Growing up, our moms were ALWAYS ready for a last-minute birthday party with a stash of small prepared gifts “just in case.” Did anyone else’s mom always seem to have Bath and Body Works gift sets, Lisa Frank notebooks, or friendship bracelet kits at the ready? We always think of those standby gifts when we’re scrambling to put together a last-minute housewarming or birthday present (which has happened one too many times lately), so we’re taking a page out of Mom’s playbook and trying to be a little more prepared.
In partnership with our friends at Poppy & Quail (a mother-daughter duo themselves), we’ve put together a few grown-up gift kits so we can always be ready, look like we have our acts together, and impress a few moms along the way.
Poppy & Quail is an exciting new mother and daughter team inspired by a love of nature and all things California. Their line currently includes adorably illustrated paper goods and accessories, and we thought that they would be the perfect thing to have on hand for anything from a friend’s move to a last-minute dinner party invite.
4 easy gift kits
1. Welcome to California!
For your friend who is moving to CA
This first kit is perfect for your friend who is moving to California! Grab these Poppy and Quail beauties and supply her with all the goods to welcome her to the Golden State. We’ve included one of the State Symbol Notebooks and the Retro Bus Notepad with our favorite California local six-pack, because moving day requires beer. The Shop Local Reusable Bag packages it all up nicely with a bouquet of flowers and the Golden State Button dresses up some cute twine for a quick bow. Plus, this reusable bag comes in a variety of bright colors.
2. Last-minute Birthday Drinks
These are perfect for stashing in a drawer to grab on your way out the door to that unexpected birthday happy hour. We’ve packaged the State Symbol Notebooks with the California Postcard Set or with the Happy Campers Patch ironed onto a plain beer koozie. The koozie is perfect to use right away, since you know you’ll be buying your friend a beer. Plus the notebook is small enough to fit in a purse so there is nothing huge to carry to the next bar!
Use the postcard to write a quick note to the birthday girl! She can frame it to use as art later, too.
3. Last-minute Dinner Party
We love the Mason Poppies Market List with another of the California Postcard Set for a quick hostess gift. Any host will be thrilled to get an adorable and practical notepad!
You’ll look like a pro by adding the Dirt Paths Button to spruce up a simple twine bow.
4. Casual Housewarming
We always seem to bring wine to a housewarming party, but it can definitely scream “I grabbed this on the way over because I forgot.” Step it up by dressing up your wine bottle with a DIY twine carrier and slip in a postcard from the California Postcard Set and Happy Campers Button for a nice note to the host. (Don’t worry, you can still put this together in the car on the way over!)
So what do you think? Are you all ready to channel your mom and be a better gift giver?
All the products here can be found on the Poppy and Quail online shop. And, if you’re in the LA or San Francisco area, they will be at the Renegade Craft Fairs July 8-9 and July 15-16 respectively.
Thanks to Poppy & Quail for sponsoring this post!