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A Sweet Teacher's Gift idea

A Sweet Teacher’s Gift Idea

- posted by Rose Marion

Teachers don’t get enough credit! And as we reach the end of the school year, we want to do something for them…. that isn’t ANOTHER apple-decorated knick-knack.

Sara here at Smith & Edwards came up with the sweetest idea for her son & daughter’s teachers.

How to Make this Sweet Teacher’s Gift

You only need 3 items to make this sweet gift that your child’s teacher will surely appreciate:

Strawberry teacher gifts for the ender of the year

What a sweet teacher’s gift idea!

So simple, but so thoughtful. When you get to the end of the school year, it’s all about keeping it simple. And your teacher will love it.

Love the tags Sara used? She turned them into a free printable that you can download!

Click here to download the printable (299kb). It has 4 tags & directions. Thanks, Sara!

Love it? Pin it!Teacher gift idea: Strawberries & Strawberry Gem Huller


Valentine Tulle Crafty Blogger Challenge

Crafty Bloggers’ Valentine Tulle Challenge!

- posted by Amy Griffiths

For many of us, we get just about as excited for Valentine’s Day as we do for Christmas. It’s not so much about the gifts as it is about decorating! Reds, Whites, and Pinks, oh my!

I found some incredible ladies who love it just as much as I do. I call them the crafty bloggers because they are so talented and have their own darling blogs in which they share their ideas and creations with others.

The Challenge

Here’s what I told them: We’ll give each of you 3 rolls of tulle (pink, red, and white of course) and you can be as creative as you want with it. You can use other items but the tulle should be a main supply/focal point used. The trick is to see the fun ways you can use tulle for Valentine’s Day or decorating.

I’ve been so excited to see what they’ve come up with! Ready for the unveiling? Let’s check them out!

The Reveal

Valentine Bunting made of Tulle

Click the image to get step-by-step instructions on how to make a tulle valentine bunting of your own!

Next we’ve got Staci from The Potters-Place.
Valentine's Dinner at Home

Click on the image to find out what she did to create this look.

Last but not least we’ve got Natalie from The Creative Mom.
Valentine Wreath

Click on the image to get a tutorial on how you can make a wreath like this one.

Nice job ladies! Thank you so much for taking the Crafty Blogger’s Valentine Tulle Challenge. I feel even more inspired to get out the tulle and start crafting!

Your Turn

So what about you? What do you think about these projects? Are there any that you want to try? Let me know in the comments below. Send pictures if you try something on your own. I’d love to show them off on our brag board!

You can check out my Valentine’s Project Idea here to find out how to make this fun, quick, and easy tulle ornament. You get step-by-step instructions that will hopefully help inspire your creative juices to flow as well as the great ideas above.
Valentine's Ornament made of Tulle

If you would like to be a part of our next bloggers’ challenge, leave a comment below. Happy crafting!

Clever Valentine Ideas for Your Sweetheart

Clever Valentine Ideas for Your Sweetheart

- posted by Amy Griffiths

Flowers? Chocolates? That’s so been done. This year give your sweetie something that not only declares your love but that’s clever and useful too. Keep scrolling for our top picks that are bound to bring a smile to his or her face.

His & Hers Giveaways

But first – enter to win these sweet His & Hers Valentines’ Giveaways from us!
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Special Gifts for your Sweetheart from Smith and Edwards

What says I love you more than Smith and Edwards gun mugs? Okay, there might be something out there, but you know your Valentine will love these! Tell her, “Shoot, I’d marry you all over again!”
Pink & Black Smith and Edwards Gun Mugs
Find the black one here and the pink one here.

Tell him you couldn’t survive without him with a very cool and high quality survival kit by Ultimate Survival Technology.
Survival Kit by Ultimate Survival Technology
Find more 1st aid kits and supplies here.

Tell her she’s the light of your life with a Lumaspot Rhythm lantern she’s going to love. Not only is it durable and dependable, it comes with color changing LED disco lights with MP3 compatibility. I love this thing!
Color Changing Lumaspot Rhythm Lantern
Find more lighting options here.

If you know your Valentine loves to fish, tell him that out of all the fish in the sea, you’ve made a great catch! Then give him a box of new fishing lures and jigs you know he’ll love.
Fishing Jigs and Lures
Find more fishing tackle and bait here as well as the perfect Smith and Edwards compartment box here.

