We scaled down the goody bags this year for K’s classmates, cos it seems that birthdays are a very low key affair in primary school as compared to kindergarten. K has been receiving little goody bags throughout the year from her friends, nothing too fancy, so we decided to keep it simple too.
I tried thinking about what a 7 year old would like, and what would look kinda cute. In the end, I settled on a small packet of organic sweets, shaped like fruits, and one organic lip-balm attached to it.
There was a fantastic sale at iHerb on the lip balm, just USD$4.95 for 8! The fruit snacks were USD$6.99 for 10 packets. Shipping is as always, a mere USD$4 for up to 6 pounds of weight. I ordered other toiletries at the same time, so shipping cost was virtually negligible.
I was quite impressed with the lip balm – it came in interesting flavours, which I thought the kids would like, and the ingredients seemed to be pretty wholesome too. Quality at a real bargain.
I found out a bit more about the Beeswax they use – it comes from third or fourth-generation bee farmers, who collect Beeswax in organized apiaries, or out in the wild — where collectors do their best to ensure the bees are well cared for. Farmers constantly monitor the hives to ensure that the bees are healthy and well fed throughout the year, especially during times of drought or frost. Many of these bee farmers use wooden hives, which are hung from trees, so wild animals cannot disturb them. Interesting huh.
Both girls had a great time helping me washi-tape the lip balm to the fruit snacks. To reduce packaging waste, K just gave them out like this. I thought they looked pretty cute!
What do you think of this idea as a goody bag gift?