Hurry Up and Take Advantage of Minted’s Foil + Grad Event

Minted continues to be our go-to stop for invitations, holiday cards and more.  We recently added some of their photo gifts to our home and having my babies framed front-and-center brings special impact to walls that surround us on a daily basis.  And when it comes to paper products, their beautiful typography, one-of-a-kind designs and gift options keep me coming back every year.  With Mother’s Day, wedding season, new births, and graduations upon us – Minted’s current saving events are something to be excited about!

We believe that a touch of gold makes everything a bit more lovely.  Check out some of our favorites from Minted’s Semi-Annual Foil Event, currently offering savings on one of a kind, super luxe, Foil Pressed products.

minted-baby-announcementMinted’s Foil-Pressed Birth Announcements

Minted-Wedding-GiftFoil-Pressed Art & Gifts


Minted’s Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations

The savings continue for grads.  Alongside the Foil Event promotion, Minted is also offering discounts on Graduation cards, party invitations, and gifts – as part of their annual grad event.  In addition to so many great items to help host a graduation bash, stationery and personalized gifts are a perfect way to celebrate the new graduate.


Minted-graduation-announcementMinted’s Foil-Pressed Graduation Invitations & Announcements

And let’s not forget the mamas! Skip the flowers and chocolate and check out the meaningful art that Minted has to offer.

silhouette foil artFoil-Pressed Art & Gifts

Do let us know your favorites in the comments below.

This post is sponsored by Minted.


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 8 Gifts That She’s Sure to Love

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, we’re suggesting that you do not listen to her when she tells you that she doesn’t want a gift this year. Do pair that child-made masterpiece with one of these eight thoughtful gifts from our Mother’s Day gift guide.   gift-guide-Mother's-Day-20171. This roomy, lightweight bag by JOY from HSN combines style and comfort while providing peace of mind (because OMG we have to worry about this stuff!) via a RFID blocking technology clutch.  The attached clutch safeguards credit cards and passports from identity theft – making it the perfect travel accessory.

2. Grab these 3matic sunglasses by Adidas for the active mom who needs solid sun protection that won’t budge whether she’s running outside or playing with the kids in the ocean. The oversized fit and lightweight frame equal function plus fashion perfection.

3. This pressed mineral foundation from L’eclisse is perfect for the mom who craves a streamlined and effective makeup routine. Made from refined natural and organic cosmetic mineral and botanical ingredients of the highest quality, she’ll love the beautiful coverage that lasts all day (and the step away from those old messy liquids!).

4. Every mom would love a socially conscious gift from Every Mother Counts Orange Rose Collection supporting safe pregnancies and childbirths for every mother, everywhere. This dainty 14k mama ring is among our favorites.

5. Purchase mom swimwear designed by her specific bra size and she’ll never go back to standard size shopping. This five-way bikini top by Coco Reef with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ gives her a bunch of stylish options all in one. Pair it with her favorite style bottom (high waisted, bikini, swim skirt, and more) and she’ll have a summer go-to in this swimwear that lasts 10x longer, providing great shape.

6.  Every mom needs a great warm-weather flat that she can wear all day long and Nina Shoes created sandal perfection in their current collection.  Dressed up our down, this Standard sandal is an excellent option.

7.  Give her the gift of a technical skincare line designed to provide maximum results in minimal time with the m-61 collection from Bluemercury. The collection combines the best of skin science and power-packed natural ingredients while stripping out harsh chemicals and preservatives.

8.  Let her toss the boring yoga mat for a vibrant print from Dat Mat! Their fun yoga mat artist collabs are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face and elevate those studio sessions.


Meaningful Gifts That Give Back

We can’t think of a better way to approach the holidays and the end of 2016 than in a socially conscious way.  Many of us have a new perspective this holiday season and hope to make our gifting more meaningful than ever.  We have suggestions for ways to touch the hearts of friends and loved ones with charitable gifts that give back and carry lasting impact.

Instead of material gifts that may soon be forgotten – invest in making a difference by supporting the volunteer rescue workers in Syria rushing to the scenes of bombings to pull people out from under the rubble and carry them to safety by donating in a loved one’s name to The White Helmets. Contribute to the International Rescue Committee to help save refugee families in crisis. Give the gift of helping struggling families lift themselves out of hunger and poverty – and send a girl to school through Heifer International.  Help CARE continue to save lives with food and emergency assistance, education and economic opportunity in places that need it most – and your funds will be MATCHED if you donate by December 31st – doubling your gifted impact.

If you’re looking to wrap up a gift invested in making a difference – check out these great options that give back below:


Help light the path out of poverty for adolescent mothers in Chicago by purchasing a handcrafted candle from Bright Endeavors – a paid job training program providing critical guidance to help young moms secure quality employment.

Assist in ensuring a safe pregnancy and safe birth to every mother, everywhere, by making a donation to Every Mother Counts in a loved one’s name – or purchase a gift from their shop.  100% of net proceeds from this lovely Flat Clutch will be donated to Every Mother Counts.

Purchase an adorable ethically produced hand-knit doll crafted by Peruvian artisans from Cuddle + Kind, and ten meals will be provided to food insecure children, through the World Food Program USA.

Give the gift of cozy socks from Bombas knowing that for every pair purchased a pair will be donated to a homeless person in need. Best of all, the donated socks are engineered to meet the specific needs of people who don’t have the luxury of a clean pair of socks every day.

Consider gifting from Mercado Global and helping indigenous Guatemalan women to overcome poverty and become agents of change in their communities. Check out this beautiful Amanecer Pillow that draws inspiration from traditional handwoven techniques that originate from Comalapa, an artisan village in the Central Highlands of Guatemala.

Gift a Mini Kane STATE Bag and let your teeny-recipient know that their gift also provides a hand-delivered STATE bag loaded with essential tools for success to a child in need in the U.S.


Father’s Day Gift Guide + AMEX Giveaway

Wondering what to get dad this year?  Check out our Father’s Day gift guide with a bunch of great present suggestions that he won’t want to return!


Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker: This compact and lightweight Espresso Maker delivers espresso perfection with a footprint small enough to fit into any interior design.

Awesome Box: Give him the gift of personalized thoughtfulness with a customized Awesome Box of printed photo cards and messages.  Enlist family members and friends in the memory preservation process.  He’ll love looking through his stack of memories inside the beautifully printed 6×6 inch box.

Tom & Teddy: Get him seaside ready with vibrant, stylish and fun swimwear from Tom & Teddy. And if you have boys – be sure to get them matching swim trunks – for the coolest father-son twinning look around!

Hudson Made – Handcrafted Shave Brush No.26: Give him the gift of the perfect shave with this firm and dense shave brush to significantly improve his shaving game.

New Balance Men’s M990V4 Running Shoe: Give him the gift of iconic style, comfort, and stability – with New Balance’s 990v4 for men.  Continuing on the 30-year legacy of the 990 – this is the perfect sneaker for the whole family.

Modern Glass Pyramid Succulent Terrarium Box: Spruce up his space with a great succulent or cacti tucked inside this elegant glass pyramid-shaped terrarium. The minimal design makes it suitable for other keepsakes in addition to plants. 

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