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Cheap Groomsmen Gifts | The Best Groomsmen Gifts Under $50

Jun 20, 2014

Groomsmen Gifts The special men in your wedding deserve something as handy, handsome, and classy as they are, and we have all the right gifts that are just that! There’s no better way to say thank you than with one of the best groomsmen gifts.

The main theme we’re focusing on this season is…barware! It seems that every man absolutely needs a Personalized Whiskey Decanter to complete (or start) his home bar. This #1 selling groomsmen gift is beautifully crafted and makes a stunning keepsake for all the men in your bridal party. Pair it with a set of our shot glasses or rocks glasses for something that’s super special.

For the beer lover we have a number of fantastic gift ideas. From growlers to engraved pilsner glasses, beer bottle coolers or caddies and bottle openers the options are absolutely endless! Our rugged Beer Bottle Cooler is one of our favorites and will come handy when it’s time for camp-outs, BBQs, tailgates, and more.

If he isn’t a whiskey aficionado or beer connoisseur or a drinker at all, we have a number of other great gift options like our handsome Leather Money Clip and Wallet – doesn’t every man need a stylish yet masculine piece to keep his finances in order? Or you can opt for our Sit ‘N Sip Cooler that’s ideal for the outdoorsman or sports fanatic.

Don’t miss out on savings this weekend when shopping for your groomsmen gifts! Use the coupon code GiftSale upon checkout for a 20% discount. Sale ends Monday, June 23rd at 12 AM EST.

The Best Bridesmaid Gifts Under $39

Jun 19, 2014

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Purchasing bridesmaid gifts can be a difficult task to tackle for many brides to be – after all, how are you able to buy something similar for a bunch of girls who are so very different? Here at Little Things, we try to make shopping for these presents as simple as possible by offering a wide variety of items we hope every girl would love to receive!

This wedding season we came out with a bunch of brand new gifts that are now some of our best sellers! Even though they’re all under $39, these bridesmaid gifts are anything but cheap. Like most of our gifts, each is available personalized at no additional cost making this your one-stop shop for gift buying – there’s no need to add anything extra to these custom items because we do the work for you!

Our Chevron Makeup Bag is definitely our number one selling bridesmaid gift. The print is super trendy and available in 5 different colors, plus there are a wide variety of thread colors available for the embroidered name so each one can be customized for that person! We also especially love our Connoisseur Wine Glass. Engrave 2 custom lines on it in the pretty font and pair it with each bridesmaid’s favorite bottle of red for a classy and useful gift.

If you’re looking for something special yet traditional, our Open Heart Charm Necklaces are an excellent choice. They’re already packaged in simple gift boxes and include a custom card insert for bridesmaids, the matron and maid of honor, etc., making this a gift that’s perfect for all the women involved in your wedding.

Why not splurge and and give your girls something extra special? A personalized tote bag can hold a number of these great finds:  fill it up with a pair flip flops, one of our colorful custom flasks, a bottle of champagne, our cute bridesmaid photo frame, and more for a little bit of everything.

Save 20% on gifts this weekend by using the coupon code GiftSale upon checkout! Sale ends Monday, June 23rd at 12 AM EST.

30 Ideas To Fill Your DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors With

Mar 5, 2014

Mason Jars are so popular  – they can be used for decor, lighting, holding utensils, drinks and even as wedding favors.  A mason jar is a blank canvas – so many uses, so many ways to decorate them.  If you’re planning on using mason jar favors (which are great for any occasion, not just weddings) we have 30 great ideas to fill your mason jars with.

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1. Fill your mason jars with trail mix.  Its healthy and festive with themed labels and matching bakers twine.

 

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2. Popcorn in mason jars – caramel, plain, kettle corn, flavored – or even kernels to pop your own at home.

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3. Cupcakes in a jar – be sure to add on a wooden chevron spoons so your guests will be able to eat their sweet treat on the way home.

