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Gifts For any Occasion

Help! I need a gift!

 

 

“What can I get for….”? Well if you have run out of ideas or need to get a jump start, I have some solutions for you.

First of all let me just mention that GIFTS do not have to be expensive or big. Great gifts come from knowing that the person and giving them something that they will appreciate you thinking of them. Gifts also need to come from the heart; something new or created.

Here are a few gift suggestions:

 Holiday Mugs

-Fill with cocoa mix and a candy cane. Wrap with a holiday napkin or tissue paper and tie with an ornament or ribbon.

Brag Books

-take your photos and get them printed. Put them in a photo book. Scrap or decorate the inside pages. Wrap and give.

Offer a Subscription

-Pay for a specific magazine subscription and tuck your card inside.

Go Green

-Make a homemade solution for a cleaning product or beauty product with essential oils and scents. (For ideas and recipes, see “Homemade Solutions.”)

Pack a Jar

-Fill a jar with the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies or a soup. Write the recipe on a decorated card with a ribbon.

Recipe Book

-Hand-write your favorite recipes on colored or decorated index cards. Punch a hole in the corner of each one and tie together with a festive ribbon. Offer a dessert sample with the book.

Dip Pretzels

– Melt store bought chocolate and dip the pretzels in them. Lay to cool on wax paper. Decorate with red and green sugar crystals etc…then package them in holiday-themed cellophane bags with a tie.

Coupon Book

-Create pages that include a back rub, babysitting, dinner, mow the lawn, breakfast in bed, or any other items that the person in mind would love. Insert book in a holiday gift bag and tie off with a ribbon.

Honor Gift

-You can send a donation to a favorite charity, with your persons name on it-what an honor to think of someone else and give some one else the credit.

Basket/Box Gift

-These are great! Take a medium size holiday basket or box and fill it with items that are their favorites. It could be from ART-to-Zoo. Use specifics and even write a short message about why you made the basket/box especially for them.

  • HERE ARE SOME OTHER SUGGESTIONS FROM ART-TO-ZOO!

American Spirit-Red, white and blue candy, flags, Books on American History, gift card to Museum of History.

· Art-Craft items, paints, brushes, assorted paper, play do, and tickets to an Art Museum.

·Baby-Blanket, diapers, wipes, photo book, bibs, outfit, and CD-lullabies.

·Bread/Cheese/Wine-Assorted breads or crackers, varieties of cheese, bottle of wine and wine stopper.

·Candles-Assorted sizes and scents of candles, lighter, and candle holders.

·Candy-Chocolates, mints, hard candy, and gum.

·Desserts-A variety of baking boxes with an apron.

·Exercise/Workout-Warm-ups, hand weights, water bottle, towel, and gym bag.

·Fruit-Assorted fruit in sealed containers.

·Garden-Watering can, gloves, garden tools, seeds, insulated cup, and kneeling pad.

·Gentleman/New Dad-Use a top hat for special effect: luxury coffee mug or insulated cup, cigars, cookies, ritzy treats, tickets to a game or a guy’s night out coupon.

·Get Well-Chicken noodle soup, soup bowel, crackers, puzzle book, nice pen, herbal teas, tea mug and saucer.

·Handy Man (house warming for him)-Work gloves, leveler, flashlight, notepad with pen, tape measurer, gift card to Home Depot.

·Home-Cleaning products, paper goods, and baking goods. Gift card to Kroger.

·Igloo-Assorted coolers from cups to coolers.

·Just for her (house warming for her)-Calendar, shopping list, picture frames, Tylenol and gift card to Bath and Body!

·Kids-Theme related toys or special items for hobbies or extra curricular activities, gift card to Toys R Us.

·Laughter-Movies, Books, and Music that are funny and full of comedy!

·Mommy-Lotions, bath, lotions, salts and shower gels, encouraging reading material, parenting magazines, and maid services.

·Nails-Variety of nail polish, polish remover, manicure set, pumice stone, lotion, nail trimmers and a gift card for a pedicure and manicure.

·On the job-Pens, calculator, sticky notes, daytimer/planner, and desk accessories.

·Pretty Women-Flowers, potpourri, chocolate, back massager, and gift card to Victory Secrets.

·Quilt/Sewing-Push pins, material cutting tools, assorted needles, variety of thread colors, and gift card to Hobby Lobby.

·Romantic-Cd of Harp/Instrumental Love songs, wine-cheese and cracker, candles, eatable body frosting, bath fizzers, lingerie, and handmade certificates for indulgences.

·Scrap Book-Variety of scrapbook papers, assorted stickers, assorted embellishments, photo books, refills and page protectors for the photos books, and gift card to Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

·Tea-Assorted teas, tea cup and saucer, treats to go with teas, mini books, and journal.

·Universal/Go Green-magazines, book about Going Green. In a all natural basket with all natural items.

·Vineyard/Cook-Pastas, sauces, serving bowl and platter, breads, wine and wine stopper.

·Wind-Kites, airplanes, balloons, yard flags and wind chimes.

·Xerox-Printing paper, ink cartridges, and gift card to Stapes.

·Youth-Volleyball, soccer ball, basketball, football, gift card to Academy.

·Zoo-Favorite stuffed animal, T-shirt with zoo animals, animal cracker, disposable camera, and tickets to zoo.

Hopes this helps or at least gets you started!

Enjoy and God Bless!

