Learn about a local gift wrapping service that not only takes that to-do off your list, but offers custom wrapping that’ll add a huge wow factor!
Cincy Chic: What is The Wraperie?
Hilary Halverstadt, Owner of The Wraperie:The Wraperie is a custom gift wrapping service located in Park Hills, Kentucky. We serve the greater Cincinnati area with our custom gift wrapping for all occasions.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?
Halverstadt: It was my vision to have my own gift wrapping business one day to help save time for customers and to not just wrap but design “looks” for wrapping, similar to my fashion background. Our custom wrapping looks are unique, ever-changing, and customized to create joy! Gifts are something personal and the wrapping should mirror that.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Halverstadt: I’m Hilary and the CEO of The Wraperie. I have a Fashion Merchandising degree from Kent State University (near Cleveland) and have worked previously in the retail business. I noticed with many larger department stores and even boutiques, the gift wrapping department was extinct. Customers especially during the yearly demanding holiday season were asking about gift wrapping. All the store could offer was maybe a box or bag with a small amount of ribbon or two pieces of tissue paper. This was concerning to me because running out and buying materials to gift wrap is not what buyers want to do after hours of shopping! It’s very time consuming.
Cincy Chic: What types of wrapping services do you offer?
Halverstadt: We offer custom gift wrapping for every occasion at our office: 1522 Dixie Highway, Suite#145 in Park Hills, Kentucky. We do offer our services by appointment. We also do pop-up events, window displays using our gift designs, along with gift wrapping for corporate events including wrapping on-site (in someone’s home) within the greater Cincinnati area.
Cincy Chic: What makes The Wraperie unique?
Halverstadt: The Wraperie is unique and a one-of-a-kind service in the greater Cincinnati area. The concept of custom gift wrapping has been well-received and has helped our customers save time. I haven’t heard of any other custom gift wrapping service to match the customers’ needs in the Tri-State.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
Halverstadt: The Wraperie initially focused on the holiday season, which is the busiest time of the year, along with many pop-up events. We are a year-round business and plan to extend our market with other special occasions as well, such as the bridal season, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?