Crazy Cow Gifts is the brainchild of 2 hard working women in Cyprus, Lisa & Rachel, who saw a huge gap in the market for personalised Greeting Cards, Gift Experiences, Flowers, Hampers and unique Presents. We both have run very successful businesses for many years, and with the IT, Technical, Creative and Social Media Marketing skills that we share, decided that this was an opportunity worth exploring, to make the chore of gift giving, into a pleasure.
As self-employed mothers and wives, the majority of gift purchasing in our families falls to us, and whilst the last few years of traipsing around the shops of Cyprus have taught us that there are some fabulous independent gift suppliers on the island, there is not one place where we could visit to access all of these stores at one time. Many of the malls are filled with high street chains, which are great for clothes or shoe shopping, but not so great for finding the perfect and maybe unusual gift for that special someone. Hence the idea of Crazy Cow Gifts was born.
Our vision was to create an online store where you can find all manner of fabulous, unusual and gorgeous gifts, shopping from the comfort of your sofa. As busy working women, a one stop shop for cards and gifts would make the gift buying experience so much easier. Just imagine … feet up, glass of wine in hand, kids in bed, browsing through a selection of the best gifts that Cyprus has to offer … shopping heaven! Our shop though is not only for women of course, let’s not be sexist now, just because the above is how things mostly work in our houses, we appreciate that lots of men spend time and effort sourcing gifts for family, friends and children, and your job is just as difficult, so let us make it easy for you too.
Our fabulous stores and independent suppliers are found tucked away in quaint side streets by the church of St Lazarus in Larnaca, or the old towns of Paphos and Limassol, up in the mountain villages surrounding Troodos, and at Craft Fairs across the Island where creativity thrives, and not forgetting of course the East of the island – Paralimni, Ayia Napa and Pernera where there are hidden gems of gift shops to be found if you look hard enough. To visit all of these fabulous shops yourself would take weeks, but you don’t need to do it because we have already done it for you. Any of you who already shop with Etsy or Not on the High Street, will already recognise the incredibly successful concept that we have now brought to Cyprus, using only local independent suppliers we are not only creating the perfect one stop gift store, but also supporting the communities of our fabulous island at the same time!