Not surprisingly, January is considered the beginning of “Wedding Season.” The reason: Many a love-sick beau decides to pop the question during the holidays. While the newly engaged couple is busy planning their upcoming nuptials, we suggest getting a head start on choosing the perfect gift. Engagement party, bridal shower, wedding — you’ve got a lot of wrapping ahead of you. Here are a handful of gift ideas that are perfectly personalized:
Stationery for Him & Her
They’ll be married, but they’ll still be individuals. Personalized stationery with monograms that express their individual style are the perfect gift for the couple who are totally into each other but totally independent, too.
Every year, after the gifts have been wrapped and the mulled wine poured, we’re tasked with making way for delightfully new items in our digital showroom. Which means taking a look into Crane & Co. past to curate a selection of stationery, cards and other notions for our Clearance Sale. To whet your shopping appetite, here are our favorite five items on sale at the moment. But you should certainly peruse the entire collection, as we’re sure you’ll find something you just can’t live without.
We love this crinkled patent leather wallet ($50) by kate spade nyc because it's inspired by on of our favorite thoroughfares: South Beach's Lincoln Road. The only thing missing is Don Johnson & a speedboat.
It's never too early to start planning your spring & summer soirees (we can feel the sunshine just thinking about it). We think your mojitos will look lovely on these orange, pink, aqua & green letterpress coasters ($4.75) from our Studio collection.
Jackie O. Buddy Holly. I.M. Pei. They say the spectacles make the man (or woman), and we couldn't agree more. Which is why we love this collection of notecards featuring fanciful specs.
Table that seats 20? Check. Signature cocktail? Check. Vintage Halston dress? Check. Like Jay Gatsby, you adore a fanciful dinner party. The perfect touch for which is a gold-bordered place card ($12 per package) at each seat.
Understated elegance never goes out of style. Trust these letterpress '12 Days of Christmas' Holiday Cards will be every bit as charming come December 2012.
In Part Two of our “Staff’s Favorite Things” roundup, thick, rich stock and simple luxury are the names of the gift giving game.
Peter, Crane & Co. Guru: “A social card letter pressed on extra heavyweight Crane’s Lettra. It starts a conversation every time, and they’ll never lose your number.”
As much as you love giving the gift of beautifully crafted paper every holiday season, you like to keep them on their tinsel toes. Which is why we’ve curated a very tailored collection of non-paper gifts we thought our Enthusiasts might just love. The hostess, the children’s French instructor, your favorite postal employee — we like to think we’ve thought of everyone. Here are a few ideas to get those gift-giving wheels turning.
Bridge club. Poker. Or just Go Fish with the kids. For the loved one who is always up for a game and can shuffle like no one’s business, these vibrant Jonathan Adler playing cards are a trick, an ace and a royal flush all in one.