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About Us

What happens when a veteran retailer meets a self-professed computer geek...and they move from Los Angeles to Northern California?


  • 1. They settle in a small town 70 miles north of San Francisco.
  • 2. They look for local resources to buy gifts for family and friends.
  • 3. They turn (futilely) to the internet for gifts.
  • 4. Top Notch Gift Shop is born!

We created in 1999 in response to frustrating experiences with online "web stores" of the time.

Based on the philosophy that responsive, timely service and top quality items are the keys to a successful customer experience, Top Notch Gift Shop has experienced steady growth and expansion for the past 14 years. is a small family business, which gives us the flexibility to personally process and monitor your orders, determine your needs and offer you "Top Notch" customer service!

One of the highest rated Yahoo Merchant sites, we strive to make your internet purchasing experience the best ever!

Michael Carr Michael Carr, Co-Founder

Mike has spent his lifetime in the retail business. A third generation owner of exclusive menswear stores in Los Angeles, Mike has extensive retail operations experience. He loves looking for new and unique products to delight customers. With his background in Bricks & Morter Retail and customer serive, Mike is the "front office" face of Top Notch Gift Shop.

Michele Carr Michele Carr, Co-Founder

Michele loves computers...anything computers. Just call her "Gadget Girl". Internet savvy, with a love of online shopping, she is the technical "Go To" partner. With a background in Business Administration and Accounting, Michele is the "back office" face of Top Notch Gift Shop.


Once a home-based business, working out of our garage and dining room (...and kitchen...and guest rooms), currently occupies office and warehouse space in Windsor, California. office and warehouse

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