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Amazing Holiday Gifts for the Ones You Love

by on Dec 3, 2016

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


Minted City Foil Map

Foil-Stamped Map Prints – Starting at $36


A framed painting.

State Map Paintings (In case you’re tired of the red state/blue state maps we’ve been seeing for months)


 Gold Foil-Dipped paper trees

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?


Minted Custom House Letterpress

Custom House Letterpress Print (Yes, it’s a letterpress of YOUR HOME!). Starts at $82.


Minted - pinboard monocrhome modern

This Urban Monochrome pinboard is the perfect way to show off your holiday cards


Minted holiday wrapping paper

Bahh! This wrapping paper is so cute! It’s called “Charleston Doors” and I don’t even care what’s in the box.


Minted lamp shade - tetrahedron

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. 



For Her

Minted Constellation Artwork

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

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

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. 

Minted Custom Poem Artwork

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

Melancolia – The soft watercolors of this print make it ethereal. It’s perfect for one of the strong, beautiful, bold women is your life.


Highway print

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

Parisian Rooftop – If she’s been to Paris (or dreams of going there one day), this photograph says it all.



For Him

Bison art print from Minted

Channel his spirit animal with a limited edition print like this handsome and ruddy yak. Yakkety yak.


Custom Stationary

Custom Stationary – Make him feel extra important with his name on his own stationary or notepad


Drift - black and white print

Drift – It’s one part sparse, and one part achingly detailed. I love this print because its inked lines are gentle and woven together in a seamless way. It would look stunning atop this artful shelf.

Minted Commissioned Artwork

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 - calm quiet print

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


Minted Heart Snapshot Print

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 divers prints

Duet – For the Thelma to your Louise.

Minted custom journal

Give your friend a personal journal or planner, customized with her name  in script.


water color hearts print

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!


hahahah print

Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha – For the one who makes you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt. 





For Pet Lovers

Minted Custom Pet Silhouette

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!


Goldfish watercolor

Take Me With You – How sweet is this little goldfish print? I think I need a goldfish.


Minted Kitty Print

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: 

Woman holds up large black and white art print of a dog facing backwards.


Pup love photograph custom framed

Pup Love – Capture that sweet puppy dog face with this custom print.





A Gift of Design Service

Minted Personal Styling Services
Take a quick design quiz, upload photos of your space, get professional suggestions how to style it. Easy.


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.

Professional design services - how it works

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. 

Minted design quiz - color palettes


This post is sponsored by Minted, a brand we love with great products for the home from hundreds of independent designers around the globe.