Hi – I'm Luckie Jim.
I always wanted to have a business; it's all I can remember wanting to do (apart from drive) since I was a kid. I love the idea of creating something from scratch, something unique and something that wouldn't be there if it wasn't for team Luckies.
Inspired by the stuff I was into as a teenager, I went through dozens of business ideas, from hot potato seller (!) to music store/smoothie bar owner (before music retail was dead and smoothie bars were on every corner), but I needed real experience of being at the heart of small enterprise if I was going to be any good at running my own version.
After wasting a few years at college I spent 8 years cutting my teeth at two of the best cool gift suppliers in the business, until I thought I had enough knowledge to have a go myself.
In May 2005, aged 29, I took the leap I'd been waiting to take and Luckies was born at a trade show in London. I was wrong about having enough knowledge. Every single day is still a steep learning curve. That's what keeps it interesting (and scary).
We started by finding cool stuff that already existed but wasn't available in the UK and supplying British retailers. However, the plan was always to create a range of super-fun, super-useful Luckies branded products and sell them alongside the other cool things we'd found to the best retailers and nicest people across the globe. So we did!
Based in a big studio in Notting Hill, West London with warehousing nearby, the Luckies team is young, enthusiastic, creative and fun. We're all committed to bringing you innovative, quality gift products and supplying them with a smile, hopefully creating a great name for ourselves in the process.
The future is fun and exciting and well designed. Join in.
Luckies the unusual gifts specialist founded 2005