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Smock Holiday Gift Guide

For those of you still finishing up last minute shopping, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite gift giving ideas this holiday season. I polled the Smock team for their suggestions for great presents and honestly wish I could be the recipient of all of these incredible gifts! These ideas are sure to please.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Smock

Smock’s creative director and designer, Amy Graham Stigler, is in love with upcycled mittens made from old sweaters. (You can visit Simple Up for easy to follow patterns for making your own hat and mittens.)

Smock co-owner Debbie Urbanski recommends Cannellini heirloom beans – these beans are so delicious you’ll never go back to grocery store beans again. In fact, they are so popular, Rancho Gordo was sold out of them for nearly a year!

My personal favorite gift to give this holiday season is a great hand-poured soy candle (or two) from Linnea’s Lights. Not only are the fragrances amazing, but the packaging is simply divine.

Our client coordinator, Lindsy, is a big fan of this pretty embroidered clutch from Free People. It’s a lovely gift for any lady in your life like a sister or a special girlfriend.

Beth Ann, one of our in-house graphic designers, is gifting this great recipe basket from Longaberger this year. This handcrafted basket is the perfect gift for the cooking or baking enthusiast in your life.

This idea is quite near and dear to our hearts – our office manager, Carrie, took old salvaged books and created cool boxes by hollowing them out and lining them in scraps of our eco gift wrap. She’s filling each with fun little goodies for her family and friends.

Rubie Green Eco Living Event in NYC

Earlier this month, Smock was excited for the opportunity to contribute some of our fun letterpress greeting cards to goody bags handed out to guests at the recent Rubie Green event at Calypso Home in New York City. Rubie Green, a line of incredibly stylish organic upholstery textiles and bedding, was created by Michelle Adams who is the former editor of Domino magazine so it was a thrill for us to contribute to an event that was both fabulously chic, but also wonderfully eco-minded. This was such a great opportunity to introduce Smock to some new friends!

Rubie Green Eco Event Invitation

First of all, it has to be noted that the Calypso store provided a beautiful backdrop for this event…

Event at Calypso Home

Calypso NYC

Calypso NYC


Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas – Part II

Have we mentioned already how much fun was had at Monday Morning Mimosas? Not only did we get to hang out with good friends, but we also got to spend the day in the incredible loft space of Hatch Creative Studio, with amazing event details pulled together by Erika of Delphine. Pretty paper streamers, and fun MMM-themed coasters and cocktail napkins, even color-coordinated Paulette macarons kept all of our visitors (and us!) oohing and aahing as they walked in all day.

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas
Bobbi and Erika of Delphine chatting with friends Jennifer from Orange and Pear and Chloe from Toots & Magoo.

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas
Joan and Vanessa of Green Paper Company

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas
Erika of Delphine [left] and me, hanging out at lunch after Monday Morning Mimosas.

Stay tuned for more from Monday Morning Mimosas!
[Previously…Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas]

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Thank you to everyone who came out for Monday Morning Mimosas this week and to all of the excited Smock fans who showed up for our sample sale that evening! It was wonderful to meet so many new people who share our love for great letterpress, stationery, lovely candles and chic office supplies. We had a fabulous time with our friends from Delphine, Linnea’s Lights, russell+hazel and Green Paper Company. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s a sneak peek at the event….there are many more photos to come!

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

And, of course, an obligatory group photo…

Smock at Monday Morning Mimosas

Special Smock Sample Sale to Benefit Fresh Air Fund

Smock is thrilled to be hosting a sample sale in conjunction with the New York International Gift Show and our Monday Morning Mimosas event with Delphine, Green Paper Company, Russell+Hazel and Linnea’s Lights. All proceeds from the sample sale, featuring the finest in letterpress, paper goods, stationery, hand-poured soy candles and chic office supplies, will benefit Fresh Air Fund, an organization that works to help inner city children experience life in nature outside out of the city. If you’ll be in New York on the evening of Monday, August 17th, we would love for you to join us for an evening of fun to benefit a tremendous cause. We can’t wait to see you there!

Smock Sample Sale to Benefit Fresh Air Fund

Monday Morning Mimosas with Smock, Delphine, Russell + Hazel, Green Paper Co, and Linnea’s Lights

If you will be attending the New York International Gift Fair, we’d love to have you join us and our friends from Delphine, Green Paper Company, Russell+Hazel and Linnea’s Lights for an exclusive wholesale event on the morning of Monday, August 17. We’re bringing special releases available only at Monday Morning Mimosas, a bit of bubbly and lots of good cheer. You can read more about special Smock releases on the Monday Morning Mimosas blog. Hope to see you there!

Monday Morning Mimosas with Smock, Delphine, Linnea's Lights, Russell + Hazel and Green Paper Co