A Package Full of Sunshine

There have been so many times I've wanted something small to send to someone-- either for a birthday gift or because a friend is having a bad day, or just because...this is just a quick little round up of some of my favorite gift ideas that are great together or on their own.


(1) Depending on the person your current favorite paperback may do, but if it's a friend who doesn't read as much, a fun book like Unplug Every Day is always a good option.

(2) Perks of Aurora has some great mugs based on popular TV shows, movies, & other pop culture references so there are some fun ones to choose from. The Bridesmaids and Legally Blonde are some of my favorites. Adding a Starbucks gift card (real or virtual) is never a bad idea.

(3) Fun notecards are another great option- I don't think I've ever come across anything from Rifle Paper Co. that I don't like. You can sometimes find really nice (and good quality) stationary or notecards at places like Home Goods or TJ Maxx for a great bargain. I may or may not tend to stock up.

(4 & 5) You know I couldn't skip out on a beauty product! A lip balm of some sort is usually my go to option. I'm a huge fan of Clinique's Chuby Stick lip balm's because they're moisturizing, provide a hint of color, and they have a lot of color options. I've never tried Lush's lip balms, but they're a great natural option for something a little different.

What are some of your favorite gift ideas?

29 comments

  1. I love these sweet ideas! A mug is usually my go-to "just because" gift since there are so many pretty (and hilarious) options out there to suit the gift recipient :)

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  2. This is a cute idea! A go-to for me is usually a cute mug and a Starbucks card like you mentioned. Another good option is a plastic travel tumbler with a Target gift card inside.

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  3. Such great ideas. The mug is my go to so the Perks of Aurora will be scoped out.

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  4. This would be the best package to receive! I may need to get the "Unplug" book for myself... I need all the help I can get in that department!

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  5. What a fun little package! Love everything Rifle Paper Co too. I always like to add fun fuzzy socks in winter too :)

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  6. These are such great ideas!! I love anything to do with stationary and usually opt to send friends that as well!!

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  7. I love posts like this to find cute new little gift ideas!

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  8. I love these ideas and your picks - sometimes it's hard to figure out what to get someone. I'm saving this for future reference :)

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  9. A mug that I think suits their personality + coffee / gift card is one of my go to gifts, so easy and pretty much everyone drinks coffee (except me, lol).

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  10. Pretty note cards and lippies would put a huge smile on my face haha! Both great ideas :)

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  11. Love those note cards for me hah but it's always nice to gift. You're so sweet!

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  12. Love Rifle products! And that book sounds awesome. I really like the idea of a fun mug too! Great options Carly!

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  13. So I've just decided that half my Christmas list is getting a mug stuffed with goodies and haven't been able to get off this Etsy shop for 10 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love a fun little package to send to friends too! Those chubby sticks are my favorite. I must have 20 of them in different purses and drawers around my house!

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  15. Cute picks! i want to try the Clinique lip balm. I've actually seen the cheaper brands like revlon etc make similar ones.

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  16. How cute! I just sent a care package the other day and I think I might have had more fun putting it together than the person who received it!

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  17. Love the idea of the stationery! I love stuff like that, but tend to not buy it for myself. That's a great idea. I feel like I'm always scrambling to get gifts together, so it'd be nice to have a few things on hand ahead of time.

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  18. These are all such cute ideas! I'll definitely keep these in mind!

    xoxo
    Kat :)

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  19. All great ideas!! I am checking out the Unplug Every Day book now. Thanks!

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  20. I love this post! So many great ideas! I have really been wanting to read the book Unplug Every Day.

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    XO,
    Emily

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  21. What a caring post! I love the options of gifting to someone an inspirational or comedic book or a mug. Enjoy a restful weekend, Carly :)

    www.lovecompassionatelee.com/behindthescenes

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  22. These are such great ideas! Most of my friends love tea or coffee so I'm always on the hunt for cute mugs to pass on to them! I've never heard of that site, I'm definitely going to check it out :)

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  23. Great picks! It's funny I clicked the link and went to look at the book on Amazon. It's only 3.99 for the Kindle, but then I thought isn't the whole point to unplug? Should I really be reading this on electronics? haha. Also, I ended up finding a replacement pair of cognac riding boots. Fingers crossed they work out when they're delivered. I remember you mentioning before you needed a replacement as well, so here's the link if you're interested. A little pricey, but I'm hoping that make up for it in quality and that with a little maintenance I can keep these for years too :-)

    http://www.dsw.com/shoe/sam+edelman+loren+riding+boot?prodId=295928&productRef=SEARCH

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  24. I would love that Lush balm, but everything else is also cute:)

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  25. These are some lovely gift ideas. I'm a total sucker for Rifle Paper Co - there stuff is so gorgeous and I would be thrilled to be given anything by them as a gift. Big fan of Lush too!

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