Leading Edge Gifts LLC
is a privately owned company located in Gilbert, Arizona. Our company was founded in 2002 with a mission to create gift ideas that people haven’t heard of before. We do this by taking thing not normally thought of as gifts and we GIFTizeTM them.
We have several gift ideas that are unique, unexpected, fun to give, and even more fun to receive:
- GiveAshare.com – True one share ownership in over 140 world famous companies.
- GiveAcaricature.com – Fully custom caricature from a photo in ANY scene you describe.
- GiveAmasterpiece.com – Fine art from your favorite photo.
Our innovative gift ideas and superior customer service made us one of Portland Oregon’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses and now we do the same thing in Arizona. We rely on customer referrals and want to thank all of our customers for spreading the word.
We are a small business, and when our kids were headed off to college in Arizona, we decided to follow them. Leading Edge Gifts moves from Portland to Arizona.
Our interest in art from a photo was the genesis of our next idea. We loved the idea of taking people’s pictures of their homes, pets, family, or favorite car and turning them into fine art- and GiveAmasterpiece was born!
After searching around for a creative 50th anniversary gift for our parents, we decided to start our own. We teamed with Eric Jones, a true caricature artist with a unique style and uncanny ability to capture the essence and likeness of the subject in an artistic and humorous way – and GiveAcaricature was born!
We took a crazy idea and turned it into a business. Our inspiration was the desire teach our kids and nephew about the stock market, and based on our experience as a teen, what better way than to buy them a share of stock! GiveAshare is born!
A teenager is given a share of Topps Chewing Gum, Inc (a perfect attention-getter for a baseball card fanatic), this ultimately leads to a Finance degree, 25 + years in high-tech corporate finance, and most importantly it was the genesis of GiveAshare.com.