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This is a first in a series of profiles of Norfolk small businesses and entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the programs offered by the Norfolk Department of Development and their partners.  Check back often for more stories like this one.

Some say the devil is in the details, but for Jacqueline Staples, the heart is in the details. Jacqueline is the founder and owner of the bespoke gift service Gifts From the Heart, where each unique gift is created with a little heart and soul in each package.

While working as the assistant to the CEO of a local real estate company, Jacqueline and her mother made decorative gift baskets for the firm’s agents, and vendors. That quickly turned into designing custom gifts for large corporate events, conference centers and multi-national companies.

When asked why she named her business Gifts from the Heart, Jacqueline said, “Being that I was born on Valentine’s Day, my Mom said that I was her gift. Gifts from the Heart because we truly created gifts from our heart and soul.”

So, the next time you give a gift, let Jacqueline take care of the details, and the heart.

Gifts from the Heart was awarded a CORE grant, and has qualified for a Technical Assistance grant in conjunction with the Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective (ROC).

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