 

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4. Smores in a jar are great for rustic weddings, vintage events, birthday parties – and kids parties!

 

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5. Cookie Mix in Jars – be sure to include a gift tag with instructions so your guests know how to mix and bake them!

 

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6. Salt Water taffy favors in of course – mason jars!  Use themed color taffy and ribbon and a tag for a special touch.

 

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7. Peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter is amazing easy to make!  Make your own custom “butter” mix and label it with a personalized label.

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8. Sugar scrubs are also an easy DIY craft and smell fresh in the bath or near a sink.  Dress them up with labels for a wedding or bridal shower favor.

 

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9. Pies in mason jars – the possibilities are endless.  Shown here: Lemon meringue pie, cherry pies, apple pies, pecan pies

 

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10. Caramel apples with dipping in a jar – this is adorable for DIY fall favors!

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11. Spiced nuts, roasted nuts, candied nuts – make great little take home treats

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12. Who doesn’t like cookies? Cookes in a jar? Even better! These can be made in advance and stay fresh because of the air tight seals

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13. We couldn’t resist this one – serving ice cream in mason jars is a great idea for a summer wedding or party

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14. Succulents are popular for favors now, why not put them in little mason jars rather than little containers?

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15. Terrariums are fun little landscapes you can make in jars.  This may be a lot of DIYing for wedding favors, but may be cool as centerpieces!

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16. Hot cocoa mix is a great fall and winter wedding favor idea.  Add small bottles of liquor for the adults and add candy canes for the kids!

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17. You can’t go wrong with candy in jars and it is probably one of the easiest DIY favors to do.  Get some kisses, mints, almonds, jelly beans or M&Ms and fill away!

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18. Whether you source local jam or jelly from a farmer or make your own (there are some really easy DIY recipes out there) jam is always a yummy treat for breakfast or dessert.

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19. To ship honey favors to yourself, may be quite costly due to the weight.  Not to mention if honey breaks in transit, all of your favors will be a mess.  Skip the shipping and go to a local source or buy honey by the bulk and fill your own mason jars for an easy DIY rustic favor.

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20. If you and your honey are a perfect match – here’s a twist on traditional matchbook favors – put wooden matches in a mason jar and glue to the top of the lid sandpaper or the cover of a matchbox so there is someplace for your guests to strike to light a match.

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21. Send your fall or winter guests home with their very own mulling spices which are used to flavor hot apple cider, mulled wine, spiced beer or wassail.  Spices usually consist of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; and less frequently star anise, peppercorn or cardamon. It also usually includes dried fruit (such as raisins, apples or orange rind).  You can also buy mulling spices prepackaged.

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22. Homemade pickles are a unique favor.  You can make these ahead of time using your own pickling recipe and fresh cucumbers – add a little burlap, bakers twine and a kraft tag stamped with your logo and voilà! favors!

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23. Make your own candles.  Using painters tape, you can create your own stencil. Simply paint (spray paint works the quickest and best!) chalkboard paint on them, let dry and remove the tape.  Instant rustic decor or favors.

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24. Homemade granola is quick, easy and a healthy snack.  Follow the source link for the recipe.

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25. Doughnut or donut holes are the perfect snack to pop at the end of the night.  You can buy them premade or follow the source link above to find the recipe for the superfood chocolate bliss balls found in the photo.

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26. Bath bombs in mason jars – could be the perfect gift for your bridal shower guests or as a little extra pampering to your bridal party girls.

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27.  A sewing kit in a jar is a unique gift – especially if you are “sew perfect together”.  Also cool to give to your out of town guests in their welcome baskets.  Or carry one in your emergency wedding day kit for day of wedding repairs.

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28. If you’re crafty you can make your very own scented soy candles and use mason jars as holders for them.

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29.  If you’re having a farm to table wedding like the couple above did, they used mason jars to hold individual servings of olives.  What a unique idea!

