We are a third generation gift and bridal registry shop. Currently owned by Frances Morketter, Betty Kellys Gift Shop originated In the home of her Grandmother, Nettie Huffines. Mrs. Huffines sold Sheffield silver and other beautiful bridal gifts for local brides in the Fayetteville community. Her home based business was where locals went for their wedding gifts, anniversaries, or any special items they needed. The brides came to learn there was always something special in Mrs. Huffines’ silver striped boxes.
In 1978, Mrs. Huffines’ daughter, Betty Kelly moved the business into a small space on Arsenal Avenue and called it “The Gift Shop” and then in 1982, moved to our current location on Fort Bragg Road.
Betty Kelly grew the business from there when she added many china lines and always worked hard to keep up with the current bridal trends. She also built a wonderful stationery selection that includes on-site printing as well as a large selection of bridal invitation albums.
When Betty was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, her daughter, Frances Morketter began helping and eventually taking over the business. Betty passed away in 2004 and Frances officially changed the name of the business to Betty Kellys Gift Shop.
We are continuing to work hard to keep up with the ever-changing bridal market and hope our website will make your shopping experience a pleasant one!