Saturday, May 5, 2007

Saturday Sweethearts: The Gift Tree

The Gift Tree
by Michael Webb

How many times have you heard a woman say "it's the little things that are important"? This following idea capitalizes on the concept that it is often better to give 5 gifts valued at $10 each than to give one gift valued at $200. I like to call this idea the gift tree.

First you need to go to a stationary, party supply or gift store and purchase several empty gift boxes in different sizes that can be stacked upon each other. The largest, of course, is at the bottom and the boxes get smaller as you stack them. It is best to stick with the same shaped boxes whether they're round, square, oblong, or rectangular. The real trick now is to find something small yet meaningful to put in each of the boxes.

Perhaps your sweetheart is a chocoholic? Different types of chocolate bars, truffles or candies could be placed in each box. Maybe he or she is a sports nut? Fill the boxes with basketball tickets, a cap with their favorite team on it, a packet of trading cards, a baseball and other paraphernalia. You could do the same for someone with interests in traveling, music, computers, fashion, or even dinosaurs.

Buy a large ribbon and wrap it under the base and tie it into a bow at the top of the stack. You could get really creative and wrap some twinkle lights around the "tree". Whether you allow the "giftee" to open all of the boxes at once or make them wait minutes, hours or days between the boxes is your call.

My notes: You could prolly get the boxes cheaper at the dollar store or if it comes down to it, Hobby Lobby or even Ross or Marshall's. Share what YOU would put in your boxes!!!

Remember, THESE ARE IDEAS FOR YOU (not your husband). YOU are to romance your husband! I was inspired to do these Saturday Sweethearts based on a book called Romancing Your Husband by Debra White Smith. PLEASE get a hold of this book and read it. It is a really good book and will really change your life. :)

1 comment:

Sallie said...

that's so sweet! I have to somehow direct my hubby over here to read this :-)

God bless...