Monday, June 2, 2014

Don't Stress Over Grad Gifts --- Leave It To Ben's Garden to Offer Unique Handcrafted Gifts That Tells a Story #decoupage #bensgarden #Giveaway

Disclosure: I am participating in this review and giveaway campaign courtesy of Bloggin' Mamas and Ben's Garden. I have not been monetarily compensated for this post, but if a review is provided above, then I have received a sample of the desk set to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

Ben's Garden Review and Giveaway

You know you have made it big when you have appeared alongside Martha Stewart on her Television show showing her one of your many talents, or having your design selected as an Oprah “ O –List Must Have” product.  

Ben Busko, who started creating and selling his unique artisan gifts at the age of 8 yrs. old, has done just this.  And, now, his decoupage pieces are found in high-end stores like Nordstrom's, as well as through his online store, "Ben's Garden."

With Father's Day and graduations fast approaching, Ben's Garden is your one stop shop for all your gift giving needs.  What sets Ben apart from other talented artisans is that you can feel his passion for his pieces, as they tell a story, that when given to a person will touch their heart and remind them how much they mean to you.  

I know what you are thinking, what guy would want a decoupages piece as a gift?  Well, I guess you haven't visited Ben's website or seen his work.  From trinket trays, notepad sets, copper and glass photo frames and even French Crystal Dome Paperweights, to name a few, Ben creates unique gifts that will be treasured for years to come.  Just look at a few fun gift ideas that would be perfect for that special grad in your life... | {3} Yesterday Is History Scribble™ Notepad Set

So, don't waste time stressing over what time that special grad in your life.  Head on over to Ben's Garden and browse the amazing handcrafted works of art by Ben Busko, that will leave your grad smiling, as you celebrate their accomplishments.

The Story of Ben's Garden

Ben Busko in the New York City Offices of @hellobensgarden.

"It all started back in 1992, when Ben Busko was just 8 years old, selling d├ęcoupage inspired by his garden. Armed with a paint brush, Ben developed his design sensibility and technique piece by piece; using imagery, a colorful palette and, words in entirely new ways; and BEN’S GARDEN was born. Ben’s charming designs are individually handcrafted using traditional artisan techniques honored for centuries, exclusively & entirely by hand in New York City. His decoupage pieces are all signed by Ben. 

What began as Ben’s passion for sharing his colorful and thoughtful world transformed into opportunities for his customers. To share a bit about themselves, Surround themselves with things they love, share a bit wit and an appreciation for fashion. Each piece tells a story. His special handmade pieces mean something to the person who buys them and it tells their own story. It all wonderfully results in turning a house into a home! Today you can discover Ben’s refreshing & Captivating collection of unique home, garden, gift and charm in our celebrated Ben’s Garden shops in New York. A very select group of exclusive and well curated boutiques across the United States, Internationally in every time zone and every continent. 

Ben Busko has demonstrated his decoupage technique to Martha Stewart on her Television show. Had his design selected as an Oprah “ O –List Must Have” product, and his designs have been featured in a number of prominent periodicals including House Beautiful, In Style and Architectural Digest. 

You can reach Ben’s Garden at, or calling 1-888-922-7646.  

Searching for a Graduation Present?

It's that time of year for youth to take a step into adulthood when they graduate High School and move off to College. Ben's Garden offers a wide selection of graduation gifts for the student. And if your child is graduating from Kindergarten, Grade School, etc., Ben's Garden also carries gifts for their teacher too!


My Thoughts on the Ben's Garden Gift Set:

After recently receiving a sample of the the Ben's Garden gift set, I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of this handmade gift line.  Never having seen Ben's Garden's product up close until now, I was able to see why Martha Stewart and others are fans.  Each and every piece is carefully thought out with the quotes being used, and the designs and layouts to accompany them.  

Included in the Ben's Garden gift set I was sent, was this beautiful French crystal paperweight, which has a felt backing, so it will not slide around on a desk or table...

I loved the whimsical calligraphy used to share Dr. Seuss' quote, and I can't help but smile whenever I look down at my desk and read this.  Usually, I am not one for paperweights, as I don't want the girls to get into my office, grab hold of one and break it, but I can't help but want to display this lovely Ben's Garden paperweight.  And, I hope that when I have people in my office that this will be one of the first things they see, and ask about, as I will gladly share my thoughts on this and other great Ben's Garden items that make for unique handmade gift ideas. :-)

Do you like receiving a note or greeting card in the mail?  I love to send personal notes to family and friends in the mail.  Call me old fashion, but I am still a fan of sending personal notes and greeting cards to family and friends, through the mail.  There is something about taking time to choose a card, then sitting down to write a personal note inside, before dropping it in the mail, to be delivered.  I can see Ben's Garden's scribble notepads with fun quotes making the perfect backdrop to a personal note to loved ones, that will enjoy receiving. 

  Ben's Garden Desk Set Giveaway

In addition the beautiful Ben's Garden Desk Set (shown above) that I was sent to review and enjoy, I was also excited to learn that you can also purchase Ben's Custom Glass decoupage, using your personal photographs and keepsakes.  I am one for unique and personalized gifts that can be treasured forever, and the idea of turning a family photo into a trinket tray, French crystal paperweight or even set of square coasters, is a neat one.  I would love to turn photos of the girls into a pretty crystal paperweight to add to my office desk, so that I can glance down at it when working and smile. :-)

I hope you will take time to visit Ben's Garden website and browse the amazing selection of handmade gifts.  From French crystal paperweights to fun scribble pads and even custom orders, I know you will find the perfect gift for grads, dads and others celebrating a special occasion, or to give just because.

--WIN IT!!--

 Want a chance to win a Ben's Garden Desk Set (ARV $62) to give to a special grad in your life?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win this wonderful gift that would make any 2014 graduate smile. :-)

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Disclosure: I am participating in this review and giveaway campaign courtesy of Bloggin' Mamas and Ben's Garden. I have not been monetarily compensated for this post, but if a review is provided above, then I have received a sample of the desk set to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.


  1. After All Is Said And Done Crystal Oval Paperweight

  2. I love the Our Family is a Circle frame. Very cute!

  3. I went to the site and I think the I love you to the moon and back sign is super cute.
    heather [email protected]

  4. EXCELENTE! Both the products and your review.