Throwback Thursday Gift Basket with treats & a friendship card! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday Gift Basket with treats & a friendship card!

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As you might have noticed, I spend lots of ton of time with my mom, and we usually have dinner together at least once a week.  Of course, we had a spectacular Mother's Day brunch as a family, and we will have her birthday dinner in a couple of weeks!  Lately, we have been helping with my sister's wedding, so most of our time together has been spent in intense brainstorming and planning sessions. Well, I wanted to give her a present to help her have a relaxing night at home, and maybe we could enjoy it together.  :)  I wanted to include a special note to her, so I made a trip to Walmart to browse the entire Hallmark section for the perfect card and tuck in a special surprise, but more on that later...

Here is an idea for a Throwback Thursday gift basket that you can give to your mom, sister, friend, or anyone that is special to you!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


First stop, the card aisle at Walmart!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


Oh, scratch that...  TWO card aisles!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


Omg.  Seriously, there is a card for everything and there were so many that I wanted to buy once I was there.  Luckily, there is a great way to save through the Hallmark Card Rewards Program!  For every 5 cards you buy, you earn a reward.  Not only that, but there is an entire Hallmark Value Card selection at Walmart, for even more savings.  Nice!

Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


Since I wanted this to be a Throwback Thursday gift basket I decided to print off a photo at the Walmart Photo Center.  There is the regular photo center, and a super easy and convenient Digital Photo Center as well!  Quick tip: definitely advantage of the one-hour printing at the beginning of your shopping trip, and by the time you are done, it'll be all printed and ready for you!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


The touch screen machines are super simple, and you can bring in your camera memory card or a flash drive, like I did with my digital files.  Super simple!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


I picked a friendship card that was super sweet and cute!  I made sure to write a nice note on the card and tucked the photo inside.  It was one of our first photos together after I was born!  Definitely one that she will love.  :)


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


All was left is to make the basket!  I wanted to select a bunch of treats that she loves and reminds me of times we spent together in the past.  Here are the items that I included...


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


  • Brownie Brittle:  For all those times that she baked brownies for us kids!
  • A tin of Chai tea:  Perfect for a night inside!
  • Girly movies:  Four DVDs of my mom's favorite movies, because even though she has a Blu-Ray player, she doesn't quite understand how to use it...  Hey, it's a Throwback gift basket anyways!
  • Nail polish:  Because it's a girl's night in, just like old times!


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT


I packed it in a wooden basket I made (that I know she secretly wanted) and lined it with a couple of tea towels.  All in all, a simple way to say how much she means to me as a mom and a friend.

I'm so excited to gift this to her, especially because she will not be expecting it at all.  :)


Throwback Thursday Basket with treats and a Friendship Card! #ConnectingFriends #TBT
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What would you include in your Throwback Thursday gift basket?




15 comments:

  1. This would be so much fun to send to an old friend!

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  2. Definitely! I can think of personalized baskets for each one of my high school friends that they would appreciate. :)

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  3. Thanks so much! I love gifts with thought behind them, and I know my mom (and all my other friends) will love this. :)

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  4. I am already brain storming on what I could put in one for my bestfriend. Great idea.

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  5. I love your gift basket idea with a special Hallmark card and TBT photo. Thanks for sharing. #client

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  6. I LOVE your idea of a TBT gift basket! This would be so great to make for a friend or family member! Saw this on Wonderful Wednesday

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  7. Thanks! I'm sure she'll love it!

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  8. This is so fun, Diane! What a great gift idea!

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  9. Love this idea! So fun, and I'm sure your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Makers, Diane! :)

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  10. How fun. I really do like putting together gift baskets. And you made that basket? That is so cool; my mom would love it too. The brownie brittle is such a guilty pleasure of mine.

    -Lauren
    www.allgrownupparties.blogspot.com

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  11. Aww. I love this idea! These are so fun to put together! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. She did! It was really fun putting it together too. :)

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  13. I did make the basket! And yes, I love the brownie brittle too. I think I might have eaten more of it than my mom, even though it was part of her gift...

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