Saturday, November 22, 2008

gift idea: reusable shopping bags

Re-usable shopping bags are very hot right now. And I know sometimes I leave the grocery store with a million bags so other people probably don't have enough reusable bags for those big grocery days. And I doubt that the bags they already have are as cute as the one you get for them. :) Plus I use my bags for so much more than just groceries. I always end up forgetting stuff when I pack my suitcase so I end up using all my bags for last minute things I need to take. I also use them to tote my knitting around. I love them. I started out with bagu bags. Then I found envirosax. The downfall with the bagu bags is that they aren't connected to the pouch that they are stored in so then there is a seperate piece to keep track of. Not fun. Also, while they do have alot of vibrant colors, there are no patterns. Envirosax fold up into snaps that are attached to the bag and the patterns are soso cute! They are 8.50 a piece or 37.95 for a pouch of 5. That's 5 great gifts for abot 7.50 each!

for the kids:

and so cute:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Consumable Gifts

One of my favorite gift ideas is consumable gifts. Most of us have more stuff than we need, but who doesn't like an opportunity to go out or learn something new?

Ideas for consumable gifts
-Theater tickets (ballet, symphony, musicals, local theater, movies, childrens theater, etc)

-Classes (dance, cooking, art, karate, etc)

-Season passes (or a 1 time deal) to something (childrens museum, amusement parks, skiing, sports games, etc)

-Magazine subscriptions

-Local produce or milk delivery

Feel free to add other ideas in the comments!