We have so many friends and family with anniversaries in the spring time (March, April, May) that I got a little stumped in terms of gift ideas. I mean, I embroidered a few items for gifts, but not every household will really make use of monogrammed napkins. Fortunately, I believe fresh flowers are appropriate for every occasion and decided champagne would be a festive, no-fail gift for my friends celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. So, since I put together a small basket to house their champagne, I then decided to just substitute another bottle of wine into gift baskets for all of the others.
For this basket, along with wine and fresh flowers, I included a dish towel and a wine stopper, as well as a card.
I just tailor the wine to their individual tastes. And if the recipient doesn’t like wine, you can just substitute their favorite beverage instead.
I think what makes the entire package really special is the fact it’s delivered right to your front doorstep!
Give it a try and put one together for your next anniversary celebration!
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m learning how to embroider! Coincidentally, it is also what I refer to as ‘anniversary season’. We have several close friends and family members celebrating wedding anniversaries in March and April. Naturally, I wanted to use my new found skills with our gift giving. I am still a beginner so my finished pieces are pretty simple but I love how embroidery can elevate an item from plain to classy!
What did I decide to give? Let me show you!
For my brother and his wife I gifted a set of personalized pillow cases. I didn’t want too much contrast against the white fabric so I went with a light gray thread. Embroidering “His” and “Hers” is another idea that may be great for pillowcases too.
For my sister and her husband, I embroidered the first initial of their last name on a set of six place mats. The colors coordinate with the colors in their home.
I also embroidered two items for my friend’s children which is another nice gift idea – monogrammed children’s clothing.
While working on these projects, I actually received a monogrammed bag as a gift myself! What a great idea as well – I love it!
Do you have any ideas for embroidered gifts? Please share! I’ve been on a roll. So far I love this classic font, but I think my next project will try out a cursive font!
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