Category Archives: Gifts

If It’s Good Enough For Mildred

 

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Source:  Live 5 News| live5news.com | Harve Jacobs, Reporter

This is not another wedding planning checklist or must-have color palette recommendation.  I am not going to try to subconsciously guilt or shame you into some expensive wedding favor or table top decision.  Nope.  Just hoping to put a smile on your face in case you missed this, and spend a minute or two connecting the dots between Mildred, Taylor Street and me.

Mildred Bowers likes beer.  A lot.  To celebrate her 103rd birthday coming August 31, NBC interviewed her about her daily pint.  When it’s 4PM in South Carolina where you live, raise your glass to Millie, who drinks a pint at the same time every day.

So what’s the connection to Taylor Street — David’s and my journey into the wedding industry — and Mildred?  

First the obvious product tie-in.  We sell a whole bunch of beer and barware items.  Personalized, theme-y, formal or country-chic, we have a stein, growler, flight, flask or glass for you to buy and drink with her in style.  

The second reason has nothing to do with our products or Mildred’s beer habit.  It’s about our message.  When asked if everyone should adopt her daily beer ritual, she said,

“Yes, if they like it.  Look, there are people who don’t like
coffee and people who don’t like tea, but I want everyone
to drink what they like”.

She is reminding us that it is not “the thing” but the enjoyment “the thing” creates that is important.  We all do not need the same things to experience the same joy.

The pressure to embrace, to strive — and ultimately — to spend is apparent in much of the wedding industry today.  Even counter-culture bridal and “real wedding” sites often nurture a sense of needing to one-up their most recent couple’s performance piece or chase the hottest new trend.

I believe Mildred would encourage us all to stress less and enjoy our weddings, our family and our friends more.  

Taylor Street is about encouraging you to celebrate as you are.  Our perspective is definitely more Sheryl Crow — “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”  

Sure, we like pretty stuff, cool stuff, well made stuff too.  We just want to offer it in a way that doesn’t make you feel inadequate about your {you can fill in the blank here – budget, sexual orientation, wedding theme, party favor, etc}.

Let’s have some fun!  To Mildred!

Last minute gifts

Still looking for that last minute perfect gift or stocking stuffer? We’ve found a few items that just might bring a little less stress to your holiday shopping.

For the dog lover:

DOGS AND CHAIRS: DESIGNER PAIRS
Written by Cristina Amodeo $14.95

DOGS AND CHAIRS: DESIGNER PAIRS
Written by Cristina Amodeo

At the Rizzoli Bookstore a beautiful collection of creative vision by Cristina Amodeo. Comparing drawings for dog lovers who love design and design lovers who love dogs.

How to buy: DOGS AND CHAIRS: DESIGNER PAIRS

For the minimalist:

MINIMAL CHARGING DOCKS
$49.99 and up

MINIMAL CHARGING DOCKS from Native Union

MINIMAL CHARGING DOCKS
from Native Union

Sleek and Minimal plus they offer maximum versatility when recharging and using your device. Home or office; regardless the environment your are in Native Union’s docks with compliment the space.

How to buy: MINIMAL CHARGING DOCKS

For the traveler:

PERSONALIZED LEATHER TRAVEL DIARY
$36.50

Personalized Leather Travel Diary at Taylor Street Favors

PERSONALIZED LEATHER TRAVEL DIARY
at Taylor Street Favors

Perfect for on the go creative doodlers. The leather casing, which can be personalized, is the ideal setting for documenting your travels for a journey you’ll never forget.

How to buy: PERSONALIZED LEATHER TRAVEL DIARY

For the kids:

ZANY ZEBRA
$18.00

ZANY ZEBRA at Poketo Studio

ZANY ZEBRA
at Poketo Studio

A 10″ Rattle or the 15″ Toy in bold stripes, mane and tail fringe, plus a squishy soft tummy at Poketo Studio is sure to please.

How to buy: ZANY ZEBRA

For the audiophile:

MARSHALL KILBURN PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER
$299.95

MARSHALL KILBURN PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER  at the Apple Store

MARSHALL KILBURN PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER
at the Apple Store

The Apple Store brings you the classic design of the Marshall Kilburn portable speaker, and yes, it looks as good as it sounds. Play music on the road from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod with up to 25 hours of playing time. Freedom never sounded so good!

How to buy: MARSHALL KILBURN PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER

Printable Holiday and Hanukkah Gift Labels

Free Holiday Printable Labels

Your holiday wrapping just got easier with our beautiful holiday edit-able gift labels. Designed by David at taylorstreetfavors.com, our labels are simple to print onto single sheets of label paper, trimmed, and then placed onto your package. The labels come in a full sheet of three designs. Labels are easy to personalize too. Using the links below simply download the PDF to your desktop and open in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. This will allow you to select the editable text and add your own names. Our gift to you. Cheers, from Taylor Street!

Christmas Printable 1.5″ x 3.25″ Labels

Holiday Printable 1.5″ x 3.25″ Labels

Hanukkah Printable 1.5″ x 3.25″ Labels

Show us how you used our labels. Take a picture; send it to us and we’ll post it on our Facebook page.

Groomsmen Gift: Personalized Leather Wrapped Flask Set

The Personalized Leather Wrapped Flask Set adds a rugged dimension to the traditional flask. Each set includes a 7 oz. stainless steel flask adorned in real leather, a handy funnel, and a pair of stainless steel shot cups. Custom engraving and gift packaging complete the personal touch. Available in Black or Brown leather wrap.

For the next two days get 20% OFF on Groomsmen Gifts with code ‘GROOMSMEN’.

Personalized Leather Wrapped Flask Set

Go Natural And Put A Label On It

Burlap Style Labels & Tags

Stick a 
label on it! No seriously. We have labels and I bet we can find one that you could stick on something. The great thing about labels is the personal touch they convey. Screaming out; you took the time to think about your event plus it helps to round out your fantastic idea. Our labels range in many styles and colors. We just added these Burlap Style Labels And Tags that are really fun and builds upon a rustic “natural” feel — and you know how you love that natural feel — to anything you attach it to. They come in six styles and six colors. Check them out.