gift idea- Mom's Survival Kit

I was trying to come up with something to give a friend from church for Christmas. 
She has older kids & teenagers & spends lots & lots of time driving kids here and there.

So I thought a little kit of the "car essentials for mom" would be fun & something useful. 

Here's what I came up with...

My items all ready to go...

Mom's Survival Kit 
{for the car}

  • chapstick
  • hand sanitizer
  • kleenex
  • band aids
  • tylenol
  • hand lotion
  • wet wipes
  • hair elastic
  • post-its & pen
  • throat lozenges
  • mints
  • nail clippers
  • chocolate

I found the little cosmetics bag at Walmart for around $7, and everything fit inside, except the chocolates. So I just put those on top, then tied the ribbon around and added the bow with some hot glue.

I left the tag that came on the bag & just added patterned paper on both sides. Then made a simple label for one side & put a little distressing ink around the edges.

It's a pretty simple gift, but I think any busy mom "chauffeuring" her kids around so much would appreciate it! :)

{This was featured at Naptime Crafters.}

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  1. Great idea!! I am already thinking about all of the trial sized items that I got on sale that would be perfect for this! Thank you! We are your newest followers:)

  2. That's a great idea! I think you definitely got most of the essentials. I love it.

  3. As a mom chauffeur I can attest that this would be a wonderful gift to receive. I especially like that you added chocolate. :)

  4. way cool. I made this as an everything plus the kitchen sink as a fun gift for my sister in law. I added more stuff and I am sure I got carried away but it was fun. you can see what i added by going here http://armywifequilter.blogspot.com/2011/12/everything-and-kitchen-sink-emergency.html

  5. What a great idea I could use one of these.


  6. oh wow, I love this idea. too cute. thanks for sharing!!



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