Because I am a Louisville Wedding Photographer, I am always looking for great gifts for my clients. By nature I am a gift giver. I love searching for the perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays. I am probably addicted to sites like Pinterest and Etsy, and could easily spend an hour of my evening searching through handmade products and pinning awesome finds for future use or gifting. I've decided it is about time I share some of these incredible finds! Be on the look out for a new "Friday Finds" every month.
For our first Friday Finds we have found some amazing and creative gifts for your newly engaged friend!
BOX OF AWESOMENESS
BOXFOX has come up with such an awesome idea! BOXFOX is a gifting store of pretty and personalized gift boxes. You can choose from one of their themed boxes, or create your own! It is a one stop shop for folks that love personalized gifts, but might not have time to find pretty things to put in a gift box. Your newly engaged friend will be impressed with your creativity and taste when you send her a bridal themed box.
PERSONALIZED RING DISH
These artists will create custom trinket dishes for the perfect Happy Engagement Gift! Think about the couple's initials, wedding date, pet names, lyrics to their favorite song, or even a custom drawing of the location they got engaged! There are so many options, and I love these handmade dishes with touches of gold. These items can be purchased from Pottery Lodge and Susan Steele Meyer Art.
For your coffee obsessed future bride, check out these fun mugs. We all know that you can never really have enough favorite mugs, and you can gift this with her favorite bold roast, or even a gift card to her favorite coffee shop. Remind her to take some time away from wedding planning, and enjoy a coffee with her best friend! Find these items at Bread and Jam and Hands Full Full Hearts.
EMBROIDERED WALL ART
I am in love with these adorable embroidered pieces. This artist has a ton of great options...some silly and some serious. There is an embroidery ring for every type of bride to be. She has options for a wedding date, and others that say "Wifey" or "Mr & Mrs"...I would be willing to bet she would even make you once that says "Feyonce!" I am definitely partial to the pink diamond. Order one of these beauties from Kim Art.
CUSTOM SELF INKING ADDRESS STAMP
This is sort of my go to gift for Bridal Showers. It may not have the same wow factor as the mint green KitchenAide mixer, but (let's be honest) it's just as practical, functional, and time saving! I'd even venture to say that it's more creative. There are so many ways to customize the address stamp and this shop has a ton a fabulous designs. Pick out an adorable basket, some Thank You cards, maybe some stationary with the Bride's soon to be last initial, and top it off with a custom designed stamp. The bride will thank you over and over again when her hand is cramping from all of the handwritten thank you's! Check out designs from Chatty Press.
How amazing are these hand drawn portraits by My Little Buffalo? I have had these pinned in a secret board on Pinterest for a while now just waiting for the right time to gift one to a friend! I think they are adorable and quirky which also makes them the type of gift I like to give. These truly would be a one of a kind gift for a future Mr. and Mrs!
We want to hear from you! What is the best Engagement gift you have given or received? Which Friday Find is your favorite? (Tell us in the comments below) We hope you visit some of the shops of these talented artists and feel inspired to give someone a creative gift!