A gift with thoughts and personal meaning

If you are interested in personalised gifts or work wear than all you have to do is make contact with Aoife Nielsen whose drive to provide the personal touch will ensure that your exact requirements are met.

If you are interested in personalised gifts or work wear than all you have to do is make contact with Aoife Nielsen whose drive to provide the personal touch will ensure that your exact requirements are met.

“What is the best gift you have received? Better still what is the best gift you ever gave? Perhaps you will recall that in each instance, the best gift was one that was tied with the heart strings of the giver, one that included part of self.” - Wanda Fulton.

Aoife Nielsen’s business is helping you to deliver such a gift to your friend or family, whether that be personalising fun items like T-shirts for your hen party to creating personalised jigsaws that enhance a positive health factor for a loved one who may be suffering from Alzheimer’s.

“It is a wonderful idea for part of the reminiscent therapy that is used with patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, personalised gifts for their own home is very innovative. Old photos from a day in the bog or other family photographs which help to make connections.” This is the view of Julie Mundy, Manager of the Alzheimer’s Carer’s Association.

Aoife’s business idea can be used for young children in hospital, birthday gifts, family reunions,fun events or Christmas presents. Maybe you’d prefer mugs, T-shirts, or personalized teddies. Aoife has a wide range of items to choose from.

“I was looking for a personalised gift and discovered I would have to buy from the U.K. I have always liked to give gifts that have a personal meaning and saw this as an opportunity I might be able to develop. A gift chosen with thought and personal intention can speak volumes.”

Aoife is a young woman from St. John’s Point who now has her business based in Donegal Town.

“I’d love to see a hive of activities, business and social. There is a real need to put Donegal on the map. The area is beautiful and we need to offer more. There are many young people with so much talent and we need to invest in them as well.”

Aoife has given very generously of her time in supporting others interested in this area. For over two years Aoife has worked as a volunteer alongside Kerry Gallagher with the Foroige Deck Project in Donegal Town..

“I love working with young people and see them developing their own leadership skills. I have been very involved with ‘NFTE’- Networking for Teaching Entrepreneurship, this is a fantastic initiative for young people.’”

Through ‘NFTE’ they learn how to start a business and all about the responsibilities of trading as a mini company. “It gives them the real life experience and understanding of how to run a business and this knowledge and skill is a strong foundation for their success in the future,” Aoife explained.

Donegal Local Development Company would have supported Aoife through setting up and put her in contact with First Step Micro Finance and Regional Networking who helped to finance her business and put her in contact with others setting up in Donegal and Nationwide.

“It is amazingly helpful to meet others who understand the ups and downs of starting your own business,” she said.

“My dream for the future is to have a shop so I could have the gifts personalised while you wait. I can guarantee good quality products and I also have a wide range of personalised work wear that I supply to hotels and businesses in the hospitality services.”

Co ordinate your staff. Make them stand out! This is one of Aoife’s slogans. If you are interested in learning more or supporting this local business then please contact: Fou Tees, Gortloskey, Killymard, Donegal Town. Tel: 074 97 40024 Mob: 0867902152 Email: info@foutees.com Web: www.foutees.com