I was at Michael's this morning looking for yarn, of course, for an order. For my friends overseas, Michael's is a craft store here in the USA. They are gearing up for spring and I noticed some very lovely Cath Kidston/Greengate inspired goodies! Gorgeous pencils for $2.00. Eight are in a package which come to $.25 each. I just adore them in all their feminine glory!
Lovely gift tags, as well for $2.00. Twelve in a package for $.16 each. I plan on using these in my "goodie bags" that are included with any purchase, excluding pdf patterns, in my Etsy shop. In these little bags I place a coupon for a future order, one of my business cards and a little something else.
These clothespins are a future gift for one of my out of town girlfriends who loves the color pink. When I stay with her I like to give her something in her signature color and she will love these. I think I'll crochet a little cotton bag to keep them in as I'm sure she will use them outside to hang her laundry.
These paper straws are cute too and perfect for a party. Again, $2.00 for 36 straws.
They also have a bunch of bins with Betsy Johnson goodies. For those of you who don't know, she is a fashion designer using bright colors. These cel phone cases were $5.00 each. I didn't look, but they might be for an iphone6.
This luggage tag and plastic zippered pouch were $5 each too. They have both of those is different colorways. I'm just showing you one style here.
The 4 clothespins are great for keeping snack bags closed and are $5.00 and so is....
the zippered pouch.
This travel cup comes in different colors for $5.00 each. Cute. If you are gifting some yarn to a friend, put the balls in here with some knitting needles in place of the straw.
Lastly, these journals with an elastic band and built in bookmark are fun. I don't remember the price, but it would be $5.00 or a little more.
I hope you like my fun findings!
Happy Hump Day,
Gift buying tip:
When I see something that someone would like, I buy it! Especially if it only costs a couple dollars. I know I will be needing a gift for that person whether it's a birthday, Christmas, get well, hostess gift or just because!