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I love to add a personal touch to all the gifts I give for weddings, baby showers, and birthdays.  I simply head to my stockpile and fill up a laundry basket with items I have extra of.  I usually put a nice bow around the basket to dress it up. Now for the creative part: I attach a cute saying that uses the names of the products inside of the basket!

For example: Give the Bride-to-Be a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous kitchen items. Then attach one of these sayings to it:


  • On (enter date of wedding), (Groom's Name) and (Bride's name) will PLEDGE themselves to each other and(Bride's name) will GAIN a new last name. It's no SECRET that their life will be full of JOY. We know you think your HONEY is FANTASTIC but your CHARMIN fella might not always be MR. CLEAN. You might have to put in some EXTRA effort and give your counters a SOFT SCRUB. Remember to always SNUGGLE up close at night. At DAWN take on the new day and live your lives in total BLISS.
  • Dear (Bride's name),  You are entering a new ERA. There will come a THYME in your marriage when you find (Groom's name) is not always MR. CLEAN, but don't send out an S.O.S. because he might VANISH. (Groom's name) will always bring you CHEER and you will find him to be your white DOVE. When you are together you will find JOY, so remember your PLEDGE and give him your ALL.
  • It's only fair that we let (Bride's name) in on a little SECRET. (Groom's name) may be FANTASTIC but wait until (Bride's name) finds out that he is not MR. CLEAN. He'll expect her to be a DYNAMO in the kitchen, and he thinks all women should MOP AND GLOW. At night he'll wake you up at DAWN to SNUGGLE up close. We all AGREE that (Bride's name) and (Groom's name) will have a very happy LIFE together. Our wish for you is that your home be filled with JOY and you remain as happy as ever in the FUTURE.

These are just a few of the sayings I have used in the past.  You can take from these to create sayings of your own.  The bride loves to read these out loud. Even more , she loves the basket full of supplies.  Note: Most of the time I include other items just to ensure the basket looks full. I forget how expensive these  items are to people who do not coupon.

Keep in mind, this works well for all sorts of occasions.  Just get creative and switch up the saying! I never spend much, but my gifts are always creative….and practical!

This has been a guest post by Marie from Anna, OH
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