For the avid outdoorsman, tell him he’s found the way straight to your heart. Then give him a high quality compass like this one from Brunton.
Brunton Trailbuster Compass
Find more compasses here.

To really spice things up, tell her she’s one hot mama and give her some Hot & Spicy jerky seasoning from Nesco. You may want to throw in some Supreme Hot Sauce as well!
Hot & Spicy Jerky Seasoning and Hot Sauce
Find jerky guns here and more seasonings here.

If he’s a good ole western boy, tell him he makes your heart sing and give him some classic western music.
Western Music CD - Michael Martin Murphy
Find more western music CD’s here.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. With this heart mold from Tovolo you can remind him how much you love him all year long.
Heart Baking Mold

You can’t go wrong with a Stainless Steel Magnetic Bracelet by Sabona® for him or her. When you’ve got a gift this classy, there’s no need to write something clever! The bracelet speaks for itself – top quality, well made, and gorgeous!
Sabona Brackelets for him and her
Find more styles of Sabona® bracelets here. And make sure you entered to WIN one a Sabona bracelet at the top of this post!

Hope this gives you some new ideas for your Sweetheart. Got some clever valentine ideas of your own? Please share them by commenting below. We’d love to hear what you’ve done!

Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas – Under $10!

- posted by Amy Griffiths

It’s getting close. You can almost hear the faint jingle bells from Santa’s sleigh. Are you ready?

If you are anything like me you’ve still got some last minute gifts to look for. There are neighbors, co-workers something for the babysitter, and especially those stockings. Why did we think it was such a good idea to have such big stockings!

Time may be running out but you can still find some really fun gifts that they’re going to love. And all under $10!

Pez Dispensers

Elsa, Olaf, & Anna Pez Dispensers
The kids will go crazy for Pez in their favorite characters. Frozen’s Elsa, Anna, and Olaf along with other favorites like Cars, Toy Story, Rudolf and more will be the hit of the morning. They are only $1.29 each in-store or get the set of 3 Frozen characters of online only for just $3.79 through 12/27/14.

Redneck Repair Kit

The Original Redneck Repair
This clever gift is as humorous as it is useful! On sale now for only $9.99 through 12/27/14. In-store and online


A Display of Poo-Pourri Bottles
Nope. Not a misspelling. This ultra popular gift is the gift that keeps on giving. Sure it brings a chuckle when the gift is unwrapped, but when it’s actually used you’ll be glad you have it and be back for more! Lots of scents to choose from. In-store only

Red Santa Hats

Stuff these Santa hats with Candy!
These are not your ordinary Santa hat! These adorable caps have a velcro closure in the back so you can stuff them with sweet treats, small gifts, or any fun little surprise. They are also a darling decorations just by themselves. You’re not going to believe it. Only $.99 for a set of 4 through 12/27/14!

Fingernail Polish/Makeup Kits

Smith and Edwards' Makeup and Fingernail Polish Sets
We have some darling kits that your girls both young and old are going to love! They’re a great bargain starting at only $3.99 through 12/27/14. In-store only

Mini Branding Irons

Steak Branding Irons
What a fun way to monogram! Don’t think these are just for the kids. Your super stud will start branding everything he owns, starting with his steak with these cool irons. You may not want to turn your back to him for the first week though, to make sure you’re not next! In-store and online for just $5.99-$8.99 through 12/27/14.

Camouflage Bandages

Camo Band-aids
Always a winner, these camo bandages are just what the doctor ordered. My kids actually ask for bandages in their stockings! In-store only


Flashlights at Smith and Edwards
Okay, the idea isn’t new but they are always a favorite. It seems the kids and dad can never get enough, yet they’re never around when we need them!

At Smith and Edwards you’ll be able to find any flashlight you need, with tons to choose from. The mini ones are great for stockings and the kiddos, while dad will really get excited about a mighty King’s Camo Mongo, or maybe something big and bright from Mag-Lite. You just can’t go wrong with a flashlight. Prices start at 2/$5 through 12/27/14. In-store only


Colorful Spatulas from Smith and Edwards
You can never have too many spatulas, especially when they are so pretty! You won’t believe the selection of colors and styles we’ve got. In-store you’ll find 33 colors of this one style alone! You’re sure to find her/his favorite color. In-store and online

Bonus Gift Idea: DIY Tulle Ornament

And for those of you who like to add a personal touch, try out this super easy and inexpensive tulle ornament. All you need is some rolls of 6″ tulle, a regular canning jar ring, a canning lid, and a photo you want to use. That’s it!

