How We Started
Raffia Gifts has been a go-to shop in downtown Park Ridge for nearly 27 years. In April 1990, Raffia was opened on 29 S. Prospect Avenue as a fulfillment of an adolescent wish of Debbie Sigalos. In 2011, Debbie moved the store to our current location. In 2014, after working with Debbie for two years, Emily Larson, born and raised in Park Ridge, purchased the store.
Emily is creative and innovative, able to imagine and structure familiar things in new and exciting ways. Emily found the place and opportunity to share her passion for beautiful things at Raffia. She is able to help customers with selection, design, ordering, home placement and design. When you walk into Raffia you will find yourself in a warm, inviting, fragrant atmosphere, where you will feel at home, browsing, seeking assistance, and always finding that "perfect something".
Emily has added new designers and brands, as well as kept the favorites that customers continue to ask for. Since taking over Raffia, Emily has added Michael Aram, Hobo, Lenny & Eva, Luca +Danni, Root Candles, M-Clip, to name a few. Mariposa, Thymes, La Vie Parisienne, Holly Yashi, Blessing Bracelets, are among long time favorites.
So, if you are looking for the perfect gift, even if that gift is for YOU, stop by and let us help you!
Raffia Gifts is a boutique gift shop that promises to offer you merchandise that is distinct from what you will see anywhere else. Raffia features a selection of jewelry, home decor, bath and body products, accessories, baby gifts and more.
Raffia Gifts | 141 N. Northwest Hwy. | Park Ridge, IL 60068 | firstname.lastname@example.org | (847) 825-7734