Last year I “met” entrepreneur Tomma Botelho, who was starting a new gift business with her father, Thomas Botelho. Tomma was researching products to include in her new gift baskets, and I was delighted to be considered. I’m even more delighted to share that Tomma has launched her new business, flopagrams. She agreed to share the details of her fun new product, and I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about flopagrams!

Who works with you and where are you located?
We are a father-daughter team who loves flip flops. We are native Rhode Islanders and have lived in RI all our lives.

What made you decide to start Flopagrams?
Being from the Ocean State, we love the beach, the water and the warm summer months. Our summers are short and our winters are long, so we wanted to create something that would make it feel like summer all year long.

Oftentimes, people just don’t know what to do for that special woman in their life or what to send to them. The more we talked to people, the more we found that people are tired of sending the same old gift baskets, flowers, cookies and fruit arrangements.

What’s different about flopagrams?
A flopagram is a different way to celebrate. We deliver happiness in a pretty box. This is not your traditional gift basket. This is the gift that will leave a lasting impression and a memory footprint on her heart. With our vibrant colors and fun products (including pedicure set, tote bag, Coconut Twist lotion from GCDSpa, and more), every woman will want one.

Our uniquely designed flopagrams keepsake box can be used to store photos, jewelry, books, etc. Our eye-catching flopagrams gift box is made of the highest quality materials and has a magnetic flap for closing.

There is a smile in every box. Our flopagram contains products that every woman of the world uses, including our signature style flopagrams flip flops. And what woman doesn’t love flip flops?

What options are available?
For the woman who loves to shine, you can unleash her inner diva and be-dazzle her with our sparkling Swarovski rhinestone flopagrams flip flops. If she loves style, this beautiful mix of crystal and fuchsia colored Swarovski rhinestones will give her flops a little more sassiness to their step. 

Where can we find you?
Our website is, and we offer free ground shipping on all orders! We invite you to visit us on Facebook, too!

While we are months away from sandals weather here in New England, Tomma reminds me that “flip flops can be worn all year long even if they are worn while lounging around in the comfort of your own home.” So true! The next time you need to pamper someone, “think inside the box” and check out flopagrams!

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