Sakshi Chowhan : Wafting the journey of Gifting!
“Tell me who doesn’t like gifts? It’s not about the monetary value attached to the gift, but the thought that goes behind it. Right from childhood, I used to put a lot of emotion behind curating gifts for my loved ones, no matter what I always managed to add a pinch of my customization in every gift. I was all for handmade crafts.
But it wasn’t until last year when I decided to make a business out of it. Being a part of the ‘Corona batch’, I was completely perplexed after graduation and decided to give my part-time hobby a full-time shot.
I kept trying new things and this idea of curating gift hampers clicked me a year ago. I wasn’t sure of starting it right away but the idea attracted me a lot. The evolution of gifting has changed a lot over the past few years. I loved the idea of combining all the favorite goodies, handcrafted and presented in a fancy way.
While there was no bound to my excitement, I had cold feet before starting this venture. The fear of the audience not receiving it well kept me awake for nights. However, my family and friends gave me that initial boost and I finally leaped faith in starting The Aesthetic Box.
All my myths were busted! The response was way more than I expected. I was on my toes in the first month itself. While the overwhelming responses had my heart, it wasn’t a cakewalk to put up a one-woman show. I was all new to this and I didn’t know how to set things up but learned it slowly throughout the journey. As much I loved receiving positive feedback, there’ve been instances when the clients weren’t happy with the result. Spoiling a gift for someone is the last thing on my charts, I always try to go the extra mile with my products.
This journey of 5 months with The Aesthetic Box has taught me way more than just crafts. From receiving orders to customizing them according to the customer to shipping them on time and doing it all by myself gets stressful at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
My brand is relatively new and I’ve not thought through what the future beholds, I shall take it as it comes. All I’m certain of is ‘The Aesthetic Box epitomizes to add a unique touch to every single order we receive’. Gifting someone is one of the greatest joys of life, and I shall strive to invest a part of me in every hamper I curate!”