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Being Purposefully Thoughtful with HMK

HMK-Kitchen-GiftsDo you know those people who are some how naturally thoughtful? Those friends who drop by a coffee exactly when the timing is right, or send you something unexpected, completely out of the blue in the mail? I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many just naturally thoughtful people and each time I receive an unexpected note, a knock on the door with a special treat, or even a random gift on my doorstep, I am in awe and inspired to be more like them. I’m thoughtful, but I wouldn’t say I’m naturally thoughtful. I’ll see something that makes me think of a friend, but that doesn’t mean I necessarily think to go the next step and send it to them or write them to tell them about it.


I really want to be more purposefully thoughtful. I was glad to discover that there is a new retail concept store to help me in my thoughtfulness mission.
The store is called HMK and it is a concept store by our friends at Hallmark. The new concept behind HMK is that it allows you to personalize beautiful gifts, cards and accessories and discover something surprising. In addition to customization, they have an incredible gift wrapping station where they will gift wrap any present (even if it isn’t purchased at HMK) starting at $5. Adding that extra touch of a professionally gift wrapped gift with a beautiful bow turns an average thinking person into an incredibly thoughtful person!


I decided to head into HMK recently to buy a gift for my friend, Jenny. Her birthday is coming up and I knew the specialists at HMK would help me to figure the right gift for her. I wanted something that made her feel special and that signified  I knew her well.

There was so much to choose from at HMK. From custom vintage jewelry made by local artists, to personalized home decor, like throw pillows, custom silhouettes, monogrammed handbags, makeup bags, swim cover ups, kitchen cutting boards, plates, utensils and more.

HMK-Home-Furnishings HMK-Custom-Jewelry HMK-Bright-Front-EntranceAfter chatting with the specialists at HMK a little about Jenny and some of my thoughts, we decided to go with a custom box full of fun kitchen things. She’s currently in the process of renovating her kitchen, which means a new color palate. I decided to create a fun collection of things to go in her new kitchen, including custom monogrammed towels in her favorite plum and sage colors. (The actual towels I had made for her said Be Happy and Live Well).


HMK-Final-GiftWhen she opens her gift, I hope she understands that I chose everything in it with purpose, based on what I know she loves. HMK is definitely the place to go for gift giving for those who want to be purposefully thoughtful. With just a tiny bit of effort, the specialists at HMK were able to help me put together a gift that I know my friend will love!

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HMK is now open in Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza, Southlake Texas in Southlake Town Square, and Denver, CO at Cherry Creek North. Follow HMK 1910 on Facebook, Instagram and visit the HMK website for up to date news and info to keep you in the know! 

Disclosure: I am honored to continue my working relationship with Hallmark and HMK. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. 

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  1. What a great place! any idea if they plan to open more locations?

  2. I absolutely love this idea – and what a great heart behind it all! I’m seconding TidyMom – any more locations?

    • I sure hope so! I know they just opened a new store this past Friday when I was in there. I believe they are slowly opening up new locations!

  3. What a fun little store! I really hope they open a location near us… I could see myself spending a lot of time (and money!) in there looking for the perfect gift for loved ones.

  4. What an absolutely beautiful store!! I love everything I see :) I have so many friends who are naturally thoughtful and it’s definitely something I aim to be better at, too!

  5. Love, love, love HMK. And love this post!

  6. What a fun store, I would love to have one nearby!!

    • They have so many fun things… I can’t wait to go back and get one of their makeup bags! Oh they also had really cute customizable iphone and ipad cases!

  7. I wish we had an HMK in Lubbock. What a need idea from Hallmark!

  8. I can’t wait to visit this store this weekend!! Looks like it has a lot of great merchandise.

  9. christi in ma says:

    The HMK store looks a lot like The Paper Store chain we have in New England. It’s a Gold Crown Hallmark store meets a gift shop. It’s a terrific place to shop for presents for everyone in the family.

  10. What a beautiful post :) As the blessed recipient of this fantastic gift, I can definitely attest to how extraordinarily wonderful it was! It was truly very personal and heartfelt and I can tell how much care was put into picking out things just for me – and I loved each one! I honestly have no words to express how thoughtful the gift was…all I can say is that your goal of being purposefully thoughtful was achieved with flying colors! :) Thank you again so much for your kindness, thoughtuflness and mostly your amazing friendship! I loved seeing the pictures of the store! It looks just as gorgeous as the gifts! I can’t wait to pay forward your gift by being purposefully thougtful with a gift to someone from HMK! Thank you so much my friend! :)

  11. Fun store, but more importantly you are soooo correct—little gestures that don’t cost a lot, but mean so much. Thank you for the reminder how sweet it is for both the giver and the receiver.

  12. What a wonderful place. I can’t wait to check it out on my next trip to Kansas City.


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