2017 Holiday Curated Gift Box Collection by Marigold & Grey

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

It’s here! Our 2017 Pre-Designed Gift Box Collection is LIVE in our online shop and we are officially accepting Pre-Orders now! Other than one very popular gift design from last year that we’ve resurrected, the entire collection is completely brand new! We’re featuring one feminine gift, one masculine gift and four completely gender neutral options to make it easy to shop for everyone on your list, especially for corporate clients and colleagues.

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The Details:

  • The entire Holiday Collection is offered with FREE SHIPPING (in the U.S. only) and NO ORDER MINIMUMS
  • Each gift in the Holiday Collection will automatically come with a gold foil “Happy Holidays” notecard for a handwritten message of your choice (specify your message in the notes at checkout)
  • Gifts in the Holiday Collection are only available while supplies last. Once a gift is sold out, it will be marked as “sold out” in the shop.
  • All orders are considered Pre-Orders and will ship out between Dec 11th and Dec 18th for delivery in time for Christmas. Orders placed beyond December 11th are not guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. For specific questions about ETAs, please email us at hello@marigoldgrey.com

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Okay, enough of all the logistical stuff. Let’s meet the Collection, shall we?

Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Our version of the man gift, our signature Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen takes celebration and relaxation to a whole new level with this gift box designed especially for those hard-to-buy-for men in your life. Masculine chocolate and candy, a set of slate coasters, tonic syrup for the perfect cocktail and an oh-so-luxurious facial cleansing bar.

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Happy Spa-lidays

It’s no secret that the holidays are stressful. Our signature Happy Spa-lidays gift box contains all the most luxurious items to help her relax this season. Bath bombs, an artisan small batch candle (with matches!), rose sangria body scrub and gourmet nuts for a delicious, yet healthy snack. You know, just like at the spa!

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Navy & Bright

Who says navy isn’t a holiday color? We sure think it is! Our signature Navy & Bright holiday gift box is the perfect gift for that special someone (male or female!) who loves to sit down and relax with a mug of gourmet hot chocolate. Along with the mug and cocoa, we also include a deliciously scented artisan candle in Sweet Fig along with matches, and small batch almond biscotti. By the way, the tin is so beautiful, I highly doubt your gift recipient will be throwing it away even after the hot chocolate is gone. This one will be sticking around!

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Sweater Weather

Our signature Sweater Weather gift box might be smaller in size but is full of ambiance. An amber woods candle (with coordinating matches) in a metal tin paired with a black checkered Mast Brothers chocolate bar definitely screams curled up by the roaring fire while the snow is falling outside. It also contains a large bath bomb for a relaxing soak in the tub.

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Tis the Season

Our signature Tis the Season gift box definitely says ‘happy holidays’ in a traditional yet modern way. The deep reds and golds with pops of green pine are all that you’d expect to see this time of year. Featuring gourmet chocolate, dutch almond spiced small batch cookies, and an artisan candle and matches! The Tis the Season may be smaller in size than others in the Collection but definitely makes a bold statement!

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Comfort & Joy

Last but not least, you might recall our signature Comfort & Joy gift basket from last year’s collection. Well, you guys loved it so much that we’ve decided to bring it back. Same exact contents, just a ribbon upgrade to make an even bigger statement. The Comfort & Joy is completely gender neutral and balanced nicely between edibles and household items. Definitely an all-time favorite!

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We hope you like what you see! If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out via our contact page or email hello@marigoldgrey.com.

All images by Laura Metzler Photography

Curated Gift Box Business Marigold & Grey Now Hiring for Studio Assistant Position

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Between wedding welcome gifts, corporate event gifts and the holiday season on the horizon, things have been straight bananas around here. As a business owner, it’s always a challenge determining if craziness is merely a spike or if it’s legitimate business growth. Because I believe it’s sustainable business growth, I’m thrilled to announce that it’s time to add to our gifting team once again!

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We’re searching for the perfect Studio Assistant to join us in our Kensington, Maryland studio location. In case you know of anyone or if the special someone we’re hunting for just might be YOU, here’s the official job listing…

Established in 2014, Marigold & Grey is an artisan gifting business specializing in custom gift design for weddings and corporate events all while operating a thriving e-commerce platform for lifestyle gifting. We believe that gifting should not only be easy and stress-free for our clients but also well-curated and beautiful at the same time. Through hard work, dedication to our clients, non-stop teamwork, and an eye for design, we have enjoyed significant growth over the last 3 years along with the honor of being featured in publications such as Martha Stewart WeddingsWashingtonian Bride & GroomThe Knot and more.

WE’RE HIRING!

The Position: Studio Assistant

We are currently searching for a highly organized, energetic and detail-oriented Studio Assistant to join our team and work onsite in our Kensington, Maryland studio! The Studio Assistant position is designed to support the CEO with administrative duties as well as regular involvement in the day-to-day operations of the business. This is an entry level position with potential for advancement.

Responsibilities Include:

— Review and answer incoming emails and phone calls
— Manage CEO’s calendar and files
— Data entry and report generation
— Local errands, business related and personal to CEO
— Research for upcoming gift designs, newsletters and blog posts
— Assist with client follow-up
— Assist with gift assembly and delivery
— Assist with shipping, receiving and inventory management
— Special projects as assigned

Must Haves:

— Completed undergraduate degree or degree in progress
— Administrative experience
— Strong organizational and research skills
— Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook a MUST; WordPress and Photoshop a PLUS!
— Ability to travel within the DC/MD/VA area via own transportation for gift deliveries and occasional errands
— Excellent written and verbal communication skills
— A can-do attitude and excellent work ethic
— Upbeat personality
— Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
— A genuine desire to assume a hands-on role and contribute to a growing creative small business

Details:

— 30-40 hours per week
— Monday – Friday
— Paid Vacation & Holidays
— Casual Dress Code

How to Apply:

–Submit resumé, cover letter, and pay requirements to hello@marigoldgrey.com with “Studio Associate” in the subject line.
–Applications submitted without all of the requested information will not be considered.
–Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only contact candidates who most closely match our requirements. Only local candidates will be considered.

