Who We Are
Once Upon A Time is a family owned company that has been providing Customizable Gifts, Apparel and Décor to professionals of the Tri-State area since 2005. Our success story is simple. We do all the work, you take all the credit. At Once Upon A Time, we provide customers access to a wide selection of exclusive customizable gifts, professional meeting apparel, corporate and organizational awards and creative home décor. From photo gifts to engraving, you have a team of industry experts available a call or a click away. Once Upon A Time’s regional expansion offers businesses the opportunity creatively share their message, cost effectively and work with industry professionals trusted by regional planners, event managers and marketers for over a decade.
Like many companies, Once Upon A Time was developed as a way for a young couple with two small children to provide for their growing family and has transformed over the years. In 1998, the couple invested their savings of fifteen-hundred dollars and opened Unlimited Aromatherapy Inc. wholistic gifts in Potomac Mills Mall, Virginia’s largest retail outlet. In 2005, the company restructured and opened its doors at Headquarters (DLA) McNamara Complex Fort Belvoir, Virginia, expanded the gift line and registered the new company as Never Ending Gifts, Inc. Since that time, innovations in marketing, media technology, and consumer demand for customized events, gifts, apparel and decor provided the company the opportunity for creative expansion. In 2009, the company expanded operations adding a 1700 square foot graphic and productions studio, accessed 2100 square feet exhibition space in conjunction with the retail showroom and changed the name to Once Upon A Time. Today, we provide our customers with high quality, eco-friendly products and textiles that are designed and manufactured in the USA and the convenience of customization across multi-industries and techniques, all in one place.
Why Chose Us
We are the smart choice and the best source for total-event-branding; start to finish. Our team of professionals are industry certified, annually. We are a minority-owned-service-connected company. At Once Upon A Time we provide the necessary tools to capture your story, make events memorable and share your brand. Customers enjoy:
Your Story. Your Brand.
Feel free to share digital catalogs with colleagues for easy collaboration. Customized sites can also be developed for your team or company, complete with your contact information and logo for ordering convenience. For more info phone us (540) 361-0009 / 0013.
Luigi Benedetto, CEO
Team Once Upon A Time
A Few of Our Favorite Things
A Candle, Personalized Towel, Bath Robe, Lighter and Tote (to put everything in of course) is always the Perfect Day Spa Gift Set and an Awesome way to tell the Bridal Party Thank You.
Where Are We Located
Our retail-showroom is located on the McNamara Complex (Defense Logistics Agency) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia on the lower level atrium. Here, we retail custom engraving, sandblasting, photo and embroidery customizable gifts, along with Department of Defense agency logo promotional products. Retail-showroom hours of operations are Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; open to the public by appointment only. Don’t be miss lead by the size of our showroom. We have partnerships with global manufacturers, distributors and decorators ready to bring the biggest marketing vision to fruition.
Our Annual Calendar of Special Events promotes Businesses-to-Business partnerships that offer trunk shows, promotional workshops, technology fairs, health, family and tourism themed expos and holiday campaigns for the shopping convenience for the complex sixty-five hundred Department of Defense personnel, service members and their family members. In the Spring of 2018, the company launched, “Noodles-Ba-Doodles” and “Shoe Logic” two, witty and inspirational gifts lines for everyday occasion to wholesale markets. As our company continues grow, our team will continue to provide exceptional customer service, contribute hundreds of creative volunteer hours and thousand dollars annually in support of community events that support innovation, creativity, and the humanities.