Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WFMW - Gift

I try to give good gifts. Sometimes it works and I suppose sometimes it doesn't. But one gift that I gave recently that I think is pretty good was for a bridal shower. I actually stole the idea from my friend Jules who did it better but I'll blame it on her having more free time than me. Anyway, the gist of it is a dinner date kit. My friend Jules did a spaghetti dinner basket. She got plates and glasses from the dollar store and then etched the couple's monogram onto the dinnerware with etching cream from her local craft store.
Mine was a little simpler and it included the following: two dish towels, a box of pasta, a jar of pesto, a box of garlic breadsticks, a bottle of sparkling lemonade (I wasn't sure if they were drinkers or else I might have gotten some inexpensive wine), and two wine glasses (from the dollar store). I fluffed it all up with tissue paper in a nice basket. You could easily change it up to make a different meal, match the season or whatever you want. And that Works For Me!

12 comments:

Brooke said...

very nice! :)

Rebeckah said...

What a great idea! I love it : ). I love creative! I LOVE inexpensive! And, best of all, it is memorable and special!

Linda said...

What a nice, creative, inexpensive, practical and personal gift! Thanks for the idea.

MamaHenClucks said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love this basket idea. I might steal it for Christams gifts!

CC said...

What a great gift!!

I just found you from Christine's blog (although I also participated today in WFMW). I'm a Speech Pathologist. Nice to "meet" you!

robin@heartofwisdom.com said...

Brilliant!

I will definitly use this one.

I love your blog. Nice Job!

I would love for you to come and visit me and see the benefits of using an MP3 player for storytime for children.

See you there!

Robin@heartofwisdom.com
http://heartofwisdom.com/blog/

Grammy said...

That is a wonderful gift.

Sniz said...

That gift WAS very impressive! I was so impressed by your thoughtfulness when she opened it! I'm definately going to steal that idea!!!

mub said...

This is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing it =D

Carrie said...

That is a great gift! I loved getting a couple of things like this for my bridal shower. Another one I really like was a muffin tin with two muffin mixes. :-) Yummy!

Chief Family Officer said...

That's a great idea - and it looks fantastic!

Jared and Maggie said...

From the couple that received the gift basket, thanks! It was a great gift and a very delectable dinner we had. Looking forward to now being able to use the basket somehow... still thinking of ideas. lol.

Thanks again!

Jared and Maggie