It’s that time of year for me again where my mind turns to all things gifty and is taken over by a frustrated present fogged mess. The months of hell are nearly upon me and I am determined to be more focused this year. I hope. I will try. Wish me luck!
Months of hell: Other wise known as March and April. 7 birthdays. Easter. Mother’s Day all crammed into 49 days.
One thing I am on top of is my Happy Auntie’s Day gift ideas. Whilst wondering aimlessly around Home Bargains one Saturday morning I couldn’t help but notice that not only is their valentines stock in, so is Mother’s day AND Easter! *cue mild panic then realise it is still only January* Their Mothers day range is lovely and I thought I would be the early bird and catch the worm and get these Happy Auntie’s Day gift ideas rolling.
For those of you who don’t know, every year since she was 4 Olivia has asked to make Happy Auntie’s Day’s presents for my sisters so they aren’t left out on Mother’s Day (and now extended to Christmas too)Especially my youngest sister who has no children. They consist of, strictly, a perfume sized gift bag, sweets and a gift each no more than £5. Each bag usually comes in at under £8 each if I am lucky. I usually scour the pound shops, and the likes of Home Bargains, B&M, Wilko’s and the like for novelty items, reduced stock eg xmas sweets, boxed chocs I can use to split into the bags then sprinkle Rainbow drops over the top!
These make lovely little gifts at any time of the year and everyone loves to see what is in them and love that they are Olivia’s idea too, but you’ve all heard all this before so I’ll get on to showing you this years gifts. I have one sister to buy a little present for and will no doubt add to them before March. However I thought I would share them as these are lovely (I think anyway) gift ideas that can be adapted for anyone.)
How cute are these Ted Bakeresque bags and candle!
Choose a perfume sized bag
Fill with appropriate sweets/chocs/stationary/knick knacks
Add a main gift to the bag or to present with the bag, we stick to £5 max for this.
Add a handmade card as a personalised added extra.
Shop around pick up little items in the sales. Closer to Mothers day Tesco’s do gorgeous individual flowers at around £2. I have given these before and are a nice alternative to bunches of flowers.
Handmade gifts, personalised items like ones I gave at Christmas also are a big hit too. (If you click the ‘Christmas’ link in brackets above it will take you to my Snapfish post and the photobooks I gave my sisters in their bags. A bit more expensive but a lovely gift.
So there we have it. This years Happy Auntie’s Day gift ideas. I would love to know what little traditions you have as a family or if you have done anything like this before. As always tips and ideas are always welcome! 🙂