• Our passion & purpose.


Our passion & purpose.


Valerie Cassady and her daughter, Ellie, opened PepperLou Gifts in 2018. Their dream was to create a unique, neighborhood gift shop that highlights small businesses both locally and from across the United States.

Valerie enjoys traveling to different regions of the country and discovering specialty products, like art from Mississippi and hand painted oyster shells from South Carolina. She also likes to open PepperLou’s doors for different pop-up shops throughout the year.

Ellie is a young adult with special needs who loves hamburgers, musicals, and her older brothers. She likes to choose bright and fun items to put in “Ellie’s Corner,” a part of the store favored by younger customers!

Valerie and Ellie both adore cats, and decided to name the shop after their two feline family members, Pepper and Pixie Lou!


At PepperLou Gifts, we want our customers to be able to find personal and thoughtful gifts at any price point.

While we probably spend too much time shopping for the perfect products, we take pride in the items we offer and want shoppers to be able to give gifts full of love and intention.


We want everyone who stops by, shops online, or scrolls through our Instagram feed to know they’re always welcome here. We enjoy building connections with our customers and we always want people to leave PepperLou Gifts feeling better than when they arrived.

Whether you are looking for an inexpensive gift or decorating your entire home, PepperLou Gifts and PepperLou Home are here for you.



Such a cute shop full of great things for the home and great gift ideas. The owner and her daughter are delightful and I would recommend this lovely shop.

Julie W.

This store is just a special place. Every time I go in, I find what I am looking for. I felt so incredibly welcome and all of the ladies were so helpful. Valerie and Ellie both have a heart of gold, and I guarantee that you will not regret supporting them!!

Claire K.

I absolutely love this store! They have many unique gifts and the staff are super friendly and always willing to help!

Erin N.