Hi Friends,

Back in September I received a message from my good friend, Lauren.  She sent me a note asking about the possibility of creating a cover and the printables for her new eBook.  I was beyond thrilled when she emailed and honestly, I didn’t think twice. Lauren has been such an amazing friend and the chance to help her was truly an honor.

On Monday, her eBook launched.  What an amazing day! I think I just had a perma-smile on my face the entire day because I was just so happy for her. All of her hard work, the many, many emails we had back and forth getting those printables just right all became a reality that day!

So today, my friends, I bring you: Thinking Outside the Gift Box: 21 Money-saving and meaningful gift ideas.


I had the fun opportunity to read a chapter as she was writing but once the book was ready for launch, I read the final copy.  Really, the only thing I could say was “wow”.  This isn’t just a book about gift-giving.  It’s a book with heart, Lauren’s heart.  Weaved between those gift-giving ideas are stories about her life.  There are so many touching stories about the way she was raised and all those special moments she had with her family.  I took away so much from her stories, it has already inspired me to start some new traditions with my boys.  I want my boys to look back and have those moments!

What I love most about her ideas, are they are so easy to do. I took away that it doesn’t have to be this big “to do” to make someone’s day a little brighter.  Simple gifts are really the best.

Not only does Lauren give you 21 amazing gift ideas. She also packed it full of printables to make gift-giving that much easier.
teaser1I am already putting these printables to good use.  We just recently had some new neighbors move in next door. I thought a fun way to get to know them and break the ice would be to make them some cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie? 😉

So I printed out the kitchen label on cardstock and wrapped it around a cellophane bag with baker’s twine.


Done! The printables make it so easy to gift. It is as easy as print and cut!

That’s the thing with this book. After you are done reading it, you are inspired not overwhelmed. You are inspired to think of those special people in your life and find new ways to make them feel loved.

Lauren has put together 3 different packages for you:

  • BASIC: eReader version with printables appendix (11 printables to correspond with the gift ideas in the book; 4 inspirational quotes)
  • MIDDLE: pdf version with printables appendix
  • PREMIUM: eReader version, pdf version, audio book, printables appendix, access to 3 expert interviews, Birthday & Anniversary Calendar, printable gift cards, membership to the Insiders Club for monthly gift tips, and more.

There is more!! A giveaway!!


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In celebration of her big eBook launch, Lauren is offering up

a giveaway basket for one lucky Lil Mrs. Tori reader.

What’s inside? Well, only Lauren’s favorite gift­giving supplies, of course! Here’s the run-

  • gift bags
  • tissue paper
  • gift tags
  • gold & silver gel pens
  • 2 rolls of washi tape
  • ribbon trio
  • 3 rolls of baker’s twine
  • confetti
  • a rubber stamp
  • metallic­ink stamp pad
  • regular scissors
  • scrapbooking scissors
  • double­sided tape


Basically, your holiday gift wrap is going to be rockin’ this

year. All that you need now is some inspiration to get your gift ­

creating started. And she’s totally got you covered there, too.

Because the winner will also receive a free copy of Thinking

Outside the Gift Box, plus all the extra goodies that come with

the premium package­­ like video interviews, a birthday and

anniversary calendar, brainstorming printables, and so

much more. {You can see a full run­down here.}

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below!

Best of luck, everyone. And may you all have a joyous season

of meaningful gift­giving.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules:

1. This giveaway will run from now through 11:59 p.m. eastern on November 23th. 2. The full giveaway prize is open to U.S. & Canadian winners only; however, internationals are welcome to enter for a chance to win the eBook package. In the event an international winner’s name is chosen, Lauren will email the eBook package to the international winner and draw another name(s) in order to find a U.S. or Canadian winner to whom to ship the Gift­ Giving Supply Kit. That way, everyone can play! 3. Winner will be chosen and notified via email within 24 hours of giveaway’s end. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Should the winner fail to respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. 4. To read more fine print, click on the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget. Cheers!

Full Disclosure:
I received a free preview copy of Lauren’s eBook in order to share this review. However, all opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe my readers will love.

Happy gift-giving Friends!!