Founded by Matthew Grenby and Irene Chen, iomoi is known for having a super-chic line of home and fashion accessories. With dozens of design options to choose from in each product category, as well as fonts for a name or monogram, the process of selecting a gift feels fun and personal. I caught up with the duo to find out what's on their list this year to give and receive.
Now through Sunday, Oct. 19, stationer Iomoi is offering 20 percent off all items in shop when you use the coupon code take20 at checkout. The offer doesn't apply to existing orders, and only one coupon can be used per order. There isn't an Iomoi product that I don't find completely adorable, so I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without! If you're looking for stationery, invitations, announcements, calling cards, address labels, paperweights, photo cards, coasters, trays, notebooks, or matches, they've got you covered. The holidays are coming up, so keep that in mind as well!
I've written in the past about Iomoi stationery and how I think it's important to have cute personalized stationery for those occasions when you need to write a hand-written note. But, there's no reason you shouldn't write on smart-looking paper when you're jotting notes to yourself! Iomoi has released a new memo pad ($48) in a variety of stylish patterns, 250 five-by-seven-inch pages set in a custom-designed Lucite tray. Enjoy the cute pattern of your choice (monkey, pagoda, anchor, coral, etc.) during your daily list-making 70 percent of the year, and then use the Lucite tray as a catch-all when you've torn the last sheet! Or, if you're anything like me, you'll let the note pad sit there unfinished for years, as you collect lots of other cute stationery to clutter up your desk.
While emails may be quick, and gag cards funny, I can't stress enough how important it is to have a set of personalized notecards on hand. Sending a hand-written note on personalized stationery exhibits thoughtfulness and timeless, chic style. Of course, some occasions call for a bit of snark, or a swift reply, but when writing a thank-you note or dropping someone a line, setting a more formal tone is key. Iomoi's Custom Stationery (20/$68-200/$438) includes personalized flat cards and coordinating envelopes that are cute, smart, and classic, not to mention substantial in heavyweight paper. You can choose from a variety of designs, ranging from a simple monogram to an eccentric fox in a smoking jacket, or others tailored to the bride-to-be, the new mom, or the dog lover. Personally, I get a kick out of this top-hatted seahorse, which my friend aptly described as "a Mr. Peanut of the sea."
Here are some suggestions for one of the most important gift recipients: mom. I thought it would be good to feature items she wouldn't buy herself, things to brighten her day and make her smile. To see all of my gift guides, click here. To learn how to contribute you own fabulous finds to our Fab Gift Guide, click here.
If your mom is anything like mine, she's always misplacing her glasses. This Extraordinary Eyeglass Tray is sure to help keep her organized. This gift is $20, and available here.
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