Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Man // Holiday Gift Guide by Marigold & Grey

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Truth time. The men in our lives are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. They either already have everything or they want something completely out of reach. (Think newly-released tech toy.) And if you come right out and ask them what they want, nine times of ten you’re met with “Uhh, I don’t need anything” which brings you right back to the drawing board. Let us help!

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1 Beard Pack

Your bearded fellow wants to look extra slick this holiday season. Outfit him with this Beard Pack HERE.

2 Cork Globes

Does the man in your life fancy himself a world traveler? Or maybe a traveling is still just a dream. These cork globes are a unique way to check off your travel bucket list. See them HERE.

3 Solo Stove

For nights outdoors by a cozy fire check out the sleek Solo Stove HERE.

4 Framebridge Gift Card

Favorite sports poster or autographed memorabilia. Help him save it forever with a gift card to Framebridge because let’s face it, custom framing probably isn’t at the top of his own to-do list. But if done for him, he’s a happy man! Get one HERE.

5 Masculine Gift Box

When we began designing our 2018 Holiday Collection we wanted to create something just for the sophisticated hard-to-buy-for man in your life. Boss. Spouse. Brother. Friend. Our signature “Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” gift is perfect for every guy on your list. Check it out HERE.

6 Artisan Beard Combs

And just in case that beard need some attention. These beard combs are an awesome addition to his beauty regimen. Find them HERE.

7 Yeti Cooler

Is your guy more of an outdoorsy type who loves a good day on the water or in the woods. The Yeti cooler is perfect for him, this one sized down from the original for a gentler price point and easy to bring along just about anywhere! Get one HERE.

8 Leather Laptop Sleeve

Send him out in style with this Restoration Hardware Laptop Sleeve. Modern, useful and plenty masculine. Grab one HERE

We hope this guide has been a huge help but if you’re still riding the man-gift struggle bus, perhaps the perfect gift is hiding in our Pre-Designed Gift Shop! Happy shopping from all of us here at Marigold & Grey!

Gift Ideas for Co-Workers and Clients // Holiday Gift Guide by Marigold & Grey

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Finding the perfect gift for your clients and co-workers is always a challenge. You want to make them feel appreciated but if they’re not necessarily your besties, you may wonder if they’ll ever use what you get them. I mean, you can only have so many boxes of holiday chocolates…oh hello, holiday waistline!

Fret no more! Same format as with our recent Holiday Hostess gift guide, we’ve pulled together some ideas that are more than just pretty. They’re fresh, exciting, and something your clients or co-workers will love and use!

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  1. This terrarium from Shop Terrain is like a breath of fresh air… indoors. It’s like bringing the outside right to their desktop! FIND IT HERE.
  2. I don’t know about you but I can NEVER have enough journals! This custom journal would make anyone paper product obsessed! FIND IT HERE.
  3. Talk about a unique way to display candy on your desk! This unzipped glass zipper bag is an unexpected but brilliant touch! FIND IT HERE.
  4. The best part about the holidays is the warm and cozy feeling inside. Sweater Weather captures this feeling in a gift box. And perfectly unisex too! FIND IT HERE.
  5. You can never go wrong with gorgeous stationery. And Kate Spade doesn’t disappoint. These Thank You cards are to die for and are the perfect additional to any desk drawer. FIND THEM HERE.
  6. Everyone needs a little self confidence boost now and again. (Or like everyday.) This “What Would You Attempt” Paperweight is the perfect visual reminder. FIND IT HERE.
  7. Everyone will smile when they jazz up their cork board with these gold push pins. And will have them planning a safari trip in no time! FIND THEM HERE .

So, did you find the perfect gift for your co-workers or clients? We certainly hope so!

Looking for more easy to gift ideas? Head over to our Pre-Designed Shop to view this year’s Holiday Collection. The entire online shop is offered with Free Shipping + no order minimums.

