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2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th this year which means it’s fast approaching! There’s no question we all love our Dads but they can definitely be a pain in the ass….especially to shop for! But, that doesn’t mean you should avoid getting him something to celebrate the fact he’s YOUR Dad! That’s why Steel Petal Press put together a gift guide to make your gift shopping easier and his day more awesome! Without further ado, enjoy our 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide:

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2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Father Of The God Damn Year Mug, Meriwether of Montana ($16) – This statement mug is the grown-up equivalent of giving your Dad a trophy for being the god damn best!

In A Fix Pocket Multi-Tool, Wild & Wolf Inc ($17)– We know Dads LOVE being handy…and let’s be honest, he’s helped you out a time or two in your life! This pocket tool makes being handy even more convenient and is a perfect gift for outdoor Dads, too!

Gentleman’s Beard Kit, Kikkerland ($12) – Self care isn’t on the forefront of most Dad’s brains. This Beard Kit will help him stay lookin’ sharp and handsome. As a bonus, your Mom will also appreciate this gift šŸ˜‰

Humorous Dad Socks, Blue Q ($11.50) – These hysterical socks will make your Dad laugh even more than he makes himself laugh.

Best Dad Ever Desk Sign, He Said, She Said ($28) – Now your Dad can brag to all his co-workers how awesome he is at being your father with this cool, classic desk sign!

Father’s Day Cards From Steel Petal Press ($4-$6) – We’ve created a line of Father’s Day cards that range from funny to snarky to sentimental so you’re sure to find the perfect card to let your Dad know how much you love him!

Be sure to stop by our brick & mortar store (and shop our Steel Petal Press products online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

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SPP Has What Moms Need: Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

We know you love your Mom but did you know Steel Petal Press loves Moms, too?! We create and curate a variety of cards and gifts as unique and awesome as each Mom. Here are our top picks for 2019 in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

Best Mom Ever Stemless Wine Glass, Slant Collections ($14) – What better way to “Cheers” your Mom for being awesome than with this adorably sentimental stemless wine glass.P

Porn For New Moms Book, Chronicle/Hachette ($12.95) – They say motherhood changes everything…including what counts as sexy! This hysterical picture book includes images of hot men cleaning the house, changing diapers, and much more. Give some laughs, and a little inspiration (wink, wink), for Mother’s Day with this awesome gift.

I Love My Asshole Kids Oven Mitt, Blue Q ($13) – This snarky oven mitt makes a great gift for any Mom that enjoys cooking and their children…even if they are assholes.

Best Mom Ever Towel, Natural Life ($14) – This cute towel makes a loving addition to any Mom’s living space and serves as a great reminder of how much she’s loved!

I Love You Mom Succulent Planter, Natural Life ($15) – Face it, you may not be the favorite baby if your Mom is a Plant Mom but the gift of this charming little planter will still make her day very special!

Mother’s Day Cards, Steel Petal Press, ($6) – Last, but certainly not least, be sure to pick out one of our amazing letterpress Mother’s Day cards for an final touch of sentiment to a perfect gift!

Gift Guide For Plant People!

Spring has sprung! The temperature is warming up and the sun is starting to shine more and more. This means we can kick our plant obsession into high gear! We know we aren’t alone in our love for all things leafy and so take a look at some of our top plant picks from our retail shop that make great gifts for any plant people you love dearly! Here’s our Gift Guide For Plant People:

Poppy & Lavender Garden Kits, Modern Sprout ($15) – These garden kits make gardening easy because they include everything you need to grow the flowers right in the container! They are a great way to add a bit of the outdoors to any small indoor space. As an added bonus, Modern Sprout is a local Chicago company (support small, woohoo!)

Self Watering Animal Planters, Noted ($15) – These guys have been a very popular item since they hit our shelves. They come in a variety of plant types and adorable animal shapes sure to bring a smile to anyone! Additionally, they use an enclosed straw or felt “tongue” to water themselves which means they require little to no effort (even better!)

“Plants Get Me” Women’s Ankle Socks, BQ ($10.50) – Who doesn’t love a good sock? No one, that’s who! Plant people included. That’s why our “Plants Get Me” socks make a great gift. They combine the love of plants with a great novelty gift idea!

Assorted Succulent Planters, Natural Life ($15) – Our selection of succulent planters from Natural Life are as cute as they are small. They come with faux plants/dirt inside but can easily be converted for real use. We think they make a great little accent for desks or window sills (and I’m sure plant people would agree!)

