One of my best friends is getting married this month! Lots of work has been put into the big day. Her and her fiancee have been together for years and years so when it came to choosing a gift for her bridal shower it was a little tricky- these aren't your traditional bride and groom. They are quite established and don't need anything. They honestly didn't even bother with a registry. So I wanted to get them something they could use along with something thoughtful, I headed over to my favorite site Pinterest and started doing some research.
I stumbled across Creative "Try" Alls Blog where they had an adorable picnic inspired themed bridal shower gift.
I loved it so I took it and ran with it! (Of course tweaking it and making it my own)
I used a fabric cooler to pack everything together- my main focus was making sure everything had a useful purpose and a meaningful one.
I filled it with 4 picnic related items plus a book I grabbed off Amazon.
1. Sandwich containers with a note: Fresh is Best, Don't Let your Love Go Stale.
2. 2 Water bottles and;
3. Crystal Light Lemon Lime water flavoring (Because I couldn't find the lemonade mixes ANYWHERE in the grocery store...) and a note: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.
4. An Ice pack with a note: Keep Your Cool
Lastly I found this adorable book on Amazon and there's a link below if you'd like to check it out (I may receive a small commission if you purchase the book from my link.)
The thing that I loved about this book was that it wasn't just about "advice" but it also intergrated well wishes and happy thoughts. Since I, nor most of the rest of our friends group are not married yet I wanted something that would be mainly about wishing the couple well and something that they could look back at and smile. This book was the winner of that.
All together this made an adorable and affordable gift with TONS of usefulness.