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Mini Alcohol Bottle Christmas Tree

This year, my husband asked for my help for his work’s white elephant gift exchange.

“Every employee needs to bring a wrapped gift worth $25. I don’t know what to get. My coworkers just love booze.”


The perfect white elephant gift: Mini Alcohol Bottle Christmas Tree.

I went to Daiso (my new favorite store) and purchased a mini Christmas Tree for $4. It came with a base and was a perfect 2 feet tall.


  • 10-15 mini alcohol bottles (I used 11)
  • Twist-ties to attach the bottles to the tree (I got red twist-ties)
  • Tiny ornaments (I bought a 16 pack for $1.50)

It took about 10 minutes to attach all the bottles and ornaments. And voila! You have yourself an easy, go-to gift when you don’t know what else to get..or if you have boozehound coworkers like my husband does..

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!

Mrs. Alex Paul

The Perfect Engagement Gift

There is nothing I love more than gift giving.

(I mean, other than carbs and real housewives marathons and my husband…but those are a given..)

But when it comes to finding the perfect gift, (and my husband will agree) I’m kind of a monster. It can take many hours, and many trips to the store, and many websites, and many return trips to the store to find what I’m looking for.

(sorry hubby)

Luckily, I’ve finally perfected my go-to engagement gift.

I give you, the 5 items you need for a perfect engagement gift:

5 items for the perfect engagement gift

  1. Mugs, about $8 each
  2. Tying the Knotie nail polish, about $8.50
  3. Couples Q&A Journal, ranges from $12-$16
  4. Ring dish, about $8
  5. Thank you notes, about $13.50

Being that I’m in my late 20s and I have a friend getting engaged like every day, this fool-proof template has been a life saver.

What I love about these items is that they can be customized for every bride – a glam, black & white theme or a feminine, floral theme. The mugs and ring dish can even be a DIY project if you’re brave enough!

And if you’re a little more budget conscious but still want a “WOW” gift, I highly recommend this customizable t-shirt. It’s under $20 dollars and is personalized with their future last name..I’ve ordered it for many friends and can definitely say I love the finished product every time.

So there you have it, my fool-proof engagement gift for the best friends in your life.


Mrs. Alex Paul