December 2, 2022
This Issues Topics:
Chehalis • Chehalis Business • Gift Shop • Gifted Hallmark • Lewis County • shop local

Historic downtown Chehalis wouldn’t be complete without Gifted Hallmark. What first started as Re-Design, a home staging company, has transformed into an official Gold Crown Hallmark store. Owned by Frank and Judy DeVaul – who also own several other local businesses – decided to reimagine Re-Design and in 2017 decided to partner with Hallmark to become a Gold Crown Hallmark store. This is their 6th season as a Hallmark store. “Our goal is to be a one-stop shop for all your gifting needs. Whether it be for Mom, Dad, kids, or grandparents, we have something for everyone.” comments General Manager Lauren Shelton. 

Not only does Gifted carry Hallmark ornaments, which will be celebrating their 50 year anniversary in 2023, but they also also cards, wrapping, the popular Willow Tree Collection, Swan Creek candles, Snoozies slippers and many locally sourced goods including Katie’s Candies and nostalgic Chehalis gifts for those looking for a local gift.

Gifted will be having several Holiday events in December. 

Coming up is the “Trim the Tree Event” December 3-11, which is the final release of the Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for 2022. Visit Saturday, December 10, for Gifted’s Santa Sale where there will be sales, giveaways and drawings. On Thursday, December 15, for Gifted’s Christmas Bliss starting at 4pm where there will be goodies, champagne, swag bags, and giveaways.  Shelton stated, “We are so grateful for the support of the local community. We try to build relationships with customers, for them to feel at home and be there for them.”  Visit Gifted in downtown Chehalis at 425 N Market Blvd. 

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