Meet Oliona Glass

Get to Know Oliona Glass!

Active, creative, and a natural leader, Oliona brings all of her get-up-and-go, and it’s contagious. She makes sure every single product in the catalog is presented at its very best, from product pictures to item descriptions. She manages our hefty catalog with a fine-toothed comb (and somehow without going crazy). She’s also lending her ample talents to expanding our brand’s websites globally, in each region’s native language, so our products and services are even more accessible to everyone in the world.

She’s also a lot of fun to go shopping with!

Tell us about yourself. What's interesting or fun about you? What do you love to do and why?

I’ve traveled around the world – I’ve lived in New York, and I studied translation in London. I love hiking in the mountains, and I always bring back a trophy – a little memento of the trip. In my collection, you’ll find all sorts of interesting things like ammonites, rare and beautiful minerals and stones, and potsherds. Each treasure contains the memories of my journeys.

What are your favorite holidays?

My favorite holidays are the ones where I can have the most fun: New Year, Maslenitsa, and Kupala Night, also known as Ivan Kupala Day. New Year is always a wonderful new beginning with fun celebrations and loved ones. Gifts, decorations, and great food – it’s always a spirited day. Maslenitsa is a week of celebrating the end of winter; there are delicious bliny, and all kinds of activities and games made to say good-bye to snow. Kupala Night is an ancient holiday that has become connected with the Feast of St. John the Baptist – it’s about cleansing, renewal, and water – but the children celebrate in fun and prankish ways, like with water balloon fights.

What are your favorite products in the GBO catalog?

I love Time Spiral! This sort of thing would be quite a trophy to bring back from my travels! I love that this is an original ammonite several million years old.


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What do you wish customers knew when they call in?

I wish all our customers knew that we don’t only offer gift baskets but much, much more including custom orders, wine and spirits, fine chocolates, spa gifts, and even unique keepsake gifts.


Since you're so awesome and talented, and could clearly work anywhere, what makes you love working at

This job gives me the freedom to live the life I want. Since we can work remotely or within any of our serviced regions, I get to travel around the world. Also, working here gives me the the opportunity to work with very professional, talented and special people, who aren’t just my colleagues, but also my best friends.

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