HELLO, WE'RE GIFT SIX
ANDREA, OWNER & CEO
Andrea is Gift Six's resolute leader and master wrapper.
Andrea attended Bethel University in St. Paul. where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Advertising. Next, Andrea moved to San Francisco, to pursue her Masters at the Academy of Art University. She graduated in 2013 with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Andrea launched Gift Six in 2016 with the intention of bringing gorgeously wrapped packages to the Twin Cities. She learned how to wrap at a young age from her Mom, who she credits her "crafty" skills to.
Gift Six started as a mobile service 5 years ago and has expanded to 2 store front locations - Northeast Minneapolis and West End in St. Louis Park. Gift Six is comprised of the Twin cities best gifting professionals. We can't wait to wrap up something special for you!
Andrea Loves: Hot tea, her yellow lab, the lake, making maple syrup, 70's funk, music and traveling
CHRIS, PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF SALES
Chris is Gift Six's behind the scenes main man. He's the liaison for our corporate clients and master salesman.
Chris attended St. John's University is Collegeville where he earned a double bachelors degree in Math and Chemistry. After St. John's he went onto the University of Minnesota to continue his education in their Chemical Engineering program where he graduated in 2008. Chris went on to spend 10 years as a chemical sales engineer for a water treatment company. Chris went on to help Andrea launched Gift Six in 2016.
Chris Loves: Running with his dog, cross-country skiing, spending time on the boat, bee keeping, muskie or bass fishing, dark roast coffee and country music
KIMBERLEE, LEAD GIFT WRAPPER
Kimberlee is Gift Six's lead gift wrapper and one heck of a bow-maker.
She joined Gift Six in 2018 after meeting by chance at U.S. Bank Stadium. Kimberlee graduated from Northwestern in St. Paul and went on to spent 10 years working at Daytons in the gift wrapping department. Kimberlee mastered her gift wrapping skills during these years at Daytons. She is not only a great wrapper but she loves to dabble in mixing patterns, textures and colors to create amazingly, unique gifts.
Kimberlee Loves: Dayton's memorabilia, coffee, spending time with her husband and kids, Duluth, Cinnabons and her dog, Tim.
AMERICA, THE DOG
America is our greeter, mood-booster and chief friendliness officer. She is a 13 year old yellow lab, who seems to be aging in reverse. She still trains for marathons with her dad, loves swimming, laying in the sun, but nothing tops a boat ride. She loves honey crisp apples (yes, she knows if it's a honey crisp) watermelon, corn on the cob and popcorn.
She can usually be found laying at our wrappers feet while at appointments. America is not a great wrapper, she can't tie ribbons and cannot use a scissors, but she's still our number #1 employee!