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Next time you’re looking for a unique gift ideas, give your girlfriend one of these movie inspired gift basket ideas for women. Four great birthday and thank you gift ideas inspired by four great movies.
I love chick flicks, especially the ones that aren’t so much about a girl + guy story but rather a story about a girl, or group of girls. Those are the kind of movies that no matter when they started, no matter what else I’m doing, and no matter how many times I’ve seen them, I sit down and watch again. To say thank you to some of my girlfriends who have helped me with things this summer, I thought it would be fun to come up with gift basket ideas and free printable gift tags inspired by four of my favorite chick flicks – Clueless, Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, and Pitch Perfect.
The research (watching all four movies again) for this blog post might’ve been my favorite yet. I hadn’t seen Clueless in a while and forgot just how young Paul Rudd looked back in the day. As I was watching each of the movies, I tried to pick out common lines from the movies that people would recognize for the tags. Things like, “On Wednesdays we wear pink,” turned into, “On birthdays, we give gifts.” And “Can you tell I’m wearing underwear? ‘Cause I totally am,” turned into “Can you tell I’m saying thank you? ‘Cause I totally am.”
The first thing to go in each of the gift baskets was Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm because it’s actually what inspired the idea in the first place. I was walking around Walmart to buy Carmex Moisture Plus (also available at Walgreens and Dollar General) and saw the new designs in the checkout lane and immediately thought, I need to use those in a gift basket somehow. Really, I thought look at that pink tiger print lip balm, I need to give that to my friend who loves Mean Girls. It just says Mean Girls to me. And from there I decided I needed four stylish lip balms to make gift baskets for my four favorite movies.
The Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balms are perfect for these because they’re affordable (only $2.49) yet still a fantastic lip balm with an ultra-hydrating formula, SPF 15, and a soft vanilla flavor, perfect for pretty much anyone. And they’re stylish and cute. I would be happy to keep any of the four designs I chose in my purse, something stylish sticking out in the middle of my diapers and race cars. And not only are they stylish, they also work really well. Each season (four times a year) Carmex actually releases four brand new designs inspired by the Pantone color of the year and what’s on the fashion runways at that time.
The Carmex Moisture Plus fashion sticks make these movie gift baskets perfect for gifts for college students looking for something to add to their back to school beauty routine. They’ve definitely become a part of mine. And while you’re picking one up for your gift basket, make sure and pick one up for yourself. Toss it in your purse or in your makeup bag and pull it out throughout the day for a fashionable lip balm break.
After I picked out a Carmex Lip Balm for each of my baskets, I filled them up with other goodies inspired by the movie. Each basket included some sort of treat from the movie, some other fashion accessory, and other movie inspired items like headphones for the Pitch Perfect basket, a scarf and face mask for 13 going on 30, and a pink notebook and Sharpie for Mean Girls. You can download all of the free printable gift tags at the bottom of this post by clicking on the link.
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Which lip balm would you choose? Is there anything you’d add to my movie inspired gift baskets? What other movie gift basket would you like to see? Make sure to check out Carmex for lip and skin care tips