Post by aftcra Guest Blogger, Jamie Cassidy of Voluntown Housewife.
One of my favorite things to do when planning my holiday gifts is to think of “themed” gift ideas. I enjoy creating gift baskets so to speak instead of giving a bunch of random gifts. Last year I gave my best friend an “at home date night” gift basket. I included a game, some champagne, her favorite peach tea, date night conversation cards, a bathrobe, and a blanket. She loved it, which of course warmed my soul. That’s what gift giving is all about, spreading love and joy! I have put together some themed gift ideas with some product suggestions that I found on aftcra. I think you are going to love them!
I love creating and spreading love to those around me. I started my blog Voluntown Housewife for many reasons but one of the reasons was I wanted to bring people back to the joy of creating and loving their homes and everything in them! Voluntown Housewife is a place where I share my gift ideas, my creative projects, my travels, reviews of places I’ve been and pretty much anything that I think will encourage others to fall in love with their homes and the people that make them! Some times it’s the little things we do for people that mean the most. When you take a few extra minutes to be creative with a gift it can be worth so much more than the price you paid for it. A great way to put a little creativity into your gift giving is to give a themed gift! Here are 3 awesome gift basket ideas I came up with just for you!
For the The Coffee Lover
1. Tune My Heart To Sing Thy Grace Hand Painted 16 oz Mug
The hand lettering on this mug is whimsical and sweet, plus I can’t lie I love gold! It’s perfect way to start someone’s morning.
2. Coffee Scoops
How many times have you lost the plastic scoop that comes in your coffee, if you’re like me, too many to count. These hand carved scoops are beautiful and a perfect addition to a coffee lover’s morning.
3. Coffee Exfoliating Bar Soap Handmade Cold Process Soap Unscented
This soap is great since it’s unscented and coffee makes for a great exfoliator. An added bonus to this soap is it’s rustic look, which would go great in a burlap bag.
A great addition to this basket would be to go to your local market and get some gourmet coffee!
For the Family Cook
1. iPad Mini or Kindle Stand, Rustic Wood Cutting Board Stand
It’s hard to read recipes when your device is laying flat on the counter. This stand is gorgeous and will make a wonderful addition to anyone’s kitchen.
2. Personalized Rolling Pin Engraved with Couples Names & Date
Nothing screams homemade and home cooking like a wooden rolling pin. It’s old fashion yet timeless.
3. You Wash I’ll Dry, Set of Tea Towels
I’m in love with these! They are a great reminder of teamwork, a perfect match for your favorite chef.
Want to add more to this basket? Visit your local farmers market and pick up some goodies.
For the Beer Lover
1. Wood Beer Caddy
With this gift you can carry your beer around in style and never be without a bottle
2. Deer Monogram Glass, Etched Beer Glass
Even if your favorite beer lover isn’t a hunter you have to admit this deer silhouette is pretty fantastic.
3. 2 Pack- Citrus Ale Beer Soap, Exfoliant Soap
Beer soap?? What?? Can you say unbelievable? Believe it or not hops can do great things for your skin and your beer lover will be sure to fall in love with this!
Of course if you want spice up this gift add some awesome local brews!
I hope these suggestions sparked some creativity in you. Be sure to spread the love and support the hard working individuals that created these incredible products.
About aftcra Guest Blogger, Jamie Cassidy: I’m a wife and mom of two boys. I am raising my family in the same small town I grew up in and I have been blessed with the chance to stay at home. I left the work place to be able to do all of the things I truly love at home. I want to encourage others to love their homes and everything and everyone in them. As a lifestyle blogger at Voluntown Housewife I enjoy sharing my journey of creativity, cooking, gift giving, travel and so much more. I am loving this crazy ride we all call life.
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Link to Voluntown Housewife: www.voluntownhousewife.com