Apr 12 2016

Perfect Wedding Presents for the Bride & Groom


Wedding season is upon us, and there’s no better time to up your gifting game than with a heartfelt gift for the couple-to-be. We’ve rounded up a few unique picks for your favorite 2016 couples. Tune into ABC’s TV20 Detroit on 4/13 to see us chat about this gift guide live.

1. Vows as an Art Print 


Turn the happy couple’s vows into a piece of art they can hang right on the wall. Minted will turn the couple’s vows (or any other text) into a piece of art that’s personal and beautiful. The print is available in letterpress or foil-pressed options as well and you can handpick the font. Starts at $36

Available at Minted.com 

2. Gold Initial Tray 


An initial or monogram tray is the perfect personalized gift. This option from West Elm is perfect for serving drinks, organizing odds and ends or making breakfast in bed. $34 + monogramming

Available at westelm.com

3. Romantic Picnic Basket


For the couple who loves romance and adventure, gift a picnic basket filled with outdoor dining essentials. This option comes with break-proof glasses, plates, napkins and enough room for a few bottles of rose and some delish sammies.

Available at Macys

4. Hydration Tracking Mugs


For the fitness-focused couple or lover of the latest gadgets, gift the new Pryme Vessyl. It’s a genius smart to-go mug that intelligently tracks hydration in real time. It integrates with popular fitness apps like Jawbone or HealthKit to make sure you are staying hydrated and at your best throughout the day. Perfect to use on the day of the wedding as well! $99

Available at prymevessyl.com and select apple stores

5. Bright + Compact Keurig 2.0 



The brightly colored Keurig 2.0 is perfectly compact and practical for the newlyweds. Pair with a set of Mr and Mrs mugs and some K-Cups to help start them off on a peppy foot. Try K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. 7 refreshingly fun colors, we love the Turquoise, Orange or Violet.

Availabe at Keurig.com or other major retailers

6. Monthly Plonk Wine Club


Gift a curated monthly Wine Club to the newlyweds. Plonk Wine Club sends recipe pairings & tasting notes to the newlyweds and specializes in artisanal, small batch & sustainably grown boutique wines from around the globe. 2, 4, or 12 bottles a month & choose your Club; Mixed, White, Cabernet, Pinot, Sauvignon. Starting at $49.99

Available at plonkwineclub.com

7. Create a Custom Love Song


Our Song Online let’s customers create an original and totally unique singer-songwriter style song recorded on acoustic guitar and cello, all personalized to the specific recipient. The lead writer at oursong has been writing love songs for over 14 years to his high school sweetheart-now-wife-of-ten-years and is now using his experience to create gift songs for fellow romantics and creative gift givers. Prices vary from $206 to $318.

Available at OursongOnline.com



Jun 4 2014

6 Sentimental Gifts Ideas For Bridal Showers and Weddings // Seen On Fox

It’s wedding season! We get asked about wedding gifts all the time, and we know that sometimes you are looking for a more special gift for an important couple than what they have asked for on their registries. We chatted with Fox 2 Detroit and Fox Chicago about 7 Creative Gift Ideas You Can Give Couples for Wedding Showers and Wedding Gifts.

Fox’s Good Day Chicago

Fox 2 Detroit

Deals + Links

1. Monogrammed Gifts by JC Jewelry Design (20% coupon code)  2. VANGO – Virtual Art Curator (10% coupon code) 3. Customized Hankies by Cre8tive Emrbroidery (10% coupon code) 4. Wedit – Videography Concept (40% Coupon Code) 5. Bridal Illustrations by Brooke Hagel 6.  Hand Stamped Vintage Cake Forks by Dazzling Dezignz

Make sure to check out our Wedding Gift Etiquette and Advice post or our Wedding Gift Section on the site for more ideas.


May 27 2014

6 Thoughtful Wedding & Bridal Shower Gift Ideas


1. Monogrammed Gifts by JC Jewelry Design


2. VANGO – Virtual Art Curator


3. Customized Hankies by Cre8tive Emrbroidery

monogrammed hankercheif

4. Wedit


5. Bridal Illustrations by Brooke Hagel

Custom Bridal Sketh

6. Hand Stamped Vintage Cake Forks by Dazzling Dezignz

mr and mrs wedding forks

Be sure to check out the clip of us highlighting these items on Fox Detroit on June 3rd! 


Apr 9 2014

Free Bridal Shower Printable – Eat, Drink and Be Married

Need a thoughtful and/or last-minute bridal shower gift idea?  Have three bottles of wine? Download our free Eat, Drink and Be Married Printable wine labels, print on sticky paper and wrap around any bottle of wine for a sweet DIY bridal shower gift.  Don’t have sticky paper?  Try regular paper with spray glue.













In need of a sweet DIY Engagement Gift? Check out our DIY Engagement File.


Apr 19 2013

Bridal Shower Gift Idea // Custom Tote Bags

The Charm Studio's Custom Tote Bag

The Charm Studio


Today our expert gift-giving advice comes from Catherine Fitzpatrick of The Charm Studio. She’s privy to wedding trends and has a good idea for those of you who want to go off the registry a bit. 

A great way add a personal touch to a bridal shower gift that is straight off the registry is to include a Charm Studio custom tote bag with the couple’s monogram and date in their wedding colors. It is the perfect gift for brides to organize their notes, color swatches and more for all of their wedding planning appointments. The tote is also a cute way to gift wrap your registry gift for the bridal shower — just add a bow and tissue paper!

Contact designer Catherine Fitzpatrick at The Charm Studio to create the custom design for your tote bag: catherine@thecharmstudio.com (Custom Tote Bags are $50)

The Charm Studio offers custom design for weddings and events. Specializing in charming invitations, paper goods and over-all event branding. Check out their Look Books for weddings and events.

Catherine Fitzpatrick, The Charm StudioCatherine Fitzpatrick is the owner, designer and illustrator behind The Charm Studio. A custom design studio that creates unique pieces for weddings, events and so much more. Before starting her own business, Catherine worked as a designer for a major publishing company and a large advertising agency in Chicago. 




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