SelfishNecessities

Whimsical napkins and paper products- celebrate!

Brighton, Michigan On Etsy since 2013

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SelfishNecessities

Whimsical napkins and paper products- celebrate!

Brighton, Michigan | 4,695 Sales

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Announcement    --> We are open and available to help you plan for parties now and in the future during the Covid-19 pandemic. We ship faster than the times shown and most items ship free. Please support small businesses all over the world!
--> You CAN mix and match designs and colors! Just reach out or make a note in the "notes to seller" section upon checking out.
--> No polka dots, no problem! All of our napkins/favor bags can be made without.
--> Need items quickly? We try to work with all timelines - send us a message and let's see what we can do. We often beat our shipping timelines.
--> PLEASE make sure you have updated your address!! We ship to the address provided when you purchase.

Welcome to Selfish Necessities, we hope you find just what you are looking for!

Come in, take a peek around!

You will find cocktail napkins that are hand stamped and embossed with polka dots for your next gathering or for making everyday special. We also offer one of a kind cards that are ready to delight those who receive one for any occasion. Favor bags, plates and banners - we've got them too!

We hope you like what you see here at Selfish Necessities. We are happy to make something just for you! You can also follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to get a little glimpse into our happy world. :-)

Joni and Sarah
Selfish Necessities, LLC

Announcement

Last updated on May 13, 2020

--> We are open and available to help you plan for parties now and in the future during the Covid-19 pandemic. We ship faster than the times shown and most items ship free. Please support small businesses all over the world!
--> You CAN mix and match designs and colors! Just reach out or make a note in the "notes to seller" section upon checking out.
--> No polka dots, no problem! All of our napkins/favor bags can be made without.
--> Need items quickly? We try to work with all timelines - send us a message and let's see what we can do. We often beat our shipping timelines.
--> PLEASE make sure you have updated your address!! We ship to the address provided when you purchase.

Welcome to Selfish Necessities, we hope you find just what you are looking for!

Come in, take a peek around!

You will find cocktail napkins that are hand stamped and embossed with polka dots for your next gathering or for making everyday special. We also offer one of a kind cards that are ready to delight those who receive one for any occasion. Favor bags, plates and banners - we've got them too!

We hope you like what you see here at Selfish Necessities. We are happy to make something just for you! You can also follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to get a little glimpse into our happy world. :-)

Joni and Sarah
Selfish Necessities, LLC

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About SelfishNecessities

Sales 4,695
On Etsy since 2013

Selfish Necessities

Selfish Necessities is a mother/daughter team who enjoys making party goods that make us and others happy! Our little shop was opened in December 2013 as a hobby but has turned into so much more.

Although we enjoy discovering new art experiences, we have a passion for playing with paper. Our products show our love of color, pattern and texture, all sprinkled with a bit of whimsy.

All items are designed and hand crafted to fill a need for everyday items that bring a sense of whimsical fun to the necessary, thus the name Selfish Necessities!

We are delighted to be a small part of the occasions our products are invited to attend. Every order that comes in makes our hearts and hands happy!

Thank you for shopping small and with us. We can't wait to work with you!

Shop members

  • Joni

    Owner, Creator

    Joni is the mother of this mother/daughter team! Creating napkins and being on the lookout for new products is her passion. She is also the card maker on the team and has a love for playing with paper!

  • Sarah

    Owner, Creator

    Sarah is the daughter of this mother/daughter team! She loves creating special products just for you and coming up with new ways to market them. She has a love for color and seeing products at the parties that they attend!

Production partners

  • Party Accessories and Decorations

    London, England

    Provides paper party plates to add whimsical detail to your table and allows us to be your one stop party shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2020
Thanks for stopping by Selfish Necessities! We hope you enjoy looking around. We are a mother/daughter team and enjoy making whimsical napkins and paper products that make us and others happy too!

Our products are unique, hand crafted and one of a kind - made especially for you and those you care for!

We offer custom orders for napkins, cards, favor bags, tags and banners. Just message us with what you are looking for and we will work with you and your timeline. If you don't see a stamp in our shop that fits your needs, message us too! We have quite a collection and are happy to browse through to see what we have on hand that may be just perfect for you.

Make your next occasion, party, gathering or everyday reflect your own personality. We look forward to working with you!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact us within 2 business days of receiving your package. We will do our best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis as each item is custom made upon order, not pre-made, which allows each customer to have a unique item for their special occasion!

Please note that the customer is responsible for shipping costs on returns to get an item back to us if we accept the return.

Also note that all pictures in our shop aim to reflect the true color of the item however monitors and computer settings will vary customer to customer. If you do have a question about color, we do offer samples for purchase.
Payment
We accept PayPal and credit cards. Your item will be processed and shipped after payment is received.
Shipping
Your order will be well packaged and will bring a smile to your face when you open it.

