Hello and welcome to IzzyBee!
We're a family run business with Caroline at the reins located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
How did IzzyBee start?
Kate, the original founder of IzzyBee, had often sent care packages to friends and family when they were poorly, or moving house. But when her dear dad passed away in 2015, and she became the recipient of a home-made care package, she really understood how much it means to receive such a thoughtful and loving gift. She decided to actually do something about turning the idea into a business, and the response was overwhelming!
In early 2019 Kate handed over the IzzyBee baton to myself, Caroline, and the business moved from one stunning rural location in Somerset, to another beautiful corner of England in the Chilterns. Having lived overseas for a few years I had often found it difficult to find gifts to send loved ones when far away, especially when I really wanted to be there so I truly understand that a thoughtful and unique gift is important to feel as connected as you can to loved ones at the times that matter.
The high quality hand-made British gifts we select from small and passionate British businesses, along with our attention to detail selecting exciting, unique, eco-friendly gifts and beautiful, planet-friendly packaging make IzzyBee what it is.
We love what we do, and hopefully you can see this reflected in our care packages and celebration gift boxes.
How We Work:
1 - Pick a ready-to-go package or 'Make Your Own' gift package.
2 - Choose one of our beautifully designed cards to accompany the box
3 - Sit back and give yourself a pat on the back for making someone's day
What do people love about IzzyBee products?
We send all our boxes beautifully packaged in planet-friendly materials that are easily recyclable and compostable where possible. We have recently started to introduce home compostable mailing bags to send our boxes in.
Most of our gifts are produced by British Artisans. We find that many small artisan business have very high standards and their passion shows through in their high quailty and innovative products. We buy local to cut down on airmiles and support British Business. Our gifts go through rigorous testing (we have spent many gruelling hours tasting teas, chocolate, biscuits and pampering ourselves with all sorts of goodies....) and only the best will make it to our gifts boxes.
How happy do you feel when a loved one shows they care or lets you know that they’re thinking of you? We make it easy for you to do the same for your loved ones.
Our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of the ones you love. A non-traditional gift that will really bring joy. Gift someone who is feeling a little down or needs cheering up, reminding them that you think they are amazing, even if they don’t feel it. From a ‘thank you’ to a ‘well done’, show that you are thinking about a friend or loved one – even if you live far away from them.
What makes us different?
Most of our gifts are produced by British Artisans. We find that many small artisan business have very high standards and their passion shows through in their high quailty and innovative products. We also like to buy local to cut down on airmiles and support British Business. Our gifts go through rigorous testing (we have spent many gruelling hours tasting teas, chocolate, biscuits and pampering ourselves with all sorts of goodies....) and only the best will make it to our gifts boxes.
We put a lot of time and effort into the products we offer and wherever possible we have chosen gifts that are organic, free of nasties such as palm oil, and ethical. Often they are vegan too and we have taken care to ensure our packaging is recyclable and as eco friendly as possible.
We offer a large range of prices so that however small (or not so small!) your budget is you can still show you care. We gave a lot of attention to the design of our cards that are enclosed free of charge. It’s the first thing someone sees when they open the box and will give them a huge smile and wave of emotion before they’ve even delved into the goodies! Often it’s quite overwhelming for someone to know that they’re thought of and valued – and is guaranteed to make them feel loved. IzzyBee really is the home of thoughtful gifting!