Whenevery I do gifts, especially homemade gifts, I think "is it something I would want or use?" I hate giving gifts people end up throwing in the closet, regifting, or just throwing out. It is a waste of money for me and a waste for them as well.
So I did bathroom gift baskets for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. They tend to be more difficult for me to think of gifts for, only because everything I think of they either already have or probably wouldn't want or use. In comes the bathroom baskets. I have a small stockpile of bathroom items already so I actually didn't spend any money out of pocket on these gifts, at least not recently. They were all bought over the summer at rock bottom prices, I love that!!
Here is the cost breakdown using coupons:
Sister-in-Law's basket- Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner $1.50 each
Skintimate Shave Gel $0.85
Loafa (is that how you spell that, o well) $0.50
Dial Body Wash $1.00
Degree Deodorant $0.50
Total Cost $5.85 before taxes
Brother-in-Law's basket- Nivea Shave Gel $0.50
Gillette body wash $0.50
Schick Hydro 3 razor $0.99
Dove Deodorant $0.50
Dove bar soap was free
Total Cost $2.49 before taxes
Now is that a deal or what? I'm so excited to have saved us money and I think they will actually appreciate the baskets.
Now I just need to figure out how the heck I'm gonna wrap them, hmmm....