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I love to giving Gifts. In fact, my friend Ashley says I can come up with any reason to gift a gift!
Did you know the that giving is an Art? If you are like me you have been to many wedding and baby showers throughout your life. Especially if you are in your senior years like me! Have you noticed that most people take the easy route? They look at the Registry and then ordered from it and even had it gift wrapped. That's why you see all the gifts look the same at the showers.
I like to make it personal! It is like creating an art project or painting! Start with a beautiful box or basket and layer the items that fit the recipient personally. HINT: Kate Spade boxes are beautiful to use. Yes, this makes the gift cost more but it is worth it when you see the smile on the face that it brings to all.
Take your time and choose gifts that are unique to the person or have meaning! Layer the items in the box (I usually try and coordinate with the colors of the box or basket.) The box or the basket also becomes a gift within itself. Boxes and baskets come in handy for storing photos, linens, crafts or just about anything! Why purchase a bag that will more than likely be thrown away or not used again!
You can make it fit your budget if you try and keep a "giving closet" like I do. I purchase items throughout the year that I see on sale or makes me think of a person. I put them in my closet and when i need a gift I can shop my own closet. Most of us are gifting throughout the year to friends, family and co-worker's on birthday's, holiday's, shower's or just because days. You will find that this will help stretch your budget dollars and make your gifting much easier and less stressful!
I am known for my layered box gifts. When I give a box gift others come around and can't wait to see the surprise inside! Give it a try and you will find it makes you just as happy giving as well as receiving!
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