The Birthday Bag

The Birthday Bag

When I was a kid, my family didn’t have a lot of money. For our birthdays, my mom and dad used to get us several inexpensive things and throw them all in one bag. We had to close our eyes and fumble around in that bag for our gifts. Before we could open our eyes, we had to guess the item in hand. My mom told me later, “We were SO worried you guys would hate it because we couldn’t buy a lot of fancy things!” But, they were happily surprised when we LOVED it and the “birthday bag” soon became our favorite birthday tradition.

So… for my husband’s birthday this year, I decided to re-create the birthday bag! I started with a plain paper bag, and tucked all this loot inside!

It was just a few,  inexpensive things that I know he loves, like MINT M&M’s (mmmmm! You want some now, don’t you?!?).

And remember that plain paper bag? I spruced it right up with a darling printable that says, “Birthday Bag – Favorite Things for My Favorite Guy.”  (Find your printables at the end of this post!)

And of course I did not forget to “S.W.A.K”- seal it with a kiss on the back of the bag. After all, he is my most favorite guy!

So to create your own “birthday bag,” grab a paper bag, our cute printables,  a few of your man’s favorite goodies, and VIOLA! You’re done!  🙂

For more ideas involving your man’s favorites, check out these great posts by Corie and Angie!

Corie’s post here: A Few of His Favorite Things and Angie’s post here: A Few of Our Favorite Things.


About the Author: Robin

I am a fun-loving, busy mama of 3 little cutie-patooties. I met the man of my dreams when I was in 5th grade! Had a HUGE crush on him then and I still do! I've been married to him since 2004. I work part time as a Dental Hygienist and LOVE it (PS: please floss!)! I love getting messy with my kids, throwing parties, cooking, reading, and playing outside- hiking, camping, water skiing, etc... But most of all, I love to hang out with and date my sweet hubs! Keepin' those 5th grade sparks alive, WOOHOO!

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  1. Perfect timing, Robin!! It’s Jamie’s birthday this weekend! {Our b-days are 5 days apart.} Thanks for the super cute printables!! xoxo

  2. Love this idea! I’m doing it for my husbands birthday! I ordered him something online for his birthday but it wont be here in time for the big day, so this will be great to give him the day of.