July 21, 2010

"The FIVE Senses" Gift

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Jamie and I recently celebrated our 3rd Anniversary….I guess you could say we are still in the “honeymoon phase” which I hope we never grow out of!  Seriously, I mean it….and if you don’t believe me…take a stroll down memory lane with me and read THIS!  {WINK}BTW – I LOVE what one of our readers wrote in the comments of that post…she said:
“This life IS the honeymoon!  We’ve got all of eternity to be married!  :)I totally agree!!Anyway, we are on a student budget now that Jamie is back in school which means I had to be SUPER creative!  I found this cute idea on of our reader’s blogs which worked perfectly into my “try not to go over $10 for a present” strategy!  (Yep…you heard me, a BUDGET, people!)  Anyway,  Linds from That’s So Cuegly was my inspiration!  If you haven’t heard of her…check out her blog!  It’s adorable!

(The “main” tag I put on his present)

I took the FIVE senses….used some digi-scrapbooking paper and put together some tags in Photoshop.  Above each “sense” I wrote a short *cheesy* sentence.  (Seriously, I must’ve been a little loopy….or it was late….’cuz I don’t know WHAT I was thinking when I wrote the “taste” one.  lol)

You can download my tags HERE.

Next Stop – DOLLAR STORE!

 

 

I found this nifty little neon green shovel that matched my cards perfectly!
How much, you ask!?!  Oh, ya know, just a dollar!  :)

I found FIVE things that related to the FIVE senses that I could attach my cards to.  I also wanted to make sure that they contributed to “setting the mood” for our romantic night!

SMELL: a yummy smelling candle
SOUND: a “love mix” CD of songs that are SUPER romantic AND meaningful to both of us
TOUCH: cocoa lotion and a coupon for a back massage
SIGHT: some sexy lingerie
TASTE: a coupon for a dessert of his choice  (I wanted to get some Sparkling Cider to attach the card to – BUT – I ran outta time.  YOU should do that, though!)
My dollar store gifts (in all their glory) with the tags attached.

K….I was JUST as shocked as you are that I found adorable lingerie at the DOLLAR store! Get outta town!  Lookin’ good has never been so cheap!  Victoria Secret’s got NOTHIN’ on Dollar Stores!  {WINK}

You can download the TWO coupons HERE!

Wa-lah!  Here is the final gift!  I placed all of the stuff on the cute shovel, used clear cellophane to wrap it in, tied a black satin ribbon around it, and attached the “Senses” card to the front.

Cost?!?  $4+tax
I am your new BFF, huh!!  :)
A FUN little gift that was easy to “whip” up and can be used for any occasion.

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32 Responses to “"The FIVE Senses" Gift”

  1. Amb says:

    Holy Crap! This is so stinkin' cute! I'm definitely going to have to do this for my incredible hubster. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Nate and Charlene says:

    I really like this idea! Simple, cheap, creative AND it doesn't look like it took a ton of TIME! Thanks "That's So Cuegly" for the inspiration and thanks Tara for putting your own little twist on it!

  3. Gina says:

    So adorable. But, seriously, did you find real lingerie at the dollar store, or is that just a garter? Although, I guess that is a little more "to the point ;)"

  4. Tara says:

    LOL…Gina…YEP! That is actual lingerie….the bottom half. So, I guess you could say it was a little more "to the point". :)

  5. Laina says:

    adorable! What a fantastically inexpensive lovely idea!

  6. Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY says:

    Thanks for the shout out Tara! It looks FAB! P.S. I put a link to your blog on That's So Cuegly!

  7. Mary Joy says:

    I am a first time visitor to your blog and ladies I am HOOKED!!! Your blog is just what I have been looking for. We are newlyweds-married April 10 this year and are both in our forties with kiddos living on a very tight budget. We love spending time together and love new ideas for making that time extra special.

    And I blog over at "Snapshots from my Heart & Home" and I am sharing your blog link as a supplement on my Blog Facebook page as a great place to find ideas to encourage your husband as part of our "Hebrews 10:24 Intentional Encourager Friday Challenge". Here's the link to where I talk about your blog–highlighting this great gift idea!! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Snapshots-from-my-Heart-Home/143240155686014?ref=ts

    Thank you for being such a great resource for my readers!!!

