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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Fun Theme Gift For Christmas !!

I know we are all in the middle of Thanksgiving day prep, but right around the corner is Christmas so I know our minds keep wandering into Fa-La-La land!! Or at least mine sure is.

I am always on the look for some fun and unusual gifts, and when I find something worth sharing I like to tell you all about it.

Several years ago I was on the hunt for something fun, and different to give to my son’s and daughter-in-laws as a couple gift.

I like to think of a theme for my gift giving. This particular year it was all about entertaining.  I thought it would be fun to give each couple a joint gift for their home and entertaining needs.

I decided to purchase some all white serving pieces for entertaining. I knew Crate and Barrel would have just the right pieces, they always  have a wonderful variety of serving pieces in white.

I chose various shapes and sizes of platters, and some small square hors d’oeuvres plates.  I ordered twelve of the small square plates, so if they had a party they would be set!


I also went to Pottery Barn, and ordered 12 cocktail napkins with a monogram .


The small square hors d’oeuvres plates, and the napkins were a big hit.

Too add a little extra surprise to this entertaining package I found a wonderful company called, Destination Dinners.

This company offers a wonderful array of prepackaged dinners from around the world. They are beautifully boxed in pretty red boxes. Inside you will find the recipe and all the specialty spices that you will need to cook an exotic tasty meal. All you have to purchase is the fresh ingredients. They tell you just how much meat and veggies, etc to buy.

They also have a variety of meals that will come with the serving dishes you might need for your meal. These are called Dinner Party kits.

In their Dinner gift kits you will get an extra added bonus gift such as a lovely vase,candlesticks or placemats…..

I love to find fun, and interesting gifts for my loved one’s. Plus it is fun to do a theme like this. It also seems to help give me a direction to go towards, and I so enjoy finding all the elements to add to the gift.

What kind of theme gifts have you given at Christmas?

We love to hear new ideas in blogland so please feel free to let us all know in the comments.

Now, I need to get off the computer and finish my Thanksgiving table!!!

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Planning a gift with a theme for your loved one’s!!


On another note: If you are a designer-type you have to read this great post over at Wendi's blog Classic Chic Home

"Confessions of a Serial Decorator!"

I think we can all relate to her blog post!!
Take a look and see if you fit the profile! 


Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Great gift suggestions, Kathysue. I don't apply a particular theme to my gift giving, but it's a very creative idea.
Thanks so much for the blog mention!
~ Wendi ~

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful gift ideas Kathysue!

I've been in fa la la land all day.:-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful gift ideas Kathysue!

I've been in fa la la land all day.:-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

The enchanted home said...

Destination dinners sounds so interesting, I am intrigued!! I love Crate and Barrel lately, think they are looking better than ever...seems like you are getting a lot done. Keep on sharing the tips...I need all I can get!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great gift ideas, Kathysue. My mind does occasionally think about Christmas. Got to get through Thanksgiving and then the decorating will begin after I rest a day or so. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

for the love of a house said...

I'm a white plate girl too, and I love monogrammed napkins!! great gift ideas!

happy Thanksgiving Kathysue!

savvycityfarmer said...

... wishing I was on your 'list'


enjoy Tday

Stacy CUrran said...

I want to be your daughter in law! What amazing gifts, truly amazing! I'm sure they will be thrilled!

designchic said...

What great gifts. Love the idea of destination dinners...anything to help me get a meal on the table, and white dinnerware...always perfect!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great gift ideas. I have not even started Christmas shopping. Shoot!

Sue said...

What wonderful gifts! I love the hunt for the perfect gifts. I really miss having my mom to shop for, she was always the most fun for me. I'm going to look up the dinner idea. My dad might love that-he is cooking these days!

Melinda said...

Loe that gorgeous two level cheese tray, just gorgeous. I'm also partial to cheese for dessert over something sweet, so this naturally appeals. I love the idea of monogramming presents and you've given me inspiration.

Marianne said...

Love all of these ideas! You can't go wrong with lovely white serving pieces and dish ware. I think we all want to be on your list this year! xo

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kathysue! I'm thankful you are my friend! Cheers, Janell

Karen said...

Love that theme. The monogrammed item was a nice touch, not something that you would do for yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving Kathysue!

vignette design said...

Great gift idea! I know you're in the middle of Thanksgiving right now. Loved the photo of your mom making pie!

The Buzz Blog said...

This year, our family theme is "giving back" and we're making donations to local charities instead of giving gifts. We also established a fund to help a family's members town which was devastated by Hurrican Irene. Gift-giving with a heart! Have a blissful and blessed Thanksgiving, Kathysue!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Great idea for gifts for friends and me!
Thank you for sharing. Love your new collections.