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Gift Ideas for Baskets/Boxes

There are many ways & many items that you can use to create that special gift~here are just a few:

  • American Spirit-Red, white and blue candy, flags, Books on American History, gift card to Museum of History.
  • Art-Craft items, paints, brushes, assorted paper, play do, and tickets to an Art Museum.
  • Baby-Blanket, diapers, wipes, photo book, bibs, outfit, and CD-lullabies.
  • Bread/Cheese/Wine-Assorted breads or crackers, varieties of cheese, bottle of wine and wine stopper.
  • Candles-Assorted sizes and scents of candles, lighter, and candle holders.
  • Candy-Chocolates, mints, hard candy, and gum.
  • Desserts-A variety of baking boxes with an apron.
  • Exercise/Workout-Warm-ups, hand weights, water bottle, towel, and gym bag.
  • Fruit-Assorted fruit in sealed containers.
  • Garden-Watering can, gloves, garden tools, seeds, insulated cup, and kneeling pad.
  • Gentleman/New Dad-Use a top hat for special effect: luxury coffee mug or insulated cup, cigars, cookies, ritzy treats, tickets to a game or a guy’s night out coupon.
  • Get Well-Chicken noodle soup, soup bowel, crackers, puzzle book, nice pen, herbal teas, tea mug and saucer.
  • Handy Man (house warming for him)-Work gloves, leveler, flashlight, notepad with pen, tape measurer, gift card to Home Depot.
  • Home-Cleaning products, paper goods, and baking goods. Gift card to Kroger.
  • Igloo-Assorted coolers from cups to coolers.
  • Just for her (house warming for her)-Calendar, shopping list, picture frames, Tylenol and gift card to Bath and Body!
  • Kids-Theme related toys or special items for hobbies or extra curricular activities, gift card to Toys R Us.
  • Laughter-Movies, Books, and Music that are funny and full of comedy!
  • Mommy-Lotions, bath, lotions, salts and shower gels, encouraging reading material, parenting magazines, and maid services.
  • Nails-Variety of nail polish, polish remover, manicure set, pumice stone, lotion, nail trimmers and a gift card for a pedicure and manicure.
  • On the job-Pens, calculator, sticky notes, daytimer/planner, and desk accessories.
  • Pretty Women-Flowers, potpourri, chocolate, back massager, and gift card to Victory Secrets.
  • Quilt/Sewing-Push pins, material cutting tools, assorted needles, variety of thread colors, and gift card to Hobby Lobby.
  • Romantic-Cd of Harp/Instrumental Love songs, wine-cheese and cracker, candles, eatable body frosting, bath fizzers, lingerie, and handmade certificates for indulgences.
  • Scrap Book-Variety of scrapbook papers, assorted stickers, assorted embellishments, photo books, refills and page protectors for the photos books, and gift card to Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
  • Tea-Assorted teas, tea cup and saucer, treats to go with teas, mini books, and journal.
  • Universal/Go Green
  • Vineyard/Cook-Pastas, sauces, serving bowl and platter, breads, wine and wine stopper.
  • Wind-Kites, airplanes, balloons, yard flags and wind chimes.
  • Xerox-Printing paper, ink cartridges, and gift card to Stapes.
  • Youth-Volleyball, soccer ball, basketball, football, gift card to Academy.
  • Zoo-Favorite stuffed animal, T-shirt with zoo animals, animal cracker, disposable camera, and tickets to zoo.
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Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Gift Ideas for any Occasion

Christmas time brings about the question, “What can I get for….”?  Well if you have run out of ideas or need to get a jump start, I have some solutions for you.

 First of all let me just mention that GIFTS do not have to be expensive or big. Great gifts come from knowing that the person and giving them something that they will appreciate you thinking of them. Gifts also need to come from the heart; something new or created.

 Here are a few gift suggestions:

 Holiday Mugs-Fill with cocoa mix and a candy cane.  Wrap with a holiday napkin or tissue paper and tie with an ornament or ribbon.

 Brag Books-Take your photos and get them printed. Put them in a photo book. Scrap or decorate the inside pages. Wrap and give.

 Offer a Subscription-Pay for a specific magazine subscription and tuck your card inside.

 Go Green-Make a homemade solution for a cleaning product or beauty product with essential oils and scents.  (For ideas and recipes, see “Homemade Solutions.”)

 Pack a Jar-Fill a jar with the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies or a soup. Write the recipe on a decorated card with a ribbon.

 Recipe Book-Hand-write your favorite recipes on colored or decorated index cards. Punch a hole in the corner of each one and tie together with a festive ribbon. Offer a dessert sample with the book.

 Dip Pretzels– Melt chocolate and dip the pretzels in them. Lay to cool on wax paper. Decorate with red and green sugar crystals etc…then package them in holiday-themed cellophane bags with a tie.

 Coupon Book-Create pages that include a back rub, babysitting, dinner, mow the lawn, breakfast in bed, or any other items that the person in mind would love.  Insert book in a holiday gift bag and tie off with a ribbon.

 Honor Gift-You can send a donation to a favorite charity, with your persons name on it-what an honor to think of someone else and give some one else the credit.

 Basket/Box Gift-These are great!  Take a medium size holiday basket or box and fill it with items that are their favorites.  It could be from ART-to-Zoo.  Use specifics and even write a short message about why you made the basket/box especially for them. (For Specific Ideas, see “Gift Ideas.”)

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