The Chit Chat story began in 1973 when our parents, Glenn and Joan Mann, moved their family to Victor Harbor and purchased a newsagency in Ocean Street. They would operate their main street newsagency for over a decade before deciding, in 1984, to open Chit Chat Newsagency in the new Victor Harbor Central Shopping Centre. Our parents always saw their business as a family thing and as such their 3 sons would all, at one stage or another, work there over the years. With this strong sense of family, it made sense in 2000 that Jason and Grant (that’s us!) would end up carrying on our parents' work in taking over the business. Chit Chat continued to grow and in 2010 we would relocate to a larger shopfront in the Victor Central, our current home.
As all businesses do, ours has changed over the years. From its humble beginnings as a traditional Newsagency, Chit Chat has always embraced change. The addition of gifts and homewares to our traditional product offerings has seen it grow over the last decade into what it is today. And now we are continuing this theme with our bricks and mortar premises being complemented by this new online store.
Having lived and worked in the beautiful seaside setting of Victor Harbor, we have drawn on the natural beauty and peacefulness of our surroundings, which we love, to inspire our growing business. We hope to always be evolving and innovating to provide you with the latest quality products to compliment your home and life. After all, it’s those special touches that turn a house into a home.
Jason, Grant and the whole Mann family thank you for visiting Chit Chat Gifts.