You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Over the weekend, I posted a picture of a gift idea I had on Instagram.  My sweet and talented friend, Adrienne, at Free Time Frolics, posted the following comment:  "So dang cute.  It had better end up on your blog."

Well, I'm not one to disappoint.  Ask and I will deliver!

While shopping in Target, I paid a visit to their dollar spot.  (Oh heavenly choir of angels, I LOVE the dollar spot!)  I found all sorts of hilarious "A Christmas Story" memorabilia in their bins.  The items that most caught my eye were the Ralphie pens.  I thought about tongues getting stuck on flag poles and dogs ruining Christmas dinner.  I knew I had to buy them.

At home, I cut Christmas scrapbook paper into strips and printed "tags" off the computer.  My tags read:  "We hope the holiday season treats you 'write.'"  I stuck the tag to the scrapbook paper with a single piece of washi tape.  (Oh heavenly choir of angels, I LOVE washi tape!)  I punched a hole in the top of my tag, and threaded a thin piece of ribbon through the hole.

I tied some sparkly (because it HAS to be sparkly) ribbon around the pack of pens, then attached my cute (and VERY easy to make) gift tag.  And...ta-da...cutest neighbor/friend gift ever!

Looking for inexpensive and easy gift ideas for teachers, neighbors, or friends?  Hit up the dollar spot at Target and raid their "A Christmas Story" bins!  I found cookie cutters that were shaped like the infamous leg lamp.  How funny is that?!  You could attach a "You 'light up' our lives," or "'Light up' your holidays with love" tag to that.  I also found mini journals/notebooks with Ralphie's mug on the cover.  If you were to purchase the notebooks, the tag could read, "In the 'story' of our lives, you are an important part of the 'plot.'"  OH!  How about this one?  "In the 'story' of our lives, you are an important character."  AAH!  Genius!

Or...if you don't need gift ideas, but just need help coming up with witty and quirky sayings to go with your gifts, I'm your girl.

I've got a bazillion and will work for a cookie!   


  1. I want to be your neighbor! Those are so cute!

  2. These are so cute and so are you!! I love the sparkly ribbon! I am obsessed with the dollar bins. Our Targets have a ton of Hello Kitty stuff this year...I haven't seen the Ralphie goods in all three Targets I've visited in the past week. Hmmm...not that I'm complaining about the Hello Kitty stuff, but it's funny we have different themes this year in our dollar bins. Remember the yeti chapsticks last year?! Hahaha!!
    I am seeing yetis everywhere this year - on baby clothing and kids' clothing too! Okay, back to bed. It was tinkle time and I'm not sleeping so well.
    I love you!!!

  3. What a cute idea! Hi! I'm your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by my blog and follow me back!!


  4. Love this idea! Gorgeous gift tags!

  5. Cuteness! I love the Christmas Story! oh and YOU!

  6. This is the cutest thing. Lol.
    Thanks so much for linking!!!

  7. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.


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