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Engagement Gifts

Generally, I'm not one to give engagement gifts.  Mostly because bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding... it gets to be a bit much.  I also understand this idea of engagement gifts/parties are still somewhat new, but I can vouch people are definitely partaking.  While I think it's crazy, I completely understand wanting to get together and celebrate right after such a big life event.  It's also adorable.

I'm going to Mexico next weekend for a small reunion with the ladies I volunteered with 2009-10.  One of the girls still lives there, another one is there for a two week program associated with her Masters, and the other two of us are coming down for a visit.  I'll only be there a couple days, the shortest of everyone, but I'm still pretty excited.

What does this have to do with engagement gifts?

Two of the girls just got engaged within the last two months and I would really like to give them something, but what!?!?

#1 It has to be small as I am flying and very rarely check a bag.
#2 Inexpensive (also remember I'm buying two at the same time)
#3 Appropriate for both of them.  Very different personalities.

Also, after a quick google search the results fall all over the spectrum.  Many people only posted on the annoyance of the idea.  

So I came up with these.



One of them loves tea and the other loves coffee.

All you need is a dish, sharpie and an oven.  Decorate the dish as you wish and place in the oven.  I put them in around 250º for 30 minutes, but then I turned off the oven and let them sit in there overnight.  (I heard somewhere it's a good idea.)

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