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#11 KarenM

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    Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:40 PM

    Great ideas! I really like the sewing kits! I agree - guys are harder to get things for. They don't seem to gush over the cutsey things we include. :)

    #12 daniepps

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      Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:31 PM

      Originally Posted by modegirl79
      Hey there...getting married in St. Thomas in May while on a cruise. =) Expect about 30 people, including 5 little kids. Already have some great favor bag items lined up, and wanted to share...

      First off, my main color theme is green, with a little bit of purple thrown in. You have no idea what a chore it is to items in these colors! Of course, these colors totally do not work for the guys at all, but for the girls, they work just great!

      One "girl" item I found that I just love is a travel sewing kit. I found them for $1.69/ea. plus shipping at createforless.com. Ironically, they come in purple, green (and hot pink). I am so impressed with these kits - 6 spools of thread, buttons, needles, thimble, tape measure, scissors, safety pins. Such a great deal for the price! I highly recommend! =)

      I also came across these purple and green (how convenient!) flip-flop notepads. Found them at Wrapwithus.com for $1.99/ea., which was the cheapest I came across.

      For the guys, I am going with the obvious - deck of cards and likely a beach theme bottle opener of some sort. Haven't quite figured them out yet, since they are so "difficult!"

      Everyone is getting a cruise ship luggage tag (Kate Aspen favor) and a pair of Old Navy flip flops - purple or green for the girls, brown for the guys.

      And, finally, I work at a consumer products company and am throwing in some product for everyone - very useful product like toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc. I get this stuff dirt cheap (not free, unfortunately), so it's an inexpensive way to fill up the bags! ;-)

      Also, wanted to mention that I found very cute sterling silver pearl lariat necklaces for my two bridesmaids at EvesAddiction.com. Their jewelry is excellent quality for the price.

      Let me know if you have any questions about anything - more than happy to share further information.

      Great ideas, especially the bottle opener! Guys are so hard to shop for.

      #13 modegirl79

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        Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:39 PM

        Thanks to everyone! Feel free to "steal" my ideas...LOL!

        Just another little tip for all of you - definitely don't overlook any stores that may be going out of business! Here in the US, there are a lot of Cononuts, FYE and Blockbuster stores that are closing. I just went to FYE yesterday and found something great for the guys - totally did NOT expect to find anything there! Everything was half-off, and they had a TON of these Comedy Central "Double-Chunk" comedy sampler CDs...lots of pretty big names like Norm MacDonald, Demetri Martin, Lewis Black. Two CDs packaged like a big chocolate bar. Well, they were $5 original price, and I got them for $2.50 each! While I doubt the guys will have portable CD players with them (kinda obsolete now with iPods and all!), it is something they can use when they are back home. I am a total bargain hunter, so when I came across these, I just HAD to go for them - so glad I did!

        Also, wanted to share with you my invitation, which is actually a favor in and of itself. My mom found this site that makes invitations in a bottle for just about anything. So, the invitations are "messages in a bottle" with sand, shells, palm tree and drink umbrella inside - not to mention the invitation itself. They're a little pricey if you have a big guest list (work out to be about $6 each with all the little additions), but if you aren't inviting a ton of people, it is worth the price. Heck, "regular" invitations can cost just as much, depending on how fancy the paper is and whatnot. So I think these are a great deal!

        #14 prettykity76

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          Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

          Great idea with the bottle openers, I've been searching for "boy" ideas! Wholesaleaccessorymarket.com has become my best friend, really cute things at great prices.

          #15 Stina4242

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            Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:29 AM

            Do most people do favors with the OOT bags. I was going to have OOT bags upon arrival and favors at their place setting.

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