Update: Due to requests, I made this project into a tutorial! Click here for the Sweetheart Ornament How-To.

Red, white, and green tulle adorn this Tulle Wreath Photo Frame ornament!
Start by cutting 21 pieces of tulle 8″ long, and one 12″ piece. I used three different colors, so I cut 7 pieces of each.

Hold your ring upside down and make a loop on the back side with your tulle. On the front side, pull your 2 ends through the loop and pull. Both ends should be facing down.

Keep tying your tulle around your ring until it is full. Take your 12″ piece of tulle and tie in a regular knot by the sides of the corresponding color you chose. (Here I used the green, so I tied it right next to the greens so it would blend in.)
Back of the Tulle Wreath Photo Frame ornament showing mason jar lid
Cut your photo just smaller than the canning ring. Glue it to the ring and push it in place from the back.

Ta-da! You’re done. They’ll love it and you’ll want to make more for your tree next year! (Wouldn’t it be darling with cute little Christmas sayings inside all over your tree?!)

You’ll find a terrific selection of glitter and regular tulle at great prices both in-store and online

Hope this gives you some fun last minute gift ideas! May you be able to rest soon, sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the Christmas season with friends and family.

Simple Christmas Gifts at Smith & Edwards

Simple Christmas Gifts

- posted by Rose Marion

It’s so easy to turn the holidays into stress and chaos! I know a family that had to put a limit on presents for the kids because it turned into a competition for all the aunts and uncles! And another family stopped hosting because it was so challenging accommodating the entire family as it grew – just became too much, especially with the winter travel.

For a lot of people, a simpler, slower pace is ideal for the holidays. That’s what they should be about, anyway – spending real time with loved ones, taking pictures for the scrapbooks, enjoying each other’s company, and celebrating the season.

With none of the stress and running-around that the media tells us we need to get caught up in.

So if you’re looking to have a simple Christmas this year, we’re right there with you. You’ll find frugal and simple Christmas gifts for the most important people in your life at Smith & Edwards in Farr West and SmithandEdwards.com.

Take a look…

For Him: Carhartt Jackets

Guys, it’s straightforward. You know if you want outdoor or work clothes that hold up for years, you go to Carhartt. So ladies, if you want to give your husband or your father something he can really use, get him a Carhartt jacket.

Carhartt Jackets for men at Smith and Edwards - GREAT prices!Carhartt Quick Duck Jefferson JacketCarhartt jackets are always priced competitively at Smith & Edwards! Jackets range from $79.99 to 119.99. See Carhartt workwear online. Plus, there are also vests and hoodies that will keep him warm, too.

One newer item from Carhartt is the Quick Duck jacket, which is even more repellant than other Carhartt jackets. It has 3M Thinsulate with Rain Defender finish to give him the warmth and durability he loves in his Carhartt clothes…. plus it’s lighter-weight and rain-resistant. Carhartt Quick Duck Jefferson Traditional Jacket, $119.99.

For Her: Kitchen Basics

Some cooks like and welcome help from their guests when they’re cooking for the holidays. Others of us would rather the guests stay in the front room and visit, while we try to calculate the turkey or cry over onions!

If your wife loves to cook but you’d like to make it easier for her, check out these simple but oh-so-valuable kitchen gadgets from Progressive. Each bundle below has essentials that are just beyond the basics but will make her life so much easier.

Super Savings Progressive Kitchen Gadget Gift Set
Super Savings Progressive® Kitchen Gadget Gift Set – see it online

Super Savings Progressive Kitchen Gadget Gift Set
Super Savings Progressive® DELUXE Kitchen Gadget Gift Set – see it online


And, if your daughter is moving out of the house, help her remember the time she spent baking with you with this sweet baking bundle! It’s just $34.99 (online-only!) See the Baking Bundle here.
Red Baking Kit at SmithandEdwards.com

For a Home Chef: Seasonings & Fermenting

Whether your Christmas tradition involves a Ham, a Turkey, or if Frosted Cookies are the must-do family tradition, you’ve got to have the right spices, extracts, and of course food coloring on hand!

