I am one of the worst gift-givers on the face of the planet.
So now that all my friends are graduating, it’s actually quite a source of stress for me. It’s pathetically hilarious how annoyed I get by gift-shopping, my sister can attest.
I just sit there and make sarcastic comments and then take 45 minutes to just end up buying that scarf that I saw five minutes after walking into the store.
I just don’t have “the gift” when it comes to buying gifts.
See, I like practical gifts. I like things that say, “Here, I want to make your life more beautiful, and easier at the same time.”
That’s something I really like about Minted’s graduation gifts. They’re really good at making gifts that you can actually use, and gifts that really bring life to a room without just adding to the clutter.
That’s what I was looking for when I started to work with Minted.
I wanted to make an easy-to-follow gift guide for any of you who need a bit of help in the gift department. And for those of you who are total gift people, hopefully this will give you a bit of a glimpse into the mind of someone who really isn’t. And included are pictures, so you can get a better look at what I got!
So let’s go!
What I loved most going on the Minted website was just how easy everything was.
I searched for graduation gifts, and was blown away by how many options there were. Connor’s family lives on the other side of the country from us, so I wanted to get him some really nice-looking, masculine graduation announcement cards, since so many of these things can be really girly.
Minted really delivered, though! And I was so impressed! The packaging was just beautiful:
And I was so pleased that the graduation announcement cards didn’t look feminine at all! Don’t get me wrong, there are TONS of beautiful ones for girls, too (I wrote about them in my last blog post) but I just loved this design for men’s graduation announcement cards!
I also got a super cute notebook–you all know I love bullet journalling, and this time I got a notebook with the grid pattern instead of lines so that I can create more columns and the like easier. I absolutely love it–and I could even get them to put my name on the front!
When it comes to graduation, I’ve never been a big fan of the typical cap-and-gown pictures. My university charges you like $200 for them, and they’re just so typical. Nothing wrong with that–I just like doing stuff a bit different. So that’s why I love the customizability you get with Minted–when you get their customizable graduation wall-art, you can insert whichever photos you wish! So if you want the cap-and-gown photos, it works! I personally wanted to use pictures from our engagement shoot because to me, Connor was the most important part of my university experience.
I also got the “Life is Too Short to Sweat the Small Stuff” wall art, pictured above. I love the rustic blue photo frame!
Although I’ve got to say my favourite find, and what I believe is 100% an amazing present for anyone who’s graduating, is this baking conversions wall art:
Do you know how many times I’ve had to google how many tablespoons are in a quarter cup? Seriously I’m geeking out over this one! If you’re looking for a fun present for the person who has everything, this is perfect! It takes no space, is practical, and goes with anything! Plus, you can choose between multiple frames to match your friend’s design tastes.
So there you have it! I am truly blown away by the quality of these items, and how quickly they got here! I live in Canada, but I still received it within a matter of days from the US.