If you think you’re a good fit for us and us for you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for all of your love and support over the last several years. We wouldn’t be in this position if it weren’t for our loyal customers and readers. We aim to grow our team so we can continue to provide the high level of service and attention to detail that we’ve come to be known for. So, thank you thank you thank you!

Gift Box Business Marigold & Grey Welcomes Fall Intern Emi O’Leary // Intern Intro

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Here at Marigold & Grey, we absolutely love welcoming interns to our gift box studio. They typically spend an entire semester with us and once it’s time for them to leave, we’re ALWAYS sad to see them go. But as sad as we are, we’re equally as excited to welcome the next intern who we’re convinced will be a good fit for our program! This week, we welcome University of Maryland senior Emi O’Leary and can’t wait to introduce her to you today!

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Tell us a little about yourself!

Hi! My name is Emi O’Leary and I just started my senior year at the University of Maryland. I am majoring in Communications but I also have a huge love for studio art as well. I just studied abroad in Rome and I have never had a greater appreciation for pasta in my entire life. I’ve always had a passion for fitness and healthy eating and can often be found looking up new recipes on Pinterest. When I’m not running around campus, you can find me in my sorority’s kitchen talking to all my sisters or curled up in my room watching my latest Netflix series. I’m so excited to begin this new adventure with Marigold and Grey!

What are you most excited about for this internship?

I’m most excited to see the ins and outs of a small business, especially one with so much emphasis on being creative and maintaining its unique aesthetic. I’m also looking forward to gaining hands on experience and learning more about this industry!

Where else have you been an intern?

This past summer I interned at Ballet Jewels in New York City. Ballet is an accessories company that designs and produces jewelry as well as novelty items for stores like Kohl’s, Target and Wal-Mart. I got to work directly with Lauren Conrad’s line for Kohl’s, LC Lauren Conrad, which was such an amazing experience. I got to see concepts for products in the beginning stages all the way through to production and then eventually being on the store floor. It was such an eye-opening experience to see something that I had worked on come to life!

What about M&G made you want to apply for the internship?

After I saw a post about Marigold and Grey, I needed to know more about this artsy, unique company. They have such a unique take on a classic concept and the business itself encourages such creativity that I felt I had found a company that truly balances business and art beautifully.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? And received?

The best gift I’ve ever given was a collection of little trinkets from all the places I visited abroad for my best friend for her 21st birthday. I got her things from Lisbon, Dublin, Rome and Croatia. The best gift I received was a Polaroid camera. It’s honestly one of my most favorite possessions!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I hope to have a job in marketing or the fashion industry that lets me be creative and use my artistic background. I also hope to be working somewhere warm and sunny!

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We look forward to a fun semester having Emi with us in studio Marigold & Grey and teaching her all we know about creative entrepreneurship! Join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Marigold & Grey Reveals 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” Curated Gift Box Designs

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

It’s always nerve-wracking hitting “launch” on brand new gift designs. After pouring so much time and energy each one, it feels like getting up on stage in front of an audience the size of, well, the ENTIRE internet. Eek, right!? Well, here goes nothing because our brand new 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” gift boxes are officially LIVE in our online shop! (Entire collection is offered with FREE SHIPPING). Without further adieu…

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Blush

For bridal party appreciation, we love the idea of focusing on items the maid of honor, bridesmaids and even junior bridesmaids can enjoy during the wedding weekend. Thanks to our recent partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar, we’re excited to see their gorgeous gown as a part of this new curated gift box design. Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and artisan lip balm. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Blue

And for those gals who much prefer blue to blush, we have the blue option as well! Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and Rosebud Salve. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Many Thanks

Did you blow out your gifting budget on your “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” gifts and not much left to spend as it nears the wedding weekend? Our signature “Many Thanks” gift may be small in size but it’s elegant and super thoughtful. It’s a fabulous way to show your appreciation for your bride tribe but at a manageable price point.

So, what do you think of the new gifts? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page! We’d love to hear what you think!

 

Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine // Virginia Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Truth time. I almost fell over and died when I realized our Virginia-inspired wedding welcome gift box design earned a full-page spread in the most recent issue of Southern Weddings magazine! I’m not only thrilled to share with you the feature but also dish all the details behind this very special Virginia-themed gift.

We wanted a very natural, yet refined, look for this design. I set the tone with a natural pine box and filled it with gourmet trail mix in a drawstring bag, almonds in a clear glass jar, two fresh pears, Pellegrino, and a cookie in the shape of a dogwood by Two Sugars Studio. The dogwood is state flower of Virginia!

We finished the gift off with a soft sage silk ribbon and modern calligraphy gift tag by Poppy & Scooter. A custom welcome booklet featuring the couple’s names and a hand-drawn illustration of their wedding venue was designed and bound with coordinating velvet ribbon. Also by Poppy & Scooter.

We are HUGE fans of Southern Weddings around here and so it’s a huge, amazing, fantastic, unbelievable honor to be featured! (Not to mention, I’m a Virginia girl born and raised so all Virginia gift designs have a special place in my heart.) We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. For more information on custom gift design for Virginia gifts or any other state in the US, visit HERE.

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!

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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!