"Y'all Have the Best Cards!"

I LOVE to hear customers laughing and enjoying our card selection. I often hear the phrase "y'all have the best cards" and it makes me so happy as a paper addicted, card hoarding gift shop owner. We have so many beautiful cards at Gifted Boutique and Wrappery, but I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you. 

 

5 Tips for Choosing an Awesome Gift

As a gift shop owner, I watch people struggle with choosing a gift all the time... almost every day. Some folks wait for the gift to "jump out at them" or they will " know it when they see it" or the gift fairy (that's me!) steps in and guides them to something that fits the bill. It can be a difficult decision.

 

Building a Boutique - Part Five - Reality

Reality. I like to think I live there, but really I have my head in the clouds a lot more than I care to admit. Partly, having a floaty brain is what leads me to creating things like Gifted. Other partly, having a floaty brain leads me to wondering if I paid my car insurance.

Building a Boutique - Part Four - Open Up Buttercup!

Annnnnnd... I made it! Gifted officially opened on May 2nd in a soft, quiet kind of way. I was afraid of being overwhelmed (which happens to me easily) with "Grand Opening-ness" so I just ... opened. I unlocked my door and people came through it.

Building a Boutique - Part Two - A Space to Call My Own

So, I have a business plan. Words on paper, organized and ready to show anyone who might be able to help me move forward from here. I was nervous about showing people my plan. I had never written one before so I didn't even know if it was "good" or not. I had to get over that fear very quickly because my next step in this process was all about the plan.

Building a Boutique - Part One - Homework (Eww.)

The planning stages of Gifted started in January 2015 with the spark of an idea for a great gift shop. I didn't want to open a store unless I could come up with an idea and plan to make it unique. I love boutiques, but I wanted to create a shop that people came to with intention. The end result is a happy marriage of two things I love... gifts and paper.