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« on: December 19, 2006 08:26:46 AM »

So....I have 2 favorite co-workers (both female) that I wanted to give Christmas gifts -- though these could be a cute gift for any holiday/birthday, etc.

I made each of them a "Working Girl's Survival Kit". 

I bought the following goodies (mostly from the travel size section of my local pharmacy):

small lint brush
tube of little nail files
hand cream
deodorant
Shout brand stain remover wipes
Nail polish remover wipes
clear nail polish (for stocking runs!)
tiny sewing kit
gum (in fun vintage packaging)
antibacterial wipes
single packet of Excedrin

I packaged them in canvas pouches with zippers (for easy storage in a filing cabinet or desk drawer) that I bought at American Apparel. I'd orginally wanted to make the pouches but I ran out of time.  I wrote out a little list of the contents on a piece of cardstock that I'd glued a white cross to (like the first aid symbol) and tucked it inside of the pouch.

They LOVED them -- and they are such a useful/needed gift.  Smiley  They could also be made with MORE goodies or LESS goodies, depending on budget, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006 08:53:03 AM »

oh wow!  what a great, thoughtful idea!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006 08:59:35 AM »

thats a good idea. The only person i could think to do this for was my mom but she doesnt work in an office. any ideas? I dont know excatly what she does since i dont live with her. I know she works with computers. One thing i will put in there is a big box of band-aides. I know she gets cut easily. Any other ideas?
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006 09:17:16 AM »

This is a nifty gift idea! 
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006 11:14:02 AM »

Hmmm...ideas for your mom who works with computers...eye drops?  you could definitely put the bandaids in there....and hand cream and antibactieral gel or wipes.  those would all be good to have around at work.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006 11:17:17 AM »

i love love love the original idea! as for a mom who works on mainly on a computer, what about one of thouse air in a can things so she can clean all the icky lint and dust from between the keys of her key board.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006 11:57:40 AM »

thanks for the ideas. I gonna use all these and warp them together and do just a Survival Kit for a Mom. lol. Even though my younger sister is 7.. she deals with kids sometimes. Im gonna have to do this for all the moms i know. lol. Great ideas guys. Thanks again
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