Get your herbs, salt-free seasoning, vanilla extract, and much more delivered right to your home, no matter how rural your homestead is. See spices online!
Spices and Herbs at SmithandEdwards.com

Pickling and fermenting is a fun way to preserve pickles, make sauerkraut, kimchi, and more sour-but-so-good food. For the serious gourmet in your family, or the person who loves finding the results of a months-long project… a pickling crock or fermentation crock set is the perfect gift.

SmithandEdwards.com is your source for pickling crocks AND the matching weights and lids to get your fermenting start. Plus, we guarantee that your American-made stoneware crocks will arrive in perfect shape – no cracks or broken crocks here! Shop pickling crocks here.
Shop Pickling Crocks and Fermentation Crocks at Smith & Edwards

Simple Gifts for the Kids

It’s difficult not to give your kids everything they hope for! Here are some great simple toys to give your children for Christmas that don’t even take batteries.

Paracord + Buckles: Give your teenagers a fun project to keep them busy over Christmas Vacation: there are hundreds of videos on YouTube showing how to make paracord bracelets, knots, monkey fists, keychains, and so much more!

100-foot hanks of paracord start at just $6.99 at Smith and Edwards and you can find buckles here to go with your paracord bracelets.

Paracord Hanks
Hanks of Paracord (over 150 colors!)
Paracord Buckles
Paracord Buckles

Arrowcopter (in-store only) toys are the flying toy you can spin with your hands! These fun flying toys are a blast on sunny days in the snow. And they start at just $3.99 a package! In-store only.
Kids Arrowcopter ToyWooden rubber band toys & swords are great ways for your kids to use their imagination and creativity! These toys make great gifts and are super-cost-effective: this Jumbo Marshmallow Shooter is only $7.99! Find it online.

Jumbo Marshmallow Slingshot toy

Ty Giraffe Beanie Boo

Gabriel and the 16″ tall giraffe!

Ty Beanie Boos: Every child loves their own special stuffed animal. Ty’s so-adorable Beanie Boos have HUGE glitter-rimmed eyes, cute smiles, and so-soft plush coats.

Available in 6″ – 16″ heights, you’ll find the perfect snuggle buddy for your child. Click here to see Ty Beanie Boos.

For the Family

Have new neighbors? Is this your son or daughter’s first Christmas as a new family with their spouse? Give a thoughtful gift of Food Storage. You’ll fill their pantry with freeze-dried meals that will provide for them, like you have all those years before. Choose from baking mixes, vegetables, and freeze-dried meal pouches they can use in an emergency or on camping trips!

Food Storage Baking Mixes from Honeyville
Food Storage Baking Mixes
Freeze Dried Vegetable Cans from Honeyville Grain
Freeze Dried Food Storage Cans
Freeze Dried Meal Pouches
Freeze Dried Meal Pouches

Wrapping it Up

All Wrapped Up wrapping paper

Bonnie’s fun gift wrap designs…. on PAINT CANS!

When you need wrapping paper for Christmas or any occasion, you’ll find both tulle and locally-produced gift wrap by All Wrapped Up online here and in-store in the Housewares department. This gift wrap is printed in the USA.

All Wrapped Up is based in Layton, Utah. Bonnie’s gift wrap always has fun designs… plus she makes HUGE rolls of wrapping paper – 150 square feet – that will last you for ages!

In fact… check out Bonnie’s great Neighbor Gift ideas with her All Wrapped Up gift wrap from when she stopped in at Smith & Edwards last year!

Bonnie and Leslie with their fun Neighbor Gifts made with paint cans wrapped in All Wrapped Up wrapping paper!

Bonnie and Leslie with their fun Neighbor Gifts made with paint cans wrapped in All Wrapped Up wrapping paper!

Each of these gifts is sure to delight your friends and family – as well as be absolutely useful. You’ll love giving these simple Christmas gifts. We hope we can help make your holidays even better this year!

Happy Holidays!

Western gifts for your sweetie at Smith and Edwards

Give your Cowgirl something special this Christmas!

- posted by Rose Marion

Whether your gal loves horses more than she loves you (!) or she just loves remembering the days she spent growing up on a farm as she looks through the pages of Western Horseman, you’ll find her the perfect gift this year at Smith & Edwards.

