I don’t want to say the “C” word. Because it’s waaaay to early to begin thinking about December yet, and I’m a big fan of taking it one season, one holiday, at a time. Thanksgiving is next. Thanksgiving.
I refuse to listen to “C” word music before the day after Thanksgiving. No hot chocolate until then either (it’s all apple cider, all the time, up to that point).
But then again, I’m also super Type A. And giving great gifts requires some thought and planning. Buying gifts for people is totally one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love it.
And guys. Christmas literally came early this year. I discovered Minted.
Now I know some of you may already know about this awesomeness, but for those of you who were totally in the dark like me, let’s break down why I am seriously semi-obsessed with what just came in the mail the other day from the awesomely creative team at Minted.com.
Let’s just say that my gift-giving street cred for this year totally got an upgrade.
left: Sugar Cookies Wrapping Paper right: From My Kitchen Wrapping Paper
Do you see that wrapping paper? How perfect is that for food lovers like Asheley and I?! And look closely…. yup, darn straight, that’s our names on the wrapping paper. Our names are on printed on the wrapping paper!
Try telling me that the person that gets that gift won’t think it’s like, the coolest thing since candied bacon. No seriously, try telling me.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Gift Tags
And yea, you better believe we got personalized gift tags to go along with our personalized foodie wrapping paper.
Normally Asheley is less than enthusiastic about wrapping presents. She views it as a chore instead of an opportunity to be a a jolly Christmas elf.
I know, I’m working on her.
But when she saw this paper and these gift cards, I actually saw that little twinkle of Christmas cheer in her eyes. Maybe it’ll be a Christmas wrapping miracle this year 🙂
left: Kitchen Notes Notebook right: Color Block Notebook
These notepads… perfect stocking stuffer material. I got Asheley one personalized with her blog name, His Good Soil. She loves to take notes on studies she is doing and I know this will totally help her keep organized… in style.
And I went ahead and helped Asheley out with getting a stuffer for my own stocking. I’m constantly scribbling down recipe ideas and frantically updating recipes while cooking. Now I can do it all in one notebook, which will defintitely cut down on the frantic searching through random papers and asking holy crap where did I put that latest revision of XYZ recipe?!
You know we moved into a new home, right? We are still in the process of decorating…. we’re about 88% there, but there is still some wall space to fill.
But the kitchen? The kitchen is now complete. This vintage looking stand mixer matches perfectly, and Minted even framed it for us. #winning.
It’s a gift for our kitchen, because our kitchen works hard. And a hard working kitchen likes to treat itself to cool-looking things.
Asheley loves (read: LOVES) photos. She constantly looks through old photos from when we were dating and from our wedding. I don’t want to say she’s obsessed, because really… who can blame her for wanting to constantly look at that stud standing next to her?!
That stud is me.
This gift couldn’t be more perfect for Asheley. I wanted it to be a surprise for Christmas, but I was way too excited and had to show it to her already. She’s of course totally infatuated with it, and wants to hang it up in a prime-time location in our bedroom.
It’s a totally stunning and perfectly thoughtful gift. What wife wouldn’t want a personalized heart collage with photo memories? Yup… I’m not just a stud. I’m a kind, caring stud.
The people at Minted are hooking one of you peeps up with a $100 gift card! That’s right… $100 worth of super awesome personalized swag. Whoop whoop!
Whoa Chris! I think you I’m done. I’ve already started drinking hot chocolate and I’ve said the “C”word a few times. Oops!
What cool wrapping paper! Definitely need to go check it out!
Yea, check them out for sure Melanie!
Chris, your post has kicked me in the butt to get out there and be creative! Love the vintage red mixer print especially since I have a red Kitchen Aid mixer that I received from my sister ages ago as a house warming gift. Thanks for the eye candy!!
Hahaha yay! Yea that print is so great… we love it!
I am so sorry dude – but I cannot help laughing! Too too funny Chris!
At the Costco I shop at – they have had Christmas decorations up since October! Oops – well – now that I’ve said it – can you believe Christmas will be here in less than 2 months! I love all things Christmas! Christmas music – Christmas decorations – Christmas smells – Christmas cookies – Christmas trees …Christmas Christmas Christmas!
Bet you wanna throw that framed picture at me now!
