Whether planned or not, we are in the season of guest coming over. There are few things I like to keep on hand that I call Keep Around Gifts. Keep around gifts are gifts that you are able to give someone at the very last minute. They are not expensive but do appear to be very very thoughtful. There are a few things you should keep on hand to make your keep around gift assembly successful. Small baskets and shrink wrap make for a great presentation. The baskets can be thrifted or re-purposed from other gifts to save money. Gift bags and gift tissue paper are also great options if you know you are not great at basket assembly. Adding a bow or a ribbon is also a great finishing touch regardless of the packaging
Now on to the gifts!! Body products are always great. Everyone has a body, so a matching set of body lotion, body spray, body wash and a loofah make a great gift. I personally buy these items when some of my favorite retailers like Bath and Body Works and Avon are having major sales. I keep them around until an all of sudden gift is needed.
The next keep around gift consists of a few snacks like summer sausage, hard cheeses, olives, gourmet crackers, and a nice bottle of sparkling juice cocktail. The great thing about the aforementioned snacks are that they are shelf-stable and you can keep them around for a long time until needed.
Having a few items on hand to assemble a keep around gift basket will guarantee that you go down in history as the best host, best friend, and best family member that everyone knows. Don’t hesitate to add a nice greeting card to your basket. I posted previously about how to be ready with greeting cards. Try it out!! Happy Savings!!