We often celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with gifts but rarely give ‘just because’ presents. I try to find out-of-the-blue moments to give gifts but this time around, I plan on using the 4th of July to celebrate more than our independence.
I’ve been giving my house a good spring cleaning and along the way, I keep finding items that I’ve never used, opened, or have duplicates of. I thought this would make the perfect opportunity to create a gift bundle. I started with a fun, Summer insulated tote. I’ve had this bag a while and it’s still in perfect shape so I figured I’d reuse it instead of tossing it. I planned on doing a themed bag but once I started finding things, I just went with a surprise bag.
In my bag are things like:
- a Glamour magazine that I already read but is still fresh for the month for someone else.
- extra beauty items like nail decals, carmex, and Bath & Body soap that I got during a special purchase.
- a piece of jewelry that I wore once and thought it would be great to give to someone else to wear, and perhaps pass on later as well.
- notebook and pen
- Spring candle
- fun cookbook
These are things that I had around my house and completely appropriate to regift.
I personalized with it a handmade card using my new Silhouette cutter. I picked the Fourth of July graphic, cut it, and glued it onto the card. More on how that works later and just a hint, I’ll also be giving one away, a $300 value.
Have you done this before? If so, what kind of gift bags/baskets have you created?