Post # 1
So I’m having a bit of a hard time trying to figure out how to present my bridesmaids with their gifts. I got them shoes (Manolos to be exact!) for the big day, but I got them during a sale and the shoeboxes they come in are totally beat up and torn. Given that I can’t really giftwrap the shoes in their original boxes and present them to the girls, what would be a cute alternate way to present them? Is it lame to just put the shoes without boxes in gift bags with tissue paper and ribbon?
This is such a little dilemma in the grand scheme of things, but I’m at a loss for ideas! Any creative suggestions would be much appreciated! 🙂
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I think putting them in a gift bag with tissue paper would be fine.
Post # 4
As soon as I started reading your post and dilemma I thought a gift bag, with tissue paper and ribbon to compliment your wedding colours and or the colour of the shoes. Then I read your statement about this but honestly I think it’ll be fine.
Post # 5
Decorative Printed card box, wrapa ribbon and thts it, and they can keep pictures or something inside.
Post # 6
Can you get a nice bag (like a beach bag, overnight, large purse etc so that bag is part of the gift so they will think you purposely threw the boxes out?
Post # 7
I agree with Naiexoxo, go to Michaels and buy some cute photo or card boxes! Or I think they even have hat boxes that would be really cute with some tissue paper in them. That way the girls can keep their fabulous shoes safe when they aren’t wearing them!
Post # 8
You could use a shoe bag in your wedding colors:
or buy a plain colored bad and have it monogrammed for each maid:
or buy plastic shoe boxes and use ribbon to match your colors:
or use colored shoe boxes:
Post # 9
A nice round paper mache hat box in a neutral tone with nice tissue tied up with an elegant wired ribbon would be nice. You can usually purchase them at a craft or fabric store like JoAnns. If the shoes are a to be a complet surprise a round box may help keep the suspense! Best of luck to you!
Post # 10
Thank you for all the replies!! All of the suggestions are so wonderful. I knew you guys would have the ideas I needed 😉 And BlueChampagne and Prewitt, I’m glad I’m not the only one that would’ve put them in gift bags. With the right colors, it could be cute, right?
Naiexoxo, jillieb and Monster of the Bride– I LOVE your ideas of using photo or card boxes / hat boxes! That way, it accomplishes the idea that lefeymw mentioned, in that it’ll kinda of seem like I left out the original boxes on purpose.
Julies1949 – Fortunately, while the boxes are beyond repair, the original dustbags for the shoes are still in pristine condition, so I will probably include those 🙂 But I didn’t even know they had colored shoeboxes! How cute!
I think I will be heading to Michael’s with my coupons to look for some cute photo boxes 😉 Thanks again for the ideas!
Post # 11
@zoe: of course! I think they will be adorable in hat boxes. Post pics when you finish them!
Post # 12
Manolos will look good in anything! your bms are lucky to be getting such stylish shoes from you, I dont think they will mind how you present them. Those shoes would still look hot even in a ziploc bag
Post # 13
@zoe:cute tissue paper/gift bag combo sounds great to me! I actually think it would be cuter than having them in shoeboxes anyways!