How We Started

Raffia Gifts has been a go-to shop in downtown Park Ridge for nearly 30 years. In April 1990, Raffia was opened on 29 S. Prospect Avenue as a fulfillment of an adolescent wish of Debbie Sigalos. In 2011, Debbie moved the store to our current location. In 2014, after working with Debbie for two years, Emily Larson, born and raised in Park Ridge, purchased the store.  

Emily is creative and innovative, able to imagine and structure familiar things in new and exciting ways. Emily found the place and opportunity to share her passion for beautiful things at Raffia. She is able to help customers with selection, design, ordering, home placement and design. When you walk into Raffia you will find yourself in a warm, inviting, fragrant atmosphere, where you will feel at home, browsing, seeking assistance, and always finding that "perfect something".  Emily has added new designers and brands, as well as kept the favorites that customers continue to ask for. So, if you are looking for the perfect gift, even if that gift is for YOU, stop by and let us help you!

Corporate or Bulk Orders

Whether you want to say thanks for a job well done, honor a business relationship with a colleague, or find a party favor for your next wedding, baby or birthday party, we can help you find the perfect gift to make them feel special. 

To inquire about how we can help, call us at 

(847) 825-7734.

Free Gift Wrapping

Finding time to wrap up presents is hard, so let us "pros" handle the wrapping! We offer free complimentary gift wrapping service for all our customers.