It's time to meet anoter of Kiss Air Candles fabulous stockists, so today we chat with Chloe of The Honey Pot Gift Store in Newbridge.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today Chloe. To start off, tell us when and why you wanted to open a candle shop?
The Honey Pot Gift Store opened on 3rd November 2014 and is located in a small and friendly close community village in Newbridge, South Wales. I wanted to open the shop as I have been brought up around businesses as a child, and I have always been interested from a younger age in having my own gift shop. My father was a part business owner of two family run Businesses in Newbridge for over 30 years with his parents and sister. These were a DIY shop and furniture shop, in the same village and street that I now have The Honey Pot in. I have always known the area, village and community.
What will customers find in your shop?
Customers will find a large selection of lovely gifts that will suit any occasion. The shop stocks a large selection of beautiful scented bath bombs, soaps, and hand wrapped gift sets. I have a large range of small sentimental gifts including, plaques, hearts, cushions, saving pots and bottles. The shop also stocks a large selection of Joma Jewellery London mainly their 'A little' bracelet collection. I also have a lovely selection of gift bags, and hand designed cards.
What is the best thing about running your shop?
The best part about running the shop is seeing, talking and interacting with my lovely loyal customers who make every day worth while. Their custom is what keeps the shop going and for that I am highly great full without them the shop wouldn't be here.
What is your favourite candle scent?
Now that is difficult one as I love every single one of the scents as they are so unique and unusual. My favourite Kiss Air candle scent has to be out of the amazing cocktail hour fragrances Peach Bellini. It smells so fresh, fruity and burns so evenly. However, Frozen Margarita has to be a very close second.
What is a typical day like for you?
A typical day for me in the shop is meeting and greeting the lovely close nit community of Newbridge. Seeing lovely customers all day, and making lots of lovely new gift sets up. I am constantly rearranging the shop and moving stock around to make the shop inviting and new for my customers.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
I think my greatest achievement so far has firstly been to open the shop and to get it up and running at the age of 21. But now the main achievement has to be that after 16 months the shop is still up and running and doing really well. I am constantly introducing new stock into the shop and slowly building the Buisness up day by day.
What’s next for you and your shop?
Well I hope that the shop will continue to grow like is has this past year. I will hopefully be introducing new stock constantly into the shop trying to build the Buisness up. Hopefully in the future I would love to open another Honey Pot somewhere.
Thanks so much Chloe - it sounds like there is lots of exciting things happening!
You can visit The Honey Pot Gift Store at 4 Griffiths Buildings, Victoria Terrace, Newbridge, NP11 4EX