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The Start

Paper + Petal began as a conversation between Caitlin Cliff-Perbix (aka, the Paper) and Kelsey Nihiser (the Petal). We bonded over a love of cheese sandwiches, stickers and Stevie Nicks. As two Cincinnati transplants, we wanted to create a personal approach to gift giving that was light, playful, thoughtful, and supportive of our creative community that embraced us. Kelsey’s love of floral design led us to take on clients for weddings and events, to help create sustainable and affordable blooms that make people happy.


The makers

Every maker and gift is selected with purpose. These lovely creators are making products that bring happiness to their customers, and bring joy when shared with gift box recipients. These people are all special to us and add so much value and creative energy to the city and region we love!


the why

We love helping you gift something that doesn’t suck. Each gift box is hand-assembled and includes a handwritten greeting card (with your personal message), a low-maintenance plant, an edible treat, and other handmade gifts that fit the theme. We love dreaming up combos that are intentional and fun. With our curated gift boxes and handmade gifts, you’ll be an awesome gift giver for any moment!

We believe in creating floral design that’s affordable and lovely for whatever you’re celebrating. Beautiful blooms should be enjoyed every day, and we’re here to share the magic!

No matter the day, we’re here to help you make it meaningful. Pinky promise.