Bookish Gifts for the Cool Couple

by Jenny Bryde 11. October 2015 19:08

Everyone has them.  Those cool friends who don't seem to register for anything because they're too cool to need anything from Target or Pottery Barn.  You know who I'm talking about.  For those hard to shop for people, I've gathered a few gifts.  What woud you think about giving one of these to that couple?

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First Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

by Jenny Bryde 19. July 2015 14:39

Did you know that each anniversary has a certain material associated with it, and your gift to your spouse is supposed to incorporate the material some how?  Some years are skipped, but the major milestones are covered all the way up to 50 years being the year to give gold.  Check out this chart below to see all the traditional gifts.

First things first.  Let's get past the first year.  The gift for your first anniversary is supposed to incorporate paper.  Here are some great ideas to get you inspired:



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His and Hers Wedding Gifts

by Jenny Bryde 12. May 2014 00:47

This blog post might be more for your guests as they start the hunt for the perfect wedding gift for you and your fiance.  Are you the couple that seems to have everything you need?  Are your guests having to get creative when it comes to finding the perfect gift?  Today I've put together a collection of great his and hers gifts for the couple that needs a little laugh.  These gifts would be great for an engagement party, bridal shower, or even the actual wedding gift.  Not too cutesy, not too cliche, I hope you love them!  All of the gift ideas featured today have "his and hers" as the inscription, but you could just as easily have these ordered with the couple's specific names instead.  Too much fun!


His and hers pillow cases


His and hers etched glasses.

His and hers jewelry trays.

His and hers keychains.

His and hers coffee mugs.


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Wrap Like a Boss!

by Jenny Bryde 21. December 2013 01:47

Today my mission is to wrap approximately 1,206,999 Christmas presents.  Yesterday, I realized that I had no gift wrapping supplies, and so I went to the store to buy one roll of wrapping paper.  I came home with multiple rolls, fabric, ribbons, cards, trimmings, feathers, and ornaments.  What the heck?  Let's jazz up those presents!  Receiving a prettily presented present is a lot of fun, so I went on a mission this morning to find examples to share with you all.  If you are getting married, you are going to be giving and receiving a lot of gifts.  Look how these folks jazzed up that whole process!


This set of tiered gifts is wrapped in layers of tissue paper that has been cut into ruffles!  


Who said you couldn't tie on something unexpected - a flower, mistletoe perhaps?


I love the way these traditional ribbons are tied!  I'm going to try this today!


This gift giver took some brown paper shopping bags and embellished them with some glittery stickers and washi tape!


Nothing is easier than making a paper flower, and this solves the problem of what to do with the one piece of leftover tissue paper!


For those with a green glint in their eyes, have you considered reusable cloth wraps in lieu of paper?  They are so pretty!

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Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts

by Jenny Bryde 17. March 2012 14:31

In the past, I've posted about the traditional anniversary gifts that are bestowed depending on which anniversary a couple is celebrating. I stumbled across this updated list which includes the usual suspects but also suggest some modern twists on gifts. I kinda like it! Check it out, and then below, check out my picks if I were to pick something from each of the "modern" categories...









Source: via Lindsey on Pinterest



Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest





Source: via Sarah on Pinterest






Okay, so I ran out of steam to pick presents after the first ten years.  Let's hope our marriage doesn't!  LOL

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Hi!  Welcome to the blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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