Recently, I was asked to join a group of ladies to play Bunco (I grew up with it being Bunko). I am really excited about this group, as most of them I sorta knew through church, but not very well. I am excited about getting to know these wonderful ladies better!
So, here is how it goes in the group. Each month, we take turns being in charge. We have the option of hosting the game at our homes or forgoing that and picking a place to meet for dinner. We also bring a gift to exchange. This month the lady that we will be visiting and playing in her home decided to have a theme. I think that is a great idea...to have a theme! One problem....the theme is "Uncommonly Common Sense." Love the theme, but the only things is....I am allergic to fragrances.
I tend to keep a cough and rash. I have battled this for about 15 years. About five years ago, I finally went to a specialist. I was told that I was allergic to a plethora of things, mostly ingredients found in cosmetics, lotions, perfumes, colognes, detergent, soaps, cleaning products, and the list goes on....! Pretty much everything! Fragrance was at the top of the list. Fragrance is in EVERYTHING!!!!! Go look through these products in your home and try to find one that does NOT have fragrance in it, lol.
Okay, what does this have to do with a group of ladies having fun and playing Bunco? Well, the gift exchange. This is not a blog of complaining, but a blog of some ideas!
I mentioned to the group what I was allergic to...candles, lotions, sprays, etc, are going to be a no go for me. One of them said to think outside the box, and so I did....
If you have read any of my blogs, you probably already know that I make jewelry. I decided to make a piece for this gift exchange. Living in Louisiana, most of these ladies are LSU Tiger Fans. I decided to make a diffuser Tiger Fan necklace. Of course, I will give a little sample of my favorite essential oil, Doterra Wild Orange.
This necklace is made from Terra Cotta Clay I rolled out and stamped with a "tiger" paw. After baking it, I then hung it onto a beaded hemp cord I crochet and attached to silver colored chain. This piece can either be worn as a necklace or hung on your rearview mirror.
I love thinking outside the box. Unless any of them follow and read my blog, I don't think they will expect something like this for Uncommonly Common Sense. Do you have any other ideas for a gift in this descriptions?