The Gifty Girl

Something Borrowed, Something Blue Bridal Shower Gift Basket

I’m so excited to be part of a link-up party called “Inspire My Creativity” with some talented bloggers. On the second Wednesday of each month we are challenged to come up with a blog post based on a theme.  July’s theme is the color blue. When I found out the theme, I started thinking about phrases that have to do with the color blue…”Wild Blue Yonder,” “Feeling Blue,” Blue without you.” The one that I decided to go with is the old English poem and tradition that brides use for good luck, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.”

I came up with a gift for new brides that could be for bridal showers or weddings. I gave a little bit of advice in the form of “something borrowed,” and then added lots of useful blue things to go with it!

I remember when I first got married, I was SO excited to be in charge of the housekeeping of my own little place. Too excited in fact…and insisted on doing all of the chores around the house! Now I’m the mom of three boys who will one day be husbands and I want them to be helpful partners. All of these things combined in my head when I came up with this “Something Blue” gift idea.  At the center of this gift are “His & Hers Chore Cards,” that have chore check off lists. The happy bride and groom can shuffle the chores and divide them evenly. You can download and print these for free when you sign up for The Gifty Girl newsletter and get access to the Free Gift Printables Library. You can easily sign up below.



I printed off the cards (double sided) and laminated them so they can check off and wipe-off completed chores.


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Next, I gathered blue cleaning products. Did you realize that approximately 90% of cleaning products are blue? 😉 Seriously, I had TOO MANY blue cleaning products! Some of the products I included are:

Clorox Wipes


Clorox Cleaning Spray

Holloway House Quick Shine Floor Cleaner

Clorox Tile and Grout Brush



Dawn Dishwasher Soap

Finish Dishwashing Tablets

Blue Dish Gloves

Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Pads

Dish scrub brush

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers


I put all of the supplies in a  wooden crate like this one, Lastly, I  added a cute label that says “Something Blue” (taped to the top of a wooden kebab stick) and a “Something Borrowed” that explains the gift basket. (You can print these from the Free Gift Printables Library too!).  Here’s the finished product, useful and fun!


There’s my “Something Borrowed, Something Blue” Bridal Gift Basket. What do you think? Would His & Hers Chore Cards have helped you out when you first got married? Maybe you need them now? 🙂 If you are looking for other wedding gifts check out my post on taking wedding gifts to the next level and this Chopped Wedding Gift Idea.

Now it’s time to check out the other fun “Blue” blog posts for this Inspire My Creativity link party. Click on the links below to see what everyone came up with.

Shani  |  Sunshine & Munchkins

Anna  |  Practical and Pretty

Christine  |  Swordfights & Starry Nights

Meg  |  See The Happy

Candice  |  She’s Crafty

Amy  |  Leap of Faith Crafting

Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest

Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled

Julia  |  The Quiet Grove

Marie  |  The Inspiration Vault

Stephanie  |  The Gifty Girl

Brooke  |  My Beautiful Mess

Heather  |  Glitter On A Dime

Rachel  |  Adventures of a DIY Mom

Niki  |  365 Days of Crafts

Jessica  |  Designers Sweet Spot





Don’t forget to come back in August (second Wednesday) to see what we come up with for next month’s theme.


If you have any “blue” posts you’d like to add, link-up below!

Happy Gifting!



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  1. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

    July 11, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Great idea! One can never have too many cleaning supplies and this is a great way to try out new products. Visiting from Inspire My Creativity party.

  2. Heather

    July 11, 2018 at 7:09 am

    This is such a cute idea for newly married couples! I would have loved this…..actually I could use a gift like this now too! 💙

    1. The Gifty Girl

      July 12, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Heather! I think we should get a bridal shower every 15 years or so. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Amy Pelzner

    July 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Such a perfect and cute something blue gift basket!! A great idea!

  4. Meg

    July 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    This is such a great idea. I have a bridal shower to go to next weekend, I may just throw one of these together.

  5. Christine

    July 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    What a darling idea for a wedding present! I love how creative and these are all things people actually use!

  6. Candice

    July 16, 2018 at 8:55 am

    This is such a great gift idea! I love the list to go with it! So smart and useful!

  7. Marie Dabbs

    July 17, 2018 at 11:34 am

    This gift just makes so much more sense than a gravy boat, lol. You’d know they get use out of every single item and save them a bundle of cash to boot. Great ideas!

  8. P Halstead

    July 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Love the ideas on “ Take it to the next level “ and I did.
    But how can I get a set of the chore cards? Thinking it would lessen the stress of cleaning up.

    1. The Gifty Girl

      July 28, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Hi P,
      The Chore Cards are in my Free Gift Printables Library mentioned in the post. If you put in your email, it will sign you up for my newsletter and send you the password to access the library. Hope that helps!

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