By Claire Stern
Dec 06, 2014 @ 8:28 am

Holiday gift-giving can be a challenge, especially when it comes to more "peripheral" friends (colleagues, counselors, your Great Aunt Bobbie). It's not easy finding a no-fail gift, but, let's face it, few things are more universally pleasing than a big bottle of champagne and a card. That's why we're adding Veuve Clicquot's new collaboration with correspondence experts Minnie & Emma to our December shopping list. The beloved champagne brand teamed up with the stationary pros on a festive entertaining collection, complete with printed note cards and envelopes, coasters, bottle tags, and digital invites—all awash in Veuve Clicquot's iconic orange hue and emblazoned with witty phrases. It's the next best thing to an actual bottle.

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What's more, each letter can also be customizable, monogrammed with your initials, or adorned with your full name (or that of your newly-crowned not-peripheral friend). The whole collection ranges from free (for digital invites) to $68 for a set of 20 notecards and envelopes and is available now at Because really, what better way is there to present champagne than with beautiful, personalized stationary? "Champagne is the most luxurious thing you can drink," adds Minnie & Emma founder Meredith Levy. "And fine stationery has always felt like a luxury as well. Pairing the two was a no-brainer." We'd say so.

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