About Us

Top Tier Gifts began as an idea in 2016, when the owner of Simply Seattle approached Allison and asked her to create a custom gift department specializing in locally sourced gift baskets and boxes.

Utilizing her strong sense of creativity, attention to detail, and exceptional ability to cultivate long-lasting relationships, Allison then built Simply Seattle’s gift department from the ground up. Catering to individuals and corporate clients alike, her vision grew into such a success that a few years later she decided it was time to start her own business.

And so, in 2019, Top Tier Gifts was born!

Now, Allison and her fantastic team are dedicated to bringing you the perfect, unique gift for any occasion. Whether it’s a custom system for your team to use throughout the year, a one-of-a-kind gift for a VIP, or a personalized gift for a friend or family member, the team will work with you to make sure each and every experience is effortless, memorable, and of the highest quality.

Assisting individuals and businesses in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Top Tier Gifts is the premium choice for all your gifting needs.

Allison Rogers

Having grown up soaking in all things Pacific Northwest–from her birthplace of Portland, OR, to Port Angeles where she grew up, to Ellensburg, WA for college, and finally Seattle itself–Allison wanted to create the sort of business that reflects the beauty that helped shape her, while simultaneously bringing delight to both the givers and receivers every day.

With an extensive background in retail management, salons, and specialty stores, Allison has acquired a broad knowledge of local brands and self care items over the years. It would one day be those very brands and items that would come to be a part of the carefully cultivated collections Top Tier Gifts features today.

Her vision began while working for an established Pike Place Market business, where she created a custom gift-building department from scratch. After seeing how successfully her efforts took off, she decided to start her own business, where she could expand her love of local craft goods and gifts.

With a natural talent for organization, creativity bursting at the seams, and a lifelong dedication to bring joy to others, getting to showcase these traits every day through her own business has been a dream come true.

When she’s not working, Allison enjoys running, hiking, watching basketball games with the hubs, and taking care of her 50+ plant babies, as well as her dwarf lionhead bunny named Moo.

Julia Hjelte

Julia has been a writer since she was eight years old, submitting pieces to the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. She would later earn a degree in Creative Writing, though for some time, writing continued to be a hobby (though a daily, passionate one), rather than a vocation.

As with most artists, she earned her income not through her art, but by working in the service industry, eventually landing a job in the wine industry at a business near Pike Place Market–where she would first meet Allison!

Julia got to watch almost daily Allison progress from just having begun her own gift department working for someone else, to developing her very own business and now working for herself! Meanwhile, Julia was gaining a deeper knowledge of wine, as well as beginning to write blog posts for her employer’s company.

She would eventually find herself working at a wine bar on Capitol Hill, where she now writes monthly newsletters for the bar’s multi-tiered wine membership. When she was then hired by Allison not only as the content writer for the Top Tier Gift website, but also to help with production, it felt like a match made in heaven!

Julia couldn’t be happier to get to work with one of the most thoughtful people she knows, while doing the thing that she loves: Writing! Getting to support a company that genuinely believes in community, as well as leaving the world better than you found it, has been incredible.

When not serving wine or content writing, you’ll find Julia wine tasting, hiking, reading, or writing her very first high fantasy novel.

What our clients are saying

Allison and her Top Tier team will knock your socks off. We had ideas for the direction we wanted to go, but Allison came back at us with creative ideas that elevated the whole package. Our crew was delighted with their ultimate gift packs, made even better with the addition of colorful custom mugs. What I love about Top Tier is that they are truly collaborative and take pride in a well-put-together product. You can quote me on this… You will not be disappointed!

James K.

Creative Guru | Bullseye Creative

I just want to rave about Top Tier Gifts. Your setup is extremely easy to use. Allison responded to me right away and customized the gift to exactly what I wanted. She had wonderful ideas, cared about what I wanted, made me feel confident that it was a quality product, and was extremely kind and easy to talk with.

Madison S.

I had the luxury as a customer in working with Top Tier Gifts today via text and email. It was a last minute accommodation that they made for me. This was a personalized delivery that went well past my expectation. Not only the gift itself but the professionalism and timely responses in facilitating it perfectly. I should mention that I must have called a dozen places before I had spent two minutes on the phone with Allison. After which I was confident she’d be the one for the job.

Chad G.

Allison graciously helped me fill the custom order and took me step by step through the process. She is an absolute professional and was a huge help in placing and delivering this order in such a short time period. I truly appreciate her help and she did a wonderful job!

Max S.

Student | University of Washington

Just a quick note to say how pleasant it was dealing with Top Tier Gifts on such a large gift order. Everyone was very helpful and their “can do” attitude was very refreshing.

John K.

Top Tier Gifts is tremendous, can I just say that? I was blown away that someone would take the time to offer such personalized options and make sure everything is just right.

Jason W.