Thank you to HMK for sponsoring this post and inviting me to experience your swanky new store!
Personalized, unique gifts that take weeks to get to you are a thing of past thanks to the latest boutique-style retail experience, HMK, developed by the genius’ at Hallmark. Cherry Creek North shopping district in Denver is home to one of three HMK stores in the country (along with Southlake, TX + Kansas City, MO) and I’ve visited it four times since it’s opening #ILoveFancyHallmark. Let’s take a little virtual walk-through the store while I tell you about my experience and the goodies you’ll be able to co-create at HMK.
For starters, when you walk into an HMK store, you’ll be greeted by a smiling face offering you a warm cookie (snickerdoodle and sugar–sugar is my favorite). Even though I went months between visits, the HMK Specialists always remember me + my boys and have totally nailed that whole “old school” concept of customer service.
HMK offers a specially curated selection of home decor items, kids and baby gifts, accessories, tech gear, gifts with local flavor, Hallmark greeting cards, gift wrap, and more. Silhouettes like these can be created by a Hallmark artist and then be framed or applied to customizable gifts throughout the store.
The store is neatly segmented into sections with gifts for everyone on your list that can be monogrammed, mantra’d, engraved, etc.
The children’s section is full of high-quality, open-ended, imagination-enabling toys that will bring out the kid in anyone. HMK has the loveliest selection of personalized baby gifts and customized story books with characters made in the likeness of your little one. I have a sneaking suspicion that one of those capes will be under our tree this Christmas #winkwink.
Oh look, mama found a little gift for herself amongst all the gorgeous baubles, accessories, and handbags.
Later this week, I’ll follow-up with a more in-depth look at the gifts you can co-create and design in HMK as my mind was blown.
You can literally wrap up your visit to HMK in The Gift Wrap Studio where an HMK Specialist will wrap your gifts (whether of not you purchased them there) for an additional fee. They’ll even handle shipping for you (which would have saved me the hour of my life that I spent at the post office this morning).
This post is sponsored by HMK, all opinions are my own.