I had heard of minted but guess I didn’t give them the time they needed -that wrapping paper is pretty darn cool! And I had no clue they framed stuff too!
What, since October?! That’s insanity! Hahaha, no Christmas fun for me until the day after Thanksgiving!
Bri | Bites of Bri
Christmas always comes earlier and earlier~ I love those tags for jars and homemade gifts. So cute!
I know, those tags are so awesome!
I want to order wedding invitations!
Laura | Fork Knife Swoon
LOVE Minted. We did our wedding invitations through them, and they were fabulous. Didn’t know they have all these other fun products now!
Oh sweet! Yea their invites look great!
Okay totally in love with Minted now and I think that picture collection in the heart is my favorite, but so many good things to choose from! Crossing my fingers on that giveaway 🙂
Hahaha I know, right? Minted is so great… hoping you win!
Dude! I totally want to get wrapping paper with my name on it. Actually, check that. I totally want to get wrapping paper with your name on it. Actually, check that. I totally just want to get a gift from you wrapped in wrapping paper with your name on it. Can you make that happen? I nominate you to lead the #WolfpackWhiteChristmasExchange. I also think we should change your name to Apple Cider Wolf. Come on…it’s way better than Squatting Wolf!
Hahaha let’s make all of the above happen! And awesome hashtag!!! Hahaha Apple Cider Wolf??? Idk… Squatting Squirrel is pretty legit.
I want wrapping paper with wolves on it, and a full moon. Is that too much to ask?
BTW “Apple Cider Wolf”? What is David talking about? :/
Hahahaha I think that’s a perfectly reasonable request Mike! Yea, I don’t know… those crazy Belgian fans are a little whacked out haha
Didn’t know Minted had all these cool stuff!! Loved the wrapping papers and tags!!
I know, right?! I may or may not have spent hours gawking through their website!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
EEK! Love MInted!! And I’m absolutely dying over that wrapping paper. I happen to LOVE wrapping gifts around the holidays, I take great pride in presenting the perfect package to loved ones, and I can’t think of anything more fitting than FOODIE WRAPPING PAPER, whoah.
I know, isn’t that wrapping paper the best?! Wow, I need some of your wrapping skillz!
I would get the limited edition art print titled string of lights.
oh god how is it already holiday shopping time?!?! gives me total anxiety, but I am loving this round-up!!! is it still a gift if I buy it for myself? because I need that kitchen notes notebook stat 🙂
I know, right? I feel the same way. Gifts for yourself are def encouraged 🙂
The wrapping paper! Will it help me win if I promise to mail you a package with my wrapping paper?? 😉
…well, let’s put it this way. I promise it won’t hurt to send me a present hahahaha
Minted can do no wrong! I’m excited about their wrapping paper – and prints. The family tree prints are prefect for grandparents.
I’d love to order their Winter Brush Christmas cards!
I’m excited to try their Instant Film holiday cards. Thanks!
Eeks I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year – it creeps up earlier and earlier every year! Love Minted and everything here especially the heart framed pics! That wrapping paper is so so cool too 🙂
Great ideas and giveaway. Minted is my favorite!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
Chris, darn it . . I also got an email from minted but ignored it!!! ARGH!! I LOVE the personalized wrapping paper!! and those gift tags and the notebooks are so great!!! I want them all!! LOVE!
A notebook would be nice!
Visited and I like holly jolly wishes holiday photo cards
I would love to get Christmas cards. I love the Wreck the Halls card. It would be perfect for my 3 boys
I’m going to get shopping on Minted soon! That wrapping paper and the notebook? Love it!!
I like the shauna stripe business cards.
Really want to try their collage Christmas cards
love the notebooks
I would love to buy some Christmas cards!!
I like their Wrap around joy christmas cards and the Waiting, Malibu print! So nice! Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to try the Kitchen Notes notebook — definitely needed when you are trying different recipes.
I’d love the timeless greeting holiday photo cards!
I’m looking forward to ordering our Christmas cards from Minted for the first time this year!
This would be our first year sending photo cards, we just got married in October! 🙂
I love that heart collage of instagram pics, it would make such a great gift for family!
I’m very fond of their new holiday cards and foil pressed prints! I love that custom wrapping paper as well.