New Guru: Welcome Michelle!
I feel like nothing helps you get to know someone better than an interview. I had a lot of fun interviewing Michelle for this post and hope that you enjoy her answers. I have no doubt that we are all going to wonder how we ever lived without her fabulous ideas! Welcome Michelle!
Â Q: What do you love about giving gifts?
A: I love everything about the process! When holidays or birthdays come around, it’s exciting to think about the people you care about and choose something they will love.
Q: What is the best gift you ever gave and why?
A: I gave my father a “man basket” last Christmas. I filled it with things I thought a Southern mans-man would enjoy like a Johnny Cash CD, Stanley Thermos, aged whiskey and a Swiss Army Knife; I love giving themed gifts.
Q: What is the best gift you ever got and why?
A: My iPhone! Extremely useful and fun, I could not live without it!
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not thinking about gifts?
A: I enjoy traveling, going to brunch and all things social media!
Q: What previous experience led to you becoming a Gift Guru?
A: I interned at JBrand Jeans and was a manager at both Urban Outfitters and Crossroads Trading Company. Working for such varying retailers helped me to understand different perspectives of consumers want.
Q: How do you tap in to what teens want?
A: Reading blogs and looking at Pinterest and Tumblr is really helpful because you can see what is trending and being talked about a lot. I also get lots of inspiration from my young cousins.
Want to see some of Michelleâ€™s favorite picks so far? Check out the collage below and this fun gift list!