With spring comes warmer weather, graduations and weddings. With weddings come the bridal shower and gifts and all of that fun stuff. This idea is a practical one. One that not every bride might appreciate as much as cookware or something frilly. But that will come in handy and useful without a doubt. She (or they) will use it often and probably thank you for it later.
Josh and I got engaged in the spring and married in the summer. Yes it was very fast. We were young and naive. Back then, almost 16 years ago, I really wanted all.the.things. I registered for a billion place settings, forest green, navy and maroon towels (I’ve seen those colors coming back in recently – what the what?), and china because my Mom wanted me to. I wanted some cute little numbers for Josh. (blushing) And I had grand visions of what married life would be. The white picked fence, the six children (yes we wanted six), the mini van. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Did I mention I was twenty?
What I should have been worried about was cleaning supplies, budgets and yoga pants. So that’s what I’m presenting for this gift.
Someone on Facebook let me know that she created a Mini Budget Binder to give for a bridal shower gift and I thought it was genius. That’s where this practical gift came from. I just added a few more things to make it a gift.
I found a really cute bucket and supplies to add to it. I created a tag to tie onto it to finish it off.
Here’s what I included:
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Cleaning bucket (I got the one pictured here at Marshall’s)
Aqua dust pan (also found at Marshall’s)
White dish towels/washcloths – I prefer white because they can be bleached over and over and over
The Organically Clean Home by Becky of Clean Mama
Mini Budget Binder (or you could do a traditional Budget Binder)
Have you gotten your hands on that book yet? I love it! I’ve mentioned it on FB a few times. It’s full of easy recipes to clean with, well written, beautiful design and layout. There are some checklists in the back. Congrats to Becky!
And….Word to the wise- I signed on with Amazon Prime a few years ago. It has become my go-to for so many things. I can order something and get it in 2 days with free shipping if it’s from Prime. I have ordered everything you can think of through Prime- from books, to Christmas gifts, to food, to 6th grade camp supplies, to toilet paper. Everything!! If you haven’t heard of it, make sure to check it out.
Download a sheet of bridal/wedding gift tags. For personal use only. Thanks!
What would you have liked to receive as a bridal shower or wedding gift if you had a do over?
Looking for other gift ideas? Tag posts? I’ve got you covered:
Chalkboard looking letter & number tags