Engagement Gifts

My husband and I have been married fir 5 years.  Majority of our friends are not married and only dating.   In the past 5 years, only three of our friends have gotten married.  This past month two of our friends have gotten engaged.  We couldn’t be more happy to help celebrate our friends engagement.

One of my closets friends got engaged on Christmas to her boyfriend of 3 years.  We could not be more excited for her.  When we met up after Christmas, I made an engagement basket with goodies for the newly engaged couple.  Inside the basket, I had a mug that said Mrs., two bridal magazines, Proseco and a frame to frame their first photo together as an engaged couple.   Below is a photo of the basket and what it looked like.



Another one of our friends also got engaged this month.  For her, I made a bag filled with goodies as well.  Some of the goodies were two mugs that said Mrs and Mr, a frame and Proseco to toast their engagement.

It has been fun gifting our friends on their engagements.  Engagements are such a wonderful time in a couples life.  Its a celebration of their love and getting ready for the next big adventure that awaits them: marriage.   I hope these ideas help you create your own engagement gifts for a special friend.  Happy gifting.


30th Birthday Guy Gift Ideas

Shopping for a guy that has a lot or gets things himself is very hard.  I have know my husband for 12 years.  We have been married for 5 years. So it was hard to figure out something for him after knowing him for many years. My husband loves to get things for himself, so that never gives anyone a chance to get anything for him.   My husband also has a lot of things so I didn’t want to clutter up his space with more things that mean nothing.

As my husband was turning 30, I started thinking of things to get him. I started with looking around the house for things that needed to be fixed or changed. My husband’s electronic toothbrush has been acting up so there was one gift.   His alarm clock was also not great, so that was another idea.   I kept thinking about all the things that matter to him and that helped figure out many things for him.   When my ideas came together it was exciting to order and wrap the gifts up.   The key to getting gifts for someone special is knowing them and getting things that mean something to them.

Here is a list of things that I got my husband for his 30th birthday:

  1. bath sponges
  2. nail clippers
  3. his favorite chocolates
  4. zippo
  5. zippo fluid
  6. his favorite author’s new book
  7. Yankees pajama pants
  8. Yankees shirt
  9. garden flags (something for him)
  10. alarm clock
  11. electronic toothbrush
  12. car wash
  13. air freshers for the car
  14. coffee (dark)
  15. cigars
  16. electronic toothbrush replacements
  17. tools
  18. Superman series
  19. Bug Bunny dvd
  20. beer opener
  21. iPhone chargers


Hope this helps you create your own 30th birthday gift idea.