My Story

Welcome! My name is Denise Kelly. I’m a wife of nearly 20 years, and a mother of two beautiful children and a bunch of animals. I started Nest Gifts to nurture what I love — gathering with friends and family — and to support important causes dear to my heart.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems & Decision Sciences from George Mason University and a Master Certificate in Data Analysis from Penn State University, I’ve been privileged to work for Fortune 500 companies in multiple capacities.

But as a young girl, I spent many summers in the countryside with my grandparents. They taught me about farming the land for food, caring for animals, and horseback riding. Most importantly, they nurtured my connection to family.

These lessons fostered my lifelong passion for competitive dressage riding and raising animals, ranging from horses to cats and dogs, chickens, goats and others. And I am lucky enough to live near my extended family in the Richmond area, and to regularly gather with them at the Chesapeake Bay.

I started Nest Gifts LLC to offer sentimental gifts that nurture sustainability, caring for animals, women's empowerment, and to help others foster togetherness with their loved ones. Thank you for visiting our site. We appreciate your business.