This post is sponsored by Target
Have you ever looked at a wedding registry and wondered how you can make that smaller gift a perfect gift? For instance when hubby and I were planning our wedding (before we ultimately eloped) our Target registry didn’t consist of big ticket items, but basic necessities. We would be moving in together directly from living with our parents so we would need everything from towels and dishes to bedding and home decor. Sure we registered for some of the big items, like our top five items.
- Calphalon Kitchen Essentials Hard Anodized Nonstick 10 piece Cookware Set
- KitchenAid Artisan Design Series 5 Qt Stand Mixer
- Ninja® MEGA Kitchen System
- Ninja Kitchen System 1200
- Keurig K75 Single Cup Coffee Maker
I love the big items don’t get me wrong, but I also love the smaller things even more so when you make them personal. As I was browsing through some of my friend’s registries I noticed many had every day items like towels, laundry baskets, trash cans and more. It got me wondering how can I provide an amazing and personal gift while on a budget. I began to plan and I came up with a bathroom love gift basket. I know my favorite time is relaxing, childless in the bath. It is even more enjoyable when hubby joins me (hey, don’t go there this is a PG bath). It got me to thinking what a unique way to gift towels.
I set out to find everything I needed. I began by picking up a laundry basket, four coordinating towels and because it is the holidays I was able to score some great bath and body products, a candle and holder. I decided rather than box it all up the laundry basket would serve as a gift basket holding the towels and everything else and packaged up nicely with some ribbon.
If you want to go a little further you might purchase those wine glasses they have on their registry and their favorite bottle of wine. Then add a personal note. In my head I am thinking something like the below.
Today on your special day you loved and enjoyed one another. You professed your love amongst family and friends. As the days pass from today you might get caught up in the daily grind, you work, you stress, you might have children and some how those simple moments of displaying your love might fade or not come as often. Take this basket on a particularly hard day, head into the bathroom, forget about everything going on. Put the kids to bed (if you have them), turn off your phones, shut off the TV and find a special song to play. Run a bath, open the wine, light the candle and think back to this amazing day, how much you loved, cherished and doted on each other. Spend time together as just you, talk to each other and just relish in having each other. Rekindle the spark I see between you, this very second as you pledge to spend your lives together.
As you can see something as simple as towels, something every couple needs as they begin their new life can be turned into an amazing gift. Not only does it show that you wanted to gift them something they wanted, but you added a bit of a personal touch to it. You thought ahead to their future in the note and hope that they will truly enjoy a special evening with each others company.
What are some unique wedding gifts you received? Was their one that truly stood out?