Welcome to Garland Holmes Collections

Kathy is American (born in Chicago) educated at the University of Chicago Lab School, Indiana University and Loyola University.

In addition to starting Garland Holmes Collections with David, she was Executive Vice President of the family business which included, secondary metals operations producing zinc die cast alloys plus retail, distribution and property interests. Imperial Arts Corporation, a subsidiary started by Kathy's mother, became the largest US importer of stainless steel flatware & restaurant supplies from Japan.

Before appointment as Executive Vice President and then President of the former holding company, Kathy was Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer.

David was born and educated in England. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. He first graduated in electrical & electronic engineering and his postgraduate qualifications include a Masters Degree from the University of Lancaster Management School.

Before helping Kathy in 1997 to establish Garland Holmes, Inc. in Chicago, David was Vice President, Sales & Marketing with global responsibilities for a US electrical and electronics corporation employing over 2,000 people worldwide.

He has extensive personal international marketing experience throughout Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe (EMEA), including starting up and managing overseas subsidiaries, as well as experience as Chief Marketing Officer in the USA. David maintained his links with manufacturing and distribution industries as a non-executive Director on the board of an electronic products corporation in Massachusetts. In addition, his voluntary work has included being a non-executive Director of Cityside Regeneration, a Private Sector Member on the Board of the City Fringe Partnership and a founding member of an 'Outreach' programme providing business advice for small to medium business enterprises (SMEs) and charitable status organisations. A keen motoring enthusiast, David is a member of the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London and also a member of the City Livery Yacht Club.

Our Motto:  Gifts Today * Heirlooms Tomorrow

Garland Holmes
Specialists in Fine Gifts

1030 North State Street, Suite 27E
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7803
Tel: 312-943-0903
Fax: 312-943-0915
E-mail: RSVP@Garland-Holmes.com

Garland Holmes Collections

A gift can mean so much. It can speak for us with an eloquence that words cannot begin to match. The feelings of our heart, our hopes for the future, the pride we acknowledge in worthy accomplishments - gifts give these expressions and more.

Fine gifts for a special occasion, for bridesmaids and groomsmen, for the discerning collector, for the interior designer or for a corporate event. From internationally famous brand names to unique hand made gifts and fine art from individual artists. All personally selected by ourselves, David & Kathy Garland Holmes.

We have selected them as among the finest gifts
and collectors pieces the world can offer.

The hand of the artisan leaves its imprint in each and every gift we sell. Here gathered together in one place, you will find only the finest examples of master craftsmanship from Europe and beyond.

Each Unique.    Each Timeless.    Each Treasured.