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Before you do, more about us…

Welcome to GIFT∙OLOGY. If you’re looking for software, swag, or cheap gift ideas? You won’t find them here. We are a premium relationship agency that creates relationship plans (and sends gifts) on your behalf.

…referral partners, and (if you’re an executive or owner) your VIP employees.

Your FOREVER relationships.

What is a relationship plan?

It’s a gifting campaign – either one, unforgettable, relationship-defining ‘love bomb’ gift – or a series of gifts, given over the course of a year. Delivered at strategic times to your most important, professional, relationships. The people that keep you in business: your best customers, mentors, referral partners, and (if you’re an executive or owner) your VIP employees.

Since the pandemic, many software companies have attempted to disrupt the gifting industry by making it easy to send low-quality gifts. We do the opposite. We believe that gifts should be practical, world-class, personalized, and accompanied by a handwritten note. Gifts should become heirlooms. Not eaten, drank, spent, wilted, or made obsolete.


You don’t have enough time to handle every key relationship. To travel, to visit with, to entertain, or even to contact. Let us handle that for you by creating magical moments.

Your job is simple. Provide us with:

  • Names and addresses of your VIPs
  • The relative value of your different relationships

ROR (return on relationship) is a real thing. You need to treat a $5K relationship different than a $50K or $500K relationship.


We will handle every aspect of the relationship plan, whether that is a campaign or an ongoing year-to-year strategy. Whether it’s 3 relationships deep. Or 300 relationships wide.

Relationship planning includes:

  • Strategy: timing and communication

  • We pick the gifts: heirlooms and artifacts

  • Frequency: anywhere from 1-3 love bombs per year

  • All the admin and coordination of multiple vendors

The #1 reason to hire our team is because we will answer the question: “If we were in your circumstances –budget, business model, ROI, key relationships– what would we do?”

Imagine going to the gym. We do all the sweaty stuff, while you sit in the lounge, drinking coffee and reading a mag. And you still get all the gains from the workout.

Take John Ruhlin’s relationship brain –and the GIFTOLOGY team’s detailed, tactical talent– and let’s make your relationships last FOREVER.

Our philosophies:

Don’t gift anything that won’t be used, loved, and treasured forever.

The average single gift price: north of $200 (but up to 100x that)

Campaigns range from: $20K – $200K (paid in chunks, at the time of delivery).

All gifts will have your name on them. Not ours. Think of us as a team of executive assistants. Whose philosophies have been proven-by-science and refined-in-practice over the last 20 years.

Relationships are a year round pursuit. A strategic habit.

We don’t plan one-time campaigns. We are not ABC gifters (Anniversary, Birthdays, Christmas).

  • People pay us an annual fee (less than hiring a new employee).
  • We become your company’s relationship marketing department.
  • We can build relationships for one person – or for many.

If these philosophies fit you, apply to work-with-us by filling out the below.

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