Cruise Kit

Submitted by Carole

Items Needed: Smarties, Lifesavers, Gummy Worms, Goldfish Crackers, and a popsicle stick

You ask, “What is it?”

It’s SEASICK PILLS for your tummy’s ills.
And LIFE SAVERS to keep you a float in case you fall off the boat.
If you want to fish, please don’t wait the GUMMY WORM’S AND THE GOLDFISH are your bait.
Last but not least, one thing more a PADDLE, to help you row to shore.

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Vacation Kit

Tissue-for your tears when the motel is booked or for romantic sunsets
Paper bag-to hold treasures and in case of hyperventilation when you see the prices of souvenirs
Sponge-to soak up the sun, sand, snow, and memories
Feather-to remember to gently float through the vacation rather than racing
Ear plugs-to avoid the yelling or listening to the 7,000th singing of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”
Quarter-someone always needs a quarter for something
Bandaid-for boo boos, real or imagined
Rubberband-for flexibility as sometimes when you are flexible, you have wonderful experiences you would have never considered
A box of CrackerJack -vacations always come with good surprises. Remember to look for yours.
A small plastic bag-to remind us to always bring back small things that will help the vacation live on for years
Chuckles-never leave home without the ability to laugh at yourself and situations
Chopsticks-to remind us that even within the US, there are many different cultures and customs
A picture of a watch or clock without hands-forget the clock, you’re on vacation!
A disposable camera (or picture of one)-capture the fun and memories before they disappear
A compass-you’ll need this especially if you are with someone who can’t stop for directions
A picture or map of Kansas-as Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.”

Sweet 16 Survival Kit

Submited by Pam
Group Co-owner of Yahoo group Funkits

Party hat – so you always remember this special party

A party top hat–cause you’re tops!

Foil – It’s your day to shine

Confetti – to celebrate your *Sweet 16*

Candle – May all your wishes and dreams come true

Lifesavers – may all the days of the rest of your life, be the very BEST of your life

Candy – May your special day be as sweet as you are!

An ice cream cone – to savor all the special moments of your *Sweet 16*

Sprinkles – to shower you with a rainbow of happiness

Crayons – So you can have a bright and colorful year

Fun streamer – May “Sweet 16” be filled with fun and special dreams come true

Pen – wishing you all the happiness a day can *hold*

Calendar * may your days be filled with lots of sweet surprises all year through

Starburst – to give you a “burst” of energy when you need it

Whoppers – hope you had a *whopping* good time at your Sweet 16

Dog bone candy – I am *doggone* happy that I was able to spend this special day with you

Hope this brings best wishes, for good health, good luck, good cheer & happiness not just today, but every day of the year!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Overseas Kit

American Flag to remind you of the Good Ol’ USA

Tissue for when you get homesick

Soap in case you ever hear the phrase “Dirty American”

Clock [set on home time] so you’ll only call when we’re awake

Legal-size Pad for the LONG letters home

Refillable pen & refills so there’s no excuses not to write

Cassette Tape of Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA – sing along!

Name Tag for when you feel lost

Art Tablet for when you have to draw a picture to communicate

Foot Sole Inserts for all-day sightseeing walks

Band-aids for the sightseeing night blisters

Postcards to save on postage when writing home for MORE money

Blank Cassette Tape for when your hand gets tired from letter-writing

M&Ms to remind you not to melt over there

Computer disk to save all those daily emails to/from home

Dramamine for airsickness or jetlag (yuck)

Ruler for when you need inches, not crazy metric measurements

Candle to put in the window to guide angels to watch over you!!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Newlyweds

A lollipop– to help you lick your problems, no matter how many there may be.

A rubber band– to help you to remember to be “flexible” in all things.

A Snickers Bar– to remind you that laughter IS the best medicine.

A paper clip to help you “hold it all together.”

A stick of gum– to help you stick together

A safety pin– to help you “pin-point” your problems, the better to solve them!

A piece of string– to help you “tie-up” those loose ends.

A Lifesaver– to keep you from drowning in everyday problems.

A lemon drop– to remind you that “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”

A penny– to give you extra cents (sense) to know which battles are worth fighting, & which are better ignored.”

