It was upon reflection of a personal experience that owner Alesse Antonik was inspired to create Gifts for Every Reason. 

“While at the funeral home for my beloved Grandmother, who passed away in 2003, I sadly looked around the room and said, I wish someone would send something other than flowers. That same year, we opened Gifts for Every Reason - Your alternative to sending flowers. Affordable, Elegant and Unique.

Wanting to offer customers and clients the perfect item to send their message – such as congratulations, condolence, gratitude or encouragement – Alesse opened her online shop based in Whitby in 2003 with the goal of committed customer service and prompt delivery.

As customers share their stories, the team at Gifts For Every Reason designs baskets reflecting the message the clients want to convey while providing the high quality they expect. The design and assembly of each basket is done on site by staff to ensure the best price, quality and freshness and each gift can be easily customized with only one day turnaround. 

Alesse has since expanded her gift line to include specialty gifts such as Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and Cancer gifts.  Each theme is meticulously researched and then tested with family/friends to ensure they meet the strict requirements for the occasion and dietary restrictions.  

Although Alesse has clients from as far as Switzerland, South Africa, India, Japan and Australia, her award winning company’s heart is in bringing the perfect gift to her clients right here in Ontario.