July 21, 2010

"The FIVE Senses" Gift


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.


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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15 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 :)

  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?

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