Chelsea Clinton’s Pick for “Simple and Special” Favors!

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Image above is my pick for a great wedding favor tote bag (between $2 and $5 depending on order)!  To Have and To Hold Tote by Melangerie NYC >

The locals called it “The Wedding of the Century” yet Chelsea Clinton’s “down on the farm” style rehearsal dinner was understated and elegant!  It took place at Grasmere Farm (a private, 525-acre spread that includes two magnificent  300-year-old stone barns) with a “green” theme  and leaner, greener menu that reflected Chelsea’s vegan way of life.

Sticking to the theme, Chelsea gifted guests a reusable tote filled with products from the local merchants.  I just love this favor idea!   One item included in the bag was a Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market paper calendar and the gift bag was an orange tote with woodcut honeybee prints. The co-owner of The Paper Trail, a chic local emporium assembled 310 of them.  At just $2 a piece, the totes would have been perfect for any Bride on a budget.  So cheers to Chelsea, who could have had pretty much anything she wanted and decided to go simple and special and at the same time support the local merchants!

Reusable totes are great favors for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers or any party where you want to gift your guests a treat.  Once you get your tote fill it with items that are special to you or are made and sold locally.

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Paper Trail is a delightful emporium dedicated to fine paper, custom invitations, fanciful jewelry and stylish gifts. We’re located in the village of Rhinebeck, in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley. You can shop online too at>

One Response to Chelsea Clinton’s Pick for “Simple and Special” Favors!

  1. KJ Smith says:

    I LOVE the Bungalow home of Scout items. They are so very cool. I purchased some of the bins which my daughter has now decided to use as a laundry bin in the bottom of her closet and the other one with dividers to organize her school work. Thanks for the great tip.

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