I don’t know about you, but I hadn’t been in a Tuesday Morning in several years until recently. I’m not sure why it ever fell off of my radar as a decorating resource, but consider me a renewed fan. I teamed up with Tuesday Morning and took a trip to my local store a couple of weeks ago to search for some holiday gift ideas and was super impressed with the variety and the prices (always 20-60% off department store prices). I snapped some pictures of ideas I want to remember and put together a big hostess gift basket while I was there.
I love the idea of presenting a pretty basket full of goodies. Between the aisles of table linens, festive plates and seasonal treats, I had a full cart in no time. Here’s what I brought home and a few tips for putting together a holiday basket for a hostess, teacher, neighbor or friend this holiday season. . .
- You don’t have to gift anything in its original packaging. I think presentation is almost always better if you take it out and tie it with a festive ribbon or wrap it in some scalloped tissue (which I also found at Tuesday Morning).
- Mix pretty with practical. A few cute accessories and decorative items are great, but I like to add in paper products or plastic cutlery (or chocolate!) to make holiday hosting easier.
- Skip the gift bag and present it in a reusable basket or bowl. No wrapping required.
- I think about an overall color theme when shopping for pieces to include. I couldn’t resist adding a touch of blue with the red and green and the serving bowl seemed like a practical choice. I also bought those candy bars because I just really loved the packaging.
The fun thing about walking the aisles of Tuesday Morning is that you never know what you’re going to find. I love giving a gift that everyone hasn’t seen before. From cozy blankets to toys to workout gear, I’m sharing a few more gifting ideas I found while I was there.
Find your nearest Tuesday Morning for more unique gifts this holiday season.
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