Marty Thompson would know, he’s been our Western department buyer for over 2 decades and he’s seen what lights up a lady’s eyes in his department…

She’ll love jewelry by Montana Silversmiths

Montana Silversmiths jewelry This western-inspired jewelry is a gift she’ll treasure and love to wear.

These are two of our Montana Silversmiths bestselling sets: Pistols and “Girls with Guns”…

Montana Silversmiths Pistols set and Girls with Guns Set

Give a Sparkle with Rock 47 Jewelry

Rock 47 Western JewelryThis fun line of jewelry is from Rock 47 by Wrangler. Lots of color and silver at a great price.

Bex Sunglasses

Whether she’s a barrel racer or you want to get matching pairs for your and your sweetie, your gal will love you for getting her a pair of Bex.

Bex SunglassesThese polarized sunglasses are built for protecting you from the sun when you’re on your horse. Lightweight and comfortable, Bex will keep harsh glaring rays and dust out of your eyes.

Bex Sunglasses

Country Sayins Signs

Country sayings on wooden signs - fun Western gift idea!

(click to read the signs better)

Not all these signs have real country sayings on them, but they do make us laugh. Great for your mudroom, tack room, or garage too!

Rustic Magnets, Steak Brands, and House Numbers

Rustic Ironwerks makes these darling metal items to decorate your fridge and front porch with.

Western Magnets

Western house numbers

Here’s our address in rustic numbers…

You’ll find rustic home numbers and wall hooks here online.

Plus these steak brands are so fun – they let you label your steaks with your initials, or brand Rare, Medium, or Well done. Get her a set of steak brands and you can use it when you barbecue!
Steak brands and Western magnets make great gifts… get yours here.

Mini and Regular steak brands - Western Gifts

There are both regular and mini steak brands to play with!

Wild Rags

100% silk scarves are a must-have for Western riders, and they are perfect gifts for both gents and gals.

Wild Rags and Silk Cowboy Scarves

You can never have too many scarves, and they have so many uses. Besides looking pretty, they also keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer (wicking sweat), and can keep dust out of your nose… even repair a cinch or strain water if you need it out on the trail. Handy little things that are lightweight and so pretty. Browse silk scarves here.

If you don’t know how, here’s how to tie a silk scarf like a buckaroo!

Stoecklein Calendars and Datebooks

These are breathtaking pictures that will take you right back to the pasture in golden sunlight. Stunning pictures by David Stoecklein fill the pages of these calendars and datebooks – these make amazing gifts. You can also use the datebook as a journal.

Stoecklein calendars

Stoecklein datebooks

Western Music

If your gal loves guitar and songs sung round the campfire, you can’t go wrong with a Western music CD.

Western music CDs

Far from what country’s on the radio these days, you’ll find authentic buckaroo and cowboy music in our CDs – we even have many of them online to browse!

If you’re looking to get started, local Ogden artist Brenn Hill is a great musician to try out. And you’ll find lots more musicians including Michael Martin Murphey and Waddie Mitchell. Check out Western music online here!

Saddles and Tack

Saddles at Smith and Edwards

Well, if you can’t figure out what else suits her, get her a saddle! She’ll love ya for it, promise. There’s a huge selection of saddles at Smith & Edwards and we also have a great layaway program.

Get her that much closer to a great fit on her horse. Marty has lots of saddles and we also make a large catalog of trail riding and packing bags as well as headstalls, cinches, and other tack. Bring her in or surprise her with some quality leather goods made right here at Smith & Edwards.

Get it delivered!

We’ll ship your gifts to any US address or get it ready for free in-store pickup… just let us know what you’d like! And just think how far ahead you’ll be… save December for relaxing with the ones you love, not last-minute shopping! Select gifts above are available online are shown in green.

Special this week only: Free Leather Keychain!

Get a free keychain with your Western order at Smith and Edwards

That’s right, you’re going to find amazing gifts for your sweetie at Smith & Edwards – we know it! So when you order something from our Western department this week, October 9 – 17, you’ll get a free leather keychain in your order!

Check out Western Tack on Smith and Edwards

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

- posted by Rose Marion

The old story is the guys sneak off to Smith & Edwards behind the wives’ backs and spend all their money on guns & ammo.

That may be true! But listen up guys: Mother’s Day is May 11 and that is coming up FAST! And believe it or not, we’ve got amazing gifts for the #1 lady in your life.