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30. Finally, if you’re still not sure what to fill your DIY mason jars with for favors, why not just give the mason jar itself as a favor?  Do what these couples did and have them use their jar as their glass for your wedding – and they can take them home!

Are you using mason jars for your wedding?  What will you be filling them with?

Don’t forget to follow our Mason Jar Pinterest Board which has over 80+ unique ideas (and growing) for your wedding favors and decorations.

Mr & Mrs Wedding Trends and Ideas For 2014

Mar 4, 2014

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Printable Mustache and Lips Escort Cards | Mr and Mrs Corntoss | Mustache Beer Pilsners | Mustache & Lips Custom Stamp | Mr and Mrs Hand Signs | Mr and Mrs Guest Book Sign  Mr and Mrs Flasks | Mr and Mrs Coasters | Custom Mustache & Lips Guest Book

Mr and Mrs themes are hot for 2014 weddings, with two different distinct styles: the humorous mustache & lip combinations and traditional “Mr and Mrs” text combined with classic symbols such as hearts.  While the mustache and lip symbols my be in vogue, it may not be for every bride as it is bound to go out of style eventually – whereas the simple Mr & Mrs text is timeless and will always look fashionable and classy in your wedding photos – even 50 years from now.

Mustache and lips are great for those candid photo ops, photo booths, restroom signage and fun little added touches for your reception decor.  But don’t over do it, a little humor goes a long way.  We favor the pilsner set of 4 glasses for your groomsmen gifts, one per groomsmen or one set of 4 per guy and it is something he will use in his barware collection.

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Mr  & Mrs Photo Bunting Banner | Mr & Mrs Marquee Sign | Mr & Mrs Ampersand Bottle Opener | Mr & Mrs Toasting Mason Jars | Mr and Mrs Temporary Tattoos | Mr and Mrs Wedding Sign
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A time honored message of husband and wife, “Mr. & Mrs.” is great to display for your new status.  We see a big increase in wedding marquee signs for reception decor – whether it be in your last name, Monogram or as a Mr and Mrs sign above.  These are great to decorate your home with after the wedding – it is one reception decoration you can and will reuse!

Temporary tattoos are becoming hot for 2014 weddings as well, with more companies producing love themed symbols.  A fun spin on the photo booth is a temporary tattoo booth – fun wedding entertainment for the young and old.  Plus no regrets, they can easily be removed!

If you’re a beer lover, skip the champagne toast and say cheers with your favorite lager, ale or IPA in our Mr & Mrs Plisner glasses – and then give your guests a pop top (ampersand sign) & sign bottle opener to open their own brews at home with a unique wedding favor.

What do you think of the Mr & Mrs trends, will you be incorporating any of these elements into your 2014 nuptials?

February 2014 Wedding Contest – Win $1000 Wedding Prize Pack

Feb 7, 2014

Weddings cost enough, who wouldn’t want to win something for their wedding?  If you’re an engaged NYC couple Little Things Favors has partnered with GigSalad along with Charlie Chalk, Lane Love Design and NYC Chic Farm Flowers to bring you an awesome wedding contest with a prize pack of $1000! (That includes $500 worth of wedding entertainment, decor and your wedding favors too!)  So check out Gig Salad’s Blog on how to enter and don’t forget to share this with your friends and relatives!

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8 Radiant Orchid Inspired Wedding Cocktails

Jan 8, 2014

Radiant orchid is the hot color for weddings in 2014 and one way to bring that color into your wedding is by serving a signature cocktail.  You don’t need more than one signature cocktail or you can offer a “menu” of a few drinks all in your color scheme.   Radiant orchid is a tricky color for drinks though, as the color itself has both purple and pink undertones.  Go for drinks with pink and purple hues.

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One of the easiest ways to add this color is by offering edible orchids in one of your drinks.  For example this Radiant Orchid Hawaiian Martini from Bonefish Grill is not only delish (I’ve had it) but it also matches Pantone’s color scheme for this year.

