The Five Senses Gift

The Five Sense Gift Idea with Printables!
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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)


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}

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.

About the Author: Tara

I am an outgoing and fun-lovin’ gal who was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! You could probably say I am an “extreme extrovert” as I LOVE to talk and be around people! I love ANYTHING creative and am not a fan of the “norm.” My favorite things in life are my family… especially my HOT husband, my friends, and my faith! We are expecting a miracle baby boy this year! I have a passion for life and I am having a BLAST running this website with some of my closest friends!

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46 Responses to The Five Senses Gift

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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!!!/pages/Snapshots-from-my-Heart-Home/143240155686014?ref=ts

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

    I will be back!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

    1. Hahahaha…, 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. 🙂

  7. 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 🙂

    1. 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

    1. 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. 🙂

        1. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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!!!!

  11. 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!

    1. 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

  12. Hi there i want to say thank you for your idea i am doing one for my fiancee as she deserves something so beautiful as this done for her 😀 thank you for the inspiring idea 😀

  13. Thank you so much for this, I did this for my boyfriend this year, with my own twist, and he absolutely loved it!! I love your site, thank you for all the wonderful and creative ideas 🙂


  14. Hi Tara..must say .lovely ideas.
    Can u give me an idea. Like im planning to give five senses plus one gift like sixth my hus always use
    to make fun of me saying ive got a sixth sense…can u suggest what can i do as sixth gift
    Kindly reply

    1. Haha – that would be AWESOME! Let’s see… gosh, I’m drawing a blank on this one? In order for him to get that it’s representing your “sixth sense” you would probably have to make it pretty personal. A gift relating to some incident where he exclaimed that’s the sense you were using… Does that help? XO

      1. Thank u dear for the quick revert ! I really need to think hard on that..thanks dear..your blog is really awesome..
        All the best for your future endeavours..

  15. This is so adorable, I am definitely going to use this, only problem I have is with the “taste” card. I will be doing this for my boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hi Kim! Unfortunately, we don’t have anything that would say “boyfriend” specifically since we are geared primarily toward married couples, BUT we do have a 5 senses printable in our store that has MANY more options and it’s only $5! You can check in the pictures if the gift tags will work for what you need. Just search for “The Five Senses Gift” on our site and it will come right up! Good luck!

    1. Hi Jeremy! It is actually a digital download so it you will receive it within an hour of purchase, if not sooner. You can then print it at your home (depending on your printer) or I recommend printing it from a print center, Staples, FedEx, etc. You can order easily online, pick up the next day (or have them mail it) and it’s only a few dollars. For this gift I recommend printing on a heavier weight or cardstock paper although any paper would work. I hope that helps!