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Feb 08 2013
4 years ago
6:30 PM MDT

Happy Friday: Frugal Gifts for the Bridesmaids

Feb 08, 2013 @ 6:30 PM MDT
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Sent from reader, Katie:

Wedding season is coming up and this is something that I did for my bridesmaids that everyone loved! I “hosted” a Thirty-One party and I bought everyone a Thirty-One lunch box with a print that fit their personality. The lunch boxes were on sale but I also spent enough money that I was able to receive hostess credit and was able to get other gifts that I gave to the hostesses of my bridal shower for free!

Inside of the bag, I included a survival kit. Between free samples and couponed items I was able to score great deals and only spent about $3 per survival kit. For the items such as bobby pins, Band-Aids, Chapstick, Tums, alcohol, nail files, and chocolate, I bought one pack and then split them up between the girls. I typed up this poem (that I personalized to go with the goodies in the kit) and put it inside of a card where I wrote them a personal message.

This Survival Kit was made just to say, I’m thrilled you’re beside me on my wedding day!
There’s chocolate to give you that sugar high and a packet of tissues in case you should cry.
Lip gloss to help you care for your smile. If a nail should break, I’ve included a file.
There is Shout if you should spill on your dress and lifesavers to keep your breath minty fresh.
There’s Aleve and Tums if it’s ill that you feel, and Band-Aids to help you tackle high heels.
I’ve put everything in this handy pack, so you’ll know that this bride has got your back!
This kit was created so that you can see, how much you mean to the bride-to-be!

I also included their jewelry that I made. Total I spent around $23 per bridesmaid. It did add up with five girls but it was a wonderful gift that they actually were able to enjoy and use! Happy Friday! 


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