Boys With Plants Book, Chronicle/Hachette ($14.95) – If you need a perfect tongue and cheek gift for a plant lover, look no further! This hilarious book contains photographs of attractive men alongside their favorite plants. We’re almost positive there’s no quicker way to a plant person’s heart than this book, haha!

Alas, we have come to the end of Gift Guide For Plant People! Be sure to shop these gift ideas and much more at our retail location! Additionally, you can check out all Steel Petal Press handmade items on our website anytime – day or night!

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2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us which means love is in the air…and in the cards and gifts here at Steel Petal Press! Whether you want to get something sexy, snarky, or just plain sweet, we’ve got what you need to show your special person how much you love them! Check out our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide below!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019

“Kinky” and “Ladies Night” Truth or Dare Game ($14.95)
Who doesn’t love a good game of Truth or Dare? These fun (and sexy) versions of an old classic make the perfect Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) day gift!

“Horny For Food” Oven Mitt ($13)
This is more of a tongue-and-cheek gift.Ā  Give it to a special person with a great sense of humor and an affinity for cooking! Because, let’s be honest, who out there doesn’t TOTALLY relate to this oven mitt? (No one, that’s who).

“Love and Happiness” Crystals and Stones Set ($20)
This beautifully packaged set contains Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and Quartz Crystal. It has an attached affirmation that states: “Happiness is my choice and love is abundant in my life”. What a perfect sentiment to share with whoever you love this Valentine’s Day!

The “Movie Kama Sutra” Book ($12.99)
This book makes an “sex”-cellent gift for those with an affinity for movies, pop culture, and boning in hilarious and weird ways!

“Junk Food” Tattoos and Love Notes ($20)
This set of 24 adorable Valentine’s cards in the shape of pizza, soda, popcorn, and french fries come with little temporary tattoos and cute-sy love notes! These work well as little V-day gifts in your office or in a child’s classroom!

Steel Petal Press Valentine’s Cards ($3.33-$6)
We’ve created a line of cards that are sure to make your Valentine smile; from laughing or sweetness, you choose! We have classic favorites, like “Hate You/Love You” and “Tinder Love” and new best sellers “Bear Lets Fuck” and “Cheesy Valentine Day“, you’ll find the perfect card here!

We hope you enjoyed our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
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Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People!

Christmas gifts are all about buying something your friends, family, and loved ones are sure to enjoy. However, what do you get a person who considers their furry family as important as their human one (which is pretty easy to do, let’s be honest!). Here’s a simple solution: check out our Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People! It’s sure to have the perfect gift for any cat and/or dog (or BOTH) lovers in your life!

Pet Lover Gift Guide

Socks:
Socks make a great gift for anyone but we have some hilarious styles that feature hilarious sentiments for feline or canine fans! Better yet, they come in at only $10.50-$11.50!

Puzzles:
Puzzles make the perfect cold weather activity because you don’t have the leave the comfort of your warm home to do it! However, a puzzle fit for a pet person must include cats or dogs, of course! No worries, we have both! šŸ™‚

Tea Towels:
Tea Towels make can make a fun and funny home decor statement. Steel Petal Press carries a variety of styles from Blue Q with laughable cat and dog quotes. Better yet, they’re only $14!

Cat Mug Garden:
These are new to our brick & mortar location this year but make a great for cat lovers (or plant lovers!) This mug is a small hydroponic garden which can then be used to enjoy a favorite beverage once the plant removed. Plus, look at that cute kitty design…what’s not to like!

Cat/Dog Butt Magnets:
These funny butt magnets, featuring both dog and cat butts, have been a fan favorite every holiday season at our store!

Cards:
Steel Petal Press makes a variety of awesome holiday cards but our “Meowy Catmus“, which comes in singles ($6) or boxed ($16) is the perfect combination of punny and kitty.

We are at the end of the Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People which means you have the difficult task of picking which awesome suggestion you want to buy (sorry, not sorry!) But, on the bright side, you know your favorite pet person is sure to love it no matter what!

Happy shopping!

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Holiday Gift Guide For Book Worms!

