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Celebrate The Happy Couple With Wine For Future Anniversaries

Wine For A Wedding Gift Box

Classic Trio Gift Box from Wine For A Wedding

Here in the heart of wedding season, do you find yourself stumped when it comes to gifts? I mean registry gifts are great. They’re a sure thing, a quick win, and not to be disregarded.

Sometimes however, all the events surrounding the wedding might mean you need more than one gift—in which case a double dip in the registry is pretty boring.

Other times, you’re looking to do something different, a little more unique, a little more special, for the couple who has it all. You’ve come the right blog ;)

Wine For A Wedding is wedding gift extraordinaire! These beautifully engraved wooden boxes, crafted in Kirkwood, Missouri, are artful wishes for a happy, lasting, romantic marriage.
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Neon + Love: Cards by Ashkahn

God Only Knows card by Ashkahn

God Only Knows card by Ashkahn

It made my day to stumble across Ashkahn’s cards at Aldea recently. It was the neon that got my attention (such a sucker for it) and the Beach Boys lyric that made me take the card up top home with me.

The eccentric artist from Silverlake, CA creates a collection of cards and gifts that are as suggestive and sassy as Ashkahn is in this photo. They’re hilarious.

The photos in his shop hardly do justice to the cards with the neon punch, but rest assured they lovey, fun, and practically glow in the dark! I’ve rounded up a some favorites here for you.

The top image is my own, with the hope of giving you a better idea of the letterpressed fluoro ink. Rather then stamped and sealed, this one’s going in a frame for the Mister. Perhaps I need a couple more for a proper arrangement.

What about you? Do you ever display greeting cards as works of art?
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Everything Here is Wonderful: Screen-Printed Maps by Best Made Co.

Wonderful Silk Screened Maps by Best Made Company - Seattle

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about going somewhere. Getting outta Dodge and hitting the road, en route to somewhere wonderful. Lucky for us, this country is full of wonderful destinations, many of them right under our very noses.

It’s precisely these places that Best Made Company's Everything Here is Wonderful map series was created to celebrate—the parks, cities and the journey in between across these United States.

Hand-printed in Saint Paul, MN, numbered, and embossed with a Best Made seal, these topographic survey maps represent “some of the more remarkable and cherished locations you’ve ever (or never) explored.”

Give a Wonderful Map in recognition of a wonderful place they dream of visiting, or the one they call home.

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Create a Custom Photo Strip Phone Case

Case-Mate DIY Tool examples

What do moms love? Moms love photos of their babies. And what do moms use every day more than any other thing in their bag? Their phone. So doesn’t it make perfect sense to make mom a super cool case that lets her take her favorite faces with her wherever she goes? Of course it does!

That’s why we’re all over Case-Mate’s new DIY features to customize a case for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Best-Friendship Day, any day!

Case-Mate DIY Photo Booth Cases

Use a single photo, or pick several!

Case-Mate DIY Tool choose your layout

Choose your layout using Case-Mate’s DIY Tool

In addition to decking out your case with a single photo, now Case-Mate’s easy DIY tool let’s you create collages, photo strips and other arrangements. Tell the story of a favorite memory—a big trip, an anniversary, a family photo session, a messy time baking in the kitchen—by recreating it on the back of her phone.

The DIY tool works with many many smart phone styles and you can upload images straight from your photo library or even right out of Facebook or Instagram—hello filters!

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Wedding & Anniversary Gifts? Studiopatró’s Love Set Is All You Need

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Love Set Tea Towels by Studiopatró

Simple expressions of love around the house are a surefire way to bump up the cheer-factor in a home. However it’s not always easy to find gifts that assert sweet somethings and are also well-suited to today’s modern newlyweds and classy couples.

But I’ve found one for you, and it’s exquisite. I was fortunate to catch a sneak peek of Studiopatró’s new Love set of linen tea towels at a local event a couple weeks ago. I’d admired their textiles from afar so it was a treat to see and touch the linens in person. And for the record Studiopatró creator, Christina, is just as chic and lovely as the the line itself.

Love Set stacked

So, the Love Set! This set of hand-printed towels was just added to their shop today. It’s the kind of gift you’ll find yourself buying three of—one for you, one for a lucky couple, and one for all the other fun things you can do with them. I’ll s’plain…

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Make This Gift: Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints!

ManMadeDIY : How To: Make Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints

Custom Fingerprint Art, by Chris Gardner

Here’s a DIY that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, wedding gifts, or just because. It utilized something so specifically you and turns it into art—your fingerprints!

You’ll need to have some simple creative computer skills (or know someone who does) and be quite cunning to acquire the fingerprints without raising any suspicions. Just tell your Valentine with a wink and a smile, “Shut it! No questions.”

Our friend Chris at ManMadeDIY put together this handy tutorial to take you through the steps for making your own. And if his visual style isn’t quite yours, get creative! There are many ways to adapt the idea changing the scale, colors, paper colors and typeface. Have fun! And let us know how yours turns out.

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