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Gifts Made by Women in Oregon

Bella Vino Gifts is a small, female owned business in Corvallis, Oregon, that understands the unique challenges that come with being a female entrepreneur. This is why Bella Vino offers gifts that feature all women owned companies and the artisan products that they create.  Although this is something that has been included in all custom gifts since the start in 2012, we just didn't do a very good job of letting you know that!  This hopefully starts to remedy this oversight as a line of "Female Owned" gift boxes and baskets will be available for purchase online soon!  Here's a preview:

 
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Beer Isn't Just for Dudes!

Lots of women like a good, cold, Oregon made craft brew!  Then why is all of the marketing geared as if only men have the ability to enjoy a good can of beer?  Bella Vino Gifts is developing beer-centered gifts that don't ignore the female preferences. It won't be long before we help level the field on this gross injustice to the beer loving female!

 

A Personal Note from Owner & Custom Gift Designer, Leigh Griffith

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By women. For women. Supporting women. This is the core of this company and my passion in life. Thank you so much for your support for the last 6 years and for trusting me and my company with your very important gifts. 

As the owner of Bella Vino Gifts, I want to share a personal message with you as you consider purchasing gifts from my website. "Women owned" and "female inspired" is something big corporations are latching onto in their marketing, as they finally start to understand the power of the female consumer.  As a female entrepreneur, who has understood this all along, this kinda irks me, but I understand it.  We've all gotta pay our bills...(or maybe some need to pay for pilots for their jets, but I guess I shouldn't judge? Corporate CEO's have needs too!?) I am being facetious, because there are some of us that have been walking the walk and talking the talk for women's equality for a very long time in our daily lives, so to see others use my passion, as a means solely to profit,  does kind of stink. I have lived this passion everyday--long before it was a hot marketing strategy. 

Admittedly, I devote more hours on volunteering for women's causes than I should. My business sometimes takes a hit because I am spending too much of my time organizing women's events and conferences and I have to re-direct myself back to promoting what I do--a profession that I love--a profession that I have been fortunate enough to be able to create and design so that I get to support women and fellow female entrepreneurs! How lucky is that?  I don't want to lose that ability---EVER!  

So if you visit this site and find yourself frustrated because a new collection isn't up yet, know that it will be very soon. After giving full attention to current orders, I am many times out just trying to make the world better for my 3 daughters and my son---the ones that I realize depend on me to also keep a roof over their heads and feed them!  So, in this heartfelt note of transparency, I just want all who happen to get to this part of my site, to know that I appreciate your support and your past or potential purchases of my gifts, because you not only help support me and my family, but also the families of all of the women owned and family owned small businesses that I am so proud to feature and promote in my gifts. 

Sincerely, 
Leigh Griffith
 

get involved

This is where I get to indulge those who are feeling that 'woman power' electricity happening right now and want to get involved!  This is what I do to feed my passion outside of this business. If any of this speaks to you and if you are at all inspired or interested to get involved in Corvallis, please contact me through the contact form on this site or click on the links below to find out more about the following organizations that I work with or within: 
 
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Hand Stamped Messages of Inspiration

Inspire her!  Bella Vino carries a large selection of inspirational ink stamps for both women and men which we hand stamp and color coordinate with your gift box or basket--on EVERY gift we offer. 

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BELLA VINO COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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Zonta Club of Corvallis Rose Day Speaker Missy Smith, founder of Oregon Girls Leadership Summit

Interested in Zonta?  Come check us out at a lunch meeting as a guest.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month at Valley Catering 11:45-1pm.  email us: zontacorvallis@gmail.com.

"Telling your story is your form of resistance" -Mary Zelinka, CARDV founder. Ready to tell yours?  Check out the Resilience Project Digital Storytelling Workshops.