Our Story

Welcome to Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop!

We are a fourth generation gift shop, clothing store and bridal registry. BKGS is currently owned by Frances Morketter, Betty Kelly's daughter. Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop originated in the home of Frances' grandmother, Nettie Huffines. Mrs. Huffines sold Sheffield silver and other beautiful bridal gifts for local brides in the Fayetteville community.

In 1978, Mrs. Huffines’ daughter, Betty Kelly, moved the business into a small space on Arsenal Avenue and called it The Gift Shop. Then in 1982, The Gift Shop moved to 1110 Hay Street, where it remained for 37 years until February 2016. Finally, we moved to our current location at 1228 Fort Bragg Road!

When Betty was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Frances began helping and eventually took over the business. Betty passed away in 2004 and Frances officially changed the name of the shop to Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop.

Today, Frances along with her two daughters, Kathryn and Hannah, continue to work hard to keep up with the ever-changing trends, clothing, home-decor and more! We hope our website will make your shopping experience a pleasant one!

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