Monday, July 23, 2012

Wedding Gift

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
Magic Erasers
Rubber gloves
Clorox wipes
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!


Anita Rowe Stafford said...

This is very useful and practical, plus a very pretty gift! This is the kind of gift the recipient will actually use and appreciate!

Nedra said...

A great idea! And I like the tip of having a gift closet, too.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

How clever Cindy! Three weddings a month is A LOT. I think I would go broke. Haha. Luckily I only get invited to about 1 wedding per year! Your cleaning basket is great! I love that pretty green bucket.

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