Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gift Giving #1

I adore the holidays, and one of the best things about them is giving gifts.  I am one of those people who loves giving so much more than receiving.  I spend hours making lists and planning, working on handmade gifts and creating the perfect packaging. 

I think the rules of gift giving are pretty easy:
-  Bigger is not always better.
-  The gift seems more special when the packaging is just right.
-  Any holiday occassion can be an opportunity to give.
I'm so excited to be sharing some of the gifts I have planned for my family and friends this year right here on the blog over the next few weeks. 

One of my favorite little gifts to give is soap from Bath and Body Works.  I always wait for the sale and make certain that I also have a "$10 off your entire order" coupon so I can get those beautiful bottles of soap for $2 or less!  I try to stay away from giving lotion because I worry about giving a scent that someone doesn't like, but I know that everyone washes their hands!  This is perfect as a hostess gift, for the friend you want to remember with just a little something or for your own dinner guests. 
Isn't it true that the right "packaging" makes this extra special?
I added tags to several bottles and put them in a vintage basket as a little something for some friends who will be coming for brunch in a few weeks.  I love that I have something to send with them as they head out the door!

Thanks so much for stopping by -
God Bless!

(All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps - Fillable Frames #9
Paper - Fine Linen, Distressed Dots
Ink - Chai Tea Dye, Early Espresso (SU!) 
Other - Ocean Tides Vintage Buttons, Tag Sale 1 Die, Button Twine, Ocean Tides Twill Ribbon, Marvy Snowflake Punch, Prima Flowers


  1. Oh my goodness Sue! These are AMAZING! Your tags are gorgeous, and they dress up the soap bottles so much! My BFF loves soaps from B&BW, and I have a coupon... guess where I am doing my Christmas shopping? ;) Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. Sue I LOVE these... what a FABULOUS gift for your friends.. they are going to LOVE them!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  3. Hi Sue! These are lovely! What a great gift idea

  4. Such an fantastic gift idea!!!! Such a pretty tag!! Thanks for the inspiration! You are amazing!!!

  5. Sue, this is lovely! Fab gift idea!

  6. These tags are so pretty! Love all the embellishments! You are so right, I can't use scented lotions, but soaps are great for everyone!