Order Processing
--> Orders will be processed within 5-7 days.
--> Large orders that are customized for you may take longer to process, dependent on quantity ordered. We will always have a conversation with our customers regarding timeline so that expectations are noted and documented.
--> Many of our items ship free. :)
--> When checking out, customers have the option of selecting Priority Shipping for an extra fee. We typically ship first class on most orders but also provide this option for a quicker turn around.
--> We always strive to ship early! If you have a timeline, do let us know and we will try to work with you!

If there is going to be a delay with your order for any reason, we will let you know as soon as we can. If you urgently need an item, let us know and we will do the best we can to rush it to you but do note that additional fees may be applied.

Shipping Time USA
--> Standard First Class mail averages 3-5 days delivery time.
--> Priority mail averages 2-3 days delivery time.

If you are a local customer, we are happy to meet you to deliver your items to save on shipping costs.

Once an item is delivered to your home based on tracking, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you have concerns about this, please let us know ahead of time. We do offer options and you can purchase insurance or signature confirmation for domestic orders.

International Customers

We would be delighted to work with you! Currently, we are shipping to Canada and the UK however, if you are an interested international buyer, do reach out and we are happy to price shipping costs to you!

Shipping Time International
--> Standard First Class mail to the UK can take approximately 2-4 weeks.
--> Standard First Class mail to Canada can take approximately 1-2 weeks to arrive.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays in customs.

Address
Please make sure that you provide the correct address upon checking out. We will always ship to the address provided unless you alert us of an address change. If your package is sent to the wrong address due to not being updated, no refunds will be provided. If the package is returned to us, the customer is responsible for shipping costs when it is sent back out.

Gift Order
If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, we can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let us know what you would like us to write in the "Note to Seller" during checkout.
Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item, contact me or otherwise use our services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including Etsy, or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information We Collect
To fulfill your order, you provide us certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom orders of our products, for example), if you contact us directly.

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It
We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
--> As needed to provide services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
--> If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
--> As necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving our services.

We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our interest to 1) Improve our services (feedback, for example); and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about our customers is important. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
--> Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
--> Service Providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
--> Compliance with Laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. These rights are described below:
--> Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us.
--> Change, Restrict, Delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons). We will generally delete your personal information upon request.
--> Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us
For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Selfish Necessities, are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at selfish.necessities.12 [!at] gmail.com.

More information

Last updated on Jan 26, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to create custom orders just for you in the colors you desire. If you have a theme and do not see a stamp in our shop, reach out. We have quite a collection and are happy to look through it. We are unable to personalize with names or dates.

Sizing details

We offer cocktail napkins (5 in. x 5 in.) and luncheon napkins in select colors (6.5 in. x 6.5 in.). We are unable to put polka dots on our luncheon size napkins however customers often buy cocktail paired with luncheon to get the textured look and feel!

Glassine bags measure 4.75 in. x 6.75 in. - perfect for treats and cookies!

Polka Dots or Plain

We just love polka dots but understand that not all customers do. If you'd prefer stamped only, we can most certainly create them for you. Please make sure you enter "plain" in the personalization field when checking out.

Napkin Colors

You can mix and match colors! Just make a note to us on your order form or reach out via a conversation.

Our color chart is available in each listing and we try to pair many color options together throughout our shop. If you would like to see shades together, we are happy to take a photo and share. If you don't know the exact colors you want, ask us! We have an eye for color pairings and are happy to offer suggestions.

All pictures in our shop aim to reflect the true color of the item however monitors and computer settings will vary customer to customer. If you do have a question about color, we do offer samples for purchase.

Ink Colors

All ink shown in our photos is dark brown as it goes with most décor. We do offer black and navy ink as well but they will look different than our photos. If you would like to see a sample before purchase, let us know.

Please note the ink color you would like in the personalization field upon check out. All orders will be made with dark brown ink unless indicated.

Amount of Napkins

How many napkins do you need for your event? Industry standards show on average guests will use 2-3 cocktail napkins and 1-2 luncheon napkins. For an event with 50 people, we would recommend a purchase of 100 cocktail napkins.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are happy to package our products for a gift. Just ask!

Hand Stamped, Not Printed

Our products are hand stamped, not printed, which gives them their unique and whimsical look and feel. We take great pride in our work but do note that due to the handmade nature of our products, all images will not be the same. We do our best to align and ink each napkin the same. We will never, ever send a product that does not meet our standards!

Multiple Stamped Designs

Can you have multiple designs in one order? Absolutely!! We love doing a mix of designs and seeing what our customers come up with. In the notes to seller, simply list what you'd like and we will reach out if we should have any questions.

If I don’t fill out the personalization field, what happens to my order?

We have a custom personalization field upon check out for our customers. This field contains two questions asking if you’d like polka dots or plain napkins. The other asks if you’d like brown, black or navy ink.

If these fields are not filled in, we will attempt to contact you two times. If no response is received, your order will be made with polka dots and brown ink.

Please make sure you fill out this field and check your e-mail for inquires! We do our best to create orders quickly and this will cause a delay in creation and shipping.