A good book warms the soul which can be a difficult task to do during the cold temperatures of the holiday season. Steel Petal Press knows how awesome reading is but how difficult it can be to shop for a loved one who is always nose deep in a book! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide For Book Worms for gift ideas that are sure to capture the attention of your favorite reader šŸ™‚

Bookmarks:
We here at Steel Petal Press love reading so much that we created our very own collection of letterpressed bookmarks ($3)! Witty and sassy (like all things SPP), these bookmarks make perfect stocking stuffers for any book fanatic! Some of the top sellers are the “John Waters”, “Awesome People Read”, and our new “Stopping Point” bookmarks!

Magnets:
As you may have seen in our previous gift guides, Steel Petal Press makes some pretty kick ass magnets for some pretty kick ass types of people and book lovers are no different! Our “Awesome People Read” magnet ($6) matches with our top selling bookmark style but also makes a great addition to any gift for someone who just thinks reading is awesome (like us!)

Socks:
The perfect way to read a book is making sure you’re cozy as heck, right? RIGHT. So, picking out a perfect (and hilarious) pair of socks for your favorite bookworm is a great gift idea! Blue Q socks are our personal favorites here at Steel Petal Press and at only $10.50-$11.50 they won’t break the bank! Heck, they even made some specifically for this occasion (“Fuck off, I’m Reading” socks!!)

Mugs & Tea Infusers:
Another perfect pairing for reading books is…tea, of course! We’ve got a large selection of mugs that are sure to get a laugh including a “Book Nerd” mug ($16) which is fitting for any loud and proud book nerd. In addition to that, Steel Petal Press has plenty of hilarious tea infusers from cats, to dogs, to even flamingos and all with a $10-$15 price range. We believe that even the simplest tasks like making tea and reading a book should be fun!

Hopefully our Holiday Gift Guide for Book Worms inspired some gift-giving ideas. Rest assured that with these gifts from Steel Petal Press, your beloved book worm will be filled with holiday joy!

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Holiday Gift Guide For Guys!

Holiday shopping can be stressful enough with all the crowds and money you’re spending but it can be even more stressful when you don’t know what to get someone (DUDES, WE’RE LOOKIN’ AT YOU!) Men can hold a lot of important roles in our lives such as: Dads, Sons, Grandpas, Brothers, Boyfriends, Husbands, and many more…and they can all be a pain in the ass to shop for. But, no worries, Steel Petal Press has put together a little Holiday Gift Guide For Guys that’ll help you find the perfect present without breaking the bank (you can thank us later!):

Gift Guide For Men

Mug:
Mugs make the perfect gift for anyone really and that includes dudes! The “Fresh Out Of Fucks” ($16) mug is a new release from Steel Petal Press and has been flying off the shelf. It’s perfect if your man enjoys coffee, tea, and/or curse words! (There’s also a matching magnet ($6))

Socks:
Let’s get straight to the point: socks rule! We have a large (and hilarious) selection of men’s socks from our favorite vendor Blue Q ($11.50). These make great stocking stuffers and a fun addition to any guys’ cozy and casual wardrobe!

Outdoorsy Books:
Is there a man in your life that thrives in the outdoors? Well, when it’s wintertime in the city it can be really hard to find some nature to enjoy…but look no further! We have stocked some awesome outdoors books like “See America” ($19.95) and “50 Places To Camp Before You Die” ($24.95) that’ll fill the nature-sized hole in their heart until Springtime is upon us!

Gentleman’s Hardware:
This is an awesome line of products we carry from a brand named Wild & Wolf Inc. that creates things with a wide variety of men in mind! We have a Flight Ready Kit ($20) which has travel sized bath needs or the Shoe Shine Kit ($22) which helps keep a guy on the go lookin’ (and smelling) fresh and spiffy! Gentleman’s Hardware also makes some handy tools for those handy men in your life. The Keychain Tool Kit ($20) and Hammer Multi-Tool ($25) are great gadgets that are also functional!

Stationery Sets:
Steel Petal Press is ALL about snail mail and maybe there’s a man in your life that is too, in which case, hell yeah! We have a large variety of stationery sets he’ll love including one of our most popular styles, “Thanks, Dude” ($16) that is made by hand right here in our studio!

Drinking Accessories:
Know a boy who likes to booze? Who doesn’t, right!? We’ve got lots of fun drinking things that make perfect gifts – and better yet – are under $10! The Luchador Bottle Opener ($8) is always a popular purchase every holiday because it’s funny as heck! We’ve also got a variety of drink coasters including the Gear Coasters ($6) that we make ourselves!

