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Following the launch of our exclusive stationery edit with Minted, a shoppable marketplace made up of a talented community of artists, we immediately began thinking about what we could do next. After all, save-the-dates, invitations, and day-of paper goods are only part of the wedding-planning process, and we want to support you every step of the way. One topic we knew our readers wanted help with? Gifts.
So, we asked ourselves, why not create a curated selection of presents that would take the guesswork out of gifting? And that’s exactly what we did. Whether you’re shopping for the couple, the members of your wedding party, or your spouse, the Minted + Brides Gifting Collection has presents your loved ones will be thrilled to receive.
As we started to build our collection, we focused on the four nuptial-related events we know are most commonly associated with gifts: engagement, wedding shower, wedding, and anniversary. In the end, we created an assortment of presents (all of which can be personalized in some way) that perfectly speak to each of these milestones.
Whether you’ve been invited to an engagement party or simply want to send a gift as a congratulations, deciding what to give can be tricky. Ultimately, the etiquette rules around engagement parties say presents aren’t required, but small, sentimental gifts are common and always appreciated by the couple. And that’s exactly what our offerings are. The newly-engaged pair will be delighted to receive stationery with their names, a personalized photo from the proposal, or a custom art map highlighting the spot of their engagement.
Wedding and Bridal Shower Gifts
We’ve all been there: You’re invited to a wedding shower and everything on the couple’s registry has already been fulfilled, or you’ve purchased a classic gift but also want to give your relative or close friend something special. Our personalized wedding shower gifts are perfect for either of these scenarios. We love the idea of treating an engaged person to a fresh set of stationery with their future married name—as an added bonus, the cards will come in handy when writing thank-you notes after the party! Blown away by all of the couple’s amazing engagement photos? Have one printed on a photo pillow or challenging puzzle that the duo can enjoy for years to come.
The wedding day is finally here, and celebrating your favorite couple’s love story is top priority. In our minds, the perfect wedding gift doesn’t need to be extravagant—it just needs to be special. Show the couple of the hour that you’ve been thinking specifically of them by arriving with one of these personalized presents. If they’re planning to share the same last name after the big day, thank-you cards with their joint moniker will be appreciated. Another meaningful idea? A framed letterpress print of their wedding venue exterior.
We couldn’t forget about our couples! Now that you’re married, you might be planning to choose gifts based on what tradition dictates for each milestone. For year one, the customary gift is something made of paper, which is why we chose a number of options that fit the bill. A letterpressed portrait of your wedding venue, framed and ready to hang, certainly fits the bill while also harkening back to last year’s nuptials. Another great idea? Having your wedding vows or the lyrics to your first dance song printed for display. If photo gifts are more your speed, surprise your spouse with a month-by-month retrospective look at your first year as a married couple or an heirloom-quality print of one of our favorite big-day portraits.