I love giving gifts! Isn't it funny then that I still haven't given Christina her birthday/Christmas presents? The explanation of course is my own personal blend of procrastination and perfectionism! I said that I would bring up the subject of perfectionism again - but, back to gift-giving...
My favorite gifts to give or receive are unexpected. That is why I am not a big fan of Christmas lists. Don't get me wrong, I do like getting what I ask for, but there is something extra special about a surprise. Whether small or big, hand-made or store-bought my favorite gifts have always been surprises.
I recently attended a friends' bridal shower. Combined with something on her registry, I hoped this Cupcake Kit that I put together was a fun surprise.
I got the idea from a great blog the Giver's Log. To put my kit together I bought a silver tin from a craft store along with The Cupcake Deck which fit great alongside a bunch of different cupcake paper liners. I also included some edible cake sparkles and fun cupcake tattoos. To dress up the silver tin I cut out some craft paper and used double-sided tape to adhere it to the lid. This could work well for a birthday, Christmas, hostess gift, or just for fun!
Here are some ideas when putting yours together:
- Silver Tin, Small Vintage Suitcase, Large new Take-out Container
- Small Cupcake Recipe Book, Handwritten Cupcake Recipes on Cute Cards (of course!)
- Cupcake Liners (unwrapped and stacked is fun!)
- Sprinkles, Edible Glitter
- Cupcake toppers
- Any great ideas out there???