The two of us always joke that Sally’s main love language is gift giving because there is literally nothing she loves more than thinking of unique presents for the people in our lives. It’s less about the material act of giving and much more about showing people how special she thinks they are. We both have a weakness for showering our two favorite little people with love and gifts – Bailey’s babies Grace (two and a half years old) and Harry (four months old) are like our pseudo niece and nephew and we jumped at the opportunity to give them some personalized pieces from HMK.
You might remember the post we did about the gifts we found for Mother’s Day at HMK…similar to our first time at the HMK store in Southlake Town Square, our second visit brought warm snicker doodle cookies (a store signature to snack on while you shop!) and personal attention. The store HMK Specialists helped us choose a customized book for Grace and a monogrammed onesie for Harry. They had multiple story books that could be personalized with a child’s name, hair color and style, eye color, and skin color – we picked the ballerina book for Grace since she will be starting her own ballet classes this fall. The HMK Southlake store features several local designers and 3 Marthas is one of them. Started by Abby Davis, Juli Dewar and Rachel Furguson, the company makes darling baby clothing and accessories. We picked out a sailboat onesie and got Harry’s name embroidered on the front. Both the hardback book and onesie were customized in less than an hour and ready to be wrapped for us to take home!
One of the most special offerings HMK has are their handcrafted silhouettes. The two of us planned ahead and asked Bailey for profile snaps of both Grace and Harry so they could be sent to the store and then off to Kansas City where a Halmark artist took the photos and created a hand-cut silhouettes. The silhouettes were then sent back to the store and waiting for us to pick out frames upon our visit.
We had a little too much fun picking out the gifts but the best part was watching Grace and Bailey unwrap them. G was completely enamored with her book and kept saying, “That’s me!” Although Harry’s too little to fully appreciate his personalized ensemble, Grace helped unwrap it and Bailey loved it. By far the biggest hit were the silhouettes – the two pieces so resemble Harry and Grace and made for such timeless and sentimental presents.
If your interested in creating your own personalized items with HMK we suggest stopping by their Southlake or Kansas City store locations if they’re near you or contacting the stores to place orders over the phone. You can learn more about the custom services they offer here!
Images taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast // This post was brought to you by HMK!