As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 16 ~ Honeymoon Basket}

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CeLeBRaTion Tip of the Day:
Make a Honeymoon Basket for newlyweds in your family.

When both of my older children got married, we presented them with a goody basket to take with them on their honeymoon.  

I bought a basket, and in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I collected little goodies to tuck inside...things that I thought they'd enjoy while they were away. 

Kristin and Brian have been married for 12 years now, and Ryan and Sarah have been married 8 1/2, long before I had a blog or the inclination to take pictures of everything, so I don't have a photo of either of the baskets I created.  This one, however, is a good representation.

What can you put in a honeymoon basket?  
  • Sparkling grape juice
  • Wine glasses (disposable ones will do)
  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Scented candles
  • Small bottle of ibuprofen
  • Mints
  • Pocket packet of tissues
  • Gum
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A note or a message for the happy couple

After you fill it, wrap it in cellophane or place it in a cellophane basket bag and tie it with a pretty ribbon.

And there you have it...a practical gift to send along with the new couple, and a little reminder that you are rejoicing with them!

This is Day 16 in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. A framed picture of Mom... LOL
    This is a really thoughtful idea. And it can be customized for the type of trip they are taking.

  2. That sounds like a winning idea. We are a strange family preferring to run off to Vermont and get married, but perhaps it would also work for an anniversary. Yes, I think that it would.

    You're on the home stretch now, Cheryl! (It continues to amaze me how quickly time is zipping by. I don't think that I was as aware of this pre-blogging.)

  3. "A framed picture of Mom" hahahahahahhahaha... My first sentence is quite amusing considering Joanne's comment.

  4. Wonderful idea, Cheryl. Nice for any other occasion too! xo

  5. A great idea! Love Joanne's comment, and Vee's response.

  6. To Vee's comment, last year was our 45 anniversary and a friend gave us a lovely basket filled with goodies. It was so thoughtful and much appreciated. I love your ideas Cheryl--I'm sure your children will always remember your thoughtfulness. ♥

  7. What a lovely, sweet idea, thanks for sharing.

  8. Love Joanne's comment too, and Vee!

    Would you believe this is my signature gift for Newlyweds? I call them Honeymoon Baskets! They have always been well received by the couple!


  9. I am also laughing at Joanne and Vee's comments:) I do think this is a great idea. After our wedding we were starving as we didn't have much chance to eat at the reception, only it was so late the only place open was a Domino's Pizza! A basket filled with snacks -- that would have been awesome.


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