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Mint & Ivy: USSFCU Small Business Spotlight

Published: August 8, 2022

Mint & Ivy: USSFCU Small Business Spotlight

U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union wants to take a moment to thank our community of small business members. To help support these businesses and bring our credit union community together, we want to spotlight some of our business owning members and the unique services they offer. In this article, we focus on Abbey Bresett and her online gifting company, Mint & Ivy.


Mint & IvyAbbey Bresett, owner of Mint & Ivy Gifting is a USSFCU member of over 20 years. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Abbey now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children. In 2009, Abbey founded Mint & Ivy, a full-service online gift shop specializing in beautifully crafted, custom, and ready-made gift sets.

From birthday gifts to client gifts www.mintandivy.com offers something for every occasion, all beautifully packaged and on-demand. You can build a gift set yourself or place an order for Abbey to create something for you. Every unique and stylish box is lovingly assembled and shipped by Abbey. She carefully selects each item and makes every effort to source her products from other small businesses whenever possible.

When you support one small business, you are also supporting all the small businesses they work with. A purchase from Mint & Ivy supports hundreds of mostly female owned small businesses. Like a game of dominoes, your one purchase can impact so many. You can shop all of Mint & Ivy's gift sets online at www.mintandivy.com.

WIN A MINT & IVY GIFT BOX*

Join Mint & Ivy’s email list by Friday, August 26, 2022 and be automatically entered to win one of three signature Nation’s Capital gift boxes.

Curated specifically for USSFCU members, these charming gift boxes feature two Washington D.C. skyline etched glass tumblers and one soy candle in a reusable glass, Willa’s shortbread wrapped in vintage D.C. street map paper and a set of U.S. Capitol notecards featuring the photography of local artist Renee C. Gage.

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*Must join Mint & Ivy’s email list to be entered to win. Three winners will be chosen at random and notified by phone or email on Wednesday, August 31st. Failure to respond to winner notification within three (3) business days will be deemed a forfeiture and alternate winner may be selected at USSFCU’s sole discretion. USSFCU is not responsible for email notifications that are undeliverable, or voicemail messages not received.

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