Double Blind Surprise


Photo Credit: Double Blind Surprise

We were all so excited when Sarah told us about Double Blind Surprise! Double Blind Surprise is a unique gifting service where the gifter fills out an easy questionnaire about the giftee and Double Blind Surprise will send the gift. It's a surprise for both the giftee but also the gifter! What you get is usually something not easily found anywhere so it's a fun surprise for both friends!

We loved the idea so much that we sat down with Adrienne Cook, artist, mom, and founder of Double Blind Surprise!

TPM: How long has Double Blind Surprise been around?

AC: Since October [2018]

TPM: What is the coolest present you presented?

AC: A friend of mine made this beautiful garlic box. It's beautiful and carefully done and one of the best things I've given! Another artists makes playful steel sculptures. He does a lot of public art six to eight feet or taller. Silhouettes of animals, but also a ten foot version like a cool bunny head. Interesting art collectors would be interested. I want these gifts to be complete and ready. For instance if it's a print, I'll have it framed and ready rather than just the print.

TPM: What's the best feedback you've received?

AC: The best feedback was from a woman who chose to do this for herself for her birthday. She said the gift was stuff that she'd never purchase but was spot on. She did $25 and plans to do it each year. It's a way to take care of yourself!

TPM: What do you want everyone to know about Double Blind Surprise?

AC: The gifts are quality goods. They are unique and handmade and there are a number of different price points to curate a gift that goes together from known artisans. I also want to add that it's a real person behind the gifts. In this age of [online shopping] and automation, we never really know where things are coming from. I like to focus on artists and small businesses for my goods, and then hand-select them for each order that comes in. That way you can see the care all the through the process. It's about real people recognizing and loving other real people.

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TPM: Do you ship internationally?

AC: Yes. The website isn't set up for it now, but email me!


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