Take a Goodie Bag when you go visiting

I always like to bring a little goodie bag whenever I visit someone I haven’t seen for a long time. I try to group the goodies around a color theme or something that the recipient will like. I’ve found that the goodie bag sometimes gets a better receiption than cake or confections, especially when someone is watching their weight.

I shopped for the contents of these “Tea Time” goodie bags at my local 99 cent stores and supermarkets. I was able to pull together an entire bag for a total of $5.76. I think the message of “take time out to relax with a cup of tea” comes across with the soothing colors of the gift bag and contents. A vanilla scented candle burning while enjoying some tea with tea biscuits can become a little afternoon ritual to calm down with whenever there is the opportunity.

I will post more ideas for themed goodie bags once I get the next one completed. I think these make a thoughtful gift to a host or hostess,

The items pictured here were purchased from:

Chen’s Discount Store, 5415 New Utrecht Avenue, Boro Park, Brooklyn, NY.
GiftRite Gift Bag, 99 cents. Available in solid, pastel colors.
Mug by Dependable Industries, $1.29

Pathmark at the Fairmont Mini-Mall, 13th Avenue (entrance on 60th Street), Boro Park, Brooklyn, NY.
Small box Lipton Tea, bought when on sale for 99 cents a box. Contains 16 tea bags.

Scatturo Supermarket, 6301 11th Avenue (bet. 63rd and 64th Sts.), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY.
Sofia Tea Biscuits, $1.50.
StarLytes Scented Candles, various fragrances, 99 cents each.


Please note: I am not affiliated with any store or manufacturer.