Gift Giving with Love just feels GOOD!


It’s that time of year when I LOVE finding the perfect gifts for my family and friends. I’ll spend hours looking for something with a WOW factor. It’s my chance to think and determine what needs to be given and to make sure it fits with the person. Gift giving is way more fun than receiving them! I have found some wonderful options at Minted.

A gift no matter how small is your chance to make a statement that you care about someone. A small or big universal way to show interest, appreciation, gratitude and a chance to strengthen a special bond with someone. It comes in so many shapes, sizes and forms. As beautifully written by Mother Teresa, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”


As we approach the holidays, the gifts have been ordered and the shipments are beginning to arrive. This year I’m especially excited about my purchases! They sure know how to make a gift stand out! Each item is beautifully presented with a simple high-quality elegance.


I discovered as I looked for custom gift items. They have an amazing selection of holiday cards, stationary, napkins, custom photo and art projects and more. The perfect way to add thoughtfulness and elegance to your gift giving!

Here are some of my favorite gifts that I purchased from

A Year in Review with a Custom Photo Gift

minted holiday gifts

My husband loves pictures. What better way to sum up a fantastic year than with some of our picture memories from 2016 in one little stunning keepsake memorabilia- the circle snapshot! In just a few minutes, I upload our favorite pictures to create a beautiful story of our 2016 most memorable moments. I can’t wait to make this a tradition and add a new one to the wall every year!

2017 Calendars for Grandparents

My parents can’t wait to receive their annual calendar. offers a wide variety of custom modern calendars. A gift that they can enjoy every month!

Personalized Stationary


I’m a big believer that writing thank you notes is important! My kids will each receive a set of personalized notecards so that they can say thank you for all the wonderful gifts.

A Beautiful Custom Pinboard for My Daughter


I love the selection of different pinboards at They have ready made ones in many different sizes. Or choose your fabric and create a custom piece with your choice of frame. I ordered my daughter the perfect pinboard and can’t wait to pin some of her favorite photos and mementos to it and then wrap it up as a gift.

Napkins with Style & Story


These beautiful napkins are so cool! I love that they in a set of six each napkin has a different pattern. The best part is that they have a style and a story. I had to get the Newport set for my family. We used to spend time in Newport during the holidays and the napkins will be a great reminder of our fond memories!

I’m SO excited to the look on everyone’s face when they unwrap the present. Don’t forget to check out! They won’t disappoint!

Suzanne Wind About Suzanne Wind

Suzanne Wind is a wife, mom of three and author of the award-winning series, The SMART Playbook and Lil' Champs Play it SMART. Her passion is to empower parents to teach the next generation social skills that fit a modern world and are the key to their future successes. She writes about ideas and activities designed to help children gain confidence and character.
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