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I'm here to help you start giving outside of the box. No more scented candles, bottles of wine or boring ties thrown into a gift bag. The Pink Pen is your go-to source for gift-giving ideas. What to give and how to give it - all tied up in one neat package right here.

If you're pressed for time, I also offer gift concierge services where I take care of all the details and you get all the thank you's. And as always, calligraphy and hand lettered signs continue The Pink Pen tradition.

  • Gift Guides & inspiration
  • Gift wrapping ideas & tips
  • Gift Concierge services
  • Calligraphy & Hand lettered signs
  • Workshops

Birthdays, Mother's Day and the holidays aren't going anywhere, so let's get started.

Ever grateful,

Monica

@THEPINKPEN

Dear Monday, Let’s do this. Love, Monica p.s. Hook’em Hook’ed on the Horns Gift Guide featuring this classic stationery is up on the blog. Link in the Bio. . . . . . #snailmail #personalizedstationery #dearmonday #letsdothis #texaslonghorns #hookemhorns #hookem #giftguru #giftguide #giftideas #giftconcierge #giftlikeyameanit #givelikeyoumeanit #atxblogger #calligraphyatx #atxcalligrapher #handlettered #lovelettered #guidetogifting #thepinkpen #weddinginspo #bridesofaustin #austinwedding #engaged #atxbride

I’ve got a fun one for this Friday! My Hook’ed on the Horns Gift Guide is up on the blog (#linkinthebio). I searched high and low to find the best burnt orange goodies your favorite fan probably doesn’t already own. . . . . . #hookem #texaslonghorns #hookedonthehorns #texasfight #vineyardvines #yeti #hunterandboone #kendrascott #texassports #giftguru #giftguide #giftideas #giftconcierge #giftlikeyameanit #givelikeyameanit #atxblogger #calligraphyatx #atxcalligrapher #handlettered #lovelettered #guidetogifting #thepinkpen #weddinginspo #bridesofaustin #austinwedding #engaged #atxbride #texas ride #luxurybride

Lalalala...ya may not want to hear it, but we're exactly 6 weeks away from Christmas Day, people! 6 weeks. I've got you covered. I'll be bringing lots of holiday gift ideas for all the people on your list. Gift guides. Holiday wrapping ideas. Fun traditions. I hope you find my ideas on what makes a gift memorable helpful. I'll give you a little backstory on why I'm so passionate about meaningful gifting. But first, if you know someone that might like what I'm serving up here - tag them below. I'd love to spread the word and shorten those return lines the day after Christmas. So here's the deal. I love shopping. Growing up, we didn't go camping or hiking or play sports on the weekend. We shopped. So I'm pretty good at it. I'm even better at it now because I have the perspective (after a cross country move from and then back to TX in less than a year but that's another story) that we don't need all the stuff. It's fun to give and get but it must be done with intention and that takes time and effort. I use my skills to offer the best of the best of what I see out there. Sometimes it’s something I’ve bought and know it’s top notch. Or things I notice and love but don't personally need. I do lots of "Marie Kondo-ing" before I even leave a store or a website. I will see an item, take a pic, tell it how cute it is or how perfect it is and then LEAVE. IT. THERE. I didn't need it BUT you may have the perfect person or reason on your list and POOF, magic. So that's my story and why I've added Gift Concierge service, a personal gift guru at your fingertips to help you muddle through the weeds to find the perfect something for your someone. When you see an item in my feed, in a gift guide or story know that it's special. It hits one or more of my gifting principles: NOVEL, USEFUL, PERSONAL, LASTING or an EXPERIENCE. I'm especially fond of that last one, #makingmemories. I encourage you to shop intentionally so that your gifts stand the test of time and remind your recipient of you. . . . . . . #sixweeksaway #herecomesmrsclaus #ticktock #giftguru #giftconcierge #giftguides #giftguide2019 #giftlikeyameanit #intentionalgifting

All bundled up for another sub-freezing temp night in Texas. Brrr. Browse some toasty treats over at @markandgraham between sips of hot cocoa. They have 20% off, free monogramming and free ship today. Stay warm & just monogram everything! Kidding, but not really. . . . . . #monogrameverything #markandgraham #holidaygifts #warmfuzzies #madforplaid #giftguru #giftguide #giftideas #giftconcierge #giftlikeyameanit #givelikeyameanit #atxblogger #calligraphyatx #atxcalligrapher #handlettered #lovelettered #guidetogifting #thepinkpen #weddinginspo #bridesofaustin #austinwedding #engaged #atxbride #texasbride #luxurybride

Gift Idea: Who wouldn’t love one of these gorgeous hair clips? Giving you an early heads up on these @baublebar clips because they will take 3 weeks to make before shipping. I’d say they’re well worth the wait. Happy good hair day. Check them out at baublebar.com 📸: @baublebar . . . . . #goodhairday #namehairclips #baublebar #hairclips #ontrend #holidayshopping #holidaygifts #nicelist #hairdid #giftguru #giftguide #giftideas #giftconcierge #giftlikeyameanit #givelikeyameanit #atxblogger #calligraphyatx #atxcalligrapher #handlettered #lovelettered #guidetogifting #thepinkpen #weddinginspo #bridesofaustin #austinwedding #engaged #atxbride #texasbride #luxurybride #austinweddingvendor

What happens when the cookie jar is sweeter than the cookies that go in it?! A few @worldmarket finds over in my Stories today. Nesting dolls were a theme for them this season and I’m loving it. Since we’re on the topic of cookies...I’m a chocolate chip fan but it’s gotta be crispy. Chewy or crispy. What’s your pref? . . . . . #nestingdolls #cookiejar #holidaybaking #worldmarket #sweettreats #giftguru #giftguide #giftideas #giftconcierge #giftlikeyameanit #givelikeyameanit #atxblogger #calligraphyatx #atxcalligrapher #handlettered #lovelettered #guidetogifting #thepinkpen #weddinginspo #bridesofaustin #austinwedding #engaged #atxbride #texasbride #luxurybride #austinweddingvendor #theknot