About Us

Meet Patrice, the inspiration behind CARRIED AWAY Gifts


Here at CARRIED AWAY Gifts our passion is creating the right gift for every moment. Patrice DeHaven, our owner and award winning lead designer, drives that passion with new ideas and gift-giving talent.

Patrice is a certified Gift Designer by the Gift Basket Association. Her creations have won national recognition and top awards. She founded CARRIED AWAY Gifts more than  20 years ago, fueled by personal creativity and management success. The same insights that helped her delight customers and grow business for others lend themselves to hitting a home run when she designs a custom gift basket.

Patrice looks for inspiration everywhere. New products, fun containers, hot trends; she stays on top of it all. She is a constant shopper, selecting the best of the best for CARRIED AWAY Gifts from conventions, food shows, trade shows and a huge variety of retailers and keeps the shelves full of a festival of flavors.

Online, CARRIED AWAY Gifts features a huge selection of gift baskets, care packages, and creative alternatives to flowers or wine. The real magic, however, begins when you pick up the phone and call CARRIED AWAY Gifts. You’ll speak to Patrice or another of our gift designers. They consult with clients to learn about the gift occasion, recipient and budget.

CARRIED AWAY Gifts boasts a loyal following and a nationwide client list, having been based in California then Virginia. Many of our clients turn to us for holiday gifts, new employee welcome gifts, business anniversaries, zoom meeting gift boxes and milestone celebration gifts. Offering Nationwide shipping.

Our corporate clients include Warner Bros. Studios, Chuck Norris, LPGA, and KFC, however we routinely work with brides, event planners, conferences, and individuals to give presence to their presents. No quantity is too large, no budget too small, and no detail overlooked. Patrice keeps CARRIED AWAY Gifts stocked with quality, creative gifts for all of life’s occasions. We love solving your 'present' dilemmas!