HKR GIFTS – The award-winning small business that is home to exquisite hand-crafted gifts.

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At times what begins as a simple pursuit of one’s interests transforms into a full-fledged brand. Similarly, what initially began as a leisurely pursuit of crafting candles, wax melts, and jewellery for James and Holly, soon evolved into their full-fledged entrepreneurial venture – HKR GIFTS. 

During the COVID 19 lockdown Holly’s innate talent for handcrafting exquisite pieces, coupled with James’ expertise in jewellery making, formed the perfect synergy for their budding enterprise. As they adorned their home with their creations, gifting them to friends and family on special occasions, the potential of an idea shone through.

Inspired by the enthusiastic reception and glowing feedback from those who received their handmade treasures, James and Holly recognized the business potential of what they were creating. With a leap of faith and a belief in their craft, they officially established HKR GIFTS, setting forth on a journey fueled by creativity and innovation. 

At the core of HKR GIFTS’ ethos lies a steadfast commitment to creating gifts imbued with meaning and sentimentality, yet accessible to all. James and Holly are driven by the belief that everyone deserves to experience the joy of receiving a thoughtful and cherished gift, regardless of their budget. No wonder the brand was voted A Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winner and is seeing a genuine uptick in followers and most importantly sales.

Adding beauty, value and sentiment to every gift

HKR GIFTS, takes pride in curating an exquisite – from luxurious home accents to indulgent vegan-friendly delights, the selection includes paraffin-free scented candles, artisanal wax melts, and handcrafted soaps. 

Complementing these are elegant jewellery pieces, including intricately designed earrings, necklaces, and bangles. Charming bookmarks, bespoke gift sets, personalized frames, and exquisite keyrings add to the allure.

Indulge in the enchanting allure of Crystal Heart Charm Necklace and Earring set, radiating elegance and sophistication. Make a splash with the Charming Silver Dolphin Pendant Necklace, capturing the graceful spirit of the sea.

The butterfly-themed jewellery collection, features exquisite necklaces, earrings, and bangles that epitomize grace and freedom. Book Charm Bookmarkers and Feather Key Ring adds a whimsical flair to your everyday essentials.

For a symbol of everlasting love, the Feather Rose Charm Necklace and Tree of Life Key Ring are the perfect choices. The Beautiful Heart Baby Foot Charm Necklace is a heartfelt tribute to the bond between parent and child.

Infuse your home with warmth and fragrance with the Pink Gin scented Heart-shaped Tealight Candles, handmade with love. For a sensory delight, indulge in the 12-pack of Scented Heart Wax Melts, or illuminate your space with the 3-pack of Colourful paraffin-free Scented Candles, each one crafted to elevate your ambiance and create moments of blissful relaxation.

With each beautifully crafted piece, HKR GIFTS endeavors to weave stories of love, joy, and connection, enriching the lives of customers and spreading happiness one heartfelt gift at a time.

The gift of growth is what every business deserves

Founded by James and Holly in March 2022, HKR GIFTS is a self-funded venture that has seen substantial growth in the past 12 months, representing approximately 70% of its total achievements since inception.

With a strong presence on professional platforms like LinkedIn and active engagement on social media, HKR GIFTS has garnered attention, even earning shoutouts from the local football team Harpenden Town FC for which the brand is currently a matchday sponsor.

While currently focused in the UK, HKR GIFTS is eyeing international expansion, particularly in regions like Canada where significant traffic has been observed. However, the brand is committed to ensuring a seamless transition, prioritizing aspects like shipping logistics and tax implications before venturing into new territories.

The strategic plan for HKR GIFTS includes refining product photography to meet high standards and closely monitoring local trends. With creativity centered on sustainability, eco-friendliness, and affordability, HKR GIFTS aims to continuously improve its offerings and eventually expand its reach to international markets.

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