Shop Small Business Saturday with VelvetCrate

Posted on November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

We hope you'll consider shopping small with us and other local businesses this holiday season. As a small, family-owned and operated business, we are tremendously thankful for our wonderful customers.    

Our gift packages all include fast, free shipping this holiday season with the ability to select your desired ship date. We strive to make it easy for you to make an impression. Since we are small, we are happy to work with you on special orders. Just send us an email at and we'll get back with you right away.

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Creative Ways to Use a Tea Towel

Posted on October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few years ago we discovered the most beautiful tea towels from Studiopatró, a lovely San Francisco-based company. This "Piece of Cake" tea towel made such a sweet and eco-chic gift in a past Celebrate gift package, that we knew we had to bring the brand back to our shop.    

Our all-new Just Because gift package features a "Life is Delicious" tea towel from Studiopatró that is perfect for all of your fall gifting needs. It makes a lovely hostess gift, Thinking of You, or simply Just Because. 

Thanksgiving Gift Basket | Best Fall Hostess Gifts | Fall Gift Boxes | Thinking of You Care Package

There are several creative ways you can use a tea towel, such as wrapping a gift like a recipe book - perfect for a thank you or hostess gift. 

Nine Best Cookbooks to Give for Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts 

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen - A favorite recipe (and crowd pleaser!) is her Dump and Done Ramen Salad.

Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

Baked New Frontiers in Baking - This bakery in Brooklyn and Tribeca is one of the best you'll find in the city.  

Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi 

Make It Ahead by Ina Garden

Red Rooster: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson 

The Homesick Texan 

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book 

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Gifts We Love — Illume

Posted on October 02, 2016 | 14 Comments

There are a handful of brands that we find ourselves including in our gift packages season after season because they are just so beautiful and loved by gift recipients. Illume has always impressed us with their scented items such as candles and hand cremes. This beautiful line is made in the U.S.A., is paraben-free, and not tested on animals. 

Illume Hand Cream | Illume Cloverleaf Lavish Hand Creme | Best Hand Cremes

Illume Candles | Illume Indica Lavender Candle | Best Gift Basket with Candle | Candle Gifts for her


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Send a Father's Day Gift Crate for Dad

Posted on June 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

 Father's Day Gift Crate | Custom Gift Crates for Dad | Father's Day Gift Packages | VelvetCrate | For Him Gift Crates

There are two types of people reading this blog post: Those who have already bought dad a present for Father's Day, and those who haven't. If you’re looking for a perfectly curated gift box to send to Dad, let VelvetCrate help you with your gifting needs.

For the guy who has everything, the man who has always been there to lend a hand, it's time to say thank you. Father's Day is just around the corner and we've released an all-new special edition gift FOR HIM just in time to show Dad, Grandpa, a son, or any other special guy how much he means to you this Father’s Day. Or you can build your own gift just for Dad in The VelvetCrate Shop.

Our FOR HIM VelvetCrate gift crate packages are filled with trending and practical men's lifestyle gifts he will both appreciate and enjoy.

Behind-the-Scenes: Meet Hannah Wexler!

Posted on May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hannah Wexler | University of Kansas Graphic Design | Best High School Yearbook Designers | Best Pinterest Feeds for Graphic Design

VelvetCrate is proud to be a sister-owned and operated business, but we'd be lying if we said we could do it all without some behind-the-scenes assistance. Allow us to introduce Hannah Wexler, a recent high school graduate with a passion for graphic design. Hannah has helped assist us with designs for the website, emails, and social media. She's a design rock star and we are so thankful to have her on the VelvetCrate team! 

Hannah realized her love for visual arts during her four years on her school yearbook staff, of which she was the Editor-in-Chief her senior year. She is a self-proclaimed fontaholic, branding enthusiast, and Adobe Illustrator nerd, and her most prized possessions are her MacBook, calligraphy pen set, and "award-winning" Pinterest feed. She is inspired by all things pastel, floral, and gold, and her eye for design pairs with her interest in marketing and branding. Hannah is headed to the University of Kansas this fall to pursue a major in Visual Communications - Graphic Design and is excited to further develop her skills and become a full-time creative.