About Us

Hi,  I am Terri Martin. My passion for the environment began many years ago. And the idea for Gift 'n Grow grew out of this passion. While working toward a master's degree in environmental science, I had the opportunity to visit a landfill site. The amount of garbage being thrown out - that could have been recycled - was staggering. From that point on I knew I had to do something about it. I began talking to family and friends about the benefits of recycling, but that just wasn't enough.

I started Gift 'n Grow, LLC to promote re-using gift bags, plant new trees and help both kids and adults see that they really can make an environmental difference, one bag at a time. It all began during Christmas 2009 when I was searching for a gift bag from the 33 assorted ones I'd collected from previously received gifts. None of them was appropriate. Worse yet, not one was made in the USA or from 100% recycled fibers. My mission began!

Gift 'n Grow bags, tissue and labels are made in the USA from 100% recycled paper, and printed with eco-friendly water-based ink. Each bag features a tree design for several reasons: They're unique, can be used for any occasion, and symbolize the trees saved and planted when you use Gift 'n Grow bags.

I love trees, and am proud to be able to give back. Gift 'n Grow donates 10% of net profits to state and national tree-planting organizations. Purchase with a purpose - and pass it on!