Christmas Came Early for Me at Red Envelope
Written by Lisa Montanaro | November 15, 2011

Christmas came early for me this year in the form of a $75 gift card to Red Envelope courtesy of Buttoned Up. I was asked to purchase something from Red Envelope and blog about my experience. Of course, I happily obliged as I’ve had a long love affair with Red Envelope. I’ve received several lovely gifts over the years from my sister-in-law from Red Envelope, including a year of wishes of candles and a year of seeds. So, it seemed only fitting to use my gift card to get a gift for who else — my sister-in-law! (Shhh… Keep it between us until Christmas Day when I give it to her).

I must confess that I did get myself a little something too! And I even bought a small gift for one of my other sisters-in-law. This just goes to show how far your money goes with Red Envelope. Three items for $75! Not bad, right? Check out the special holiday items offered at

I found the ordering experience simple. I actually ordered from my IPad while in a moving car (don’t worry, I wasn’t driving!). My only suggestion would be for Red Envelope to add a feature allowing the user to “view all” when within a category. Call it the organizer in me, but I often like to get an overview of all items in a category when shopping online. Other than that, it is an aesthetically pleasing and well-designed website.

The item I purchased for myself is a set of really pretty pastel colored floral designed measuring cups.  See other products like these here. As someone that eats a health-conscious diet, I often measure my portions. Why not measure my food with a pretty measuring cup instead of a plain old looking one?

For my sisters-in-law, I got similar gifts that are whimsical and witty. I can’t quite spill the beans or I will ruin the surprise! But suffice it to say that they can both use their gift to stay more organized while adding to the overall design theme of their homes. I hope they both love their items! I’ll be sure let you know after they open them on Christmas Day.

Full disclosure: This is sponsored content and I have been compensated to do this post in the form of a gift card. That being said, I do not blog about anything I do not believe in and Red Envelope did not edit this post or direct the content in any way.

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.