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We are an award winning, female-owned, and family-run creative agency.

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a love of the creative process, materials, and seeing great ideas come to fruition.

After college, they both forged their own businesses; Heather created Arak Kanofsky Studios with her husband, Nathan, focusing on hand-crafted, design-driven invitations and paper wardrobes. Susan created What Fun!, innovative bath products sold on QVC and 3000 stores worldwide. Inevitably, they joined together and the marriage of art + product organically grew into Gifts for the Good Life.

Heather Arak

Creative Director/GGL Founder/Lily-gilder

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a love of the creative process, materials, and seeing great ideas come to fruition.

Naturally.

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Susan Turnock

Collaboration Director/GGL Founder/Typophile

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a love of the creative process, materials, and seeing great ideas come to fruition.

Naturally.

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Team GGL

Design

Our talented team of in-house designers ... branding, packaging and event design. Delve into your brand to represent your company... or start from scratch  

Production

Our meticulous production team is led by Nathan to create and construct projects. Projects handled with care and speed...

Logistics

Our precise team of logistics and shipping coordinators will help build list and ensure safe delivery...

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We ship far & wide but we love to support our local, small town economy whenever possible.

Our studio is 6,000 sq. feet of creative space.

We ship about 1000 boxes a week. That's a lot of wow!

Our Locations

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Heather, Nathan & Team GGL
Design & Production Studio in PA

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Susan
Care and Logistics HDQTRS in MD

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We Offer

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  • Conceptual Development

  • Sourcing

  • Design & Branding

  • Production

  • Logistics

  • Delivery & Shipping

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At GGL, we are experts in...

Gifting with intention.

Curating and creating quality goods, fresh ideas and clever packaging design.

Branding with style.

Whether it's subtle or bold, consistency with your brand aesthetic is key.

Managing logistics.

Adeptly handling even the most complicated of lists, we assemble and ship with ease, taking the process off your plate.

Navigating gifting
strategy.

Gifting to different tiers and teams creatively and seamlessly.

Personalizing on multiple
levels.

Adding artful, personalized touches to layers of gifting communicates appreciation.

Creating a multi-sensory experience.

Touching on all five senses makes for an unforgettable unboxing moment.

We've worked with...

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"Responsive, collaborative, resourceful, unbelievably creative"

"The GGL Team has always been a pleasure to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend them. They are responsive, collaborative, resourceful, unbelievably creative, and all of their work is of the highest quality. GGL is hands down one of my favorite vendors."

Sarah Arnheim
Fusion

Michelle Smits
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings

"Straight to my heart and the demands of our brand"

"When I first met Susan & Heather it was a brilliant stroke of serendipity. They are tow of the kindest, most generous and imaginative people that I've had the pleasure of working with. They took the time to fully understand our brand's needs and 'what we were solving for' before offering collaborative solutions that spoke straight to my heart and demands of our brand."

What our clients have said about us...

Kelly Verlatti
NASCAR

"Each project has gone above and beyond my expectations"

"Each collaboration with Susan and Heather has been an adventure...the exploration of ideas and goals, the trek of weeding through the 'go' and 'stays', and then the treasure at the end. Each project we have worked on–since I started our relationship by twitter-stalking them–has gone above and beyond my expectations. They challenge me to be more thoughtful in our gifting–and never fail to bring that thoughtfulness to full light."

Allison Doughty
College Football Playoff

"Took my gifting to the next level"

"Gifts for the Good life took my gifting to the next level. I am constantly searching for gifts and branding that are unique and different to give our special guests and Susan and Heather brought the creativity and imagination that I lacked to our event and our guest experience to the next level "

Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce
Engaging Concepts

"Innovative thinkers and true partners"

"Our experience collaborating with Gifts for the Good Life has been one of the highlights of producing the Engage! luxury wedding business events!! They are innovative thinkers and true partners in every sense of the word. Heather and Susan have helped us take our events to the next level and WOW the most discerning audience of attendees around!"

Christina Alibrandi
Criteo

"I am in constant awe of their creativity, attention to detail and execution"

"Gifts for the Good Life is one of our best and favorite partners! I am in constant awe of their creativity, attention to detail and execution. Their gifts push the boundaries of innovation and are always very well received by our clients. Additionally, every person I have worked with at Gifts for the Good Life is such a pleasure to work with."

Anna Schmid
Atlantis/One&Only Resorts

"Eat, sleep and breathe your brand"

"From your first discussions, you quickly understand that they are going to eat, sleep and breathe your brand until the most individual and fresh gifting ideas pop out...

They appreciate the details, the small stuff, the little unexpected inspirations that are out there waiting for us every day. They get it! And after a few interactions, you realize that you are a part of something very special."

Greg Gonzalez
Surescripts

"Patient, inventive, and most of all focused on executing this order with quality and precision."

"I want to express my sincere thanks to you and your team for working with us so closely throughout this process. You were patient, inventive, and most of all focused on executing this order with quality and precision. I can't thank you enough for helping to shape and turn this idea into a reality, we have come so far in the months and you have been great at every point along the way."

Jane Maine
Illumina

"Our experience working with them for a global gifting experience was exceptional"

"The Gifts for the Good Life Team are the best in the business! From start to finish, our experience working with them for a global gifting experience was exceptional. They are creative, organized, and able to accommodate a variety of price points. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique and thoughtful gifting experience."

All photos on this page are by:
Jeremie Barlow Photography.