The Owner & Founder

EntrepreneurHi! I am Kristel, owner & founder of Kay Inay Gifts Inc. I am an Analyst by profession and a mama of three. It was just about a month after I gave birth to our third child, when I launched Kay Inay in September 2020. I love to cook and bake. I enjoy making and preparing food for my family. I’m very hands on when it comes to managing our household because it can easily get crazy at times.

The Business Idea

Kay Inay Gifts Inc. is made up of ideas and inspirations triggered by certain life events through the years.

I thought of a gift box company during my last pregnancy. Being pregnant for the fourth time, having experienced pregnancy loss and after several bouts of postpartum blues through the years, I gained more appreciation of the strength motherhood gave me. It inspired me and moved me to dedicate special gifts to all the incredible mothers out there, including my own beloved mom and grandma. These gifts are a heartfelt expression of recognition and deep gratitude for their selfless sacrifices, intended to bring them joy and spoil them in return. That's why our collection predominantly features gift boxes designed for indulgence and pampering. However, it's important to note that Kay Inay isn't solely limited to moms. It can be shared with any cherished individual you wish to shower with love, at least through the act of gift-giving.

One of my goals is to support local businesses, especially during these challenging economic times that have been intensified by the pandemic. I want to help them promote and showcase their products through our curated gift boxes. I also aspire to be so much more than just profit-driven. My journey began a few years ago when I connected with a remarkable social enterprise, and my passion grew even further as I delved into the world of corporate social responsibility during a course project. It inspired me to make a meaningful impact by fully committing to our social and environmental responsibilities. Through the way we conduct our business and our dedication to giving back to the community, we aim to make a difference. While I acknowledge that I can't address every issue and perfection may be elusive, I genuinely want to contribute, in my own unique way, to creating a better world—especially for future generations. Together, let's make a positive difference and shape a brighter future for all.

Starting the Business

It was kind of overwhelming having a newborn and starting up a business (what am I thinking right?!). But I do enjoy handpicking and curating locally made products to share with you. I didn’t expect how much impact it has on me, especially when the postpartum hormones kick in. There’s something special about putting these items together that I find it very therapeutic. I put a lot of thought and love on it, and I hope you feel that when you receive one of our gift boxes.

Gift Boxes’ Names

This journey is very personal to me, so all the gift boxes’ names will be a tribute to the people in my life who inspire me to become better in my roles (wife, mother, daughter, etc.) and better in everything that I do.

I hope you can join me in this wonderful journey and I am looking forward in supporting local with you, while promoting sustainability and giving back to the community.

Sending love your way,