Welcome to laurelbox

We're so glad you're here. Our shop offers thoughtfully curated gift boxes designed to nourish the heart after loss. If a friend or loved one has recently experienced loss, you can rest assured that the gift of a laurelbox will help nourish their heart during a difficult time.  

If you are personally walking through loss, it is our deep hope that the laurelbox you receive makes you feel loved and supported. We know that no gift can ever replace the ones we have lost, but we hope the prayers we pour over those touched by our company can be felt whenever a laurelbox is received.  

Our laurelboxes stand apart from typical sympathy gifts. Many items are made by hand here at laurelbox, while others are sourced from small, independent artisans who have partnered with us to offer exclusive items that help provide comfort through every stage of grief.

About Us

We are Denise Wolfe and Johanna Mutz, cousins and best friends from Cincinnati, Ohio and Tampa, Florida. When dear friends of ours lost children, siblings, and parents, we recognized a need for beautiful gifts that would speak to loss. laurelbox is our answer for that need.


Denise and her husband Wes live in Ohio where they are raising their blended family of six. When Denise isn't putting the perfect touches on laurelbox gifts, she enjoys fitness, healthy living, and spending time with her family. Denise handles product design, business planning, and operations.


Johanna lives in Florida with her husband and four boys. When she is not creating gifts for laurelbox, she is wrangling her four boys, gardening, failing at DIY projects, and enjoying Florida's eternal summer. Johanna handles website and product design, photography, and marketing.


Ashley has been with laurelbox since 2020. She and her husband have four children. You can always count on Ashley for a good laugh. Between her love for organization and her creative nature that is always looking for a project, Ashley is a huge asset to laurelbox!


Beth joined the team in February 2021 and has been an amazing addition. She previously worked as an interior designer and brings her eye for detail and decor to the laurelbox office.

Gabrielle: Candle maker

Gabrielle joined laurelbox in 2022 and hand pours every candle from our shop! She is also the owner of Fill More Waste Less, a zero waste refillery located in Ohio!

Brooke: Engraving technician

Brooke joined us in summer 2022 and has been a great asset to the team! She engraves each and every gift in our shop and we are so appreciative for her!

MELISSA: Social Media Manager

Melissa joined the team in summer 2022 and has been at the helm of our social media accounts. She is the mom of a beautiful little girl, and loves sharing her thoughts on life and grief on the laurelbox platform.

Lanna Britt: Content Writer

Lanna Britt was a national news producer in Washington DC for nearly a decade. She now lives with her husband and three children in Richmond VA. She has two sweet babies she’ll meet again in heaven.


Emily joined the laurelbox team in December 2022 after serving with us seasonally for years. We love having Emily on our team!

Debby: Volunteer

Debby (also known as Denise's mom) has been a laurelbox volunteer from the very start! She is an amazing part of the community here and we LOVE her so very much!