Wendy's Gnome Shop on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who is the founder and where to buy gnomes from

Will these beautiful gnomes manage to work their magic on Sharks?


                            Wendy's Gnome Shop on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who is the founder and where to buy gnomes from
Wendy's Gnome Shop founder Wendy Hoffmeister on 'Shark Tank' (ABC)
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After a break of two weeks, our favorite entrepreneurial show 'Shark Tank' is finally back! It's the holiday season, and the Sharks too are feeling a bit festive. So, the upcoming episode of the award-winning show is going to feature entrepreneurs pitching for festive and holiday-themed products and services. First into the tank is an entrepreneur from Charlotte, North Carolina named Wendy Hoffmeister pitching for her hobby turned lucrative business called Wendy's Gnome Shop.

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Wendy turned her hobby of designing and creating cute gnomes into a profitable business by selling them across the country. Will these beautiful gnomes manage to work their magic on Sharks (Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Daymond John)? We will just have to watch the episode to see how Sharks feel about them. But in the meanwhile, if you're interested in knowing more about Wendy's Gnome Shop, then keep reading. 

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What is Wendy's Gnome Shop?

Hailed as symbols of good luck and protection, gnomes are a permanent fixture in most people's gardens or barns. You may have heard about how gnomes help protect and guard buried treasures, and if you're looking to add a whimsical guard to your treasures, or to spruce up your Christmas tree by adding a gnome to it, then Wendy's Gnome Shop has got you covered. At Wendy's Gnome Shop you can get your very own gnome to protect and guard your house. 

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The brand's website describes their products as, "Gnomes are known for good luck and prosperity. Sure to bring a smile to your face! They have a soft, fluffy beard. Each gnome is assembled by hand in the USA at Wendy's Gnome Shop." They also warn the customers that their gnomes are for decorative purposes only and are not toys.


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Who is the founder?

Wendy Hoffmeister is the founder of Wendy's Gnome Shop. "I am a labor and delivery nurse turned Gnomemaker. About two years ago I started making Gnomes as a hobby because I thought they were cute. This year has been a whirlwind. My Gnomes are in every state in United States and numerous other countries. I really enjoy designing them and hearing about the joy they bring to my customers. The Design-A-Gnome idea is my passion. I want my customers to express their creativity and design their own gnome to suit any event in their life. I want to make their vision into a finished product that makes them smile," she explains on her website.

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Wendy Hoffmeister, the founder of Wendy's Gnome Shop on 'Shark Tank' (ABC)

 

What is the cost and where to buy the gnomes from?

You can get your very own gnome for between $30 to $35, based on the design and the model of gnome chosen. You can place an order for the gnome either from the brand's website here or on Etsy. Wendy's gnomes have received several rave reviews. A customer wrote, "Our gnome is too adorable! Great quality, made well, shipped fast. Definitely recommended and will be ordering again! Thank you so much!" Another customer shared, "Great quality! Looks adorable on top of my tree! You can order different styles like one that stands on its own or a cone base to top a tree. I got the tree topper and I am obsessed with it!"

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Where is Wendy's Gnome Shop now?

Wendy's Gnome Shop appears to be doing well. The brand is currently running a 15% discount sale as part of 'Shark Tank' special.

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Who will steal the deal?

Kevin O'Leary or Lori Greiner might steal this deal. Although the brand's sales numbers and profit margins will ultimately be the major deciding factor for the sharks on whether to invest in the business or not. So, we will just have to wait and watch to see if the Sharks even make a deal.

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'Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 8 returns after its two weeks break to ABC on December 1o, 2021, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Ornament Anchor,
Santa's Enchanted Mailbox, Wendy's Gnome Shop, and Th Real Elf. 
 

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Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.