HOW WE GOT STARTED: A BRIEF HISTORY
When Vanessa received Aryel’s gift, her reaction couldn’t have been better. She thought it was hilarious, wondered why his face was all over her gift, and found it to be the best gift she had ever received. Clearly, it worked because 3 years later, Vanessa and Aryel got married. Gift wrapping their face became a family tradition that they grew into a business.
In December 2014 GiftWrapMyFace went live with a soft launch. At first, Aryel and Vanessa thought they would only get a few orders but quickly learned the power of this product when hundreds of orders poured in during the first 48 hours. Friends and Family jumped in to help. That year, GiftWrapMyFace paper was featured by ABC news, Elvis Duran and Bloomberg TV among others.
Some months later, GiftWrapMyFace created a new round of interest that when Oprah chose Gift Wrap My Face as the featured product on her exclusive “O List” after receiving her own GWMF surprise from BFF Gayle.
WHAT ABOUT NOW?
In 2021, Gift Wrap My Face was acquired by the team that also owns the big head cutout company - BuildaHead.com. With the vast experience of the Build a Head team, GiftWrapMyFace is continuing to redefine gift-giving at a time when personal connection is desperately needed. We delight in creating moments of joy and in making good on that old adage “it’s the thought that counts”.