Fathers Day Gift Giving Guide.

 

How do you find that perfect gift for the design savvy dad in your life?

Our stylists worked this week to find the best ones and dish on their top picks. Here are 3 ideas to get you inspired!

#1 Tools 

Spruce up the minimalist Dad’s kitchen by gifting him some stylish cooking tools. Our Father’s Day Spruce Up has some great tools from some of our favorite brands, Ferm Living & Hawkins NY . We think marble rolling pins, wooden kitchen utensils,  and some stylish brass measuring cups are great ideas. There’s nothing quite like the satisfying feeling of using a well made and well designed tool when you set out to do a job. This is what Dad’s really love. 

#2 Tech

It is 2019, so getting your Dad some tech savvy gifts is an obvious choice. We are not talking about your everyday tech gadget. The Spruce Up stylists are psyched about tech that is integrated into everyday objects. For example, Pablo designs has a wireless portable lantern for camping with a bluetooth speaker integrated. It sets off a nice glow on your campsite, tailgating party, or beach bonfire.  We also love Adesso’s desk lamp that has a base for wireless charging of your phone. At a recent trade show, the stylists noted that tech is integrated more and more into furnishings.  It’s a great design challenge to do this well, so we are constantly on the lookout!

#3 Function & Form

In Seattle, there are many bike commuters, and we found this super simple & functional bike hanger that would make them all swoon. It comes with a tray for your phone and keys. It’s really well priced and honestly, is one of those things that makes life easier, and is not about being flashy. It’s one of those gifts that an active Dad would use until it broke and then in 25 years he would try to build one himself to replace it!.

 

It’s a short list, but we think that if you stick to these themes when shopping for Dad, you will be sure to get him something meaningful and not wasteful. 

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SPRUCE UP RAISES $3M SEED ROUND, BRINGING TOTAL FUNDING TO $4.5 MILLION

Funding will be used to double down on AI-powered personalization to bring joy back into shopping for all things home and design.

Today we are excited to announce the closing of a $3M seed round led by Two Sigma Ventures, an early stage venture fund based out of NYC that invests in companies leveraging AI to transform online consumer experiences. Madrona Venture Group, Female Founders Fund, Alumni Ventures Group, and Peterson Venture Partners also participated in the round. The funds will be used to double down on AI-powered personalization to bring joy back into shopping for all things home and design and to scale our engineering and data science teams.

Dan Abelon with Two Sigma Ventures and Hilary Billings will join the board along with Founder & CEO Mia Lewin, and Mike Fridgen, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Labs. Dan brings a wealth of AI and consumer technology experience to the board. Prior to joining Two Sigma, Dan co-founded SpeedDate (acquired by IAC), a live-video online dating service that used real-time matching algorithms to connect its 23 million members. Lifestyle branding expert Hilary Billings sits on numerous boards including Tea Collection, Wente Vineyards, Habitat for Humanity and has deep expertise in consumer and lifestyle branding.

“We believe AI-powered personalization is the future of e-commerce, and Spruce Up is addressing a multi-billion dollar market and significant pain point for consumers today stuck in eternal scroll,” said Dan Abelon, Partner at Two Sigma Ventures. “Spruce Up is a fun, fast, and convenient way to shop and find just the right items for your home.”

Spruce Up is the first company to create an AI-enabled, personalized e-commerce experience for the home. Shopping for furniture and decorative items online can be stressful and time consuming, and prone to expensive mistakes. We simplify the process of finding “just the right thing(s)” curating a personalized mini-boutique that is unique to your home, your lifestyle, budgets, and needs.

“Since our beta launch in late 2018, we have seen a passionate response to our offering. Today, shopping online, you may find only a few products out of hundreds that are even relevant to your style and budget. With Spruce Up’s AI and designer-powered digital curation, we are seeing relevancy unseen in traditional e-commerce — our customers love more than 60% of the products we recommend,” said Mia Lewin, founder and CEO of Spruce Up. “With this seed round, we are doubling down on AI powering every aspect of our product and operations.”

We’ve built an extensive catalog of designer curated items from over 50 leading design brands and our algorithms comb through more than 25,000 furniture, decor, tabletop and lifestyle items with 1 trillion potential design attributes, and match just the right items to each customer and their home. We are also working with some incredible home brands include globally-sourced and vintage textiles by Memento Style, timeless nordic design made from ecological recycled materials by FinnPeaks, and artisanal collective produced modern home goods by Hawkins NY.

We are excited for the road ahead and continuing our momentum to bring more joy to homes everywhere!


Join the Spruce Up Ambassador Squad.

Spruce Up is the best way to discover and mix-and-match just the right things to create a home that is uniquely you. We are building our new ambassador program and seeking design-loving, creative influencers and content creators to help us spread joy to homes everywhere. Our Spruce Up Squad ambassador program empowers content creators on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and blogs like you to discover and share unique home decor items and get first access to ridiculously awesome home decor brands and beautifully designed items before anyone else.

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Spruce Up Squad ambassadors get:

    • Inclusion in collaboration campaigns with design-forward brands such as Fatboy, Memento Style, Finnpeaks, Magisso, Hawkins NY, Kartell, and more
    • First access to new, coveted home furnishings and decor to share with your audience
    • Exclusive promotions, referral codes and giveaways for your community to spruce up your space with top home design brands

To be considered for future Spruce Up Squad activations, submit an online application here. A member of the Spruce Up Influencer marketing team will reach out to schedule a call and discuss your goals and upcoming campaigns.

Stay tuned for more influencer updates at #SpruceUpSquad @getspruceup!

Spruce Up Squad application:  Get started by clicking here 

To celebrate our Pop Up Shop at Alt Summit, Starting Monday March 25…

Join in the fun with our new shareable Spruce Up Style Bingo Cards: Available on our Instagram highlights @getspruceup

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