A Pink Einstein Christmas Day 16: Gift Exchange Ideas: Mason Jars
The girls in my family are doing a mason jar gift exchange this year and I thought that was a fun idea and that I could share it with all of you! So you are going to need a mason jar, candy, ribbon, and other things to fill the jar with. A nice thing about this gift exchange is that it isn't super pricey. I'm not sure how much the jars were but you can get the 16 oz. mason jar cups for $10 and we didn't spend more than $15 on the gifts that we put inside them.
Instead of using regular mason jars we got the Pioneer Woman mason jar cups from Walmart so that the jar is also a functional gift. They had a great variety of lid patterns and jar colors.
We gave each jar a theme and my theme was mani/pedi. We got a foot scrubber, a manicure set, a cocoa butter lip balm, and toe separators. I would have liked to add in a nail polish but they didn't have a good selection at the store we went to. We also included an ornament on the outside of each jar. It's hard to tell here but my ornament was a bird.
The theme of my sister's jar was hair. We included a headband, hair ties, bobby pins, hair spray, and a lip balm. Along with an ornament that looks like a stocking.
The theme of my mom's jar was winter accessories. She included boot socks, a beanie, gloves, and lip balm. Her ornament was a pair of boots.
For the candy we added in some chocolate truffles. You can customize this to your friends favorite candies and it would also be more cost effective to buy the big bags of candy.
We added a few candies in first and added the other goodies in and filled the top with more candy.
I added ribbon around the top of the jar to make it a little bit cuter.
We found little chalkboards and chalk markers in with our crafting stuff so we added those onto the ribbon and wrote Christmas-y things on them.
As you can probably guess I love Lilly Pulitzer. The bright fun prints are my favorite but they aren't quite suitable for winter. I would wear my Lilly shift dress everyday if I could but when it's 40 degrees outside a shift dress isn't weather appropriate. I came up with two ways to wear your Lilly during winter without freezing or looking out of place in your bright clothes.
It has been an eventful couple of months for me! I have been so busy with school and fun activities with friends I haven't had much time to think about updating the blog. I thought it would be good to share a little life update with you.
For those of us who are seniors, graduation is right around the corner! This year flew by so fast and pretty soon I'll be in college. Today I am sharing ten dresses that are perfect for graduation. Five of the dresses are white dresses for those of you who like white dresses for graduation or who go to a school where a white dress is required and the other five are colorful dresses that I thought would be cute under your graduation gown.
McCray and I spent the day Saturday at North Park and had some fun shopping. We tried on a few different things from the Gal Meets Glam collection at Nordstrom and at Lilly Pulitzer. I loved most everything I tried on and had to share in case you wanted to shop the items too!