Morri Chowaiki, who was raised Jewish, married his wife Marina who was raised Christian. When it was time for them to start their family, Morri and Marina needed ways to celebrate both major winter holidays — Christmas and Hanukkah. That’s when they launched their company One Life Products which includes their patented Hanukkah Tree Topper. It’s a Star of David decoration that is designed to sit atop a Christmas tree. They pitched their business on Shark Tank in 2013. They went in seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 15 percent equity. On the show, they agreed to a deal with Daymond John — $50k for 35 percent.
Although the Chowaikis gave away 20 percent more than they anticipated, John has licensed out the Hanukkah Tree Topper and the Chowikis are reaping the rewards. One Life Products’ Hanukkah Tree Topper is available in most big box stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, and Walmart, among others. In April 2016, Morri Chowaiki started working directly for John as Head of Sales and Retail for Daymond John at The Shark Group. [Related: 33 Shark Tank Holiday Gifts — Fun gifts For Men, Women, Kids, Pets]