If you’re the kind of person who likes to give people a personalized, rather than a generic, gift, consider stocking up on a bunch of printed tote bags that you can pull out and use for gift bags whenever an occasion calls for it. Printed tote bags allow you to put any image or logo on them as a method of personalization, which can add something special to your gift. The best part is that even after the contents are long gone, the person will have a handy canvas tote bag to use for years to come. For inspiration, check out these seven printed tote bag gift ideas that recipients will love.
1. Bridesmaid Bag
If you, or someone you know, is planning a wedding and looking for a perfect gift for bridesmaids, consider a bridesmaid bag made from a printed tote bag. Not only can your bridesmaids reuse the tote bag, but they’ll also love getting some special gifts you personally picked out for them. Try to choose bridesmaid gift items they’ll use. You can include items for self-pampering like nail polish, bath bombs and lipstick or you can give them things they can use for the ceremony and reception or after, such as earrings, personalized wine glasses, gift certificates or a special box of gourmet chocolates.
2. Birthday Party Bag
Everyone loves getting a treat bag at a birthday party. If you’re planning a birthday party on a tight budget, it’s easy to find economical party favors to fill them up with that kids will enjoy. Start with a brightly colored tote that coordinates with the party colors and then go from there. A bag of themed candy, a personalized cup, containers of bubbles and a small stuffed animal are ideas for the bag. You can also get your child to help you brainstorm gift ideas for the bag if you’re stumped.
3. Mystery Bag
If you’re a mom or grandma to preschool-age children, then you can build a fun activity gift with a printed tote bag. Simply put a variety of different small items into the bag that have different shapes and textures, but are well-known to the children. Attach instructions for using the mystery bag to the handle. Children should reach into the bag without looking and feel one object at a time. After thinking about what they are feeling, they should make a guess about what the object is. Then, they get to pull it out and see if they were correct. The great thing about this gift is that their mom can replace the items in the bag that you gifted with other items to make the experience new again.
4. Holiday Activity Bag for Kids
The holidays are a fun and exciting time for children, but there are times when children end up having to wait to get to all the fun Yuletide activities, such as when traveling. For those long road or plane trips to see relatives, make up some holiday activity printed tote bags for the kids.
You could include some special holiday-themed snacks, a holiday activity book, a holiday-themed storybook, a whimsical elf hat or reindeer horns, a pair of Christmas-themed socks and a classic Christmas movie.
5. Book Lover’s Bag
For the book lovers in your life, create a special printed tote bag filled with all things your favorite bibliophiles would enjoy. A cozy blanket, a couple of books the person would enjoy, coffee or tea, a mug and a bookmark. If you’re unsure of what the person would like to read, consider buying a gift card to a bookstore.
6. Man Cave Bag
For the man who has a new place to hang out or one who has proven to enjoy spending time in his very own man cave, a man cave bag could be the perfect gift. Tailor the gift items around what the guy likes to do in the man cave. If he likes to drink beer, give him a gift card or a membership to a beer of the month club. If he likes to listen to music, consider a digital music gift card. Other gift ideas are DVDs on topics he enjoys or party games if he likes to entertain.
7. Stress Relief Bag
Stress relief printed tote bags are appropriate for a wide range of occasions, like as a gift for Teacher Appreciation Week. In the bag, you can include sugar scrub, body or hand lotion, herbal tea bags, an eye mask and a pair of slippers. You also add some savory or sweet snacks if desired.