Radiant Orchid Hawaiian Martini

1/2 oz pineapple juice

1/2 oz lime

2 pumps monin desert pear

1 pump monin coconut

1 oz coconut water

1 1/2 oz of cruzan guava rum

garnished with edible orchid

 

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Black Orchid Martini

¾ oz Belvedere black raspberry vodka

¾ oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

¾ oz white cranberry juice

¼ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice

¼ oz simple syrup

 

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White Cosmopolitan

1 pesticide-free, food-grade orchid

Filtered water

Ice cubes

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain

3/4 ounce white cranberry juice

1/2 ounce lime juice

Bartenders freeze a bright orchid into a perfect sphere of ice, which comes floating in your glass like a radiant orchid globe.

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The Orchid from TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian

Ketel One Citroen

lemon juice

simple syrup

sparkling sake

crowned with a lovely blooming orchid

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The Lavender Collins

Sprig of lavender for garnish

1.5 oz of Gin

3/4 oz of lemon juice

1/2 oz lavender simple syrup

3oz club soda

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Grape Groove

1 part UV Grape

1 part Chambord

1 part pineapple juice

1 part lemon-lime soda

 

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Blueberry-Pineapple Champagne Sparklers

1 cup blueberries

1 cup pineapple juice

2 teaspoons chopped mint leaves

superfine sugar, as needed

1 bottle champagne

Puree blueberries, pineapple juice and mint in a blender. Taste for tartness. If needed, blend in sugar to taste. Strain.

Pour 2-3 tablespoons juice into flutes and slowly top with champagne.

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1.5 ounces Harmonie

.75 ounces Gin

.5 ounces Simple Syrup

.5 ounces fresh squeezed lemon

Shake all ingredients vigorously (at least 18 to 20 shakes) and pour into champagne flute or rocks glass, top with champagne and orchid flower garnish

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Radiant Orchid Wedding Color Inspiration

Jan 7, 2014

Pantone announced last month, that the 2014 color of the year is Radiant Orchid.  Since the announcement we’ve seen an explosion of photos of this awesome color.  Radiant is a perfect name for this shade of orchid!  Bright and lovely, it is perfect for spring and summer weddings.  Add a richer, deeper shade for fall and winter 2014 weddings.  It is said to compliment all skin tones and work well with a variety of accent colors: purples, lavenders, pinks, turquoise, red, yellows and all neutral shades.  We’ve put together for the bride searching for radiant orchid accessories a page of wedding favors and supplies which currently matches this awesome color, you can find all of our radiant orchid wedding items here which are all on sale at this moment for 20% off our regular prices.  (Sale ends, January 14, 2014).

Also, if you’re looking for radiant orchid wedding inspiration, be sure to follow our Radiant Orchid Pinterest Board which has over 100 ideas for you!

But for now, here are some of our favorite radiant orchid photos from across the web:

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New Winter Wedding Color Palette Ideas for 2013-2014

Nov 15, 2013

Looking for some magical color inspiration for your winter wedding?  Tired of seeing the same old ice blue themes?  We’ve got 3 winter wedding color palettes that will inspire you and delight your guests.

 

Rustic Farm Inspired Olive Green and Winter Berry Wedding

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Rustic weddings aren’t just for spring, summer and fall events.  There’s nothing prettier than the open fields of a farm covered in snow.  Pull colors from nature and earth tones and infuse them with a pop of berry color.  The lovely steel blue grey is a modern edition of the ice blue wedding theme.

 

Silver and Gold Winter Wonderland Wedding

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Silver and gold reminds me of the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer song of the same name.  The song was the inspiration for this winter wonderland inspiration board – don’t these mixed metals pair lovely for a holiday themed wedding?

 

Christmas Green and Cranberry Holiday Wedding Inspiration

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Emerald may be Pantone’s color of the year, and a great compliment to this lovely color is Christmas green and cranberry infuse touches of sparkly gold for a bit of glittery holiday magic.

