My brother in law is hard to buy for. He is the type of person that no matter what kind of gift you give him, he will act like it is the best thing ever. Which is nice…but he’s so cool that I want him to actually like the gift.
This year for his birthday I searched high and low for his gift. I am known for getting him super cool belt buckles or funny/borderline inappropriate tshirts. This year I decided to branch out a bit. I thought I’d get him something related to the MN Timberwolves – his favorite team. Well it turns out the Timberwolves are actually sort of terrible at playing basketball so nobody likes to make gear with their name on it.
side note…remember when Katie blogged about our celebrity crushes?? Ricky Rubio from the Timberwolves was one of them.
Isn’t he dreamy?? At least their players are nice to look at.
I then searched for Packer stuff – his other favorite team. Turns out people LOVE the Packers and will put their name on pretty much anything. Like toilet paper. Weird.
Luckily I found the etsy shop Whisker Prints. She had some super funny and really cool looking prints – and one related to the Packers!! Whisker Prints is a shop that has inspirational vintage dictionary page art prints. I found a couple prints that I like and messaged the owner to see if she could change the colors around to make them match. Literally in less than 5 minutes she had messaged me back. We messaged back and forth until I decided on three prints and the colors I wanted. I bought the prints, Maria (the owner) said she’d get right on it. Less than 15 minutes later I get an email saying they’re ready to go. I was floored. A few days later I received them and they were even cooler than I thought they would be!
I bought a few frames to go with them and boom – perfect present. Here is how they turned out.
And of course, you have to have a little bit of Sir Mix-A-Lot in your office…
Aaron LOVED his gift (well as far as I could tell) and I got to support a small business. It was a win, win, win! Whisker Prints has a TON of different prints so go check them out. You may just find the perfect birthday present!
Katie and I are trying to get out of our summer slump and will hopefully get a few blog posts up a week from now on. Thanks for hanging out with us!
Fun update! Whisker Prints has given our readers a 20% off coupon code when you purchase 3 or more prints! Just use the code PAISLEYPRINTSHOES – thanks so much!
we were not compensated in any way to write this post. we simply love the products and supporting small businesses.