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Celebrating their tenth anniversary selling children’s personalised gifts is a notable milestone for Jennie Matthews and Phil Hertel. They co-founded the highly successful Personal Presents company in 1995 selling via mail order catalogues but quickly realised the potential of the internet with the establishment of just two years later. The web site provides the ideal shopping experience for anyone wanting to find the perfect gift for children newborn to nine years.

Jennie, who has previously worked for the Heinz Baby Club and Mothercare, explained, “Key to our success has been our focus on bringing together a comprehensive selection of personalised gifts for newborns and young children that any family members, parents or grandparents can choose from. Most are exclusively manufactured in the UK with assured quality.”

To mark their amazing ten-year achievement the company has launched a free Christmas prize draw with a fantastic prize of a £500 rocking horse. Any purchase made before midnight on December 31 is automatically entered.

For customers browsing for the right personalised gift to commemorate special occasions such as births, christenings and anniversaries, everything is available at the click of a button. No hassle or expense with travel, parking, queuing at tills or shelves being empty of stock.

The company also produces a twice-yearly catalogue that can be requested on the web site. Purchases can then be made by phone on the 0870 727 1883 hotline or mail ordered.

“I guess it would be a bit much to expect customers to do their entire Christmas shop with us, but I am sure we can satisfy most of their needs for unusual/unique gifts,” says Jennie. “With over 300,000 page hits per month – at home and abroad – we have fulfilled orders from Canada to Japan and from Sweden to South Africa.”

The web site is easy to follow, with gifts arranged in logical categories to make selection simple. Good quality images, clear gift descriptions and pricing along with an accurate estimate of delivery times are given.

“Eight ‘Internet’ years is like a hundred years for a traditional business,” concluded managing director, Phil, “We have seen the technology change, attitudes to online shopping change and outlived many of our online competitors. We are now looking forward to our next successful eight years and have already launched a sister web site aimed at personalised gifts for older family members.”

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Jennie Matthews, Product Buying Director & Co-founder, Personal Presents Ltd
Pinewood Studios, West Side Complex, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1753 643265 Email:

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Phil Hertel, Managing Director & Co-founder, Personal Presents Ltd
Pinewood Studios, West Side Complex, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH, UK
Tel +44 (0)1753 783375 Email:

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