We hope our Holiday Gift Guide For Guys helps take some pressure off the season’s shopping and brings some laughter to the holidays.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Your Booze Buddy!

There’s no better way to get into the Holiday Spirit than with some Holiday “spirits”, are we right?! (DUH, of course we are!) That’s why Steel Petal Press is always fully stocked with funny and functional drinking gifts perfect for that friend (or friends) that gets down while boozin’ up! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for your Booze Buddy:

Mug:
The “Hungover” MugĀ ($16) is designed by Steel Petal Press and is perfect for those mornings that follow a night of “too much” fun (if there is such a thing)!

Magnet:
The Whiskey Magnet ($6) is also designed here at Steel Petal Press and is inspired by a quote from a very famous fan of alcohol, Mark Twain! It adds a bit of attitude to any magnetic surface and we are all about attitude šŸ˜‰

Soaps:
Soap Distillery is Chicago-based company that makes unique soaps based on alcohol. Some of the most popular scents include Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, and the strange sounding but awesome smelling, Beer & Cigarettes. For only $7 a bar, these soaps make awesome gifts for men or women. They also add a little boozy charm to their self-care routine which never hurt anyone.

“True Stack” Drinking Game:
I’m sure your favorite boozing buddy didn’t think that drinking could get anymore fun…and they would be wrong! The “True Stacks” Drinking Game ($20) puts a spin on the classic Jenga game aka it just adds alcohol, but ya know, hell yeah!

Drinking Accessories:
It’s always important to accessorize even when it comes to drinking. Your booze buddy is sure to love some “In The Buff” drink markers ($13) or an Army Man bottle opener ($10)! We also carry a line of ice cube trays from Peak which come in Sphere and Cube form ($15). These make a perfect addition to any liquor lover’s freezer!

Winter Cocktail Book:
For that cocktail connoisseur in your life, this Winter Cocktail Book ($22.95) provides lots of great new recipes. Like we said, nothing makes getting into the holiday spirit easier than some holiday-themed spirits!

Christmas Cards:
We here at Steel Petal Press are big fans of greeting cardsĀ (duh) and also of booze (double duh) so we designed a Christmas card that combines both of those things. The final result? Our very popular ‘Tis The Season card.

We are at the end of our Boozing Buddy Gift Guide. Keep on drinking and be sure to stop by ourĀ brick & mortar storeĀ (and shop ourĀ Steel Petal Press productsĀ online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

A Chicago Pride Gift Guide!

As many of you know, or in case you didn’t, Steel Petal Press is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. We thought it’d be a fun to do a little holiday gift guide that showcases some Windy City-themed products WE make here in house as well as some other great products from vendors we love šŸ™‚ Without further ado, here’s our 2019 Chicago Pride Gift Guide:

Chicago Pride Gift Guide

Enamel Pins:
These pins fromĀ The Found (who also happen to be local in Chicago!) are such a popular seller in our brick and mortar shop. They are the perfect little memento so your loved one can wear their Chi Pride right on their jacket or backpack!

Coasters:
I bet you didn’t know that Steel Petal Press made Chicago coasters… but now ya do! Sold in packs of 8, they make a great gift for your Chicago booze buddy! Also features on our gift guide are some single coasters from another Chicago-based brand, Transit Tees!

Postcards & Greeting Cards:
As a company who clearly LOVES snail mail, we always have plenty of Chicago postcards and greeting cards at the ready including two we design right here in house: Chicago PostcardĀ and our holiday-themed Season’s Greetings From Chi. Also included above in our gift guide are a few other top-selling styles from our pals at Tourist Courts and The Found!

Mugs:
Who doesn’t like a good mug? No one, that’s who! Which is why we carry a couple that show off that Windy City pride including the Chicago Mug which is designed by us!

Keychains:
These motel key-inspired keychains from Transit Tees make exceptional stocking stuffers and add a bit of Chicago flair to any set of keys!

Magnets:
We have a variety of magnets featuring some of Chicago’s landmarks (like our styles from Tourist Courts) and some styles that are funny and sassy (like ones from The Found). Either way, there’s a magnet for everyone and anyone who loves Chicago.

We are at the end of our Chicago Pride Gift Guide and we hope we helped inspire some Chi Pride gift giving! Stop by our brick & mortar store (and shop our Steel Petal Press products online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!