We have a large family, I come from a large family my brothers have large families. My friends have large families. We have lived in the same small town for 35 years. So what does all this mean?? It means we get invited to a lot of wedding receptions. Sometimes 3 or more a month. Now I would love to spoil every couple with a large gift but reality shouts.
So I try to get the most for my gift dollar. I wish I could scour the stores for great bargins but I can't so I have to be clever. I am a strong believer that presentation is everything. Wrap most anything in cellophane and tie a big bow--you have a beautiful gift. I keep a well stocked 'wrapping' closet. Cellophane, tissue paper, wrapping paper, lots of rolls of ribbon from Costco and spools of tuille. Little gift cards, twine and fun toppers round out my wrapping closet.
Here is what is in my gift closet right now:
Green cleaning totes
Green dish soap
Green cleaning brushes
Yellow kitchen towels
The green items were purchased at the dollar store. The other cleaning supplies were purchased at Walmart. I buy my favorite kitchen towels at Williams and Sanoma, on sale with free shipping.I purchased enough supplies to fill about 6 baskets. So I always have a gift ready for a wedding or shower and I didn't break the bank!