Ann Wiley, Bri Kangas, Laurie Hicks, Jennifer Luna, and Madi Tice at the opening of Paper Luxe Gig Harbor in September 2021.
Who We Are
The Kindship is a local, family-owned collection of small retail businesses in the Greater Tacoma area with a heart for our community and helping our customers celebrate all of life’s milestones.
It all started with Paper Luxe Stationery & Gifts in 2012, our greeting card and gift boutique that brings you unique finds for all occasions including jewelry, party supplies, candles, puzzles, fine writing instruments, art tools, paper goods, creative workshops and so much more. We recently opened a second location located in the Uptown area of Gig Harbor, Washington.
In 2018, due to the popularity of our children’s selection, we opened The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop. Our goal is to bring a modern twist to the traditional toy store, offering a wide range of curated toys, books, and puzzles, for both the young and the young at heart.
During the craziness of Covid, we were able to open our next venture, The Crest Home, directly between Paper Luxe and The Curious Bear in the heart of Fircrest. The Crest focuses on gifts and goods for your home and includes a wide selection of tropical houseplants, accent furniture, pillows & throws, candles, charcuterie treats, baskets, dishes, serveware, and more.
With the addition of our new Gig Harbor Paper Luxe location and the popularity of our baby section at The Curious Bear, we also opened an adorable baby shop next door called Little Luxe. Focusing primarily on new baby gift items and clothing, we also feature toys, gear, and goods for ages 0-3.
And our latest venture, Kindship Cards, is just getting started. The Paper Source bankruptcy in early 2021 impacted so many of our dear friends in the greeting card industry. This sparked the idea of a creating a website dedicated solely to promoting, celebrating, and supporting the independent greeting card artist. It also aims to be an avenue for us to bring awareness to and generate funds for smaller non-profits that are near and dear to our hearts and those of our artists. Our goal is to offer the largest selection of independently designed greeting cards in the world!