Family-Owned for 20+ Years
The Giving Tree Gallery is a family-owned and operated business with locations in Sarasota, FL on St. Armands Circle and the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Originally founded in the Chicago area, the family relocated with the business to Sarasota in 1994, fed up with snow scrapers and unrelenting gray skies. Gorgeous gulf views, year round average temperature of 71 degrees and a city rich with art and culture replaced the northern dreariness. Sarasota has experienced tremendous growth over the last two decades, receiving top honors such as, "Best Beach in the USA" and "Best Small City in America" and The Giving Tree Gallery has grown with it.
In the summer of 2015 and February of 2016, the family opened second and third locations in a city they fell madly in love with--New Orleans. Wrought with art and music, culture and history, New Orleans has its very own unparalleled beauty. The family continues to work together, along with a wonderful staff, whom are like extended members of the family. They travel back and forth between both cities, overseeing all day to day operations in all three locations.
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From Our Customers
Customer service at The Giving Tree Gallery is unsurpassed. Each step of the process from ordering to delivery is attended to with professionalism, attention to detail, and a very healthy amount of genuine concern for the customer reflected in the staff's readiness to answer questions and wrap items complete with a satin bow. Helpful, friendly and committed to providing quality products at very competitive prices makes TGTG my favorite store when adding to my designer jewelry collection. Many thanks to all involved.
Thanks for a quality shopping experience. The Giving Tree Gallery is class all the way.
In a world of retail chaos, TGTG is an oasis combining quality products and exceptional customer service. Your website is accurate; your prices amazing; and your deliveries on time. Any one of these is noteworthy. The combination of all three plus great customer service is an accomplishment serving genuine praise. I deeply appreciate the total package. Thank you.
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The Giving Tree Name & Giving Back
Selecting the name for the family's store was easy to do, as
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, was one the favorite stories the owners read to their children when they were young. It's a beautiful, inspiring story about a boy who goes through life with unconditional love from a tree. The Giving Tree book is sold at both locations in Sarasota and New Orleans. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the book go to children in their respective communities.
In Sarasota, proceeds go to the garden at a local school, Goldie Feldman Academy. GFA is a project based learning school in Sarasota who uses the garden to teach their students the principles of sustainable organic farming through a comprehensive agricultural science curriculum.
In New Orleans, proceeds will go to the Tipitinia Foundation. One of the Foundation's initiatives is: Instruments A Comin', which increases youth participation throughout Louisiana by providing quality instruments to school music programs.
100% of the proceeds from select items are donated to charities as noted
Google Trusted Store
The Giving Tree Gallery was selected to be a part of the Google Trusted Stores program in 2014. The Google Trusted Store badge, visible on each thegivingtreegallery.com page, is awarded to ecommerce stores that have a reliable track record of shipping on-time, excellent customer service, and provide a positive shopping experience for consumers. The Google Trusted Stores program helps shoppers buy online with confidence. Only stores with a lengthy history of reliable ship times and excellent customer service are awarded the Google Trusted Store badge.
Shoppers can click on the Google Trusted Store badge on the site and see metrics on the store's shipping and customer service performance. In addition, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they may select free purchase protection from Google. In the unlikely event that a problem arises with their purchase, shoppers can request Google's help, and Google will work with the merchant and customer to address the issue. As part of the program, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases. Google Trusted Stores protection is entirely free for online shoppers. The program signifies that customers will receive their orders on time, and if there are any issues along the way, The Giving Tree Gallery customer service will be there to help.