There’s a lot of brouhaha around the giving and getting of wedding gifts. What to do and what not to do. How to ask. What couples really want. But the truth is, when it came to our wedding, all that mattered was thoughtfulness, whether that came in the form of cash from friends and family who appreciated that we were young and broke, or the registry gifts that still make our lives easier seven years later (I’m looking at you, expensive vacuum). There were a few guests who went beyond even that and created beautiful personalized off-registry gifts for us. These, despite popular opinion about off-registry gifts, ended up being some of the most special items we received. (The cake plates that we were on strict orders to save for our first anniversary, which I would never have registered for, have now become our official anniversary set.)
So when Shutterfly told us they were creating a new line of personalized gifts, I was excited to check them out. I’m already a huge fan of their wedding photo books (we literally wouldn’t have one if they didn’t make it so easy to design) and I figured these new gifts would be no different.
Spoiler alert: I wasn’t wrong.
By the time I finished playing around and personalizing all my favorite items, I had essentially finished my holiday shopping already and even put together a few belated gifts for the friends whose weddings I attended this fall. Here are some of my favorite finds:
Personalized Beer Growler and Pilsner Glasses: (top and above) Most of my favorite people fancy themselves beer snobs (including a certain someone I’m married to), so my hands-down favorite is Shutterfly’s new personalized growlers and pilsner glasses. The growlers come in black, silver, and copper. (That copper, amirite?)
Personalized Cutting Boards: I’m not always one for having my name featured on my decor (probably still bitter at the lack of “Maddie” swag available in my childhood), but these personalized cutting boards are a nice subtle way to personalize something you’re already using all the time.
Cheeky Wine Glasses: One of the best personalized registry gifts we received when we got married was a pair of champagne glasses and a bottle of champagne. In those first few weeks after getting married, we were too spent to even think about doing something nice for ourselves, but that gifted champagne was an easy way to keep celebrating. Since I’m official on team stemless, I’d flip the script and gift these cheeky wine glasses with a bottle of rosé.
This tote: Honestly, Shutterfly’s metallic canvas totes are so nice I could find an excuse to give one to everyone (and y’all, I have a lot of totes in my house). Fill it up with wine or treats or smaller household goods and throw a bow on it. #Lazygirl approved.
This post was sponsored by Shutterfly. In addition to making stunning photo gifts, Shutterfly now offers personalized statement gifts to give to your wedding party, newly married friends, or heck, even to each other. Click here to browse Shutterfly’s new statement gifts including personalized drinkware, cutting boards, totes, and jewelry.