Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Pretty Gold Gifts from Paper Source

Laurel has for sure inherited my obsession with all things gold. Her birthday wish list only included a handful of items, and most of them were pretty gold things from Paper Source. I love Paper Source -- I worked at the Cambridge location for a short stint while I was waiting for my postdoctoral funding to come through and it was such an awesome experience! Violet and I had fun shopping there for Laurel’s birthday; the wealth of gold gift options inspired this post.

There are a ton of gold items at Paper Source (just go to their website and type "gold" in the search!) but here are Laurel and my favorite picks:

1. Metallic washi tape ($16.95). There are about a million and one things you can do with washi tape and I bought this metallic collection for Laurel.

2. Gold pencil pouch ($12.95). This summer, Laurel ended up DIY’ing a pencil case out of some of my gold/white stripe oil cloth, but had she not, this Poppin pouch would have been a great pick.

3. Gold and white elephant scarf ($24.95). I have been eyeing this scarf for myself. (Note to loved ones: my birthday is next month.)

4. Mint and gold clutch ($36.95). Laurel’s favorite color combo is mint and gold and this clutch was tops on her birthday list (my sister bought it for her).

5. Gold star stickers ($4.95). Gold stars for everyone!

6. Lokta gold chevron paper ($6.95). Paper Source has a gorgeous collection of large flat sheet papers. The lokta collection is great for wrapping gifts and crafting; the texture of the paper makes it especially good for decoupage.

7. Gold foil confetti hang tags ($9.95). I want to hang these tags on everything.

8. Glitter mini banner ($9.95). I bought this mini banner as one of Laurel’s presents. She’s using it for room decor.

9. Gold confetti tumblers ($19.95). I don’t need more tumblers, but I want these.

10. Gold pattern pencils ($7.95). Violet picked out these pencils as her birthday gift to Laurel. All the cuteness.

11. Gold stripes thank you cards ($18.50). I’m a big believer in thank you cards when you can’t issue a thank you in person. These gold foil cards are awesome.

12. Gold stripe tote ($26.95). I need another tote like I need a hole in the head. On the other hand, maybe I need this gold stripe tote.

Image credits: All images sourced from Paper Source. Compilation image by Christine Koh.

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