Monday, April 21, 2008

My Greatest Gift



It seems that March/April is THE month for girls around here. We've had so many birthdays lately! I hate going to Target and buying the latest Barbie or whatever. I'm a big theme person so I tried to come up with a cute theme gift for all these absolutely adorable four year olds that keep celebrating their big days. I finally came up with this super fun gift.
A beach blanket bingo gift bucket. Pottery Barn Kids has these great toddler towels for $16 that you can have monogrammed for around $6.00. Adorable. So, you roll up the towel and tie it with some raffia. Go to the dollar store and buy a bucket, some squishy water balls, some fun sunglasses and another water toy and put them all in the bucket. Add some crinkly paper stuffing and voila! You have an adorable gift that you didn't have to wrap and the kid will use it all summer. Throw in an spf face stick and the mom will love you forever. You can do it for girls or boys. Here are a couple of the super cute towels offered from PBK...




You gotta love it.

7 comments:

Preppy Engineer said...

I woman after my own heart. I am very "theme" oriented when it come to presents. I love the bucket and all the goodies.

Kate said...

Such a cute idea!!

I actually thought this was your gift from Connecticut Charm's Spring Swap!!

Stylinmama said...

Fabulous idea! I LOVE that towel for girls, I might want one for myself...

AveryGraceRay said...

I am a blog lurker but had to comment on what a great idea that gift is! I'm with you...i hate getting the traditional toys that are at target and popping them in a bag. Thanks for the great ideas! I love your blog!!!

jenniferadams said...

LOVE IT! We've been doing beach towels, too. Funny because the kids toss it aside but the parents love it. How many toys does a kid need, you know?

jen.at.work said...

you = genius.
I added you to my daily reads on my blog.
I'm absolutely doing this for the next birthday party!

xoxo
Jen
jenatwork.blogspot.com

SnappyCasualGifts said...

LOVE IT! I'm all about theme gifts. Great suggestion.