A Rich Chocolate Surprie

Graduations, birthdays, weddings, Christmas, really any occasion you can give money as the gift. We all know there are different times when we actually want to give money as a gift. Does anyone else just giving someone a card with some money on the inside? I seriously hate doing that because it just seems so boring, and like there was no thought or effort put into it!

Chocolate moneyFor those time when I do want to give someone money, I like to do it in a fun way. My favorite is to put the money in a chocolate box like this one. Either save a box from a previous buy or just go any buy a cheep box of chocolates…. or buy the ones you like so you can eat them all! You could also use an existing box you have and just use, mini cup cake tins.

If you wrap it, when they open it, they will probably be less than exciting about the box of chocolates you just gave them. Either have them open it right away, or let the joke go on for as long as the wait to open the chocolates! Who knows it might be a while until they realize they have a bunch of money!

52 Reasons Why I Love You

card giftNeed a special gift idea for the one you love? Maybe it’s your wedding day, you two just moved, or just feeling like you want to do something special for him or her. You cannot say “I love you” enough in your relationship, and sometimes when something even small is done we forget to let them know we love them.

To let him or her know you love them more than they know, make them a book of all the reasons your love them! I love this cute idea of putting all of them in a deck of cards and having “52 reasons I love you.” So you don’t have to think of all 52 on the spot, every time you think of one go write it down until you have compiled a list of 52 reasons. This is such a cute, simple and special way of reminding someone how much and why you love them!

 

The Cutest Owl Rocker

Buying gifts for little kids is always so much fun because you have such a wide variety of things to choose from when picking out the perfect gift! Owls have definitely been the trend lately, and you can also tell that they have been moving over to be a trend in baby and kids items. I love owls for kids because they can be so many different colors, and they are also gender neutral depending on the color!

If you want to show up with the best gift for a little girl then you need to show up with this owl rocker! It seriously so cute! I love that the seat is a little tree stump with some leaves on it! So cleaver! I know this would be her favorite gift of the day if she opened this.

owl rockerThis is great for kids at that young age right before they are walking and also while they are walking. Kids at this age love to do things on their own and moving around is definitely one of them. This is definitely great for that because it is small enough they can climb on it by themselves, and even better it is safe. It is cushioned, and small enough that if they fall it wont hurt them.

You can find this at Zulily!

Making Special Gifts

If you are the type of person who likes to really give someone something really special like I do, I feel you pain and struggle when you try to think of what to get them that will be special. Tip for all you special gift givers: make them something! If they haven’t been wanting something or have a list, then make them something you know they will like. A lot of times it is cheaper and easier to think of when you decide to make something.

For instance, my friend just moved into her first house after college. I knew she was going to be nervous, excited, and all sorts of feelings in one. When you move into a house by yourself it really needs to feel homy. Living alone is already nerve racking enough, living in a house that doesn’t feel comfortable, or yours is not going to help the situation! I wanted to make her some sort of decoration that I knew she didn’t have, and could definitely use.

I diy vaseknow she loves wine, and she also loves that burlap, hemp, rustic, natural colors kind of look, so I thought I would wrap bottles up in hemp. I couldn’t believe how easy it was either. I just took some super glue and glued down the start of the wrapping, and then every so often I would add some glue to the bottle to make sure it stayed in place, and then at the very end of the hemp wrapping I added some glue.

I love that she can totally use these however she wants! She can add real or fake flowers, or use it as a bracelet holder, or just leave them as is! When she opened them up she absolutely loved them! they definitely went withe

The Ultimate College Care Package

Got a kid going away to college? Whether they act like it or not, they are going to miss you and miss home! Getting a package is probably one of a college kids favorite things! They probably equally love getting things from home, knowing that they are missed, and the fact that they are getting free stuff :p carepackage

If you are going to send a student off, make sure to send them the ultimate care package ASAP! Either send it the day they leave, so they get it a few days after moving in, or send it a few days in advance, so they can get it the day they move in.

The Ultimate Care Package List
  1. A framed photo of the family – They will actually love this, I swear
  2. Coffee or coffee shop gift card – Their life depends on this
  3. A coffee cup – they need something to drink it with! Togo cups = just as important as their cell phones
  4. Their favorite candy – not too much… freshman 15
  5. A healthyish snack they like – along with unhealthy snacks they love
  6. A Walmart or Target gift card – whatever is in their college town
  7. A gas gift card – if they have a car
  8. Cold medicine – they are going to get sick living in the dorms.. no doubt about it.
  9. Some sort of small game – such as cards or a nerf gun
  10. Finally, A personalized note

You aren’t taking complete care of them anymore, you notice and so do they. Trust me. Sending your college kid a care package every once and a while will be something they absolutely love.

Note: Don’t tell them you are sending it! Surprises are even better!