Posts Tagged ‘Gifts’

DIY Wedding Favor Bags

Want to save on costs but also send your wedding guests home with a sweet treat? How about trying these DIY favor bags? With minimal effort {and a fabulous FREE template}, you can create these thoughtful treat bags to give your guests.

You’ll need:

Supplies
1. Scallop Cards from Paper-Source $6.50 for a 20 pack of cards
2. Lunch Bags
3. 1/8 in Ribbon $9.50 for 30 yards we used chartreuse
4. Eyelet Setter $4.50
5. Eyelets in Gravel $1.45 for 50
6. 1/8 Hole Punch

Instructions
1. Print out the Scallop Cards
2. Place Scallop Cards on the Lunch Bag
3. Punch holes through the card and bag at the same time
4. Place eyelets right side up and card right side down, use Eyelet Setter and a small hammer to set
5. Fill your goodie bags with yummy treats
6. Run 1/8 in Ribbon through the bag and card and tie

And you will have the most thoughtful favor bags!

Template and images via The Wedding Chicks

Drink Me Tags: New Clever Collections

I have raved about these clever wine bottle tags before, but the gals over at Drink Me Tags have done it again. Coming out with two new collections, these wine bottle gift tags are equally cheeky and fun. Cleverly titled, The Harbor Collection and the Wineaux Collection, these bottle tags are sure to put a smile on the face of all your wine-adoring friends.

{above: The Harbor Collection}

These are my favorite three tags. Really? Need we say more? Oh- and at $2.25 each, we can all afford to drink more wine- fabulous!

Even better? Drink Me Tags are offer all of you 20% OFF of your purchase. Just use code “SIMPLE.”

You can see the entire collection of tags at http://www.DrinkMeTags.com.

Modern Placemats for Kids| Modern-Twist

Keep little hands busy while they are waiting for their dinner (or just busy in general), with these fabulous placemats from Modern-Twist. Playful, hip, and just plain fun… kids will love coloring these fun designs over and over. They wipe clean and roll to store easy- could it get any better? I think the brilliant minds at Modern-Twist thought of it all when they designed these placemats. They are really unique and useful.

This design is Kat in the City (my personal favorite).

and here is Major Damage– so fun!

You can use any washable markers to color these placemats or you can purchase a Kidz Box and have a complete gift ready to give.

Dress up your Wine Bottle: Drink Me Tags

Gifting a bottle of wine? Add a little pizazz to your wine bottle with Drink Me Tags. With several collections, you can choose the perfect tag to complement your wine bottle and fit the occasion.

I like the idea of skipping the traditional wine bag and instead, placing one of these tags on your wine bottle.

This would be a great collection of Drink Me Tags for New Year’s gifts. Or really, just to have on hand for random occasions and hostess gifts.

If you haven’t already, check out Drink Me Tags and take a look at all of their lovely designs.

Gift Ideas for your Holiday Party Hostess

Most likely you will be heading out to a holiday party or two this season, and chances are you will need a great gift idea for your holiday hostess. Here is a short but sweet round up of some fabulous hostess gift ideas that I know I would be more than pleased to receive!

These collapsible flower vases are one of my favorite ideas! I love them so much I am going to buy one for myself- hey that’s allowed, right?

These wine bottle magnets are a unique idea for a wine aficionado hostess.

Who wouldn’t like gourmet carmel sauces? Can you say YUM?!

Skip the boring bottle of wine and bring these fabulous holiday wine stoppers. I love the bright colors!

So check these hostess gifts out and order now so that when you are heading out to that next holiday party, you will be ready to give your hostess a gift she’ll simply love.

Modern Aprons from The Hip Hostess

After hours of being in the kitchen this past week, I came to realize I am in desperate need of a new apron. Don’t get me wrong, mine did its job of keeping me clean- however it just isn’t “me.” The ruffles I like- the palm tree print- not so much. After browsing the fabulous selection of modern aprons from the gals over at The Hip Hostess, I just had to share some of my favorites with you.

They have really chic demi style aprons like this one called Black a la Mode.

Here are three of their popular sheath style aprons. I am messy in the kitchen so I prefer the full coverage of the sheath style. My favorite is the Avocado a la Mode shown here in the center.

Can it get any cuter than this? My youngest daughter is always helping me in the kitchen- I am smitten over these Sweet Petite aprons!

The Hip Hostess even offers chic tea towels that match the fabrics from the aprons… I love this! You can pair a demi apron with a tea towel to create a truly impressive hostess gift.

Okay, so now have I got you thinking you also need a new apron? Sorry about that- I just couldn’t resist!

**The wonderful gals over at The Hip Hostess are generously offering our readers a great deal:

15% OFF your purchase. Just use code “SIMPLE” at checkout!

visit http://www.thehiphostess.com

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