I know I am a little bit late in posting this but I wanted to share this year’s Happy Auntie’s Day Bags for Mother’s Day 2019. I wanted to publish before Mother’s Day but as my youngest sister actively follows me on my social media now, I didn’t want to give the surprise away.
This year marks 9 years since we started this little tradition so now, I am thinking we may need to do something bigger for the 10 year anniversary of the Happy Auntie’s Day bags. for those who haven’t read one of these posts before, Olivia started this tradition after asking why her aunties didn’t get a present on Mother’s Day. Especially my youngest sister as she has no children. She was 4 at the time and we had nipped to Tesco to get flowers for my mum and came away with little gifts to fill perfume sized gift bags and a small individual plant each. A Gerbera I think it was. For the past few years, the size of the bag has changed slightly, as has the amount I spend. We now also do these bags on birthdays for my niece’s, nephew and sisters on occasion and for Christmas too.
Let me share with you the original idea for our Happy Auntie’s Day Bags;
- Bag should be small – perfume size ideally.
- Should contain sweets
- Needs to have small gifts
- Contains 1 individual gift for each sister.
- total cost should be no more than £10 per bag max.
It’s safe to say over the years, this list has been forgotten about in its entirety. Most years, we keep to a small gift bag, some years we absolutely blow the budget and this year was no different. It can be quite hard to keep coming up with ideas each year (and Christmas) to keep the bags different and unique.
One year I was lucky enough to have been gifted some gorgeous pieces of jewellery including a Ted Baker necklace for our Christmas bags.
Last year, we worked with B&M to fill our bags with some cute items from instore.
But mostly, we love to shop to find our gifts ourselves and this year was no different. I managed to find some small items in the sales after Christmas, mostly from Superdrug and picked up some sweets on offer, mostly from Home Bargains, and some gorgeous frames from a gift shop I can’t remember the name of but absolutely love in the Coliseum shopping park.
This Years Auntie’s Bags 2019
Our Happy Auntie’s Day bags were, as usual, a big hit! I think it is definitely the thought that counts and each of my sister love receiving them. This is definitely something we will keep going for as long as we can!
Have you ever given out gifts like these before?
*Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsored post. I have not been asked or paid to include anything in this year’s bags. This post contains images and links to previous posts that do contain gifted items*