Cincy Chic: What is The Wraperie?
Hilary Halverstadt, CEO of The Wraperie: The Wraperie is a custom gift wrapping service located in Park Hills, Ky. It serves the greater Cincinnati area with decorative, unique custom gift wrap designs for all occasions.
Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch a gift-wrapping business?
Halverstadt: I am a creative person and have a college degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. I’ve worked in the retail field prior to this and have found that many major department stores and boutiques do not have gift wrapping services for their customers anymore, only bags or boxes. My vision was to create a gift wrapping service to help save time for customers. The idea is to not just to wrap a package but to design “looks” for wrapping which is what is similar in the fashion industry. The gift looks unique, appropriate for the occasion and ever-changing. The gifts are customized to create joy for the customers. Gifts are something personal and the wrapping should mirror that.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the business?
Halverstadt: The idea for the service was created by myself. I have two other gift wrappers that have been trained by me to help with larger events!
Cincy Chic: What different types of gift wrapping services do you offer?
Halverstadt: We offer custom gift wrapping for all occasions at our office by appointment. We’re located at 1522 Dixie Highway, Suite #145, in Park Hills, Kentucky. We also do pop-up events for businesses(wrapping on-site), private parties, decorative window displays using wrapped gifts, wrapping in your home for an event, within the greater Cincinnati area and custom themed or holiday events.
Cincy Chic: What makes The Wraperie unique?
Halverstadt: The Wraperie is unique in that it is a one-of-a-kind service in the greater Cincinnati area. The concept of custom gift wrapping has been well-received and has saved time for our customers. I haven’t found any other gift wrapping service to match the customers‘ needs in the Tri-State.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Halverstadt: The Wraperie initially focused on the holiday season which is the busiest time of the year for our customers and with our many pop-up events. We are a year-round business and plan to extend our market on other occasions as well, such as the bridal season, graduations, baby showers, in addition to birthdays, just to name a few.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Halverstadt: They can follow The Wraperie on Instagram, where there are pictures of some of our custom-wrapped gifts! We can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and readers can also “like” our Facebook page.
The Wraperie will also be providing gift-wrapping services at Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase on November 16 at The Phoenix from 10am to 2pm. To learn more about the event, click here.