With one major winter holiday down and another quickly approaching, we know you are all incredibly busy not only with everything that goes along with the holiday season, but everything that goes along with wedding planning as well! Because of this, we want to make your life easier by sharing some of our favorite gift options from our local DC area wedding vendors! From sweet treats to various gift baskets full of holiday surprises, we are bringing you our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
We all know that we would like to send holiday cards each and every year, but it just doesn’t always happen. This year, however, you can take this holiday card and transform it in to a way to showcase your engagement or wedding photos! We are in LOVE with these real gold foil holiday cards from minted! They have tons of amazing options and who doesn’t love to show off their stunning wedding photos?
Looking to “pop the question” to your bridesmaids this holiday season? There are so many amazing options for gifts to make your best gals feel special. We are in love with this Be My Maids Wine Topper paired with her favorite wine and this amazing Maid of Honor/Bridesmaid Candle! You can choose whether you want it to say “bridesmaid” or “maid of honor” so you can include all of your ladies! Not only will they feel honored that you want them to be part of your special day, but they will also love these holiday gifts!
Both sophisticated and soft at the same time, Marigold & Grey’s Comfort & Joy gift basket has the lush look of a basket and even comes with a lid that fits perfectly on top. Featuring an exclusive “comfort and joy” mug design, artisan chalkboard-style chocolates, Brooklyn Candle Co. ‘sweet fig’ candle, Sugarfina cuba libré gummies, and two holiday chai tea packets, this basket is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Accented with greenery, pine cones, ivory ribbon and a gold-on-white “happy holidays” calligraphy tag, the stunning design will certainly wow its recipient. Because of the variety of items in the Comfort & Joy basket, it makes an exceptional client or corporate gift for both men or women or friends and family!
Meet the Merry & Bright gift box from Marigold & Grey! Its clean, crisp, modern look is a far cry from the traditional, boring holiday baskets you’ve seen in years past. This basket features a Brooklyn Candle Co sweet fig-scented candle, two gold foil match boxes, Formulary 55 bath scrub, and marbled truffles in a white hat box. Finished off with greenery, pine cones, rich champagne ribbon and a gold-on-white “happy holidays” calligraphy tag, this gift will be among your family and friend’s favorites!
Our next gift suggestion is a little more interactive! This year, in addition to teaching her popular “Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy” workshops, Meant To Be Calligraphy is also launching an “Introduction to Modern Brush Lettering” workshop and she will be teaching both classes in DC, Falls Church, Middleburg, Alexandria, Charlottesville and Baltimore. The registration fee for each workshop is $250 and includes all materials. We could not love it when brides and grooms utilize calligraphy on their big day, and a class would be the perfect gift for those who may want to add a little bit of a personalized touch. Whether they want to DIY their invites or escort cards, create a calligraphy menu or ceremony program, or just become a skilled calligrapher, a workshop with Meant To Be Calligraphy is the perfect gift!
Looking for some sweet to gift this holiday season? Buttercream Bakeshop in DC has got you covered! There are offering tons of holiday themed delectable treats. We are absolutely in love with their hand-painted snowman macarons which come with a dozen adorable snowmen and snowwomen painted to perfection for the wintery weather. Come on, how cute are these guys?
Buttercream Bakeshop is also featuring mini macaron ornaments. This wonderful gift basket comes with 5 bulb ornaments, each filled with a mini macaron or oreo gem in either swirled red or green for a festively sweet treat! Gold calligraphy by Paper Crane Calligraphy spells out “Have A Very Merry Xmas” and all pieces are tucked away in a crinkle paper filled window box! This makes the perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth! If you want a little bit of everything for a large holiday gathering, their mini holiday tower holds the perfect amount of sweets for 6-8 guests. These are available in red and green or silver and blue!
Know someone who is in the throes of wedding planning? Get them the amazing Style Me Pretty Weddings book! Complete with lively and oh-so-lovely ideas, and more than 250 photographs, this swoonworthy volume will help brides distill the wide world of wedding inspiration into the most meaningful, utterly original day possible. We guarantee that your engaged friends will adore this gift!
Attending a winter wedding? These Mr & Mrs Champagne Glasses would make the perfect gift for the newlyweds! If you love the idea of glasses but don’t want the Mr & Mrs designation, we would suggest these rosey and gold flutes instead! After all, New Years Eve and coming up and you can never have too many champagne glasses!
This adorable tote would make a perfect gift for a bride-to-be! Or, if you are the bride and want to get them for your squad, there are bridesmaid tote bags and a maid of honor tote bag as well so you can all prep for the big day in style!
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