Home Gift Ideas for Mom

Kitchen and Home ideas for your Mom at Smith & Edwards!

1: Ladybug Tovolo spatula – many designs available: $6.99. 2: Embellish Your Story magnets: $5.99 – 6.99, 25% off select styles for Mother’s Day. 3: Thymes Mandarin Coriander All-Purpose Cleaner: $8.99. 4: Caldera Sea Salt Neroli Countertop Spray: $8.99. 5: Willow Tree Angel of Mine figurine (several styles): $32.99. 6: Charles Viancin Silicone Lid for bowls & pots (many designs in 8″, 9″, and 11″): $7.99, 8.99, 11.99. 7: Calamity Jane 11×19″ sign (many sayings available): $37.99

“I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should go ahead and be one!” – Calamity Jane

Dressy Gift Ideas for Mom

Dressy Gift Ideas for Mom at Smith & Edwards
1: Poof Jersey Stripe Maxi Tank Dress, $19.99. 2: Allison Brittney Striped Knit Top with roll tab sleeves and chiffon bottom, $12.99. 3: George & Martha Twill Cinch Bottom Capris, $14.99. 4: Justin Gypsy Boots, $99.95 (was $119.95). 5: Handbag with Buckle & Rhinestones, $59.99 in Western Dept. 6: Tony Lama Cassidy Boots, $259.95 (was $309.95) available online! 7: Ariat Heritage Western Boot, $149.95 (was $169.95).

Outdoors Gift Ideas for Mom

Outdoors Gift Ideas for Mom at Smith and Edwards
1: Shakespeare Ladyfish Spinning Combo Rod & Reel, $24.99 (was $29.99). 2: Plano Pink 2-Tray Tackle Box, $9.99. 3: Savage Axis II 243 Win Muddy Girl Camo Rifle with Scope, $399.99. 4. Champion Hearing Protectors & Shooting Glasses Combo, $16.99. 5: Boyt Pink Rifle or Shotgun Case, $22.99.

Sweet Gift Ideas for Mom

Sweet Gift Ideas for Mom at Smith and Edwards

1: Thymes Mandarin Coriander Hand Lotion: $12.99, Hand Wash: $11.99. 2: McCall’s Vanilla Candle 16oz: $12.74, 26oz $14.99 (25% off). 3: Thymes Mandarin Coriander Reed Diffuser: $49.99. 4: Montana Silversmiths Silver Branding Irons “I <3 U" Necklace: $34.99. 5: Annie Bracelet, Multi-Stone (New vendor in Western Dept!): $34.99.

We’ve got you covered for the perfect Mother’s Day this year, with Mother’s Day gifts for every mom. Stop on by Smith & Edwards in Ogden, Utah for gifts that will make her smile!

Phone: 801-731-1120
Address: 3936 N 2000 W, Farr West, UT 84404
See more great spring goodies on sale in our Spring Sale ad!
Spring Sale at Smith and Edwards

Listed prices good May 5th through May 10th, 2014. Remember, May 11th is Mother’s Day!

Fun neighbor gift ideas

Amazing Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from All Wrapped Up!

- posted by Rose Marion

Today we had an amazing demonstration in-store: Leslie Sackett and Bonnie Hohman from All Wrapped Up, a Layton-based wrapping paper company, stopped in for a couple hours to give us great ideas on Christmas gifts for kids and neighbors – and great ways to decorate those gifts, too!

 gift wrap demo at Smith & Edwards

Bonnie and Leslie sharing holiday gift wrap ideas today at Smith & Edwards! Check out the green polka-dot gift: sodas because you’re “Soda-lighted” to be neighbors! :)

I was blown away by how many cool ideas Leslie and Bonnie had – and these weren’t outrageous, hard-to-find gifts. These are fun, everyday items that people love to get as gifts – but Leslie and Bonnie made them look like a million bucks!

Leslie and Bonnie know all about wrapping amazing gifts because they’ve built an entire business around making gifts look great with premium wrapping paper!

Take a look:

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from Bonnie & Leslie:

Smith & Edwards Holiday Gift Ideas: Hot Chocolate and Pamper Yourself

On the left, give the gift of hot chocolate! A mug (these shown are from the popular “That’s All” line), hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and you could even add candy canes!
I’ll show you a close-up of the middle fudge can – keep reading!
At far right, “Wishing you Warm & Cozy Toes this Winter” has a theme of pamper-yourself goodies. What great holiday gift ideas for neighbors, teachers, and friends!