    I will be back!!!

  8. Heather says:

    Thanks so much! I just downloaded these and will adjust them to work for our 9th anniversary. Really appreciate the idea!

  9. Derek, Jill, Easton, Cannon, Peyton says:

    I did this for my husband on Saturday and he loves it. Thanks for the super cute idea!

  10. rachael says:

    i did this idea for our one year anniversary!!!!
    i tagged your blog before, and i just tagged your website :)
    http://rachaeljk.blogspot.com/2010/08/five-senses-gift.html

  11. Jackie says:

    What font did you you use for the individual cards…I love it!!!
    I love you blog and have been hooked since the first day I saw it!!!

  12. Rachel says:

    My husband is coming back from a year long deployment in Iraq, I can’t wait to spoil him as we enjoy our new “honeymoon” phase! Thank you for the sweet idea!

  13. Adrienne says:

    I love this idea and am sooo using it! Thanks!
    Oh, wait. I have a little question: What does the shovel have to do with it? Am I just sleepy and not getting it?

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hahahaha…..no, Adrienne. The shovel is what I put everything in & gathered cellophane to put around it. :) I just saw it in the dollar store, loved the color, & thought….”Hmmmm…..that could work!” You can put the items in any type of container you want. :)

  14. Tracy says:

    My hubby and I have been on our honeymoon for 17 and 1/2 years! Just keeps getting better and better!

  15. Tracy Ross says:

    sooo i have a question… i just want to change the wording on the sound card… could you do that? i want to change it to “i love to hear the sound of you laughs!” the reason why i want to change this cuz we are deaf and we never talk on the phone… haha could ya please??? if not then thats fine :)

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hi Tracy! Unfortunately we don’t edit our printables once they go up on the website but you are more than welcome to change that card in an editing program for your personal use. :) Best of luck! XOXO

  16. Ashley says:

    I looooove this idea…thank you!

  17. Tom says:

    Ladies,

    Any suggestions on the gift ideas for a husband doing this for his wife??

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Tom! You can actually use all of the exact same items I did… since all of these items contribute to a romantic night. For the “sight” – you can either get her cute lingerie or get something for you. :)

      • Tom says:

        Struggling with the “SOUND” one – need something other than a CD???

        HELP!

        • Tara Tara says:

          Hey Tom – I am not quite sure what else you could use for sound? Things that you listen to when setting the mood for a romantic night? An ipod… set to soothing music? You could bring up a free website on your laptop/ipad that plays spa music and attach it to that..? Good luck!

  18. Ellie says:

    I LOVE THIS! Totally using this for my boyfriend this week, but we’re not married so I’ll need to change that. lol :):) So happy this is only $4!

  19. Crystal says:

    I was wondering if you have a download for the five senses gift that doesn’t have “married” in the taste card. We aren’t married yet but would still love to use the downloads!!!

  20. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the idea! I decided to do this but switched it up by making a scavenger hunt! I hope hubby likes it!

  21. Trina says:

    THANK YOU! I’m so not creative, its people like you that makes my relationship romantic and fun! You are awesome!

  22. Sheila says:

    AMAZING! Perfect for our date night that lands on our 5 MONTH wedding anniversary :) YAY! Love that it’s so meaningful and inexpensive!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!!

  23. Viv says:

    This is perfect! Thank you for sharing :)

  24. Trish J says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Between graduations, brithdays, weddings and my son getting his drivers’ license, school concerts, dances and end of year festivities…my anniversary completely snuck up on me! (It’s this coming Sunday June 1) I was feeling guilty for almost letting it slip my mind, but now I feel so well prepared! What a darling idea! Thank you for sharing! I love your site and will visit often!

    • Tara Tara says:

      You are SO welcome! We are so happy this idea worked for you! Good luck with everything. It sounds like you have a super busy load right now! Happy Anniversary! XOXO

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