Decor, Accessory and Favor Ideas For Your Winter Wedding

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From Top to Bottom, Left to right: personalized holiday candy jars | snowflake ring pillow | winter wonderland cake topper | tree wedding bells | snowflake bottle stopper | vintage style snowflake headband | our first christmas snowflake ornament | snowflake place cards and ornaments

 

Glitter, Glamor and Gold – The “It” Wedding Color

Nov 8, 2013

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Most weddings are glamorous, even the “simple” rustic inspired ones which have been so popular lately.  But no matter what your theme, by infusing a little bit of gold into your wedding decor you can make your wedding simply fabulous.  Just check out these classic color combinations for weddings but when you add accents of gold to them they simply will wow you.

Black, White & Gold Wedding Palette

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Sophisticated and stunning, the look of black and white combined with gold gives a regal touch.

Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding Palette

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Soft and romantic, this sparkly combination is lovely for winter and early spring weddings.

Red, Ivory & Gold Wedding Palette

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Wonderful for Holiday and Valentine’s weddings, gold adds richness to red.

Mint & Gold Wedding Palette

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Mint has been popular in 2013 and will continue in 2014. It pairs pretty with gold hues for spring & summer.

Emerald Green & Gold Wedding Palette

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Emerald was Pantone’s color of the year in 2013, and it shines with gold accents for weddings. Perfect for fall, winter, holiday and St. Patrick’s Day or Irish weddings.

Silver & Gold Wedding Palette

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If you’re looking for a stunning color combination for winter weddings, silver and gold simply wows. This is a great wedding color combination for December weddings and New Year’s weddings.

What’s your favorite combination of colors with gold? What colors will you be using for your wedding?

Are Wedding Toasts Out Of Date?

Nov 1, 2013

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Wedding toasts are a tradition you either love or hate.  Chances are you have been to one to many weddings where the speeches are long, boring or maybe a bit too over the top.   I got to thinking if wedding toasts were somehow out of date with the times after reading Offbeat Bride’s post that wedding speeches could die and no one would care.  Most guests probably wouldn’t notice – or even talk about it afterwards – that no one gave a speech.  It would give people more time to mingle, drink and dance.

And let’s face it, no one likes to give them.  Who wants to stand in front of a crowd and give a speech, knowing that the majority of the guests couldn’t care less about what you have to say.  Well, it isn’t about the guests.  It’s about the couple – the bride and groom who’ve asked you to say a few words, maybe a blessing for the future, or some advice.  You are important to them and hearing your words of wisdom is important too.  They’re not asking you to give a 20 minute power point presentation and research their lives (chances are you probably already know most of the juicy details anyway) but just a few short minutes (1 to 3 minutes to be exact) to let them know you care too.

Ehh… you’re still not sold on giving that speech huh?  I don’t blame you, I’m not a fan of them either.  I hate sitting through them and I get so nervous I could puke while giving them.  But my tone changed when I attended a friend’s wedding last month – her twin sister gave a speech that was so moving and funny that it changed my whole impression of wedding toasts.  So what did she do that was so different that it changed my mind?

  1. She spoke from the heart about her sister and husband
  2. She made a Top 5 list of things to keep Kristi happy – words of advice for her husband, Steve.  And anyone who knows Kristi, was laughing because it was hilarious.
  3. She congratulated them and toasted, it was short, sweet and sentimental.

The thing is, wedding speeches don’t have to be horrible or dreadful for you or the guests.  Just a few short sentences that express your love and well wishes is good enough.  I think we put too much pressure on ourselves to preform.  The fact is, just be yourself because that’s who the bride and groom love.  Because heartfelt sentiments never go out of date.

Do you think wedding toasts are out of style? Are you doing something other than a toast for gathering good wishes?  Share your thoughts on wedding toasting speeches below!

And if you’re preparing to give a wedding toasting speech, you may want to read our tips: Wedding Toasting: 15 Do’s and Don’ts for some helpful hints.