11-year-old Michigan girl launches wrapping business to buy mother Christmas gift

Posted at 12:51 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:49:52-05

(WXYZ) — 'Tis the season to make spirits bright, and one 11-year-old from Milford is on a mission to surprise her mom this Christmas.

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Launching her own wrapping business, Georgee Jex has one goal in mind: to buy her mom a nice present this year for the holidays.

"She said, 'Mom, I really want to get you some amazing stuff for Christmas this year,'" said Michelle Jarvis, Georgee's mom.

She said as a single mother and with limited family around, it's been just her and Georgee for the past 6 years.

Michelle said Georgee has always had a knack for wrapping and thought she could help others who aren't so savvy when it comes to paper, bows, boxes and bags.

"She’s been doing this forever, she’s kind of a perfectionist — every corner has to be perfect and the embellishments have to be perfect," said Michelle.

Michelle put a callout for wrapping orders on social media and she said every day, Georgee would ask, "Mom, are there any customers yet? I’m ready."

She got her wish. This week, Georgee has her first customer.

"She's very creative and she just loves wrapping," said Michelle.

If you'd like to book Georgee to wrap your holiday gifts, you can email her mom at