By Tatiana Ortiz
Donna O’Hare from Perfect Pieces Boutique located in Brandon is the first vendor to set up shop at the boutique and sell her baskets. The name of her business is called Donna’s Gift Creations and she has worked at Perfect Pieces for almost a year. O’Hare is a resident of Valrico and brings her gift basket creations to life. She is passionate about what she does and has been creating baskets for over 20 years. What makes O’Hare unique is the fact that she rarely uses a basket in her creations.
“I place the gift items into something useful such as a ceramic bowl, hatbox cutting board, serving tray, purses, etc. Just something that complements the gift,” said O’Hare.
She has many years of experience in the business, and it all started at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. O’Hare was in charge of the Gifts from Home program and created customized gifts for local college students.
“The Gifts from Home was a monthly program where parents would call up and request a specific themed basket for their student and it would get delivered. That is how it all started, “said O’Hare.
After that, O’Hare moved to Florida and she continued with her business, but worked from home. She met owner Cindy Barsa from Perfect Pieces Boutique and has been loving it even more since. O’Hare enjoys having a location in a retail spot where she can get walk in business.
She specializes in one of a kind and fully customizable gift baskets for any event or special occasion. O’Hare has created baskets for coffee lovers, sports fanatics, bride & groom, Christmas, graduation and much more. Her biggest clients are real estate agents for closing gifts and corporate accounts. Anyone can get their own basket created and even personalized by O’Hare. Her baskets would make a great personalized Valentine’s day gift.
For more information, visit www.donnasgiftcreations.com or her Facebook page. It is located at 525 S. Kings Ave. in Brandon. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Call or text 758-2504.