Who are you?
PK has been around for 20 years! In 2002, I started an email newsletter that featured all types of ramblings about pop culture, travel, brands…anything and everything! It was called “My Favorite Things by Princess Kitty”. (If you were one of the 5,000 people (!!!) on the email list back then…thank you for sticking with me all these years!)
I also partnered with different brands (“my favorite things”) to provide my subscribers with discounts and free products! Not many people were doing this at the time so I really had no guidance on how to take it to the next level so I just stopped doing it. But I’m back!!
I have always had an eye for the “perfect gift” and have over 25 years of corporate gifting, hospitality and event experience. Details and quality…and an overall “experience”, no matter what I’m putting together, are very important to me and this will carry over into PK’s Gift Closet.
Also, just FYI, Princess Kitty, which became PK over the years, was a nickname given to me by a dear friend who passed away in 2001.
What is this?
PK's Gift Closet is an idea that has been floating around in my head for many years. From my past, I have known a few people who actually had a closet that was full of gifts, or a signature gift, for giving at any time. I thought that was genius because it was efficient as well as cost-effective because you had everything you needed right there: gifts, wrap, thank you cards, note cards…the works. You weren’t wasting money on random purchases because you knew what you had…it was all in one place! I have been doing a smaller version myself for many years and have always thought it would be a great idea to share with the masses.
I moved home to Kentucky in January 2020 in the hopes of opening a brick-n-mortar PK’s Gift Closet but we all know what happened there. So I pivoted to the subscription box, an industry that I am fascinated with and applaud for it’s ingeniousness! I’m in! I have a lot of ideas to grow this and am positive that this is the path I’m supposed to be on right now. Take that, COVID!
What is in it?
The PK's Gift Closet storage box includes 6 unique, high-quality gifts and all the wrappings (tissue, paper, bags, ribbon, cards) you need to give those gifts to someone. For now, I personally select the gifts (“my favorite things”) and they could be anything: for women, men, children, pets, hostess, home, beauty, travel, food & drink, tech, fitness, etc... The boxes does not have a theme per se, it is just a general selection of items that are giftable to others and could relate to the various holidays, events and occasions for each quarter. I also include some wrapping suggestions…that you don’t have to follow! Do your own thing!
Also to note, the closet box itself is an excellent storage container for organizing bills, pictures, school supplies, crafts and other things…so keep them as your go-to gift storage or use the “extras” to declutter!
Who should buy this?
ANYONE who has ever needed to give a gift at some point!
What’s the price point?
The box is $84.99 per quarter. This includes 6 gifts and ALL the wrappings (tissue, paper, bags, ribbon, cards) you need to give the gift to someone. It works out to about $14 per gift, which is a reasonable amount when it comes to gift giving.
This box is expensive compared to other subscription boxes.
I get it. First of all, I am a small business starting out. I am hopeful that as my subscribers grow, my costs will lower. Some of the more popular subscription boxes have a huge number of subscribers all over the world, therefore, they can get products even cheaper than wholesale…and sometimes for free for promotional consideration. I’m not there yet but I will be! Also consider that the price range for a lot of monthly subscription boxes is between $29.99 and $49.99 per month. This box works out to a little over $28 per month!
However, you’re also paying for a few additional things:
**My Gift Expertise: I have been working in corporate gifting, hospitality, and events for over 25 years so I’m a pro! In addition, giving to others has always made my heart sing and I pride myself on being able to give the perfect gift. I'd like to pass that along to you.
**Unique Quality Gift Selection: Because I enjoy gifting so much, I am always on the lookout for new and unique products that might be unknown. I also have a big stable of favorite go-to brands that always deliver something special. I love to help people discover new things! If I can bring some joy or make your life easier, I’m at my happiest. If you shine, I shine!
**Convenience/Time Savings/Safety: Many of you may not be up for shopping for gifts right now so PK’s Gift Closet is the perfect solution for that. If something comes up, you’ll have everything you need to still make that moment special with the perfect gift. It’s convenient, you save time by not having to run out to the store in all this mess, you save money by not overspending (because you’re in a rush) and you and your loved ones can stay safe at home.
