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!

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!

Marigold & Grey Introduces New ‘Happy Housewarming’ Curated Gift Box Design

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone you know is moving into a new place! We’re thrilled to announce that our brand new signature ‘Happy Housewarming’ gift design is now available in our online shop with FREE SHIPPING and no order minimums. We include a handwritten note on your behalf and drop-ship directly to your recipient. In addition to being used as a housewarming or hostess gift, it could also be great for realtor, mortgage banker or interior designer client gifts.

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

We based the gift around a sturdy kraft box with lid because of it’s cozy, home-like feel. Contents include a set of small batch lavender lotion and soap in coordinating pump bottles, an artisan candle with match boxes, Lark rosemary shortbread cookies, and our signature ‘Home Sweet Home’ tea towel featuring calligraphy by Poppy & Scooter!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

We finish the gift off with dried eucalyptus, ivory satin ribbon and a gold foil gift tag with “congrats”. Again, with calligraphy by Poppy & Scooter in order to provide a completely cohesive look!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

So, what do you think? Leave us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. We always love hearing what you have to say! And to shop this gift, visit HERE.

Meet Skidmore Student and Aspiring Creative Entrepreneur Nina Clemente // Intern Intro

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

We’ve been fortunate to have amazing interns over the last few years and after only two days on the job, I can already tell that Skidmore student (yet Washingtonian at heart!) Nina Clemente is no exception! As a Business major AND Studio Art major, she is interested in becoming a creative entrepreneur one day and we really hope that having her immersed in our operations this summer will offer her true insight into what’s REALLY involved in running a creative business, specifically this artisan gifting business. She’s already off to great start and I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Tell us a little about yourself!

Hi everyone! My name is Nina Clemente and I am so excited to be working at Marigold & Grey this summer! This upcoming fall I will be a sophomore at Skidmore College where I am double majoring in Business and Studio Art. Prior to college though, I founded a organization with my brother called, Art 4 The Heart. We started this organization when we saw that when homeless people were transitioning into housing they didn’t have many belongings for their new home. I began to make artwork for them but as demand increased, we reached out to local student artists and asked them to donate their artwork. This artwork provides a sense of comfort and can brighten up the life of a homeless person when they move into their new space. It was a huge honor to have our organization featured in the Washington Post!

In my free time I love to spend time with my family and walk my extremely fluffy dog, Freckles. I also love to create DIY decorations for my dorm room or go all around the city trying every vegan donut I can find.

What are you most excited about for this internship?

I am super excited to get hands on experience and learn how to run a small business. Also since I am majoring in Business and Art I think it will be great to see how art and business can be combined into one great company!

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Where else have you been an intern?

Last summer I worked at the YMCA corporate office as a marketing and event intern. I did a lot of graphic design work for them and I helped plan and attend events to promote the YMCA.

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

The moment I heard about M&G I knew I had to apply. It was exactly what I was looking for since it combined my love of business and art. I also applied because I wanted hands-on experience about how to run the daily operations of a business instead of having an internship where I would run and get coffee all day 😊. I also love how M&G pays a lot of attention to detail and care about each gift they send out.

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

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

The best gift I have ever given was a book I made for my mom telling her 50 reasons why I loved her. On each page of the book I wrote a reason why I loved her and drew a picture to represent each reason. The best gift I ever received was when a few days after my birthday my family went to adopt our dog, Freckles.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In the next five years I see myself working at a very creative business or possibly in the fashion industry. One day I also hope to start my own business that will involve art and have a component that gives back to the community.

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Image courtesy of Nina Clemente

Please join us in giving Nina a warm welcome! Also, stay close to the blog as she may be making some additional guest appearances in between her social media and gift production duties.

Marigold & Grey Announces BHLDN Curated Gift Box Winner

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Perhaps you saw our recent post about getting invited to display at the BHLDN wedding fair at the Anthropologie store in DC. Even though it’s been years since I was a bride-to-be, I STILL find myself swooning over all of the items in the BHLDN gift shop. So prior to the event, we collaborated with their team to design a bride-to-be curated gift box to giveaway to one lucky bride who stopped by our booth.

Before I announce the winner though, I need to tell you about some of the BHLDN gift items we chose for this gift box because they…are…amazing. In fact, one bride who visited our booth said she didn’t want to enter our giveaway because even though she’d only been engaged for a few weeks, she had already purchased ALL of the very same items for herself. So funny!

The lucky winner will receive His & Her vow books, an “I Said Yes” phone case, a hardback linen-covered wedding planning journal, a “Mrs” coffee carafe, a Bling Brush to keep the engagement ring like-new, and a lavender sachet perfect for the lingerie drawer. For the gift packaging, we chose a sleek white gift box and finished it off with a gold foil calligraphy gift tag, blush ribbon and greenery.

And now, drumroll please….Sarah Amick, you are the winner!!! Please email us at hello@marigoldgrey.com to coordinate the details. A huge ‘thank  you’ to BHLDN for the invite to participate as well as all the couples who took time to stop by our booth and chat wedding welcome gifts, bridal party gifts, groomsmen gifts and restroom baskets with us. We absolutely loved meeting you!