Gift closets can save you a lot of time and money. Since I have three daughters I am going to share how to stock a gift closet for girls. We have last minute birthday gift needs a lot and a gift closet makes it much easier.
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What is a Gift Closet
A gift closet is basically just an area in your home where you stock basic gifts and the items you need to wrap and give those gifts. These gift closets can be an actual closet or even just a shelf in your store room.
Gift closets can focus on gifts for all occasions. Birthdays, weddings, baby gifts and even Christmas gifts are perfect things to store in your gift closet area.
It is nice to stock up on gifts when you find them on sale so you will be prepared for unexpected gift situations.
How Can a Gift Closet Save Me Money?
A gift closet can definitely save me money. I was at the grocery store the day after Christmas. This was Dillons, not Walmart. I found their Christmas items to be 60% off and this included toys they had.
Now they didn't carry a big selection of toys, but they definitely had some toys my daughter likes and that I know her little friends will like for the next couple of years. I was able to stock up on some of these items and it saved me 60% off what I would normally pay if I had to run out the day before the party and buy something.
I was at Walmart yesterday and was able to buy some Christmas wrapping paper on clearance….BUT it doesn't look like Christmas wrapping paper. Polka dots are great for any time of year! This will go straight into the gift closet for birthday wrap at a great price. Did I mention the beautiful bows I bought too? 😆
How to Stock a Gift Closet for Girls
Since I have three girls at home we get a lot of birthday invitations. My girls love to give gifts to friends at holidays, etc. I have learned the hard way how much money I end up spending if I wait until we get an invitation to buy the gifts.
Stocking my gift closet with a focus on girls makes my life so much easier. I am the first to admit that I have more and more “memory” issues when it comes to remembering to buy party gifts in advance, LOL.
Knowing I have a well stocked gift closet gives me a little peace of mind too.
Pick Gifts Any Girl Will Love
The most important rule when it comes to how to stock a gift closet for girls is to stock up on gifts that most girls will love.
I have three age tiers in my closet….young elementary, young teens and older teens.
Keeping the gift closet simple is important. I don't want to buy gifts that are really specific to one type of person. I want general gifts that almost any girl would like.
Since my youngest daughter gets the most invitations right now the closet is more heavily stocked for younger girls.
Every Girl Loves to Cuddle
As a mom of three girls I have found that almost all girls love to cuddle up with a stuffed animal. My girls love getting “special” plush toys and they continue to love on them for years.
One of my new favorite gift closet items are the Moosh-Moosh Sequins Collection of Plushies. (Thank you to Moosh-Moosh for providing me with some plushies to review) These are just absolutely adorable and SO soft!!! Every girl I know loves the bling of sequins and the softness of a plush stuffed toy.
There are so many different animals in the Moosh-Moosh Plushies Sequins Collection there will definitely be one for any girl on the gift list.
They also come in different sizes and that helps with different gift budgets. I love that I can find these at my local CVS, Michaels and Joann.
Art Supplies Always Work
Girls typically love to be creative and art supplies are a great, easy choice for a gift closet for girls.
Art supplies are an easy gift to stock up on and there are TONS of different ways to make a cute gift basket with art supplies.
Crayons, markers, colored pencils, color books, adult color books, paints and so much more go great in art baskets.
Pamper Yourself Products Will Be a Hit
Girls of all ages like to pamper themselves. It is a great idea to stock the gift closet for girls with items that they can pamper themselves with.
Some good items would be nail polish, lotions, make up sets, bubble bath, cozy socks, etc.
These pampering products look so sweet in a gift bag too.
How Will You Stock a Gift Closet for Girls?
So do you know how to stock a gift closet for girls? What are some of your favorite items?