Thursday, July 29, 2010

Back to the "Grind" Gifts

Need a small gift for a friend, can't swing a "back to school survival kit" or have a teacher from last year (whom you know likes coffee) that you want to stop by and say "hi" to? Here is a clever and frugal idea. Starbucks sells instant "ground" coffee which is actually pretty darn good. You can buy a 3 pack envelope for under $3. They sell it for hot or iced coffee (if your recipient prefers one over the other). You can split the packets up to make a couple cards or put the whole envelope in one "Back to the Grind" card. You could even pick up one of those adorable large coffe mugs (they have the best ones at Hobby Lobby) and place the card inside it. As you can see below I can NOT cut in a straight line, please don't judge me - I'm extremely ashamed about it.

Now, I must admit I'm addicted to Starbucks. I have a problem. My brother in law (who's a Dave Ramsey specialist) would probably have a heart attack on the spot if he could calculate the cost of my addiction. But thankfully he has not tried to do so - yet. I just know one day I'll come home to a room full of family and friends and a camera from the INTERVENTION TV show but until then I'm living blissfully in the land of addiction. Because of this addiction I get these fabulous coupons, let's just say extremely often. So if you too have one of these coupons laying around the house you could possibly cover up the address with a "Back to the Grind" card and presto - your gift recipient can order ANY drink, ANY size on you (and might I add your addition;).

UPDATE: And THEN if you happen to know an extremely crafty chick ( who owns the coolest die cut machine on the planet she might like your idea, come up with an idea of her own and whip out some things like these:


  1. I love it!!!! Thanks again, Kimberly!

  2. I love these ideas! Time to hit the long room mom road yet again. Thanks for helping me start the year on an upbeat :)

  3. I'm still wondering how to get that coupon! Great idea.