This week marks the third installment of the weekly Birthday Wish List series. As those who read the blog regularly know, I am turning 30 this September (eeeek!). In preparation for the big day, I'm sharing with you my top picks for the perfect b-day gift.
Today's post is actually not about a gift idea, but rather a creative idea for wrapping. Rather than buying a lame bag and tissue paper at CVS or Target, my new go-to move is to gift birthday presents in tote bags. I have the best time searching for the perfect tote and then stuffing it with goodies.
So where do I find these gems? One of my favorite places to search is Etsy. The ExLibrisJournals shop has a huge selection of bags. You can customize one with the birthday girl's name:
You can toast to a day of poppin' bottles:
This one is my favorites because well, it's so true:
For the chef in your life, West Elm has hilarious foodie-themed totes. This one gets me every time:
Into super greens? Oh kale yeah.
I actually have a friend who cans and makes jam, so this one is a must!
Now some people plan trips for their 30th birthday and if that's the case, order one of these CABOCADO totes with the name of the upcoming destination.
Channel Lilly Pulitzer with this Nantucket tote:
Hop aboard the ferry to Martha's Vineyard:
Pack up a beach day's worth of treats for the birthday girl in this Cape Cod bag:
Now that you've seen a few examples, are you all aboard the tote bag train? I seriously can't stop doing this for family and friends. It makes every gift that much more fun to give.
What are your tips for personalizing a birthday gift?