EV Gifts is one of six business enterprises operated by Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. (EV).


EV was founded by a group of families in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2007 with the goal of creating sustainable businesses operated by a neurodiverse workforce. For more than a decade, our team has been working toward bettering our community and local economy by meeting consumer needs while simultaneously creating meaningful jobs for people of all abilities.


EV is not a social program. Instead, we’re a company operating on a true business model to produce high-quality goods and services. From candle sales to dog walking, our businesses provide real solutions for the real needs of the community while simultaneously creating paid job opportunities for a neurodiverse workforce.


Our goal for these endeavors is extraordinary—to enable every individual in our society the opportunity to achieve their highest quality of life, regardless of their intellectual and developmental abilities.



The EV Gifts team creates handmade and artistic gift products including candles, jewelry, soaps, scrubs, lip balm, and other treasures, available online and in select retail locations.