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The Secret to Gift-Giving

Heyou Offers Same-Day Delivery of Personalized Gifts from Local Merchants

A Texas native, Ashley Zimmerman longed to remain connected to her friends and family through gift giving for special occasions ranging from birthdays to promotions. Furthermore, as a mother of little ones, Zimmerman knows all too well the panic of waking up and realizing it is someone’s birthday.

Growing weary of sending expensive flowers at the last minute, Zimmerman got creative a few years ago. She called local boutiques near her loved ones, asked them to put together gift-wrapped presents, and bribed them to deliver them for her. It was at this moment that she realized she had found the secret to gift-giving and Heyou Gifts was born in January 2022 while Zimmerman was quarantined with COVID for a month. 

Heyou Gifts is a same-day local gifting marketplace. Customers can use the Heyou platform to choose gifts from local shops in Chattanooga, have them gift-wrapped, add a personal message, and request same-day delivery. Current merchant partners include: Fox & Fern Botanical Styling, Plum Nelly, The Chattanooga Cookie, Danshire Market, A Child’s Garden, Center MedSpa, and BlowUp Balloons with more coming soon.

“In the future,” Zimmerman told us,  “We hope to have local and national presence so that last minute, authentic gifting needs can be fulfilled. We have had a very enthusiastic response from merchants and customers thus far.”

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  • Owner Ashley Zimmerman at The Chattanooga Cookie