I love this 5-gallon “game night” bucket that’s wrapped in Santa wrapping paper – it’s perfect for neighbors as well as kids! You can even add cards and your kids’ favorite games, like Sorry!, in the bucket. Perfect for young kids as well as kids who are just starting their own family themselves.

Holiday gift wrap ideas at Smith & Edwards

All you need is a 5-gallon bucket, your kids’ or your neighbors’ favorite candy, and some tulle and wrapping paper, for a great holiday gift idea!

Bonnie and Leslie are really creative, so they found some poems to attach to the gifts that are fun – you can print them out on white paper and glue them to scrapbook paper or matching wrapping paper for a really charming look.

Fudge holiday gift ideas at Smith & Edwards

This poem explains that they ran out of time to make fudge – so here are all the fixins to make their own fudge themselves! (click to view larger)


Paint Can M&M Poem Gift Ideas

Cute M&M’s candy gift idea made with M&Ms, a poem, wrapping paper, tulle… and is that a paint can?

Yep- those are real paint cans! Use Bonnie and Leslie’s idea – you can buy never-used, brand-new paint cans here at Smith & Edwards and here on SmithandEdwards.com.

Bonnie told me, So many people will wrap their gifts in a box. But how neat is it to put your gifts in a paint can? It’s a really unique idea they’ll remember!

To make a paint-can gift, simply collect the paint cans you’ll need at Smith & Edwards, then cut the wrapping paper you’ll need to cover the outside. Tape the wrapping paper in place, wrap with tulle, and before you make the bow, slide on a hole-punched poem for a cute note that shows your neighbor how much you care!


Oh, and I’ve got to show you my favorite “neighbor gift idea”:

Neighbor gift Ice Melt at Smith and Edwards

Give your neighbors the gift of ice-free steps and driveway! Use a 5-gallon bucket or a paint can to hold the ice melt, and tie on one of our aluminum scoops, and you’re set!

Ice Melt Poem - Gift Wrap Ideas at Smith & Edwards

Here’s the poem you could use to explain your thoughtful gift of Ice Melt!

What you’ll need to make an Ice Melt Gift:

  • 5-Gallon Bucket or new Paint Can
  • Ice Melt (we have 8-pound jars and 20-pound bags as low as $6.99)
  • Aluminum scoop
  • All Wrapped Up wrapping paper – now available online!
  • Tulle
  • Poem

Heck, they might snowblow your sidewalk if they like your gifts – so why not?

What Makes “All Wrapped Up” Special?

Bonnie and Leslie created All Wrapped Up out of their desire for attractive gift wrap that came in large quantities – not just in precut sheets – and was also high-quality.

This paper is thick – this is really nice paper that won’t tear around the corners of boxes – so even if your gifts get mailed cross-country, they’ll look as good as when you wrapped them! They come in rolls of 150 square feet. And the designs are all custom creations.

Plus, the wrapping paper is created right here in the USA. And All Wrapped Up’s wrapping paper is completely recyclable, made using water-soluble inks: having a “green” wrapping paper that was also well-designed and durable was important to Leslie and Bonnie.

Trust me, once you try this wrapping paper, you won’t want to go back to the other stuff!

And they might not want me telling you this, but Smith & Edwards has the BEST prices on All Wrapped Up® wrapping paper in Utah!

Thanks, Leslie and Bonnie, for a great demo today – hope to have you back soon!

Leslie and Bonnie from All Wrapped Up, Layton, UtahWatch for them Tuesday, November 19 on Studio 5… and I’m sure we’ll be running some promotions on their top-notch wrapping paper soon!

Get FREE Wrapping Paper!

Of course, who wouldn’t love a big basket of gift wrap supplies? That’s what you can get through our Facebook page:

All Wrapped Up Gift Wrap Giveaway Smith & Edwards

Click the picture to go to Facebook and enter the Giveaway! (ends next week)

Come Get Your Wrapping Paper at Smith & Edwards

Come on in to Smith & Edwards to get your hands on these great wrapping paper designs. (MV, our Sporting Goods manager, would like me to remind you that we have plenty of gifts here at Smith & Edwards, too… but that’s another post!)

We’re located at 3936 N Highway 126 in Farr West, Utah. Come see us this week!

