About Live For The Present

The Individual behind our individual service

Making things look good is an essential part of gifting – and my wrapping career began over 30 years ago at an exclusive handbag and luggage shop in Manchester. Customers would tip me for wrapping their purchases and I took great pride in my craft. I’m the world’s worst Secret Santa, as everyone can instantly pick out my gift by the wrapping.

In fact, friends and family can testify that great gift giving has always been my passion.

All I will say is that all my kids’ favourite gifts have come from Mandi and not me! In fact several of these gifts can’t be left at home when we travel as a family!”

– A Kaye

I was a Buying Director for Ralph Lauren for nine years – so buying beautiful things to a budget is what I do. Before this, I was part of the team at Tesco that developed the original F&F range. Under Terry Leahy’s guidance, we were trained to focus on the customer – a principle I have stuck to ever since.

We believe that what makes a gift great is a curated collection of items that really mean something to the person who receives it.

Our packages make up unique and personal gifts can can include experiences such as personal shopping at Top Shop for the fashion lover, make up lessons with leading brands such as Mac, or a fashion afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel – something your VIP will never forget!

I am on a one-woman mission to banish the “regifting” bag or drawer. Now is my time to act as your gift concierge or stylist, to truly personalise your presents for you.

Making things look good is an essential part of gifting – and my wrapping career began over 30 years ago at an exclusive handbag and luggage shop in Manchester. Customers would tip me for wrapping their purchases and I took great pride in my craft. I’m the world’s worst Secret Santa, as everyone can instantly pick out my gift by the wrapping.

In fact, friends and family can testify that great gift giving has always been my passion.

All I will say is that all my kids’ favourite gifts have come from Mandi and not me! In fact several of these gifts can’t be left at home when we travel as a family!”

– A Kaye

I was a Buying Director for Ralph Lauren for nine years – so buying beautiful things to a budget is what I do. Before this, I was part of the team at Tesco that developed the original F&F range. Under Terry Leahy’s guidance, we were trained to focus on the customer – a principle I have stuck to ever since.

We believe that what makes a gift great is a curated collection of items that really mean something to the person who receives it.

Our packages make up unique and personal gifts can can include experiences such as personal shopping at Top Shop, make up lessons with leading brands such as Mac, or a fashion afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel – something your VIP will never forget!

I am on a one-woman mission to banish the “regifting” bag or drawer. Now is my time to act as your gift concierge or stylist, to truly personalise your presents for you.

Mandi Marks Photo