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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bridal Shower Gift

I put together my roommate's bridal shower gift. I had a hard time deciding what to get her. I didn't want to get her a towel and a spoon off her registry. She registered for high end things, and for $50 (what I was willing to spend) there wasn't a whole lot to choose from. Which somewhat angers me, but that's another post.

Anyway I decided to make her a GIFT BASKET. Acutally it's not a basket at all, but it's a watering can. I bought her this big pink watering can at Canadian Tire and then it took off from there. I added pink gardening gloves, 3 gardening tools which I wrapped in pink ribbon, 4 packs of seeds, 2 pink citronella candles (keep those mosquitos away!), and some pink hand cream. Gotta have the hand cream after a day of gardening. I also purchased her about 300 stickers that say "This belongs to Mrs.______" with her NEW name on it. They are colourful and will be great for her books (she is also a supply teacher).

I still need to add a bow to the watering can but all together I spent about $50. If I bought off her registry I would get two small items, or if I bought a gift basket from a store I would not have got the quality or amount of items I was able to buy.
I need to work on tying bows.

From the front.

From the back. Book stickers are not included. I think I will just add them to the card.
My roommate grew up on a farm so I hope she will be able to grow the seeds!

11 comments:

  1. What a clever and creative gift!! I hope she loves it, I know I would have. Let us know what she says!

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  2. That is fare more creative than what I was going to get one of the girls at work. Love it

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  3. This looks really great! I'd love to get a gift like this too :-)

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  4. That is a brilliant idea for someone who likes gardening! I would LOVE to get this! You can tell you really put thought into it.

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  5. wow this looks great! i love doing those basket/kit type gifts, much more personal and fun!

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  6. I love this! Reminds me of one of my favorite gifts I got from my old roomie, actually. She filled a picnic basket with cute things so I could go on a picnic with my boyfriend. I love original and thoughtful gifts like this - I'm sure she'll love it too!

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  7. That's a great gift! I recently had my bridal shower and most of the gifts were from my registry but one of my favourite gifts was a wicker basket filled with smaller items (not on my registry) my friends knew I could use around the house.

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  8. how awesome and SO pretty. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  9. I like this, way more personal than a registry item.

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