Wrapped Up: Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this month’s “Wrapped Up” is focusing on gifts for the female caretakers in our lives. Whether shopping for your wife, an aunt, a mother-in-law, or your own mother, these gifts are meant to inspire you as you search for something representative of the woman you see as “Mom.” Follow me on Pinterest or head on over to Blueprint Modern for other gift ideas or comment to share other fun ideas! LDVBlueprintModernMothersDay  

Wrapped Up: Stylish Housewarming Gifts

Hello again! Katie from Blueprint Modern here with another edition of “Wrapped Up.” Spring means new life outside and often refreshing the inside. I have several friends buying new homes this season and so I started brainstorming original housewarming gifts. Below are some of my favorites; some are inspired by gifts I have received like a sweet sketch of my new home or a guest book and some are simply things I have found and know I would enjoy or appreciate in a new place. Do you have a go-to gift to give a friend in a new home? What are your favorites? LDVhousewarminggifts

Wrapped Up: Valentine’s Day with a Twist

The beauty of Blueprint Modern‘s “Wrapped Up” series is that February essentially offers a built-in theme. And while I tend to be of the camp that believes Valentine’s Day is somewhat of a manufactured celebration, I can certainly see the value in letting someone important to you know you love them, no matter what day it is. So using St. Valentine as inspiration, I started thinking of tokens of appreciation that could be given any day of the year for whatever reason, or for no reason at all. ladolcevitavalentinesdayblueprintmodern

Wrapped Up: Going Green


Happy New Year LDV Readers! Katie of Blueprint Modern here with another installment of Wrapped Up. As we clean up all that is leftover from the holidays, I am reminded of the waste that is created each year with our gift-giving traditions. I started thinking about different ways to wrap presents that are more eco-friendly. Below are some of my favorite ideas. Do you have any secrets for keeping green when giving?

Wrapped Up: Personalized Gifts

Hello, La Dolce Vita Readers! I am Katie from Blueprint Modern and I am honored and excited to be a new contributor. My series will focus on gifts and all that surrounds the art of giving. In this first post, I am focusing on personalized gifts. Bespoke gifts are one of the most thoughtful ways to give as they necessitate customization and a certain amount of planning. Since we are little over a month a way from Christmas, now is the essential time to order this kind of present. Here are my favorite picks for everyone on your list.