a birthday bottle bag surprise

January 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm 4 comments

Due Creative Designs - bottle bags 4BYou know that feeling you get when you’ve bought someone a present but you really want to keep it yourself?  That was me at Christmas when I bought a Duo Creative Designs bottle bag for my sister-in-law at a local craft fayre.  As I deliberated over which design to choose (it was always going to be the cat but like shoe shopping you have to um and ah over all options before returning to the first pair you saw) I chatted to Tina about where the idea came from for such a fab, practical gift.   Zumba class apparently!  Turning leftover fabric from Tina’s sewing business into a handy water bottle/gym card/mobile phone carrier.Euan bottle bag collage 4B
I made a mental note to ”order bottle bags for 2014 birthdays” then realised E’s birthday is the first on the calendar.  Each bottle bag is custom made so having asked Tina to make a personalised crocodile bag I was  as  excited waiting for it to arrive as E was opening it. Like all toddlers he loves anything he can put things in, especially if it has buttons on.  He’s enjoying wearing his bag, taking his bottle in and out and, as I hoped, drinking more water as a result.
E with bottle bag 4BE drinking from water bottle 4BBottle bags make such brilliant gifts and for little ones it’s an extra specially nice touch to have their name added.  Duo Creative Designs are extending the bottle bag love to blog readers and offering 10% off orders made by 14th February. Simply message Tina via the FB page and quote ‘nipitinthebud’ (bottle bags are £8.50 + £3 for a name + P&P – free collection from Tewkesbury).  And as if that wasn’t generous enough they’re currently hosting a giveaway for a personalised bottle bag on their Facebook page. To enter all you have to do is like the page and leave a comment. Closing date is 9pm tomorrow so head over their now!collage memo boards 4B
10% discount applies to orders for Memo boards as well (prices from £18 depending on design/personalisation).  Brilliant eh!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily van Der Velde  |  January 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Amazing! Love the camper van memo board. How much? Emily

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  January 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Em, looks like £20 + P&P – see Tina’s FB page for other colour options she’s made for people. All unique so message her with details if interested and don’t forget to mention the blog post to get 10% off :o)

  • 3. Denise  |  January 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Fantastic idea – missed the deadline but will have a look anyway, always good to have ideas in the bag! lol!

    • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  January 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      the discount is valid til 14th February Denise if you missed out on the giveaway.


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