Two weeks ago I received an email from Dave Puente, a brilliant photographer from Minneapolis, who was making his way to New Orleans for work. He wanted to see New Orleans through my lens and to snap some pictures while we roamed around. Last Sunday, our quick shoot quickly turned into a four hour trip to some of my favorite spots in the Warehouse District (pictured above) and the French Quarter. Here is one of the sneak peeks he shared with me. He managed to capture the city in all its glory with just this one shot. I'm dying to see and share the rest!
For someone who doesn't expect gifts, it's always a nice thought to receive a small gift card. It means someone was listening when I was rambling and mentioned wanting to save up for a new desk chair or supplies. But we all know giving gift cards gets a bad rap. Target’s done some research and found that 90% of people love receiving gift cards but only 30% of people feel good about one. Interesting! If pretty much everyone loves to receive gift cards, why not gift them? There’s a great opportunity to put thought into the packaging, because you know what I think - packaging is like sex, and it sells.
Today, I partnered with Target to show you a simple way to package one of their adorable Target GiftCards®. All you need are small boxes, twine, crinkle stuffing, tags, a holiday stamp, white ink, and a white pen from the craft store. Stuff the boxes with crinkle stuffing and place gift card inside. Then, decorate tags with the white stamp, write something sweet, and wrap each box with twine. Finally, stuff tag under the twine and polish it off with some green leaves for your garland. Simple as that!
We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.
I might not be the best person to recommend gifts for the basic girl and I couldn't tell you what toys are the must-buy for your toddlers. But, if you're searching for gifts for someone who you'd describe as classic, casual, or cool, then I would recommend any of the above. And if you're searching for someone to gift these babies to, feel free to send them my way. #teehee
1. Whistles Irene Slim Collarless Overcoat ($625, now 30% off) | 2. Skagen Ditte Refined Brown Watch ($255) | 3. Le Creuset Dutch Oven in White ($280) | 4. West Elm Paidge Sofa ($999) | 5. Hanging Planter via Etsy ($57) | 6. Stan Smith x Addidas Sneakers ($75) | 7. Giles & Brothers Cuff ($55) | 8. Pommes Frites Candle in Sweet Grapefruit ($16)| 9. Chanel Polish in Orage | 10. Stephanie Fuocco Rectangle Weaving Art ($300) | 11. Tom Ford Lipstick in Bruised Plum ($50)