This year, make the holidays a little more personal with customizable paper goods and gifts from MINTED.COM. What puts the online store ahead of the personalization pack? An entirely crowd-sourced set of inventory. Each month, the site holds a graphic-design challenge open to designers and artists from around the globe. Customers vote for their favorite designs, and the winning works are sold on the site. The designers receive both a cash prize and a commission each time their design is sold, so by shopping Minted, you not only get access to of-the-moment designs from the best indie designers in the world, you are also providing those designers an outlet for their wares.
From custom photo collages or typography wall art to holiday cards with foil-pressed or movable design elements (think angel wings on a newborn or names above a child’s photo), each item at Minted makes a serious design statement and is a chic way to express yourself this season. Lest you think it’s only what’s in the box (or envelope) that counts, Minted can even take your wrapping up a notch this year with personalized wrapping paper. Choose from two dozen designs ($3 per 20-by-28-inch sheet, or $15 for a pack of five) that range from subtle classic monograms to vibrant photo collages, and expect a major impact from the boxes sitting under your tree.