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The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - CLASSIFIED - Aimee Porter and Emma Macken­zie have launched their on­line gift ser­vice, Na­tive Sis­ter

An Aberdeen art duo have launched an on­line ser­vice of­fer­ing spe­cial gift boxes that you can send to loved ones.

The pair launched their busi­ness last year and dis­cov­ered that some of their themed boxes sold out in a week.

Aimee Porter, 32, and Emma Macken­zie, 31, met when they both stud­ied at Gray’s School of Art.

Hav­ing kept in touch de­spite go­ing on sep­a­rate trav­els around the world, they launched Na­tive Sis­ter af­ter re­al­is­ing how dif­fi­cult it can be to send gifts to friends and fam­ily.

Their busi­ness also fo­cuses on the en­vi­ron­ment with or­ganic home­made beauty prod­ucts and gifts sourced from small busi­nesses across the north-east, High­lands and Is­lands.

“One of our gift boxes sold out in lit­tle more than a week of go­ing on­line,” said Aimee.

“Be­tween us, my­self and Emma have lived in six cities across five coun­tries and it was when main­tain­ing re­la­tion­ships long dis­tance, not only with each other but with fam­ily, friends and part­ners, that the seed for our gift­ing dream was planted.

“We found it chal­leng­ing to find unique and spe­cial gifts for our loved ones with­out trawl­ing the shops or in­ter­net for hours.

“And even when we did, adding a per­sonal touch and post­ing it our­selves cost an arm and a leg.

“We knew there had to be a bet­ter way to make the whole process of gift­ing in­spir­ing, en­joy­able and with af­ford­able prod­ucts.”

You can pick from themed boxes or make your own se­lec­tion of gifts.

“Each prod­uct that goes into one of our gift boxes has been care­fully re­searched,” said Emma.

“We love the feel­ing you get when you watch a loved one open a gift you have bought them, so we strive to hon­our that feel­ing.

“It’s also im­por­tant to us that we con­sider the en­vi­ron­ment in ev­ery de­ci­sion we make and aim to work with brands who share this pas­sion with us.

“We source all our pack­ag­ing from within the UK. Our branded gift boxes are pro­duced and printed at one of the last rigid box mak­ers left in the coun­try.

“We’re ex­cited for the fu­ture and can’t wait to help our cus­tomers em­brace their in­ner artist and en­joy the won­der­ful feel­ing of giv­ing.”

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