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Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Specially Gifted gifts and homewares Shop 1, 107 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales, Australia

At Specially Gifted the service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Pat, the lady who owns the store stocks lovely gifts and homewares that would enhance any home. As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and asked whether you need any help but she doesn't follow you around the shop like some shop assistants do making you feel uncomfortable. When approached by a customer for some help she will always do the best she can to make your purchase the right one for your needs.

Her gifts range from dishes and things for the kitchen through to things for the living room, bathroom, toilet and bedroom. She also stocks a great range of gifts for new babies as well as that someone special in your life. Whenever she can she tries to stock Australian made items. I have bought many things from her that I have sent overseas which proudly bears the label 'made in Australia'. If Pat does not have the gift you want she will either show you something very similar or she will try to get you want you want whenever her rep comes in or she goes to one of the many trade shows.

Three months ago I asked her if she had any electric oil burners as I had bought one previously from her and wanted to give one as a gift. She didn't have any but yesterday she rang to let me know that she hadn't forgotten and had now received some in. In the past I have also put items on layby with her and as long as you pop in every now and then to make a small payment she does not worry about you going over the agreed time.

I have come to know Pat quite well since I started shopping there and and a couple of years ago when my daughter was married she gave me a lovely gift to give to her, also last year when my grandson was born she also gave me a beautiful gift for him.as well.

I believe that the service you receive at Specially Gifted is a cut above the rest and that is why her customers come back time and time again.

The owner of this store is very competitive. She will go out of her way to get your business and if you bring it to her attention that you have seen one of her stocked items at a cheaper price somewhere else she is always happy to match that price and in some cases you can get it cheaper. If your purchase is for a gift she will always ask if you want it gift wrapped and I must say she does it very well. I do believe that if you shop with Pat you will not be disappointed!

Contributed by: Morag Oliver, 25 Mar 2012

Posted by:
Kathy Hunt, 2 Apr 2012

I travel to the South Coast two or three times a year to stay with friends at Ulla Dulla. I always go to Specially Gifted too, Pat is so friendly & I don't feel like I "have" to buy something, though I usually do. Her prices are very reasonable but it is her personality that keeps me going back.

Posted by:
Polly, 29 Mar 2016

Well, I have just found this hint and next time I drive through Milton will see if the shop and Pat are still there.