Our Story

Smockingbird’s Storefront- Smockingbird’s
Hello and welcome to Smockingbird’s Unique Gifts! Founded in the heart of the Brick District of Fulton, MO in 2002 by Virginia McCoskrie, Smockingbird's carries a wide range of fun, affordable gifts including owner made smocking. We love helping you find just the right gift for any occasion and are so happy that you’re here!
Owner made hand smocked baby gown - Smockingbird's

The idea for Smockingbird’s came from the inspiration of a friend’s gift shop in Kansas City, where Virginia was born and raised, and her love of smocking, which she had learned when expecting the first of her two sons. Having moved to the small town of Fulton and having been charmed by small town life, Virginia decided to follow her dream and Smockingbird’s was born. Married to her husband, Whit, for 40+ years, who is so supportive and genuinely funny, Virginia frequently uses photos of him in her marketing.

Awards - Smockingbird's
Fulton Sun's Callaway's Best Specialty Shop 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Fulton Sun's Callaway's Best Retail 2020, 2019, 2018
1st Place Holiday Open House Best Window Display 2021, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2010, 2009

Visit us to see why Smockingbird's is Fulton's Store to Explore!

~Virginia McCoskrie

Virginia McCoskrie, Owner-Smockingbird's