Around Halloween I stumbled across the fact that I could send the Jones Soda Company photos and they would create labels, put them on their soda bottles (there are several flavors to choose from), and ship them to our house.
Giving unique, one-of-a-kind gifts is really fun for me and this was right up my alley.
So I sent in pictures of G1 and G2 in their turf cars. They both like orange pop so that's the flavor I went with.
There's even a place on the back of the label to customize it even more. We thought it would be a good idea to put the boys' wins on their respective bottles.
Had we known that G2 would be named 2009 Driver of the Year and receive the banner for most wins for the 2009 season, there would have been enough space to have that information printed on his label too.
Once the bottles were delivered I set about making a smaller version of a wine bag to put each of the bottles in. Checkered flag material was perfect and with one of my scrapbooking tools I was able to cut out the boys' car numbers lickety split and iron them onto the bags.
The anticipation of giving these special gifts was almost more than I could stand! They set in my closet for almost a month and I could hardly contain myself. At one point I thought I was going to break down and just give them out early but I refrained. And I'm glad I did.
Everyone that received the bottles seemed to really like them.
If you have any ideas for unique gifts, I'd love it if you'd share them with me.