The Gulfport Gnome Story
The Gulfport Gnome™ Story
The Gulfport Gnome is a mini-plush collectible meant to spread positivity and promote the healing properties of nature. Keep your gnome safe at home or clip it on your bag for on-the-go adventures.
Our brand was built by a company of women who desire to promote the physical and mental healing properties of the great outdoors. Our Gnome encourages nature connectedness which generates feelings of positivity, creativity, and joy as well as inspires new journeys.
Our Company believes in using locally sourced materials wherever possible, and our product is proudly handmade in the USA. Each Gnome wears a laser engraved wood logo button that has been carefully crafted by a women-owned business out of Colorado, as well as the wooden bottoms and noses sourced from a family owned company out of New Jersey. The gnomes are filled with organic weighted pellets for a more eco-friendly product, coming in at just 4 ½” tall and weighing less than 3 ounces.
The first Gulfport Gnome™ was designed, crafted and brought to life in April 2021. Inspired by the sun, the sea and the serenity in a weird little magical town on the gulf side of Florida.
The Gulfport Beach Bazaar was the first store to give these little gnomes a retail shelf in June of 2021. Since then, the gnomes have made their way to retail shelves in dozens of states across America and over the pond to Italy!
By the end of 2021, a whole brand of journals, stickers and accessories were added to promote the Gulfport Gnome™ mission.
Our Mission Statement
The Gulfport Gnome™ brand continues to believe in being creative, no matter your age... keeping your imagination alive, taking adventures in nature to quiet your mind and be present, being kind to everyone in your path, keeping a positive mindset and living your most magical life... with intention.
About Our Team
Born with an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit, Shelly has always been a big dreamer with a wildly creative imagination.
Shelly Straub is the founder of the Gulfport Gnome™, a company that creates mini gnomes full of magic that promote adventures in the great outdoors!
"I started creating gnomes during the covid quarantine period of 2020. I brought life to these little creatures who kept me entertained and inspired while the world was quiet."
Gail Iannuzzi, Shelly's Mom, joined the team as a gnome maker when word got out about these magical mini good luck charms. Living her best retired life, Gail (better known as Nani) takes pride in each hand assembled gnome that she crafts from the comfort of her favorite chair.
We're so happy you stopped by and appreciate your interest in our gnomes!