There’s a brand new and amazing store that has recently opened up in the Southlake Town Square. It’s called HMK and it’s the second of Hallmark’s new store concept to open, with more in the works. Southlake is located near Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas.
The address for this new location is 1466 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092. Trust me, if you live anywhere near this Southlake, Texas HMK store or the premier store in Kansas City (4710 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64112), you’ll want to run over there for a really fun shopping experience!
I was invited to a special blogger event as an introduction to the location, and I had a complete blast.
HMK Specializes in Customization and Personalization
Almost everything in the entire store can be personalized. In fact, they do this in store, so you don’t have to wait for days or weeks for your specialty item to arrive. Same day service is available subject to availability. Of course, the busier the store is, the longer the wait. However, I purchased a custom embroidered bag at 8:15PM and was able to pick it up the next afternoon at 1PM! That is a super fast turnaround time. By the way, did I mention that they offer gift wrapping and shipping services? If you’re picking up a gift for someone out of town or just want an extra special touch, HMK has you totally covered.
Cards, Cards, and More GORGEOUS Cards!
Another aspect about HMK that I was impressed with is that they have a HUGE selection of cards available. Instead of having tons and tons of aisles of cards, they display featured cards from several collections, and then they have an interactive card-finder tool as shown above. You can look through all of their available cards and alert an HMK Specialist to help you find it. Basically, they have little hidden shelves of cards below displays and in other places that are cataloged. If you choose a specific card, they can easily reference its store location and grab it for you! This frees up so much floor space so you can check out more beautiful gift items. If you love to custom make your own invitations or cards, HMK has personalization and printing services available. Graduation invitations, wedding invitations, thank you cards, Christmas cards, and more are a cinch with their printing services. They can also import your files or pictures to create photo cards as well.
Precious Things for Babies and Kids
There are tons of beautiful baby and children’s gifts in HMK. I was drooling over the collections they had available, and loved all of their items that could be personalized. Imagine a beautiful monogrammed diaper bag, a cute personalized bib, or a one of a kind onesie. They also sell many unique toys that would be hard to find elsewhere. They all seemed to encourage a lot of creativity and fun while also looking great! I thought the color-your-own princess crowns were really neat! I also loved the build-your-own skeleton kit. They had tons of books, including several that could be personalized to your child’s likeness and using their name. How fun is that?
Unique Foodie Finds
HMK had a nice selection of gifts for the foodie. Flavored and infused salts, dip mixes, embroidered tea towels, customizable boutique aprons, and so much more lined the shelves. Something I love about the HMK concept is that they truly support artisans – both local and from abroad. They had a one of a kind jewelry line straight from Paris, but also had baby items, jewelry, dip mixes, and chocolates from artisans in Texas and from around the Kansas City area. If you are looking to support local vendors, check out the selections at HMK!
HMK’s Gifts Galore
Whether you’re looking for jewelry, handbags, home decor, personalized gifts, or just a personal shopping day, HMK is the perfect place. It has a warm and friendly feel. I loved the service I received from Dawn at the HMK Southlake location, and the other HMK Specialists are there to help you with every step of your shopping experience. Oh, and did I mention that every visitor gets a warm Snickerdoodle cookie when you walk in the door? Yeah, they had me at COOKIE! I found so many beautiful cards in the store, but I also saw wonderful gift ideas. If you want something special and unique for a woman or child, HMK will blow you away. Honestly, there are many gifts that men would love, but I have to admit I was enjoying having a girls’ night out mentality while I was there and didn’t look too hard for something my hubby might like. 😉 Find out more about HMK Services and how they can help you put a huge smile on someone’s face!
My Favorite Things
Of course, HMK treated us to some awesome goodies. These were my favorite things!
There is a local chocolate shop owner and master chocolate artisan that creates some of the most beautiful and unique chocolates, including these amazing truffles as seen above. HMK carries a large selection of Kate Weiser Chocolate. I’m so excited to know where to go when I need a quick gift or a way to satisfy my fine chocolate fix. YUM.
Boy, they nailed it in gifting me with this adorable apron from Sarah Watts. Not only does it say “Jenn” on it (THANK YOU, HMK!!), but they chose one with green accents – my favorite! I seriously walked around their apron selections for a good 20 minutes before deciding on a personalized shoulder bag instead, so when I found this in my goody bag, I just about lost it. What a thoughtful gift.
Imagine how your gift recipient will feel when you give them a beautiful gift with a customized touch. They’ll love it.
Win a $50 Gift Card
Do you live near HMK? One lucky Jenn’s RAQ reader is going to win a $50 gift card to HMK! Give HMK a try for a beautiful personalized gift, just like I did. I purchased an personalized, embroidered shoulder bag for myself. I had it gift wrapped and will open my gift (to myself) on Mother’s Day! Hey, at least I know I’ll LOVE my gift, right!? Entering is easy. Just enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below! Ends 5/18 at 10PM Central. 18+, US only please.
Be sure to check out more about HMK by visiting the HMK Website, HMK Facebook page, and HMK Instagram account. While you’re on Instagram, see if you can spot the pic of me with my green bag! I had it personalized and will open it on Mother’s Day. I’m looking forward to a big, wrapped gift to open!