Here at Brownlow Gifts, we are in our fourth generation of selling smiles. We started out with Leroy Brownlow writing best-selling inspirational gift books in the 1940s and 50s. In the 70s, his son Paul added artwork to Leroy’s books and started to develop gift products. Through the 80s and 90s, Brownlow expanded into new markets with the help of Paul’s wife Carol, who urged them to begin marketing their products to women. Now, Paul, his son John Paul, and the three generations of Brownlow women (Carol, DeeAnn, Stephanie and Isabella) are currently developing uplifting new gifts, designed to bring sunshine to people’s lives.
Beginning with Leroy’s first book in 1945, we have used inviting artwork, inspirational messages, and a good sense of humor to help make people’s days a little brighter. Times have changed, and we have come a long way from our roots, too. From Leroy selling his books out of his car, to John Paul Brownlow selling our wide variety of products across the globe through e-commerce. Over the years, we have seen products, styles, and our customers change, but we have always held fast to our mission of providing beautiful gifts with faith and family in mind.
Brownlow designers like Chelsea take useful, practical products and give them an inspirational touch. We also license the artwork of well-known artists who partner with us to develop new collections. You may recognize the names Suzy Toronto, Katie Doucette, and Susan Winget, who are just some of the many artists we work with. From gift books to kitchen accessories, baby products to home accents, Brownlow Gifts has something for everyone to enjoy.