A candy kiss– to share with each other

Button – to remind you that sometimes you need to “button your lip”

Tootsie Roll – to help you roll with the punches.

Mint – to remind you that you are worth a mint to each other.

Puzzle piece – because you are an important part in each others lives.

Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes.

Chapstick – keep your lips kissable

Confetti – to remind you to always add sparkle to your lives.

Toothpick – to always pick out the good in your mate

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Homeowner’s Kit

Hammer – to hammer out any problems
Screws – because you may have some loose ones when you finish
Plaster – because owning a home is just “patch, patch, patch”
Paint – to brighten up your life
Carpet – to soften life’s blows
Level – to keep your life in balance
Measuring tape – for the next big project
Glue/adhesive – to help you stick with the project
Piece of floor tile – so you can “have the floor”
Nails – to hold you up
Trowel – to smooth out any rough spots
Bandaids – for those boo boos you make
Chocolate candy – because it makes working worthwhile

Judy’s notes of more ideas: There’s always the tiny nails for picture hanging; toothpaste for covering up the holes when you move it again; How about a Honey Do list that you can make up to be put up on the fridge; Just some post it notes with a cover sheet with Honey does or Dues with cute graphic; A cheap comb is handy as a holder for the nails so you don’t hit your fingers and bandaids for when you do; A roll of Duct Tape would be handy for so many things including when he/she WON’T SHUT UP!; How about a couple of packets of seeds to plant along with the appropriate plant pokes; How about coupons for McD so they can have an evening out on the town (Mc D’s because as a new homeowner, that’s all they will be able to afford); A phone number to call when they are ready to give it all up. How about 1-555-HELP (Gosh, I hope that’s not a real number); A calendar with the instructions that it will take at least a year to completely move in – not to stress too much, but include Tums for when they do stress.

New Home Kit

Scotch Tape
Picture Hanging kit ( those kits with the nails, hooks etc. )
Flashlight
Rubber bands
Band Aids ( For the kids new home boo boos )
Instant Coffee
Packets of sugar
Packets of salt & pepper
Rubber Bands
Coloring books for the kids with crayolas
Masking Tape
Bayer Baby aspirin
Excedrin
Notepad Magnet for her fridge

Moving Kit

Phone card – To stay in touch

Postcard or notecard, preaddressed – So they can write you from their new home

Small address book – to keep addresses of old friends and new..and for email addies

Hugs and kisses – To remind them that you care

Kleenex – For drying eyes when they miss all their old friends

Change of address cards?

Map- Maybe with the route highlighted?

Return address labels with new address

Photo of giver or group of friends

Puzzle piece- Things just aren’t the same without them

A picture of their old house – “Always remember where you came from”

Hurricane Survival Kit

Radio Batteries – to keep up-to-date on the world around you

Pencil & Paper – to make up for not being able to use the puter

Band-aids – for the boo-boos you’ll get when cleaning all that debris

Lifesaver – because you are one to the cat that’s stuck in the tree

Marble – to replace the MANY that you’ll lose in the wind

Glitter – to remind you to look on the bright side

A Match – to light a fire when you’re cold

A String – to tie things together when everything falls apart, literally!

Tylenol – for the headache you’ll have when you see the mess you’ll have to clean up!

Candle – to light your way in the dark night

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Divorce Kit

Shampoo – to wash that man right out of your hair.

Rubber Ball – to help you “bounce” back.

Tootsie Roll – to help you roll with the punches.

Marbles – to replace the ones you will loose

Lifesaver candy – for when you feel you are drowning in litigation

Skittles Candy – to remind you that there is a rainbow at the end of every storm.

Paperclip – to help you hold it all together

Piece of String – when you get to the end of your rope, tie a know to this and hang on

Eraser – to remind you that you can start all over with a clean slate.

Pack of Gum – to remind you that your friends will “stick” by you.

Candle – to light up the dark times

Cotton Ball – to cushion the rough roads ahead

A lemon drop – to remind you that “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”

A penny – to give you the extra cents (sense) to know which battles are worth fighting, and which are better ignored.

Hugs & Kisses – from me, whenever you need them.

©Paulette, 1999~~TLC Creations

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.