky to navigate websites just didn't work for us (as much as we try, we are not very organised and were trying to buy gifts whilst standing up on a packed commuter train).
We want to make gifting easy, quick and personal. We work with some of the UK’s best small businesses and have carefully selected some lovely local products – from soaps made in Wiltshire, to chocolates made in Norfolk, to notebooks made in Yorkshire – to include in our gift boxes. You can learn more about these small businesses and the people behind them on our Meet the Maker page here.
Conscious gifting – we have tried super hard to find eco-friendly presents and gifts with recyclable or compostable packaging. From tealights in glassine bags, to chocolate bars in compostable packaging, to tea in plastic free wrapping (instead the tea temples and string are made from cornstarch and packaged in wood pulp rather than plastic). Doing our bit to save the planet is important to us at Eliza & ted.
Lastly, we donate to Evelina Childrens' Hospital with every purchase and are running a Christmas gift appeal in 2021 (thanks to the generous donations from some of our lovely suppliers) to treat the team working on the neonatal unit. This charity is very close to our hearts. You can read why here.
We hope you love our gift boxes. Feel free to get in touch with suggestions, comments or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.