Hello Bugaboo Readers!
I was super stoked when Kimberly invited me in on this Handmade Gift-a-Palooza! I'm known in the Blogosphere as BJ Mama, and you can find my little corner of the WWW over at For What It's Worth...or Not. (I'm not opposed to new followers...either on my blog, or my new Facebook page :)
I just love making gifts for people...I love it so much, I actually think it IS my LOVE LANGUAGE. (You've read that book, right?) Well, if not, it basically means Gifting is my way of showing Love. There's nothing quite like watching someone open a gift you picked out just for them and watching their eyes light up...and might I add, receiving a handmade gift is probably the greatest feeling in the world?!?!?
So, when it comes to the ultimate Day of Love: The Wedding Day. I often like to make something for the special couple. A few notes on this before I begin:
1.) If the couple is registered somewhere...I ALWAYS check the registry first. This is coming from someone that received a LOT of Craftsman Tools and hardly ANYTHING for our kitchen. It's only been 6 years since my wedding, I'm still not quite over that. ;)
2.) Looking at the Registry serves a dual purpose. You'll see what the couple's interests are including style and color schemes. You'll also be inspired to possibly make a coordinating gift to go along with a smaller purchase. *Hint: Look at the color of their kitchen and bath towels :)
3.) If by chance you have a crazy schedule like we do with 3 small children, on top of juggling multiple careers, and don't have the time to Handmake a gift....don't beat yourself up. Money is a Universal Love Language too. (ok, not technically, but you know what I mean)
With that being said, Here are a few of my Favorite Wedding Gift Ideas....some for every budget!
Well, I hope I inspired you to step out of your Wedding Gift Rut! If in doubt, I always say, go for personalization. Newlyweds LOVE something that reminds them of their special day or their New Family Name. (and by "newlyweds", you know I'm just talking about the bride, right? The groom just wants his new tools)
Thanks Kimberly for Helping us all Gift It Good!
Well, all of those belong in the previous roundup! Great ideas for those of us who are still a little wedding weary when it comes to handmade. Thanks a bunch! Go check her out.