Get inspiration from my anchor nautical themed gift idea so you can create your own! I’ll show you how I pulled my thrifty, themed items together to make an impressive gift.
BONUS: I’ve included a list of great ideas and DIYs, at the end of this post, that will help you create your own anchor themed gift!
MY BUDGET & ITEMS PURCHASED:
- tote bag – $14.99 from Burke’s Outlet
- wood tray – 8.49 from Michael’s
- melamine plates – $1.99 each from J.C. Penny’s
- melamine tray – $5.99 from J.C. Penny’s
- photo box – $4.00 from Walmart
- paper plates – $3.00 from Big Lots
- memo pad – $.60 from Michael’s
- BUDGET $40.00 – SPENT $45.03
ANCHOR NAUTICAL THEMED GIFT IDEA
While I was searching for a new gift to give to a friend, I came across an anchor melamine tray and nautical plates that were 65% off.
I knew I had hit the jackpot by discovering the items that would start my new themed gift idea.
I had an awesome start towards saving money on my $40 budget.
I found the anchor photo box just by chance in Walmart one summer. It was on an end cap in the office supply section. I didn’t even know they carried photo boxes!
The melamine anchor tray and red plates are the ones I found 65% off at J.C. Penny.
I love the striped wood tray I found during a Michael’s summer sale. The blue rope melamine plates are part of those J.C. Penny items I found 65% off.
The red paper plates continue the red striped pattern sprinkled through my theme.
Memo pads from Michael’s are always a useful and inexpensive item to throw into a themed gift. I purchased mine using a 40% off coupon. Can you say c-h-e-a-p?!
The anchor nylon bag was the last theme item I found. I spotted it at Burke’s Outlet and knew right away I had to buy it.
I knew it would probably take me over my budget, but it was an awesome find.
My justification was that it felt like a good quality bag and it looked more expensive than the price. It took me over my budget by $5.00 – not too bad.
HOW I MADE MY GIFT BOW:
I used ribbon I had on hand – a wired burlap ribbon and two different craft ribbons. Check the Dollar Tree for ribbon!
- Determine the length you want your longest ribbon.
- The 2 craft ribbons were cut shorter than the burlap ribbon.
- After cutting the lengths I wanted, I cut out a V on each ribbon end.
- Stack the ribbon on top of each other. Place the longest on the bottom.
- Tie all ribbons together around one of the handle straps.
- Adjust the ribbon placement.
ANCHOR NAUTICAL THEMED GIFT IDEA
IDEAS TO MAKE FOR YOUR ANCHOR GIFT:
Amy at, Mod Podge Rocks, and Crafts by Courtney, show you how to use paper and a plain wood tray to create a nautical home decor craft.
See how The Girl Creative created a distressed nautical crate featuring an anchor. This crate would be great to fill with your anchor gifts.
Mom’s Lifesavers provides a tutorial to create a nautical wreath with an anchor. It’s super cute and inexpensive to make.
OPTIONS YOU CAN PURCHASE FOR YOUR GIFT:
Below, I’ve listed a few items that I found online that fit an anchored themed gift, and when you’re out and about you can shop at my 32 Best Stores to Budget Shop for Themed Gifts.
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I hope I have given you the inspiration, along with enough options, to make your own anchor themed gift! Do you think you’ll give it a try?
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