Gift Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Hostess // Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Oh my goodness, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We’re curious…are you the one hosting this year? If not, then chances are you’re headed for the home of family or friends. (Or both…hello Friendsgiving!) Considering all the hours they’ll spend planning the menu, prepping a fabulous meal and opening up their hearts and homes, don’t forget to show up with a thoughtful gift for the hostess.

But hey, we know you’re busy. And that’s exactly why we’ve taken the guesswork out of selecting a hostess gift with this year’s Thanksgiving Hostess Gifting Guide!

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1. This Williams-Sonoma pumpkin dish is the perfect addition to any display! Find it here.

2. Every home needs a fabulous fall wreath. This Woodland Wreath from Farm Girl Flowers is a great choice. Find it here.

3. You cannot go wrong with this sweet leaf jewelry dish from Terrain. It’ll be a fall favorite year after year. Find it here.

4. Our signature “Honey Love” curated gift box is a Marigold & Grey favorite around here. Show your hostess a little honey love this Thanksgiving. Find it here.

5. Thinking pretty is always a good idea. Like these pretty Copper Plated Salad Servers from Nordstrom. Find them here.

6. Compliment your hostesses holiday table for years to come with these Pier 1 Autumn Lily Napkins. Find them here.

Now that you have your hostess gift all figured out, it’s time to head to the party and do nothing but relax and unwind. Oh, and eat.

How to Create a Modern Easter Basket for Adults // Gift Guide

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Am I the only one who can barely believe it’s almost Easter? I mean, weren’t we JUST ringing in 2017? Anyway, with all the colorful Easter things filling the shelves at all the stores, it got me thinking about Easter baskets and how they aren’t just for kids. They should be for adults too, right? Today, I’m sharing my ideas for curating an adult-only Easter basket. Hope you enjoy!

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1 Copper Basket

The vessel always sets the tone for any gifts and in this case, I’ve chosen a copper basket from CB2 as a modern base for the overall gift. I’ve never seen an Easter basket created in anything even close to this so this made me want to try it even more!

2 Tulips

Ahhhh tulips! Nothing says spring like tulips so they were an absolute must when curating this gift. I chose white for a modern, neutral backdrop. Wrapped with kraft paper and tied with ribbon, these add a fresh element to the basket that any adult recipient would be thrilled to receive. Via Telebouquet.

3 Decorative Eggs

An Easter basket isn’t complete without eggs of some kind. Since most grown-ups tend to try and stay away from a ton of chocolate (keyword: try), I selected pastel eggs intended for decorative purposes only. But this doesn’t make them boring! You can display them in a beautiful dish on your coffee table or even as a centerpiece at the kitchen table. The possibilities are endless!

4 Ribbon

I chose green and white striped ribbon as a finishing touch for the gift. It pulls together many of the green elements throughout this gift and is the perfect springtime color.

5 Dish Towels

I am over-the-moon smitten with these botanical dish towels. These can be rolled up and tied with ribbon inside the gift basket. Or, open them up a bit and drape the material over the outside of the basket for additional style.

6 Gift Tag

I selected a kraft gift tag with grommet along with “Happy Easter” in script font for a natural, yet elegant, look. You could have these printed, stamped or even hand-lettered!

7 Bonsai Tree

I’m a huge fan of gifts that involve doing an activity of some sort. This bonsai tree growing kit is a prime example of this! Not to mention, I love the galvanized tin the kit comes in as well as the clippers that come tied at the top. This is a gift in itself!

8 Frutta Fiore Candy

Leave it to Sugarfina to come up with these floral fondant candies that are sure to steal the show. The light pastel candies are gorgeous (and imported from Italy!) but also delicious at the same time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift guide! You still have plenty of time to pull something together in time for Easter and when you do, please share with us! We’d love to hear what you’ve come up with either in the comments or via our contact page. We always love hearing from you!

