The 13 best things you can buy at Minted
From wedding invitations to wall murals, Minted is a one-stop-shop for custom art
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You’ve probably seen a Minted product, even if you didn’t know it. The website that bills itself as containing “designs for every celebration” has launched countless wedding invitations, holiday cards, and family calendars, all designed by independent creative artists who gain exposure and income by submitting their products for inclusion on the site. To date, Minted has featured art by creators in all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries, whether they’re full-time graphic artists or stay-at-home parents who just have a great idea.
But Minted is more than just wedding invitations and Christmas cards. The site is full of all sorts of beautiful, creative things for purchase, from aprons and oven mitts to oversized wall murals. Here are our picks for the best things to buy from Minted.
1. Custom photo puzzles
Puzzles are really hot right now, and they make great holiday gifts. If you know—or are—a puzzle fiend, check out Minted’s line of beautiful and well-made custom photo puzzles. Puzzles can be cut in 12, 60, or 252 pieces and come packed in a drawstring pouch and tucked in a keepsake box. There are dozens of designs to choose from, so you can pick what speaks to you.
2. Holiday photo cards
'Tis the season to start thinking about crafting your holiday card. Recently, the trend has been toward custom-printed photo cards offering personalized greetings to your friends and family and giving them a glimpse inside your happy home. Minted has a full 41 pages of holiday cards to choose from, including ones in different shapes, for different holidays, and with fancy foil embossing. You can go as swanky or as simple as you’d like, and there are plenty of different designs, so you can pick the one that perfectly captures the message you want to get across.
3. Tote bags
While it’s easy enough to pick up a tote bag at the grocery store or thrift store, a really good, stylish tote can be hard to find. At least, it was until now. Minted has a whole line of fashionable tote bags, all of which can be personalized with an attached leather tab. With leather straps and a brushed copper snap closure at the top, this tote is both comfortable and secure—perfect for all your essentials.
4. Photo calendars
Ring in the new year with a crisp new photo calendar celebrating your family, friends, pets, or even favorite vacation spots. You can even choose to start your calendar on any month, making this a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation, or any old birthday. You can even pre-customize the calendar with special dates, birthdays, or reminders. Each of Minted’s calendars is beautifully designed, and will no doubt be a great showcase for any of your favorite photos.
If you’re a fan of the old-fashioned silhouette art that so many of us had in our homes growing up but haven’t quite figured out how to get one for yourself, Minted is here to help. The site sells custom silhouette art that’s easy to create: Just upload a picture of yourself, your child, or even your pet, and Minted’s artists will turn it into a priceless keepsake. You can choose the colors used, and you can even have the silhouette inlaid with foil, just in case you’re looking for something extra fancy.
6. Custom stationary
There’s something really fancy-seeming about having your own custom stationary. Just think about it: Someone opening a letter you sent, penned on a notecard with your name embossed across the top. How stylish! Minted can help make that a reality, selling custom note cards and larger sized sheets in a variety of sizes, cuts, and designs. With hundreds of different designs to choose from, you’ll definitely find something that screams “you.”
7. Wall murals
Looking for a statement piece for your kid’s room? Maybe a little something to bring some color to your office? Minted offers dozens upon dozens of stunning (and easily removable) peel-and-stick wall murals. You can pick the size, style, and colors that work best for you, and the site even has a handy “how to apply” guide on its site, complete with a video manual.
8. Custom house portraits
Whether you want to commemorate a friend’s new home or are in need of a thoughtful gift for mom and dad, consider Minted’s custom house portraits. All you have to do is upload a picture of the home you want featured, pick some color options and if you want text at the bottom of the print, and Minted will put together a customized keepsake that’s totally unique. Buyers can opt for fancier letterpress prints or simpler digital alternatives, but it’s all so cute that anything you pick will be a winner.
9. Wedding invitations
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Minted has made its name on its high quality, beautifully printed wedding invitations. There are dozens if not hundreds of designs to choose from, meaning you can find something that’s truly yours. Some wedding invitations can be purchased as part of a full slate of themed printed material, including RSVP cards, thank you cards, maps, favor cards, place cards, and more, should you really love the vibe the invitations evoke. As an added perk, Minted also offers free wedding websites to boot.
Got a baker in your life? Gift them a sharp and functional custom apron courtesy of Minted. They’re available in both adult and children’s sizes, and can be quietly personalized on a fancy-looking leather tag. Some styles even have hot pads and oven mitts to match, meaning you could grab a whole set of new kitchen gear.
11. Wall art
Minted is packed to the gills with work by some of the world’s most creative people, making it a great place to go if you’re looking for some new art. The site sells a whole range of fine art prints, and will even frame your pick for you for a little more money. You can get prints in all sorts of sizes, from 5-by-7-inch to 30-by-40-inch, meaning there’s something for every weird little nook and cranny of your home.
12. Teacher gifts
Struggling with what to get your child’s teacher this year? Minted has a curated line of thoughtful and sentimental teacher gifts, from “apple for the teacher” wall art that you can customize with pictures from your child’s class to teacher-friendly journals, planners, and notepads. There’s something for every educator that's sure to put a smile on their face at the next parent-teacher conference.
13. Custom photo backdrops
Nowadays, if you’re having a party, you have to think about the photo booth. While you could just throw up a sheet and call it a day, there’s something nice about taking it the extra mile and creating something that your friends will both love to share and will want to keep for years to come. Minted’s custom photo backdrops can help with that. Pick the theme that fits your party and—if you want—you can even add custom text in the background to help commemorate the event.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.