I have decided to do a series on fun, frugal and meaningful gift ideas. For me it seems this time of year is filled with more gift giving occasions than any other, short of Christmas! There are tons of birthday parties of course, and Graduations, Going Away To College, Weddings, Baby Showers, and more! So, what better time to discuss some great gifts you can give?
I will have to begin by saying almost all of these ideas are shamelessly stolen straight from my Mother! She is the ultimate gift giver and card sender!
I remember as a kid and teen, going to the mall and thinking: “Oh no, please let us walk past the card store…nope, here we go, right into the card store!” She was not going in to buy a card for a particular occasion per say, but, to “look” at the cards. Which really meant reading almost EVERY card in the ENTIRE STORE! She had to pick the perfect card, even if it was going to be stored until an occasion that fit that card was upon her! Anyway, I digress…
Since there are many summer weddings, let’s start there. This particular gift was one I loved so much, she even gave it to me for my wedding. I looked forward to the day I got married and received one.
She would hand pick a goblet, not one from the Bride’s registry, just one she felt was unique and could stand alone.
It could be as unadorned or as elaborate as you like. She would wrap it in tissue paper, in a box alone and enclose a card that read:
When harsh words have been spoken
And things seem to have gotten out of control
Take this goblet and fill it up
Present it as a forgiveness request
If your your mate drinks from the cup
Then you both will know
All has been forgiven
This is such a great gift, like I said my Mother is a great gift-giver. I placed mine in a curio cabinet with the card standing in front of it.
You can find a great single goblet for not much money almost anywhere. I have seen great ones at T.J. Maxx and even a second hand store or garage sale! Just look around and be creative. Remember, it’s the thought behind the gift that counts! This is what I call a great fun, frugal, meaningful gift! Thanks Mom!
So, I will be doing a few of these fun, frugal and meaningful gift ideas over the coming days. Time for you to share your fun, frugal, and meaningful wedding gift ideas with us!