Just recently I stumbled across a website called Minted and I have to say I’m totally hooked by some of the unique and beautiful gifts there! Although the site is based in the US, they do ship to the UK, which means it’s now become my latest place for randomly searching! I’ve come across all sorts of interesting items and I wanted to share a few of my top picks with you. So these are my top five finds.
I’ve always been very patriotic about being British and I’m sure that’s one of the reasons I love this British Isles gold foil-stamped picture. Though the picture doesn’t really do it justice here, the print is real foil (and shines) and comes both framed or un-framed, depending on which you’d prefer. Prices start at $32 and I think its simply beautiful. There are loads of other great map options too, including Love Locations which are basically town/city or country maps, filled with personal pictures.
With Christmas coming up, I love the idea of these personalised wrapping papers. There are LOADS of different designs, most of which you can personalise with names, photos and unique messages. They cost $15 for 5 sheets so if you’re looking for that personal touch, these are just great. It has long been a family tradition – in both my current house and my household when growing up – that gift tags are a waste of time. Instead of wasting effort writing the same thing “To Megan/Lily, from Mummy xxx” on about ten different presents, we always just had individual wrapping paper. One person would be red, another green, another gold etc. This wrapping paper would be pretty awesome for my girls – knowing I could personalise it to each of them.
I have always been a huge fan of notebooks and journals. As a blogger I find they interest me even more; one kept in my handbag for quick notes, another beside my computer for blog post planning, another next to my bed for those ideas that just come to me randomly! Minted has a beautiful selection of notebooks, journals, day planners and address books. This particular one caught my eye as it seems quite apt for my blog. It sells for $16 but comes with extra customisable options, all for a small additional price (i.e. address book is plus $4).
Personalisable Photo Backdrops are seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Since we hold so many murder mysteries and parties every year, these would be amazing. There are several Christmas ones (that would suit our next Murder Mystery party) but also so many have potential to be customised for random party themes. I particularly like the City Scape backdrop too, but with prices starting at $230, perhaps these backdrops would be a bit of an overkill for our small ten person parties!
Finally these Apothecary Jars are just amazing. We’ve had three Fairytale themed parties now and these would have come in so handy. Not only that but they could be so easily adapted to a more Halloween or Witch/Wizard theme too. Whether its slimy eyeballs, or pastel coloured sweets, these beautiful glass jars would definitely find a permanent place in my house. At $52 I actually consider them to be incredibly reasonable and there are several different shapes and sizes too.
There are honestly loads of unique and interesting products on Minted and I urge you to go and have a look. International postage is incredibly reasonable so no matter where you’re based, the postage won’t be something that puts you off! Feel free to drop me a comment and let me know what your favourites are – I’m always on the look out for awesome products that I might have missed myself!