Where’s the goods?

Come in the front door and look to your left: you’ll see Leslie and Bonnie’s great Christmas wrapping paper in baskets right at the door. (Look how much paper comes in each roll! No more running out on Christmas Eve!)

Christmas wrapping paper made by Layton, Utah company All Wrapped Up - Smith and Edwards

Then, keep going down that main aisle until you find yourself in Housewares, where you’ll find those aluminum scoops, tulle, and everyday wrapping paper that’s great for birthdays and more.

You’ll be right next to the Paint counter then, and you can pick up the 5-gallon buckets or new paint cans you need to package your ice melt or candy gifts.

(Where else can you find all these great-quality products in 1 place than Smith & Edwards?)

See you soon!

Smith & Edwards Toy Sale event tips

3 Tips for a Victory at Smith and Edwards’ Toy Sale

- posted by Rose Marion

Smith and Edwards’ Toy Sale is a great event for getting gifts for Christmas! You’ll be sure your kids and grandkids will have a fun-filled Christmas morning with toys from our Toy Sale.

About the Toy Sale

The Smith and Edwards Toy Sale happens every fall. Like us on Facebook to see all our events and when they are scheduled. Promotional toys are at a fixed low price leading up to December!

We’ll publish our list of Toys available on our Current Specials page!

What kind of toys can you get? Top brands like Disney, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Littlest Pet Shop, and much, much more.

3 Tips for VICTORY at the Smith and Edwards Toy Sale

What do we mean by “victory”? Well, the top toys sell out fast, and you want to be sure and get the toys your kids will love. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting the toys your children want at a great price! You’ll walk out the doors with amazing toys and a huge smile on your face because you did so well at the Toy Sale.

Vickie, our Toys & Housewares buyer, offered some advice she’d give for first-timers hoping to have a great time at a Toy Sale. Hardware buyer Blaine offered tips, too – together they’ve watched thousands of excited, savvy shoppers run down the aisles of our Toy Sales, and they know how to make it a great experience.

1. Prepare – and be early! Watch for our toy lists so you can go straight to the toys you’re shopping for.

While we have thousands of toys at each Toy Sale, the most popular ones disappear fast, so if you want a specific toy from the toy list, plan ahead so you can head straight for it Monday morning without distractions.

Our doors open at 9am, but we’ve seen people lined up much, much earlier than that. Plan to be here early. You can even bring a chair and meet some new friends in line before the Toy Sale starts!

Our lucky winner and her friends, first in line at Smith and Edwards' Toy Sale!

Nitasha got to skip to the front of the line October 14 at our second Toy Sale in 2013. Congrats!

2. Shop Ahead! It feels amazing to get your Christmas shopping done early! Sure, you might be getting great deals on toys for the holidays. But these aren’t Christmas-only toys – I bet you can get great deals on toys they’ll love the whole year, for birthdays and more.

This is a great way to get name-brand toys for every boy and girl on your list – especially if your children have lots of cousins and friends. You’ll be prepared for Christmas and beyond with a little help from us at Smith & Edwards :)

And by the way – if it looks like we’re out of a certain toy, feel free to ask us for help. Oftentimes shoppers will take toys to the register, but they’ll only keep some of them. We’ll be running more toys back to the Toy Sale tables all morning to help you get the toys you want!

3. Come with your friends! Arrange for someone to watch the kids while you bring your friends to go Toy Sale shopping with you. Leave the kids at home, because you don’t want to worry about a stroller or collecting the kids when you check out (or them seeing their presents!). So having a girls-day-out-shopping will make the sale a big adventure. Not only is there safety in numbers – it’s a lot more fun, too!

You can combine your friends’ shopping lists with yours, or you can divide and conquer – you’ll have a ton of fun together, and you’ll all have a great experience to talk about afterward.

So get ready for lots of fun! Plan on coming and enjoying a morning of scoring great toys your kids will love. It’s really spectacular – you’ve gotta be here!

And while you might have heard scary rumors… our Toy Sales are typically pretty tame. Promise! It can get crowded, but everyone’s here to have a good time and get great toys for our kids, so you don’t need to bring knee pads or elbow pads. Just plan on a nice morning of great deals and great savings!

Got questions? Give us a call at 801-731-1120, we’ll be happy to help you get everything you need for a great Christmas.