Do you have a line up of friends and family who managed to get married in 2020? A list of folks planning to tie the knot in 2021? And even more who got engaged over the holidays? It feels like we all do. Because no matter what the last year has brought us, and no matter what the year ahead brings, love carries on. So, if you’re looking for something sweet, affordable, and custom to commemorate the magic moments in this season of life, we’ve got you covered.
There are plenty of options out there for custom gifting, but one of the things that stands out to me is just how… well… not customizable they can be. Like “Mr. and Mrs.” mugs with no option to get “Mr. and Mr.” without buying two whole sets… and that’s just not happening. I find myself so frustrated when I land on a perfect gift for my fiancé or a friend, but I can’t adjust the gendered language, or truly choose the wording I want. Ugh.
Not so with 365Canvas—a custom photo gift company with so many options to offer. They’ve got you covered for wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, and tons more. There are canvases, mugs, blankets, and pillows that you can customize based on their designs, and make adjustments to so you get just the right fit for the gift you’re looking for.
When 365Canvas said that we could order some product I jumped at the opportunity to treat my fiancé, Trisha, and myself to some commemorative wedding treats. We have a dream wedding date set for June 19, 2021, and while we are super aware that choosing this summer 2021 goal locks us into a tiny and super cautious event, we feel pretty strongly about it. It made it extra fun to get to choose the things that spoke right to our smitten engaged hearts with our wedding date emblazoned—adding to our motivation to get to planning our small intimate wedding.
The gifts I chose
First up, I could not miss trying out some of their canvas prints. I mean, it’s called 365Canvas, so I knew these had to be good (and they are). Our friends at 365Canvas let me know that they really love the map print canvases. So, I got one that shows where Trisha and I had our first date, where we got engaged, and where we’re planning to get married. Fun, right? And they make it super easy to put in a location, address, or destination and it auto-populates the map. (It’s always worth double-checking your map destination so that you know you get the right place!)
I didn’t stop there, though. I decided to take their song lyric canvas print and really customize it. Trisha and I honestly have too many favorite songs to choose from, so instead, I used the verbiage from the 2015 Supreme Court case that gave us the right to marry legally. I just love this quote from Justice Kennedy—it makes me tear up every time.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. —Justice Kennedy June 26, 2015”
Honestly, I would be embarrassed to tell you just how many mugs we own. What is it with mugs? They just multiply in the cabinet… and somehow I love them all. So, it comes as no surprise that I just had to get us a set of custom mugs from 365Canvas. I picked the design I liked, chose the color (in this case, it’s color-changing with heat), and added our names. Big thanks to 365Canvas for making it easy for me to get two “Mrs” cups!
And as the weather here in Sacramento finally tries to cool down and reach those cuddle-up-with-a-good-book temperatures, there was no way I was passing up a custom blanket. While they offer tons of choices with photos, I opted to keep it simple, and it’s already become a fan favorite for movie nights! (See our pup, Zephyr, in the top photo!) Pro-tip: the plush fleece & sherpa fabrics are our 7-year-old’s jam, but the weaved style ups the ante and makes it a really classy gift and look.
Some other favorite wedding & anniversary gifts, because I couldn’t order everything
A perfectly low-key anniversary gift to celebrate your year(s) together.
Art isn’t always easy to choose as a couple, or as gifts for friends, but a simple statement piece like this is a sure winner.
I’ve always loved the idea of hanging some type of art with our vows. This canvas print makes it super simple. (Want to know more about why I love 365Canvas? This print used to only come in “His & Hers”… I asked them about adding options, and they did it! So now you can get it in whichever arrangement you want. YAY!)
I’m a sucker for a simple saying and think this would be a perfect way to start filling your walls with love.
great gifts for birthdays, engagements, and more
Have a recently engaged sister or friend? This is a perfect little gift to surprise them with. *clicks order on one for my future sister in law.*
I only wish I had known about this before the Christmas holiday season. I know a few grandparents who would LOVE to snuggle up with a blanket like this in a season of life when they can’t snuggle their grandkids in person.
My best friend’s sister moved away last month, and I think this would be the perfect ‘just thinking about you’ gift to send to her nephew who’s a road trip away now.
It might just be my friend group, but we’re all crazy dog moms, so I’ll be bookmarking this page for future gifting.
Graduation was one of the most special times of my life, it was the culmination of so much work and time. If I had to graduate on zoom instead of gathering all my family together to scream at me from the crowd… I would have been heartbroken. I just feel so much for folks losing out on the little joys. Sending something special to that recent grad will brighten their day, no doubt!
365Canvas has so many great mug options. This one is the most spot-on friend gift of all, though. Send this with flashback photos to that BFF that got you through 2020, or your wedding planning journey, or just… life.
Are you searching for the perfect gift, APWer? Who do you need a gift for? Check out 365Canvas and let us know which gift is your favorite.
This post is sponsored by 365Canvas. At 365Canvas you can order completely custom photo gifts. Things like mugs, blankets, pillows, and so much more! If you’re on the hunt for a custom wedding gift, custom anniversary gift, or a special custom gift for any occasion, check out 365Canvas. As always, please be sure to read our comment policy before commenting on this post.