Marigold & Grey Launches Same-Sex Wedding & Engagement Gift Boxes

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Perhaps you’re aware of our Happily Ever After curated gift box? This gift design, perfect for engagement gifts and client gifts, has been one of our best sellers from the very beginning and while we’ve happily swapped out the gender-specific mugs and soaps to accommodate same sex couples, we are proud to officially offer the ‘Mr & Mr’ and ‘Mrs & Mrs’ versions in our online shop. We want all of our couples (and our customers who gift to them) to feel welcome. By officially adding these same-sex gifts to the shop as opposed to offering them a “special request” as we have previously, we finally feel that our online shop reflects a high-end gifting experience for ALL.

The Mr & Mrs

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

The Mrs & Mrs

And now for the new designs! As with before, the gift boxes contain gourmet shortbread cookies, an artisan candle by Brooklyn Candle Co, and signature tea towel with “Happily Ever After”. But now, the “Mrs & Mrs” will reflect a pair of Mrs. mugs along with a pair of “Hello Gorgeous” soaps!

The Mr & Mr

And for the ‘Mr & Mr’ gift design, you’ll now see a pair of Mr. mugs along with a pair of “Hello Handsome” soaps!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

The contents are carefully packaged in a beautiful pine wood gift box with cover and finished off with ivory ribbon and “congrats” calligraphy gift tag! Dried eucalyptus as accent too! We will include a hand-written note on your behalf and drop ship directly to the recipients.

We’ve always welcomed ALL couples but are happy to take steps to make it even more apparent by adding these to our online collection. We welcome your feedback. Please drop us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. To check out the collection, go HERE!

Custom Housewarming Themed Client Gift Boxes for Fidelity Bank Mortgage Banker

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

While I love ALL of our custom projects, this one was particularly special because the client was my mom! She dropped into the studio on my birthday back in February to treat me to lunch and immediately began looking around, studying the custom gift assemblies we had in the works. Instead of rushing right out to eat, we started dreaming up custom curated gift boxes to have drop-shipped to her clients once they move into their new home. Because my mom is a mortgage banker, taking the gifts in a housewarming direction makes total sense!

We started with a sturdy kraft box with lid to achieve a cozy, warm feel. We then selected contents including a set of lavender lotion and soap in beautiful pump bottles, versatile khaki striped tea towels, an artisan candle by Brooklyn Candle Studio, neutral match boxes and finally, a custom cookie with “home sweet home” underneath a a sweet little roof and chimney, plus a floral accent. I’m smitten with what Fresh Bakes did with these cookies!

We finished the gifts off with ivory satin ribbon and a custom gift tag featuring “welcome home” along with the Fidelity Mortgage logo along with my mom’s license number.

Instead of having the entire group of gifts shipped to my mom to handle herself, she chose to take advantage of our Client Gift Drop Shipping Program whereby we keep her gifts in inventory at our studio and then drop-ship a gift directly to her client each time she needs one shipped. This saves her the hassle of having to ship them out on her own!

We’d love to know what you think of these housewarming gifts. Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, go HERE.

How to Create Conference Swag Attendees Will Love

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

No matter what type of industry you’re in, there is usually no shortage of educational opportunities by way of workshops, conferences, retreats, seminars, and even mastermind group getaways. And this means some sort of swag bag or welcome gift is usually involved. Today we’re sharing how to create memorable conference gifts. You know, the type of workshop gift that makes your heart skip a beat the moment you realize it’s yours and you can’t WAIT to dig in.

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

The Functional

Instead of traditional notepads and pens at each attendee’s seat, why not mix it up a bit and include these functional items inside the gift. We love branded journals that attendees can use during the conference but can also return home with it and refer back to it and even continue filling it up!

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Image: Red October Photography

The Inspirational

I really love finding a way to infuse our event swag designs with an inspirational message that mirrors the feel of the event. These welcome gifts for Justin & Mary Photography’s workshops are a great example. We had one of their favorite quotes hand-lettered on the attendee notebooks and they really set the tone for everything to follow.

Image: Justin & Mary Photography

Image: Justin & Mary Photography

The Edibles

Most events provide meals and snacks so we like to find some really special sweet treats as well as water or other beverages for attendees to enjoy on breaks or even when they go back to their hotel room in the evening. It’s also a good idea to consider some healthy snacks as well as sweets so you don’t have everyone in food coma when they’re supposed to be paying attention!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

We hope we’ve given you so good ideas to create workshops that really wow your attendees. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page.

Custom Corporate Swag for The Bump’s ‘Moms, Movers & Makers’ Luncheon

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I have zero idea how I haven’t blogged this project sooner considering these corporate welcome baskets for The Bump’s Moms Movers and Makers Luncheon were a true highlight of our 2016! I’m not as familiar with The Bump because I don’t have babies but I am DEFINITELY familiar with The Knot and when their corporate office called for help designing corporate swag for this special event, I was more than happy to jump in and get started!

For the gift packaging, we selected a small woven gift basket with a lid. We filled it with some spa items such as Waxing Kara lip gloss and Spruce & Fresh bath scrub. We then included electronic wipes in the sweetest botanical print packaging as well as a custom cookie with the Bump logo!

We finished them off with custom gift tags with calligraphy by Just Write Studios, blush ribbon to coordinate with the brand and two succulents for a fresh touch.

So often when we ship out gifts around the nation to various events such as weddings, corporate events or even creative conferences, we don’t always get to see them in action. In this case, the event’s gorgeous design by Natalie Good of A Good Affair, held at The Millwick, began to hit the interwaves! We were overjoyed to see our curated gift baskets arranged neatly on the chairs awaiting the guests to arrive.

We were honored to have our custom gifts in the hands of so many strong, talented, inspiring, creative women whom we admire. I was a nervous wreck sending these out as I truly wanted them to “wow” everyone there! I mean, LOOK at this guest list! To this day, I STILL don’t believe that my small-but-mighty business created gifts that were in the same room as Holly Robinson Peete and Kristen Bell. Definitely one of those “pinch me” kind of moments.

A huge ‘thank you’ to XO Group for selecting us to be a part of such a special event. For more information on custom gifts for corporate events, please reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!