Once Upon A Time...
As a little girl, I turned my playroom into a make-believe store.
I had a cash register, credit card imprinter (remember those?) and a Mickey Mouse phone, and I would "sell" my toys to members of my family.
I always dreamed of one day owning a real store of my own...
About 20 years ago, my mom, Harriet, and I moved to Boca Raton, Florida to be closer to my aging grandparents.
We would get our nails done weekly at Boca Nails in Royal Palm Place and always pop in to the gift shop next door.
We loved browsing around, spending our Saturdays together, chatting and shopping (whether we needed something or not!).
All in the Family
A few years ago, my mom was offered a part-time job there and learned the ins and outs of running the store.
Her decades of sales experience came in handy - sales started booming and she got to meet many of you!
While pregnant with my first child, I was looking for a way to continue working while also having the flexibility to stay at home to raise my son...
As luck would have it, the store's owner was retiring, so my husband & I bought the store and my childhood dream became a reality!
My mom is now the manager and I'm often in the store with Max, my adorable eight-month-old (who we like to call the store's official "Max-cot").
Your Present Place
We hope to see you in store if you're ever in the area!
From our family to yours, we thank you for your support and look forward to helping you find the perfect gift for any occasion.
Rachel Locker Kaufman
Owner, Lifestyles Giftware: Your Present Place