Gifts for Co-workers....

  1. Every year at work, we exchange gifts. I have decided that in past years I have just spent too much money on this. There are 9 ppl that I work with on my shift. So, I have an idea.....I want to make home made bath salts and package it in Mason canning jars with pretty ribbon and fabric on the lid. (I work with all women) Does this sound like a gift that any of you would like to recieve from a co worker? I don't want to seem cheap....but I am....lmao.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   ptnurse
    Sounds like a great idea. I feel the same way at this time of year. Just too many people to buy for and you really don't want to seem cheap, but there is just so much money that you can spend. I think handmade gifts are great. I do the same sort of thing with baked goods sometimes. Merry Christmas.
  4. by   Lausana
    Sounds great Belinda! Homemade gifts are much more special. And who doesn't love a nice long bath...ahhhhh :chuckle
  5. by   BadBird
    I think homemade gifts are special, not many people go out of their way to make things anymore. I saw some neat stuff at a craft fair, in a mason jar was the mixings for bean soup, another had hot cocoa layered with marshmallows. Homemade cookies with the recipie attatched is also nice.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I'm gonna do the cookie recipe in a mason jar thing this year. It's so cute! I'm gonna put some gingham material on the top tied with a ribbon, and attach a wooden spoon to it!

    Heather
  7. by   nursedawn67
    What a good idea!
  8. by   MelSky
    i love the idea of bath salts in the mason jar. you work with all women.... it's a great idea. what woman doesn't love pretty smelling bath products?!
  9. by   cindyln
    Sounds like a great gift to me Belinda!! Where I work we just draw names.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I enjoy giving home-made fudge and cookies in pretty tins to my coworkers. TO me, home-made things are very thoughtful and $ IS an OBJECT to many...its what comes from the heart that counts. Hey will you pls send some bath salts MY WAY??? I would LOVE THEM!
  11. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I'm gonna do the cookie recipe in a mason jar thing this year. It's so cute! I'm gonna put some gingham material on the top tied with a ribbon, and attach a wooden spoon to it!

    Heather

    I do the same thing and everyone loves it! Also a great gift for teachers, their aides..... This way it's baked yummies but they can make it at their leisure, instead of cookies that have to be eaten immediately. If I have time I will post a couple of recipes....
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    I do the same thing and everyone loves it! Also a great gift for teachers, their aides..... This way it's baked yummies but they can make it at their leisure, instead of cookies that have to be eaten immediately. If I have time I will post a couple of recipes....
    Oh, please do!


    I think that drawing names is a good idea. At my place, we do an ornament exchange. We draw a name and then spend 5-10 dollars on an ornament for that person. We also get a list of names of needy children from the local City Mission and buy them a few X-mas gifts.
  13. by   NurseGirlKaren
    but where do you get mason jars from?
  14. by   cactus wren
    One of my coworkers usually gives us a jar of the cookie mixings....love it.....will be depressed if she ever stops...... Last year another one made us a cofee mug with a packet of cocoa, marshmallows, candy cane, and a few hersheys kisses......wrapped up in holiday saran wrap.....
    I usually make a few batches on fudge...chocolate, penuche, peanutbutter, and my special burnt sugar, and make individual packages on a holiday plate...the cheap kind from Walyworld....
    One year, when I was very ambitious, i made everyone a cross stitch ornament......That was before i got a puter....just don`t seem to find the time for crafts like I did before I became puterized Wonder why??
    Oh, get Mason jars at Walmart..look in canning supplies...

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