So after a frustrating weekend with my site accidentally getting deleted and homework and dealing with a toddler with a broken leg, I am really in need of a fresh start and a little dose of sunshine! And for this week’s Monday Sunshine I thought, what is more sunshine-y than an actual box of sunshine?! I did this as a gift for my sister for her birthday, and it was seriously so, so fun to put together.

So there are a few ways to do this, ranging from super simple to super extravagant so you really can do any version of this on any budget. I chose to stick with a yellow theme this time, but I have also thought about doing a yellow & orange theme, just an orange theme, a box of favorite things without a colored theme (because favorites ARE sunshine-y!), or doing actual “sun” things (either with the word sun or pictures of a sun?). Really the possibilities are endless.

Of course, I just re-used an old box that I had. (always recycle, right?) and luckily it happened to be a super cute box from Adore Me, so for those of you are curious, that is where I got it. I also think it would be REALLY cute to add some colored tissue paper, I would have done yellow, but of course at the time I was throwing this together last minute and didn’t have any. BUT that really just goes to show that this can work really well as a last minute gift idea. SCORE. So here is a list of things that I included in my box, but I also had a few extra fun ideas that I didn’t get to put into my box but would be super fun to add too so I will list some of those as well!


  • Lemonheads
  • Shaving Cream in a yellow can
  • Star shaped sticky notes
  • Calypso Lemonade
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Lemon Soap from Bath and Body Works
  • Carmax Lip Balm
  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Juicy Fruit gum
  • Strawberry Lemonade Koolaid
  • Yellow Nail Polish


OTHER IDEAS OF THINGS TO INCLUDE: EOS Chapstick, Lotion, Hand Sanitizer, Play-Doh, Stickers, Yellow Markers/Highlighters, Bottle of Soda, Bananas or Pineapple(if they will be opening it immediately!), TicTacs, Pencils or Pens in yellow, Pajamas or Pajama Shorts, Makeup that has yellow or orange bottles, Swedish Fish, a Gift Card, a Cute Yellow Mug or Cup, Car Fresheners, Photographs, Yellow Bubbles, Silly String, Small Stuffed Animal, Morning-Burst Face Wash (Clean&Clear), Loufa, Bath Bubbles, Travel-sized wipes, Lemon Tea, a Candle, Sunglasses, Lays Potato Chips, a can of Cheese Dip or Easy Cheese, snack size Vanilla Wafers or Golden Oreos, Juice or Drinks (i.e. lemonade, fuse, squirt soda, gatorade etc.) Mr. Goodbar, Burt’s Bees products, a Hand Fan, T-Shirt or Tank Top, Flip Flops, Cute Undies, Washi Tape, Office Supplies, Balloons, Socks, Towels/Washcloths, Fancy Soap, Picture Frame, Perfume or Body Spray, Love Notes from you, Glitter, Flowers (real or fake, again depends on when it gets opened), anything with a Smiley Face on it, Fun Jewelry, a Poem, Hair Accessories, Kitchen Towels, Lipton Tea, A Favorite Movie, Notepads, Markers (or any fun crayola accessory really), Cookie Cutters, Candy, Jello. Literally there are SO many ideas, these are just the ones I could think of off the top of my head without really thinking too hard about it! I would love to hear any other ideas you guys have so I can add them to this list!!!