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S2/ E23: Steph Douglas, Creator of online shopping sensation, Don’t Buy Her Flowers

May 24, 2023

Ashley welcomes Steph Douglas onto this weeks Bizzimumzi podcast.

Steph has a background in Brand Marketing, she started Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014, after receiving eight beautiful, well-meant bouquets when I had my first baby and realising that flowers are a terrible gift when what you need is TLC and reassurance.

Don’t Buy Her Flowers now creates thoughtful gift boxes for any occasion, from new mums and birthdays to get well and bereavement. Steph created a platform where customers can put together bespoke gifts, selecting products they know the recipient will love, which are then gift wrapped and include their message handwritten.

In this episode Ash & Steph chat about:

  • Reflecting back to becoming a first time Mom
  • Finding identity after baby #2
  • Finding your village and leaning on them for support
  • Building Don’t Buy Her Flowers
  • Expanding the business and sharing with her kids
  • Words of wisdom to an expecting Bizzimumzi

The Bizzimumzi Podcast is brought to you by coffee-infused host Ashley Verma. This show is created to share all the ups, downs and all arounds of the wild world of parenting. Each week Ashley will be joined by a fellow inspiring, thriving and surviving Bizzimumzi – who will share their own journey. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to take a deep breath as we try to navigate the wild world of parenting; think of this podcast as the safe space where we are not too hard on ourselves, we share our humility and relish in overcoming the inevitable failures that simply happen. This is a podcast for those who are unapologetically At Its Best, even when ‘At its Best’ means the dishes aren’t done, there is crayon on the walls and your hair hasn’t been washed in forever. We Are Bizzimumzi. We love hearing from you! Get in touch with any topic suggestions, questions and feedback at:

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