And whereas most subscription boxes have one box, a mailer, I have two: a PK's Gift Closet storage box and a shipping box. I am hopeful to move to creating refill packs for your storage box that will come in a standard mailer, which will lower the cost of your quarterly subscription price. (You’d be able to order a replacement storage box at any time.) Bear with me, I'll get there!
Can I gift myself with this box?
You can and you should if that's how you're feeling!
When does it ship?
Please see below for shipping schedule:
Winter 2020 Box (SOLD OUT)
Cut-Off Order Date to Receive Box: Friday, November 13, 2020
Ship Date of December Box: Week of November 16, 2020
Charge Date: Upon Ordering
Spring 2021 Box (SOLD OUT)
New Orders: Cut-Off Order Date to Receive Box: Friday, February 19, 2021
Ship Date of March Box: Week of February 22, 2021
Current Subscriber Charge Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Summer 2021 Box
New Orders: Cut-Off Order Date to Receive Box: Friday, May 21, 2021
Ship Date of June Box: Week of May 24, 2021
Current Subscriber Charge Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Box
New Orders: Cut-Off Order Date to Receive Box: Friday, August 20, 2021
Ship Date of September Box: Week of August 23, 2021
Current Subscriber Charge Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 (Monday, August 16, 2021)
Winter 2021 Box
New Orders: Cut-Off Order Date to Receive Box: Friday, November 12, 2021
Ship Date of December Box: Week of November 15, 2021
Current Subscriber Charge Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
You will be able to select from a variety of shipping methods upon checkout.
Your box may be dropped off at your doorstep without signature confirmation; it is your responsibility to ensure the box can be dropped off and left unattended without signing for it upon delivery. Please keep this in mind when providing your shipping address. Once your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation with a tracking number.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to update your shipping address before the 15th of the month your box will be shipped.
The gift wrap set in the box is a little plain.
Yes, it is…for now. For the first box, I wanted to have materials that appealed to everyone so using mostly black and white and having plain enclosure cards was what I decided was best. In the future, I’d love to have gift wrap kits that you can chose from…that best suit your gift-wrapping style. Stay tuned! In the meantime, jazz up your white bags, boxes and enclosure cards with colored markers or stickers or with any other gift-wrapping supplies you may have at home. If you have a little one, get them involved in the decorating!
Do you do anything to support charitable causes?
Yes, my goal is to have one gift that is made by, or supports, a charitable cause and I intend to do plenty of charitable giving as the business grows. I'll provide updates as these efforts continue.
This box isn’t for me. What now?
PK’s Gift Closet will always maintain the highest level of customer service possible. I absolutely loathe complicated customer service processes. I pledge to always do right by you, my loyal customer…period. Your subscription will continue until you cancel it. (And that's easy to do.) Once a box is shipped, it is final sale and not returnable. However, you may easily cancel your subscription after that at any time, no questions asked. (I would love feedback though.) Just send me an email with the subject line "Please Cancel". And remember you're charged the 15th of the month your box ships so be sure to cancel before then.
If your order is damaged during shipping or you are missing an item from your box, please contact email@example.com with the subject line “Trouble with Box”. I’ll do everything I can to make it right by you.
I don’t want to sign up for a subscription. Do you have one-off boxes?
A small selection of pre-made gift boxes are available now, with more coming soon! Check them out here! But remember, you can cancel your subscription box at anytime after the first shipment if you don’t like it so why not give it a try?
Can you help with personal gift shopping?
I get a lot of requests for this and I wish I could help with every one...but it's just too time-consuming. I can do a limited amount of personal shopping for those local to me (Lexington area, Kentucky) for a fee. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Personal Shopping”.
I’m interested in help with corporate, event or group gifting. Can you help?
Yes, if you are looking to put together a gift box for your employees, clients, rental property (welcome gift), event or any other group, I can source and put those together for you. There will be an additional consulting fee on these orders, as well as a 10 box minimum. Just send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Custom Corporate Gifting”.
I’d like to make up my own Gift Closet at home. Can you help?
I can definitely help you organize that! I can do all the work or just advise for a fee. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “At-Home Gift Closet”.
Do you accept feedback?
I hope you will give me feedback, good or bad! In fact, here’s my personal email: email@example.com. I’d love to hear your comments, suggestions or if there is something you would like to see in a future box. I’d also love it if you shared your box, or unboxing, on social media! Be sure to tag me or use the hashtag #pksgiftcloset!