Pride Cometh Before a FAIL

I pride myself in giving pretty creative gifts.  As you can see HERE I like to make the whole thing, including the bag, part of the gift.

Today was almost the same challenge as always, the only difference is I needed to buy a baby gift.

My kids are teenagers, and all my friends have older kids too, no one is having babies right now.  I can’t even remember the last time I went to a baby shower.  Well, let me think maybe 3 or 4 years ago.

That’s fine, I knew I could search the store and find some outfits, look for a cute bag (even if it was for a 2 year old girl) that it could all go into.

Ok, let me back up just a bit and let you know, I have waited to the last minute to put this together.  Well, the last 3o minutes to be exact.

I wander the store and there is nothing…nothing at all.

I don’t even know where to look for those cute little girl bags, can it really be that hard?!?!

I seriously came up empty handed.  In my defense I did have 2 of the cutest outfits, but not the cleaver looking original bag.  I had thought ahead at least and put in a hot pink gift bag.  Wasn’t until I got to the car that I realized it was definitely recycled, like noticeably recycled.  UGH!!

So now my cleaver idea of giving a great gift at a super affordable price and making it look cute has turned into total failure.  So best I can, I manage to put it together with some (new) tissue paper and send it to the party.

By now it’s time for the shower to start, and I am minutes away from the school and I realize that I didn’t put a card or anything in it.  Seriously, now I’m a bit embarrassed. Then I get to the school and see that all the gifts need to be placed up on this table in front of 40ish people.  My HOT pink bag stuck out like a sore thumb, with all the baby pink bags wrapped either in new bags or the boxes that come with Nordstrom purchases.

This gift is for a teacher, so I quickly ran over to my son and tell him to just write on the outside of the bag.  You should have seen how cute that looked. *insert sarcasm here*

There is no picture attached to this because there was nothing to be proud of and one of those moments I don’t want to remember.

I know it was such a small thing, but I hate when silly little things like that happen.  I am sure it was much bigger in my mind, but it was a complete FAIL.

Oh forgot to mention I had to make sure they knew who the gift was from since they couldn’t find a card.

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  1. Hilarious! I’m sure it was much worse to you than anyone else.

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Fails!

  2. haha, I keep telling myself that.