Who doesn't love a good gift idea? I know I do! Sometimes I put a ton of pressure on myself to try and give the perfect gift. I hate the feeling of giving someone something that I am pretty sure they are not really that enthused about! I also hate to give gift cards...I think the main reason for this is that I struggle when I am given a gift card. I still have a few gift cards that I was given for Christmas that I haven't even touched! It is like the curse of the gift card, the minute you get a gift card to a particular store is the moment you dislike everything in that store! I have a really hard time spending gift cards on myself...unless, of course, it is a starbucks gift card! I have always been a big fan of gift baskets....whether it is a baby shower, wedding shower, bachelorette party, house warming or birthday, a gift basket always seems like a good idea!
Last week, I went out to dinner with a group of my favorite ladies! Over the past year I have developed such a great relationship with my bootcamp buddies and we try very hard to get together every so often outside of our sweaty bootcamp sessions! This particular evening we went out to dinner to celebrate our girl Shelly's birthday! After tossing around a few gift ideas, I threw out the idea of a gift basket....and knowing how much my girl Shelly likes mojitos, I had the perfect "theme" for our gift! A "make your own" (MYO) mojito basket!!!
Cute little Mojito cup that I found at World Market!
One side says "Mojito" and the other has the recipe on it!
Vodka, Simple Syrup, Fresh Mint, Lime Juice and fresh limes, club soda, mini shaker, mini muddler, basket, ribbon, shredded paper and cellophane!
The Birthday Girl...I think she liked it!
I was actually pretty proud of this creation...can you tell? I am looking forward to making more fun little baskets like these...maybe a MYO margarita basket???? or a MYO ice cream sunday basket? hmmmm...I also made a cute little housewarming basket for my bestie, Nicole and her hubby, but I failed to take pictures of it so I am waiting for another friend to buy a beautiful new home so I can make another one and blog about it hehehehe!