I write this next sentence every year, and every year I believe it more: if buying gifts could be my full time job, I would be the happiest person on the planet.
I love everything about gift giving. The rituals, the sentiments, the experience of finding the perfect thing for the perfect person. It's a total thrill and my total Kryptonite.
This holiday season, we partnered with Minted to create a set of gifts perfect for the people you love most. Your man, your woman, your boo, your bestie, your bae. They're all accounted for in this collection.
So, grab your warm beverage of choice, settle in under your coziest blanket, and have a look at these gorgeous gifts.
For The Home
State Map Paintings (In case you're tired of the red state/blue state maps we've been seeing for months)
Well these Gold Foil-Dipped paper trees are just stupidly cool. You could make them yourself, but at $12 for a set of two, why would you?
This Urban Monochrome pinboard is the perfect way to show off your holiday cards
Bahh! This wrapping paper is so cute! It's called "Charleston Doors" and I don't even care what's in the box.
That lampshade. Those prints.
Housewarming gifts are the best, aren't they? I mean, you're literally giving someone a little piece of their home. Those foil city (or state) prints are stunning, sweet, and incredibly thoughtful. They also happen to seamlessly fit with any decor style.
If someone presented you with a letterpress print of your sweet home you would weep tears of joy and disbelief. I would weep too. We would cry because your home is your special place, your haven, your retreat, and this custom letterpress gift captures all of those feelings.
Zodiac Print by Annie Clark
Whether your moon is in the seventh house or not, this print will look good there.
Birthstone Foil Art - She'll love this as much as she loves the constellation artwork. It's sweet, stunning, and it feels gorgeously personal.
Going for a Swim - I love the movement, the peace, and the stunning colors of this print.
Those sweet astrological prints are the perfect blend of personal and feminine (they also have birthstone prints that are equally as charming). The soft watercolor background and the foil constellation lines are stunning together.
Find her favorite poem, lyrics, or quote and have it emblazoned in rose gold (or gold, or silver). You will be her favorite person forevermore.
Can't think of the right thing to say? These custom poem prints are perfect. Take her favorite couplet, quote, or song lyrics and turn it into gifting perfection.
Melancolia - The soft watercolors of this print make it ethereal. It's perfect for one of the strong, beautiful, bold women is your life.
Pacific Coast Highway - This is the most lovely print for a California girl (or a California girl at heart – aren't we all one of those?)
Parisian Rooftop - If she's been to Paris (or dreams of going there one day), this photograph says it all.
Channel his spirit animal with a limited edition print like this handsome and ruddy yak. Yakkety yak.
Custom Stationary - Make him feel extra important with his name on his own stationary or notepad
Commission a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork through Minted's commission service. Fill out a few questions about style and color palette you're looking for and Minted will pair you with an artist to commission a custom piece. This service starts at only $75!
House in the Woods - Got a guy in your life who treasures the calm and quiet of the woods? This print says all that and more.
Eeeeerp! Record-scratch noise. Back it up. You can get a custom, one-of-a-kind, specially-commissioned artwork starting at $75? That's amazing.
For Your Best Friend
Heart Snapshot Art - This beautiful piece is made from 30 of your best bestie-selfies, arranged in a big, beautiful heart. And, you can get it for as little as $29.
Duet - For the Thelma to your Louise.
Give your friend a personal journal or planner, customized with her name in script.
Watercolor Hearts - Do you have a forever friend who has been there since the beginning? Do you have a box full of photos to document that forever? How about turning them into a sweet memento with this watercolor print!
Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha - For the one who makes you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt.
For Pet Lovers
A custom piece of artwork might be the most thoughtful gift there is to give. Lovers have been doing it for ages, extolling their beloveds in oil portraits, poetry, and song. Just upload a photo, and Minted will create a silhouette!
Take Me With You - How sweet is this little goldfish print? I think I need a goldfish.
Capture a furry friend's essence in a sweet, custom watercolor. Again, just upload a photo, and they take care of the rest! If you're more into Fido than kitty, here's your piece:
Pup Love - Capture that sweet puppy dog face with this custom print.
A Gift of Design Service
One of the recurring questions Bruno and I receive is the plea for help with artwork. How to hang it, how to frame it, how to arrange it and pair it. Minted offers a cool service that helps you select works that suit you and then decide how to display them.
This is one of those give-a-man-a-fish gifts. Your gift of Minted's Personal Art Styling service will serve them for years, helping them better understand their own tastes, and learn how to put them on display.
This post is sponsored by Minted, a brand we love with great products for the home from hundreds of independent designers around the globe.