Our Story

Thank you for visiting Dashing in the city. We offer a new type of gifting experience at the crossroads of personal shopping and on-demand delivery.

Our gifts are sourced from independent designers who provide us with superior items, many of which are one-of-a-kind. We consistently privilege style over trend, securing gifts that recipients can enjoy for years to come.

In an effort to streamline the overall gifting process, we curate and purposely restrict our gift selection for an easy decision process. We deliver all our gifts elegantly wrapped and accompanied by a savoy cotton handwritten card. Our goal is to get the gift in your hands in as little as two hours after you place your order.

Dashing in the city is a new company. Please let us know how we can improve our service to you in any way. We look forward to seeing you come back to our site for birthdays, anniversaries, and many other gifting occasions. Contact 

Candice Baehr Founder and CEO Dashing in the city - Curated gifts delivered last-minute in New York City
Candice Gradenigo Baehr, Founder Dashing in the city™

Candice was born and raised in Paris where she studied economics at the Sorbonne University. She began her career at Newell Rubbermaid and Johnson & Johnson. In 2003, she joined United Technologies and served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility including strategy, marketing, business development and supply chain management. She was a member of the young executive's program and left United Technologies to move to New York. At the time of her departure, she was a General Manager in charge of the global supply chain for all tube components in Pratt & Whitney's jet engines. In addition, Candice received an MBA from Stern Business School at New York University.

Candice started Dashing in the city where she saw the need to help the people in her life, friends, family, and former colleagues, who routinely struggled to pick a gift for their loved ones...and get it done in time!

Dashing in the city offers a selection of timeless gifts, handpicked from emerging designers, independent craftsmen, artists, and artisans.


Photo Credit Nema Etebar