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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:

Steel Petal Press Father's Day Gift Guide Funny Snarky Dad Gifts
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 😉

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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May Retailer Shout Outs!

We love to see how you guys curate Steel Petal Press products out in the world! Let’s take a look at some of the amazing photos our customers and stockists tagged us in for the month of May!

Fun Snarky David Bowie Birthday Cards
Joanne and Company (rep group) – San Francisco, CA
Fun Cute Loving Mothers Day Greeting Cards
Paper Place – Austin, TX
Princess Leia Star Wars Mother Fucking Girl Power Greeting Card
Paper On Pine – Philadelphia, PA
Funny Dad Beer Pun Fathers Day Greeting Cards
Sacred Art – Chicago, IL

You guys really do continue to blow us away with your awesomeness 🙂 Keep’um coming!

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March/April Retailer Shout Outs!

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We’re a little behind sharing some of our favorite content from our wholesale stockists the last few months… but, better late than never, right!? We absolutely love sharing Steel Petal Press with the world and we love even more seeing how YOU share it with the world.

Enjoy a few of our favorites we saw in the months of March and April:

Pulp & Circumstance – Newberg, OR
Studio Colfax – Denver, CO
The Fig Tree – Chicago, IL
Decade – Denver, CO

We get such joy out these so please – keep’um coming!!!

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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!

New Release Step 1: Creative Process

Hi guys, we are so excited to kick off our blog series which gives a segmented, in-depth look at all the steps we do at Steel Petal Press to create a “New Release”.

To start off, we first want to clarify what a “New Release” is for us. It’s the term we use to describe when we create, produce, and then sell new styles of products for Steel Petal Press. Our goal is to design new items in every category we offer (cards, mugs, bookmarks, magnets, gift wrap, gift bags). For example, in this New Release we are actively working on, there are 41 new items being made – WOW!

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s discuss the portion of the New Release process that comes first (and we actually just wrapped up the other day!): The Creative Process. As you could probably guess from the title, we use this time to think of fresh new ideas and Shayna then designs them either by hand or using Ilustrator. This is by far our favorite part of the New Release journey because it involves a lot of laughter, fun, and thoughtful artistic discussions.

Brainstorming is a huge part of the Creative Process of a New Release. We are constantly writing down ideas and discussing how things do or don’t work. It’s a constant discussion where small ideas are reworked and grown into final salable, on-brand product! This whole process, from thought to final design, can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks.

A close-up shot of some ideas for our current New Release

Next up, we use our weekly staff meetings as the forum for those aforementioned thoughtful artistic discussions. The input from our entire team is CRUCIAL in designing amazing products for SPP. The melting pot of different perspectives allow for us to see things in new and different ways as well as build upon each other’s ideas. Here’s a couple photos of what this looks like:

Pictured (From Left To Right): Shayna, Dan, and Matt discussing card ideas
Pictured: Shayna discussing a potential new mug idea

Last, but not least, staff feedback and discussion is not only used to invent new ideas but it’s also an important tool to see what ideas AREN’T working. While it may seem like everything we create kicks ass (because it does, duh), behind the scenes is not as simple. We are often tabling ideas for another time because we aren’t able to make a solid final idea out of it. Other times, an idea is presented that someone LOVES but, with more input, we recognize that the idea just doesn’t translate to a product or to our brand.

Thanks for joining us on this first leg of this current journey to a New Release for Steel Petal Press. Stay tuned next month to see Step 2!!
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Do You Like Funny, New Shit? Cool, We Made Some!

Let’s be honest: who doesn’t like funny, new shit? Steel Petal Press certainly does! One of our favorite things to do is to create new and funny additions to our product line. As we always say, our mission is to create products that help people celebrate and connect through life’s important moments. What better way to do that than with a little humor and sass? 😉 Check out all the funny, new shit we made for our most recent product release:

Cards:
In case it wasn’t clear, we LOVE cards. Our new releases are comprised mostly of cards which are perfect for a variety of occasions. Check out these great new Steel Petal Press original designs we made for this latest release:

For The Birthdays: Old Fart (left) / Just One Drink (middle) / You Were Born (right)
For The Parents: Bad Dad Jokes (left) / Take It Easy (right)

Gift Bags:
Steel Petal Press isn’t just a one-trick pony… we also design and create other items such as gift bags! We think that sass shouldn’t just be limited to the cards you give but gifts, too. Check out these newest styles:

For The Gift Bags: Best Gift Ever (left) / Goddamn Happy Birthday (right)

Coffee Mug:
We sure do love our mugs at Steel Petal Press! No matter how you take your coffee (cream and/or sugar) it never hurts to have a little snark with it! Check out our newest mug style:

For Coffee Mugs: Fresh Fucks

Bookmarks:
Steel Petal Press also has an extensive line of bookmarks because books rule! Do we really need anymore reasons than that? Check out this great new style we just released:

For The Bookmarks: Big Books

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

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

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! 🙂

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!

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

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 🙂

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!

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

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” Mug ($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 😉

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