Gift Giving. It is one of my love languages. There are few things I appreciate like a well thought out & beautifully wrapped gift. It hardly matters what's inside, when it's presented in genuine thoughtfulness. I've had a few friends and family members who are masters at this & and I'm sure you know these people as well. One friend of mine, makes these darling mini birthday cakes and always shows up on your doorstep with this mini cake, wrapped & tied up with big, fat ribbon. Eating the cake is just a bonus, because the presentation is so thoughtful. Come to find out, her cakes take her 5 minutes to make (really!) & she always keeps everything on hand -- when you receive it though, you feel like she's been thinking about you all day.
Another friend, truly delights in gift giving. I showed up unannounced at her house several years ago, only to find her up to her neck in cellophane, ribbons & gifts for literally the whole neighborhood. I laughed out loud, but couldn't help but notice her total delight in the process. Now, don't think you need to gift the whole neighborhood, but you were always delighted to find yourself on her list because you knew it was out of pure love & enjoyment.
Being on the receiving end of so many wonderful gifts, my love for giving has increased over the years. There really are few things I love like finding someone the perfect gift. I've been known to have a special page in the notes on my phone where I jot things down throughout the year. 'so and so is looking for this.' 'so and so wishes she had this' It's fun to have those thoughts tucked away & then surprise those you love with not only the item they've been wanting/needing, but also the fact that you remembered.
And so today, I give you my gift guide of all gift guides. I've broken them down into different categories, as you pursue, be mindful that some price points will be appropriate for your kids' school teachers, others for your mom...other perhaps for your husband to gift you. Hopefully, you'll find something that sparks an idea for someone you love.
For the girl who always loves to throw a party, set a table & prep a delicious meal. Hosting is her love language. Click shoppable links below.
For the girl that is always willing to try a new work out & help keep you accountable. She'll sign up for any race & can wear sneakers with anything & make it look good.
For the girl that inspires you to dream big & you have to reserve a spot on her calendar to see. She's full of ideas & has the hard work to back them up.
For the peanut butter to your jelly. The girl who laughs at inappropriate jokes with you, always has your back & knows more about you than anyone else & still loves your guts.
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.