Meet McCrea's Candies

Posted on November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The story behind McCrea's Candies and why VelvetCrate loves their caramels.

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The Anatomy of a VelvetCrate

Posted on October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Taking the guesswork out of gift-giving”—that’s what VelvetCrate promised in 2014 with their carefully curated gift boxes. Not surprising, just three and a half years later they continue to bring joy to recipients all over—all year-round.

But did you know you can build your own?!

This fall, explore the anatomy of your own VelvetCrate, tailored to your recipient with their interests in mind. The founders set a precedent early on for each collection, with a variety of gifts, each VelvetCrate touched on four main areas: stationery or fine paper goods, artisanal treats, luxurious scented items, and useful/fun items.

With those themes in mind, they maintain the VelvetCrate shop with a manageable number of items (too many choices can add the guesswork back in!). This in turn allows gift-givers the chance build their own and still achieve the VelvetCrate panache! 

Check out these American-made items to go into your own VelvetCrate this fall.

Early Bird Kiss My Oats Granola – Checking the artisanal food box, this yummy blend of oats, and 100% real maple syrup almost reminds us of fall morning breakfast. For your food conscious friend, this Brooklyn-made granola is a treat by the spoonful or the bowlful.  

Illume Copper Rose hand cream - This lavishly scented hand cream is ideal for someone who enjoys the finer things. Made from coconut, jojoba oil, and mango butter (among other ingredients), this rich blend will leave hands feeling soft and beautiful.

Sideshow Press Message Pencils – For the one who loves to write notes. This set of five playful pencils will brighten up any desk. Sayings such as, “Happy Campers,” “What’s yet to be Discovered,” “Doing Good Deeds,” there will be a pencil for every occasion.

Rifle Paper Co. Lively Floral Set – Speaking of handwritten notes, the husband-wife team of Rifle Paper Co. know just how to make the perfect notecard. The Lively Floral Set offered at VelvetCrate is a creative mix of feminine and masculine floral patterns. Blank inside, one of the cards can easily make its way back to you as a Thank You!  - Katy Ibsen

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