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Who are we and how did we get here #onthesunnyside?

March 31, 2015

Although Sunnyside Gift Company was founded in 2015 by husband and wife team, David and Shannon, as a one-stop destination for inspirations and fun gifts across the entire sunny side of life, the road to here started back in 2010 when Shannon started selling resale items on eBay to make ends meet. She started tweaking some of the jewelry items, began designing key chains and soon unleashed a creative side that for years had been dormant and pushed away while pursuing a corporate career. She started to write again, crafted all sorts of designs, and soon thereafter started selling locally at shows and festivals. It was her dream to take it to the next level of opening a web store, but being on her own, she did not have time to pursue it.

Fast forward to 2013 when David and Shannon met and fell in love (yes, love at first sight does exist!) and the doors of possibility suddenly swung open as they looked out towards the future together and shared in the idea of spreading the joy and happiness that they create in their daily lives into a business beyond eBay. Once settled in as a family last year, preparation for Sunnyside started and the web site officially launched on the International Day of Happiness, March 20, 2015. 

The mission of Sunnyside Gifts is to provide awesome and positive shopping experiences that set the company apart from other retailers. As a family-owned and operated business, David and Shannon provide comprehensive and personalized service and keep the Golden Rule forefront in all they do. Sunnyside Gifts has partnered with dozens of local US and Global Fair Trade Artisans and also major retail gift brands such as Melissa & Doug, Compendium, Fringe, Gianna Rose, Punch Studio, among others, with additional gifts arriving in the shop each month. This means, if you don't see a particular gift listed online---please reach out to us and let us know, we may be able to special order it from one of our partners.

David and Shannon are deeply committed to giving back in the community and collaborate with nonprofit organizations across the United States to provide fundraising opportunities and events for their important work within communities and around the world. Additionally, they believe that the positive effects of acts of kindness and generosity spread outward and include a gift within each and every order shipped from the shop.

For more about us, visit the About Us page on

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