Creative Gift-Giving

If gift-giving could be considered a hobby, then I’d say it definitely has to be one of mine. More specifically, themed gift-giving. I *love* putting together a basket or baggie of coordinating goodies in a fun way…it gets my creative juices flowing!

My first boyfrand (misspelling intended…it’s my favorite way to spell it to convey a little twang) received really creative homemade themed gifts every Friday before his football games. I can remember getting little knick-knacks from the dollar store…but I can’t remember any of the baskets particularly. Bummer that I didn’t have a cell phone then, or I would have taken pictures of them. (Thanks a lot MOM! lol)

Once dollar aisles became all the rage I bumped my gift giving up a notch. Seriously, how much easier could it get? The dollar aisle puts out a theme with all sorts of coordinating goodies that you just grab and go. I gave so many dollar-aisle gifts that my friends have enough post-it notes and magnets to last them through the apocolypse. Come to think of it, most of my friends are probably gifted out. Time to make a couple of new ones! 😉

When I got married I really went gift crazy…but it was just too much fun and I sooo appreciated my girls for all of their help & encouragement & patience during that time. Since I was using peacock feathers in the wedding decor it was always overly tempting to get basically anything with a peacock on it…so I usually did.

I have a problem. That much is obvious.

A couple of the more recent themed-gifts I’ve given were: a coffee-themed bag for my bestie K and a winter white elephant for the hosts of our Ugly Sweater party. My sister-in-law and brother-in-laws wedding this past weekend gave me another chance to put together a fun gift…this time in a dog theme! Check it out…

One of the scrappy frames I’ve been making in cute puppy prints & a “ruff” banner…

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“Puppy Love” Banner

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And…4 colorful canvases…yay!

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Okay, okay…there is a point to this gift…they can put their handprints, and their pups paw prints, on each canvas to hang in their home! Pinterest inspired, of course!

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They are big dog lovers, so I knew this would be a fun gift, especially as they look forward to having their own home one day. (They are also big black & white decor lovers, so this was my shot at getting a little color into their house. *wink*)

All great fun…but it leaves me wondering…what’s next?! 🙂

KEEP CALM & GET CREATIVE IN YOUR GIFT GIVING!

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