Gift Ideas for The Holiday Hostess // Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

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This time of year is known for holiday gatherings so make sure you have a plan in place for your holiday hostess gifts in order to avoid stress. Today we’re sharing some of our absolute favorites.

1 ‘But First Coffee’ Gift Box by Marigold & Grey

Our signature ‘But First Coffee’ gift box makes a perfect hostess gift. Featuring coffee beans, ‘But First Coffee’ mug, sugar cubes, tea towel and gold plated heart-shaped tea spoon, it will have you ready to show up to the party in no time. We finish it off with a kraft calligraphy tag and blush satin ribbon.

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Image: Laura Metzler Photography

2 Copper Cheese Knife Set by Terrain

This knife set is just as stylish as it is functional. Perfect for the hostess to serve an array of cheeses at any party!

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3 Mornings are for Mimosas via Etsy

I can’t think of a hostess who wouldn’t appreciate this fun-loving apron design! Adjustable with two pockets, it’s just as useful as it is adorable.

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4 Fresh Magnolia Wreath via Etsy

This magnolia wreath transitions from fall into winter with complete ease. Standard size is 20″ but can also be ordered in larger sizes upon request.

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5 Denver Plaid Salad Plates, Set of 4 by Pottery Barn

We adore these festive, cozy plaid salad plates. A set of 4, they are 9″ in diameter and both dishwasher and microwave safe!

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6 Christmas Tree Candle by Brooklyn Candle Co

It’s no surprise we love Brooklyn Candle Co as you’ll see plenty of their candle masterpieces included in our online gift box collection including our signature Comfort & Joy gift box. However, the amber jar collection is our absolute favorite and you can’t ever go wrong with the scent of a pine forest. An all-around winner!

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7 Live Rosemary Tree by World Market

Not only can this rosemary tree be used for cooking and baking, it also makes awesome decoration in its own terra-cotta pot. We love the idea of gifting a live gift to the hostess and this is an adorable way to do just that!

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We certainly hope our suggestions have you on your way to finding hostess gifts that are perfect for all of the holiday hostesses in your life. After all, once that’s done you can head to the party and do nothing but relax and enjoy yourself! Happy holidays!

Gift Ideas for Boss Babes // Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Boss ladies. Girl bosses. Boss babes. They work hard, hustle plenty and rarely ever give up so they definitely need some love in the form of thoughtful (and useful!) gifts this holiday season.

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1 Merry & Bright Gift Box by Marigold & Grey

Sleek, modern and full of relaxation items, our ‘Merry & Bright’ gift box is the perfect curated gift box for any boss babe. Featuring Formulary 55 bath scrub, amazingly fragrant Sweet Fig Candle from Brooklyn Candle Co, and chocolate truffles, she’ll be able to take a break from the business and recharge.

2 Weekly Deskpad by Rifle Paper Co.

Staying organized is important but style is too. This desk pad allows the girl bosses in your life to keep track of her week at glance. When the week is over, she tears the sheet off and has a blank slate for the next week. It comes in a few different patterns but we love this one that mimics a real desk.

3 In the Company of Women via Amazon

A hard cover book featuring 100 creative, entrepreneurial women from around the world. This makes an inspiring read but also a chic coffee table book for home or office.

4 Lasercut Leather Card Holder via Anthropologie 

Move over boring business card holders of the past. These are laser cut and downright beautiful.

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5 Metallic Rose Charging Cord by Ban.do

Everyone needs a backup charging cord and especially the girl boss who is constantly on the go. And even better, it’s comes in metallic rose now!

6 Ananas Pineapple Trinket Dish with Clips via Anthropologie

A gold pineapple that’s functional too? Yes please! We love this dish as desk decor and also to hold paper clips and other small items that might potentially clutter a desk. But in this case, everything stays organized and stylish.

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Sure hope you’re feeling more confident about what to get your favorite girl boss. Any more ideas, leave us a note in the comments. We’d love to know! Happy holidays!