Welcome to LimeLily

Central Texas’ first and only corporate gifting company, serving customers nationwide.

We believe that…

All of life, especially business, is about relationships.

And understand that…

Connection is the most crucial part of the human experience.

about-limelily

We know that…

People long to feel valued and appreciated

People know if you’re genuinely investing in them

Your relationships need to be nurtured

Gifting is a powerful way to increase retention and loyalty

For you, it’s personal.
For us, it’s standard practice.

Everything we do, every day, is built around providing you with world-class gifts and gifting services to deepen your connections and strengthen your bonds… with clients, colleagues, and team.

Whether you’re looking for a quality gift that’s ready to ship or something that’s personalized for them and custom to your brand, we’ve got the perfect solution.

We can even put your client retention and employee happiness on autopilot, taking all the stress and worry completely off your shoulders and on to ours.

Our Story

What started out in 2007 as a small-town gift basket shop in middle America is now LimeLily.  We’re a full-service corporate gifting business specializing in modern, artisan gift design for client appreciation, employee happiness, corporate events, and all the special occasions and milestones in between.

Owner and founder, Twila Kaye realized the need for the business after spending 23 years in corporate real estate creating luxury client gifts of her own. Traditional gift baskets simply didn’t cut it. She needed gifts that represented the $2, $5, $10 Million plus homes her clients were buying. So, she took matters into her own hands and began creating – what she dubbed – extreme gift arrangements.  If it was the 20’ floor-to-ceiling, hand-crafted limestone fireplace that sold the home, she created a gift arrangement using the hearth and insert as her vessel.  If it was the infinity edge pool overlooking the lake that sold the home, she purchased high-end patio furniture and created a gift arrangement that even Martha Stewart would have been taken by.

When it came time to leave her corporate job, she immediately opened Twila Kaye’s Unique Gifts, Baskets & More in a Chicago suburb of Northwest Indiana.  It didn’t take long for word to get out and she was creating extreme gift arrangements and uniquely designed gift baskets for her clients like she had done before. Have you ever seen a gift arrangement made out of the back end of a truck? Yep! She did that too!

Two years later, the worst world financial crisis in decades had hit and she knew she had to pivot or go completely under.  At that time, ecommerce was just beginning to make its mainstream debut and Twila seized the opportunity by acquiring One Great Gift Dropship.  Within 3 years OGGD was the largest of its kind – manufacturing and distributing specialty gourmet gift baskets for 166 online retailers and big box stores.  Success was sweet, but life had other plans.

In 2014, after the loss of her mother, Twila sold OGGD and relocated to Vancouver, Washington with her husband, Paul.  There, she began coaching and consulting with local business owners on how to start, grow, and scale their business.  Something she’d been doing for several years in Indiana as a way of giving back and paying it forward.

But there was always something missing – a hands-on business where creativity and connection have no bounds.  In 2020, Twila decided to get back to doing what she loves.  Thankful to own a business where she can utilize her experience, creative mind, and business savvy to build a life of her own.

When not designing gifts and meeting with clients, Twila still enjoys mentoring small business owners, speaking at conferences, podcasting, and sourcing unique, upscale, artisan products.  She lives in McGregor, Texas with her husband, Paul and her two dogs – Lambeau & Benito.  She loves day tripping and entertaining family and friends.

Our Clients

Are you a small business or large company looking to elevate your client experience and employee happiness?  A corporate event planner seeking custom, unique gifts to wow attendees?  A Realtor or Lender wanting to stay top of mind, increase repeat business and referrals?  Or, a busy individual needing thoughtful gifts ready to send?  Then you’ve come to the right place.

You value quality and design. But, we know connection and convenience are what you’re really looking for.

No more impersonal gift cards or bottles of wine. No more promotional items passed off as “gifts”.

Our modern style, artisan gifts will surprise and WOW! Setting you apart and bringing you closer with the ones you’re giving to.

No more rushing from store to store, pulling things together at the last minute. No more messy assembly lines in your conference room or on your living room floor.

From concept to delivery, we’ll take care of it all.

Our Studio

Located in Hewitt, Texas (minutes from downtown Waco), the LimeLily showroom and design studio functions as our office space, tasting room, and warehouse where we handle everything from client and vendor visits to gift assembly to shipping/receiving and more.  Even though we specialize in corporate gifting, you won’t find a stuffy environment here.  Instead, our studio is full of life and full of fun, with plenty of space and beautiful things.

If you’re nearby or find yourself in the Waco area, we’d love to see you! (After you visit Chip and Joanna at The Silo’s, of course.)  Right now we’re open by appointment, so just call or message us before you want to visit.

"When your goal is to create meaningful connections, our relationally-intelligent method can help you get it right. Every. Time."

TWILA HEISELMAN, FOUNDER/OWNER OF LIMELILY

We help all kinds of gift-givers

Check out the types of clients we help and the special ways we do it.