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Stock the occasions closet: the gift shelf

February 2, 2016

The occasions closet in our house is one of my favorite places. It goes through cycles of being super organized one minute and in complete disarray the next, but I blame that on the fact that I use it so much. Don’t be fooled though — our occasions closet isn’t nearly as glamorous as it may sound! It’s really just the closet in our guest bedroom — so as you can imagine, it’s a bit of a catch-all.

I’m not always as prepared as I’d like to be, but I do try to keep a couple of gifts on hand for a few different occasions, in case I’m ever in a pinch. I store these gifts on a shelf in my occasions closet, conveniently located next to my wrapping supplies. (And if I’m really on top of things, I go ahead and wrap them.) Today I’m sharing four things I try to keep in stock in my occasions closet at all times.TOC_Stock the closet v2

For A Hostess: Pistachio Dish
I was given this gift idea by my aunt, and I absolutely love it! Sometimes I’ll even throw a bag of pistachios in with it.

For A Birthday Girl: Amazing Grace Body Lotion
Fragrances can be kind of personal, but this fragrance is light and fresh enough to (hopefully) not offend anyone. I love giving it as a gift, because women don’t always want to spend much on everyday body lotion, so this feels like a treat!

For A Birthday Boy: Yetti Rambler Colster
Men can be tricky to shop for, but Mr. AG was given this by his brother’s mother-in-law (follow that?!) for Christmas and loved it, so I added one to our stash!

For A Baby: I’ll Love You Forever
This has always been one of my favorite children’s books! I don’t necessarily have this specific one on hand at all times, but I try to keep a sweet book stashed away in case I need it for a baby or child gift.

Does anyone have any other gift ideas I should stock up on?! Do share!