April 2, 2012

Thrifty & Fun: Tween Gift …

I’ve crossed the threshold. There’s no going back.  It is over and done with.

I have downloaded and printed out a picture of Justin Bieber from the internet {I also spelled his name incorrectly, thankyouverymuch.}

Hannie B. had a birthday party to go to on Friday night.  Her friend is completely nutso for J. Biebs.  Like crazy enough to wear purple on his birthday.  Oh, in case you didn’t know, Justin’s favorite color is purple.  Hannie B. taught me that. I really am a life long learner.

Hannie B. had this funny idea to give her friend Bieber Fever pills in the way of purple Jelly Bellys. We found a little jar at Home Goods for a steal, filled it with beans and added in two great purple nail polishes along with a wacky pair of purple heart knee-high socks from Target.

The gift was wrapped in an obnoxiously purple bag with purple tissue and purple zebra ribbon.  Did I mention that it was all very, very purple? Well, it was.

I’m happy to report that Hannie’s friend LOVED her gift! And so did my wallet at only $15.

Now we just have to cross our fingers that her friend’s Bieber fever isn’t contagious.


Apis Melliflora said...

I still have pictures of my kids next to the life size Justin Bieber in the cosmetics/perfume section of the department store.

You and Hannie B are both wizes at themed gifts!

The Queen Vee said...

I'm completely out of it when it comes to what tweens and teens like although I do know who Justin Bieber is.

I'm so delighted that I'm not the only one who makes spelling mistakes in my family. I think you could call yours a Queenism.

Erin said...

I totally won Aunt of the Year last year by taking my nieces into the office when J Biebs was performing on the Today show at Thanksgiving. Lucky for me, they were so in shock at being so close that they kept quiet instead of squealing. I just wanted to tell him to pull his pants up a little.

BTW - I love putting together theme gifts like this!

Meaja said...

Shhh, we also like his girlfriend's music over here. What?

TracyS. said...

very clever!