Our Story - Authentic Mississippi Roots Define Us
Short Story: From our hometown in Greenwood, Mississippi, Cindy Tyler and her designers travel the towns and back roads of Mississippi to hand curate the best Mississippi made food, gifts and home decor for you to share with your clients, friends and family.
Long Story: Founded over 26 years ago, The Mississippi Gift Company is the first and remains the only company dedicated exclusively to products made in Mississippi. With the largest collection of Mississippi made food and gift items anywhere, The Mississippi Gift Company now offers over 750 made in Mississippi items handcrafted by more than 150 Mississippi gourmet food companies, entrepreneurs & artists.
The Mississippi Gift Company is a website, mail order catalog, retail location and tourist destination dedicated to celebrating Mississippi. These unique and handcrafted Mississippi specialties ship direct to your door from our fulfillment/retail center located in downtown Greenwood, Mississippi in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
When Tim and Cindy Tyler married and started The Mississippi Gift Company in 1993 little did they know that their small retail store located deep in the Mississippi Delta would grow to be such the successful internet/mail order company that it is today with customers in every state. Upon the success of the retail shop, in 1995, the newlyweds borrowed their brother-in-law's camera to shoot their first mail order catalog with only 20 Mississippi products and 10 gift baskets. The response from Mississippians and displaced Mississippians wanting to share Mississippi with their clients, friends and family was overwhelming and led to their first website in 1997.
As the company grew, friends, family and customers would recommend artists and unique Mississippi items to consider for their ever growing offering. The couple would search back roads all over the state to find and feature these unique artists, gourmet food makers and entrepreneurs in their catalog/website.
Working together with local artisans to market their goods, The Mississippi Gift Company became known as Mississippi's go to place for everything Mississippi, and a top attraction for thousands that visit the Mississippi Delta each year.
Due to the uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind business, The Mississippi Gift Company has become a tourist destination and a top Mississippi attraction. Visitors are amazed at the hundreds of quality products made in Mississippi, all available on the website, www.TheMississippiGiftCompany.com as well as the retail location. When planning a trip to The Mississippi Gift Company in Greenwood, tourists typically stay at the luxurious Alluvian Hotel, experience the Alluvian spa, book a cooking class at Viking Cooking School, dine at many of the local restaurants and spend the day shopping downtown.
Today The Mississippi Gift Company continues to find unique items, warehouses them in Greenwood, offers them to you on their website/catalog and ships the Best of Mississippi direct to your door.
Cindy Tyler, owner says, “The Mississippi Gift Company is based in Greenwood, MS, Population: 15,000. Our small town is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, home to Viking Range, the Alluvian Hotel, unbelievable restaurants, and Mississippi Delta Blues. What else makes Greenwood special are the fabulous and fun Delta people with a love of family, entertaining, good food and warm southern hospitality.”
At a time when many growing companies are outsourcing, The Mississippi Gift Company is expanding right here in Greenwood, Mississippi. Everyone benefits by supporting local artisans because it keeps jobs and tax dollars here and fuels the local economy. From their fulfilment center in Greenwood, The Mississippi Gift Company ships these Made in Mississippi treasures nationwide to your clients, friends and family.
The Mississippi Gift Company has proven that people love to give and receive gifts that are a reflection of who they are and their local heritage. The Mississippi Gift Company allows customers from around the world to share Mississippi and to discover the hidden treasures and artistry of Mississippi ; unique items that can be found nowhere else.
Share Mississippi with clients, friends and family.