I tend to spend £2.50 on the contents of each bag. I bought the eco friendly bags, fairly cheaply online and then made them look more designer like by adding world wrapping paper to the outside.
On the world wrapping paper, I turned it over and drew around a CD, to make a world shaped design. I stuck two world shapes, one on each side of the paper bag.
I noticed sweets are quite popular (and classic) for party gift bags. I also add more sophisticated items, for older people. This year I found it tricky to keep to the theme (World Wide Web) because it’s not a regular theme.
In the end, I went around the sea theme, for example sea minerals beauty products. This tied in with the world and ocean elements of my theme.
I bought retreat sea minerals bath soak, in miniature bottles. There was a offer for holiday mini products at Superdrug, so I made best use of this. Both the bath soak and the body scrub applied to the offer. I think it was ‘buy four get the fifth free’ or something along those lines.
I don’t normally tend to buy things from boots for the bags, because the prices are more expensive, however I noticed a sale shelf, and they had gorgeous hair masks in sample sachets which I thought went well with the sea minerals theme.
Additionally I got some lip balms in fruity flavours and phone stationary from Wilkinson’s. The stationary was a rubber and sharpener in the shape of a phone, and I figured because internet is common on phones these days, they would fit the theme just great! I also got some free samples, which I had been collecting. I got a few from asking at perfume counters.
What I bought and where from...
Retreat bath soak mini, vitamin body scrub – Superdrug
Phone rubber and sharpener, fruity lip balms set of four, multi pack of sweets – Wilkinson’s
Sea minerals hair mask, free samples – Boots
World wrapping paer £1.99 - http://www.shinyshack.com/product.php?prid=212890&pn=World-Map-Wrapping-Paper
Brown eco friendly paper bags - online