|My shower hostesses: Aunt Coach and Momma Coach's friend, L |
(As well as Little Cousin Coach, who got her own unique gift!)
Basically, she took a few simple items - a bar of soap, freshly baked cookies, and tealight candles - and turned them into a fun and unique gift for her hostesses. I loved the idea so much (and thought the ladies would too) that I decided to do the same!
I wanted to find some yummy handmade soap, so I headed over to Etsy and bought a couple of these Shea Butter Soap Bars from Anderson Soap Company. I was a little pressed for time (what is with me and waiting until the last minute for items for the shower??) but Dennis, the owner, was quick to respond to my message and told me he could send the bars out right away, so props to Anderson Soap Company for a quick soap delivery! :)
|Image via Anderson Soap Company on Etsy|
|Image via Ikea|
|The outside of their gift, just waiting to be opened!|
|The inside of the gift, complete with a fancy soap bar and yummy smelling candle!|
I really love how it all came together, and think the lovely hostesses did as well. It was a simple gift, but also very practical. Hopefully they thought it was as unique as I did!
For those wondering, here is a little budget breakdown for these gifts:
(2) White Container Store boxes - $1.49 each
(1) bag of shredded wood filler (which I still have over half of) - $3.99
(1) Roll of Satin Ribbon - $2.49
(2) Soap Bars - $3.50 each
(2) Glass jar candles - $3.99 each
Scrapbook paper - free, already owned
Twine - free, already owned
Total: $26.46, with tax OR $13.23 per gift
Not too bad in my book! What did you all give your shower hostesses? Did anyone choose to make their own gift?