I'd been scouring the interwebs to find a great gift idea for my sister's 30th for a few weeks now. I was having a hard time coming up with something completely original. I'm normally pretty good at that, but let's be honest--how often are ideas original in the age of Pinterest anyway? But, I digress.
My mom-brain was tapped out. So, I turned to Pinterest where I found a ca-ute idea that originated from this blog, here which had a basket full of "essentials" for the Young at Heart. Basically? Fun "childhood"-inspired boxes, filled with goodies, to help make you feel young again. Cute, huh? I thought so, too.
I wish this was my idea, but alas, I'm all about giving credit where credit is due, there's nothing more irritating than not being properly cited/sourced as inspiration---and Girl Grows Up gets all of it here. Thank you, miss. Thank you. (She has no idea who I am, by the way.)
So here it is. I'll break it down for you, don't worry.
I definitely changed it to make it my own a bit, from the original idea. I created all the "tags" and labels on ipiccy.com.
On the outside of the box it reads:
Essentials for the Young at Heart
Susan, now that you're 30 you may be wondering where the years went. Well, this "emergency" kit is filled with items to keep you young at heart.
(The idea is that these are labeled with fun, childhood 'things', if that isn't clear :))
"Give Yourself a Makeover": In this box I filled it with Essie nail polishes, eyeshadow, lipstick and a gift certificate to her favorite nail salon.
"Take a Bubble Bath": Filled with a candle, bath salts, and a loofa sponge.
"Have a Slumber Party": I stuffed a cute pair of polka dot pj's in that box, if you can believe it ;)
"Play Dress-Up": New jewelry! This box had a few pairs of new earrings and bracelets.
"When all else fails, have a drink": Self explanatory--a bottle of wine, her favorite champagne, a skinnygirl cocktail, hey, a six pack would work :) You get the idea.
I found all the adorable little boxes at the dollar spot, along with the bigger container, too. Add some tissue paper, a sweet card, and fill it with all your friend/sister/wife etc's favorite things and it's a pretty fun, thoughtful gift.