Gigi is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met. In all the years I’ve known her she never ceases to amaze me.
It was our good friend Kate’s birthday the other weekend. If you follow Notsopeachie on Instagram, you would’ve seen the sea wench costume I wore. It was a pirate theme birthday not that I need an excuse to dress as a wench.
I enjoy buying presents for friends but I feel that it gets harder and harder every year. I bought Kate a Pandora charm. Some of you will be thinking, oh that’s nice a Pandora charm. But wait till you read what Gigi got her.
Kate opened Gigi’s present. It’s a picture frame and inside real flowers arranged into a pretty picture. I said “That’s pretty Gigi where did you buy that from? She said “I made it using the flowers from Kate’s wedding bouquet”. My reaction, WHAT THE F***. WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? She had dried the flowers from Kate’s wedding bouquet from a year and a half ago and made a piece of artwork with it.
Rose chose that moment to ask me what I did with my bouquet I got from being Maid of Honour at Rachel’s wedding in January. I answered as quickly as I could “I chucked it out”. I could feel my heart sink I felt SO horrible. I felt like the worst friend ever.
One birthday Gigi made me a binded menu and when I opened it up it had three entrées, mains and desserts with pictures. My present was I got to choose an entrée, main and dessert and a day for her to come over and cook it for me. Another birthday she burnt her finger tips making fortune cookies where she hand picked quotes especially for me.
She made me a shoe box full of them. All my friends buy me wonderful gifts and I’m very lucky to have such thoughtful friends. I think with Gigi she puts in so much time and effort with her gifts it’s very touching.
I think Gigi should start a business selling gift ideas for everyone who struggles to think of what to buy people especially for heart felt gifts.
So readers, do you have a friend who comes up with amazing gifts every time? What do you think about a company that offers gift ideas?
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About six weeks ago I was shopping in Target for underwear when I heard the song ‘The First Noel’ start playing. An overwhelming feeling came over me, I wasn’t ready to think about Christmas yet and I was still coming to terms with it being October – like when did that happen! With six weeks till Christmas it was time to face the music, Christmas was coming and it was approaching faster than the speed of light.
Last year was a really sad time of the year for me after losing my grandma just a few weeks before Christmas. This year I’m hoping it will be more of a joyous time and filled with the Christmas spirit once again.
For me personally my favourite part of Christmas besides stuffing my face with food is buying presents for people. I love putting thought into a gift that I think a person will really appreciate and love seeing their face light up when they unwrap it. I see present exchanging as an opportunity to make someone happy who might look happy on the outside but not necessarily on the inside. A little thought can really make a difference to someone.
I do sometimes get stuck on what to buy people and I know I’m not the only one, so that’s how I came up with All I Want For Christmas. For the next six weeks leading up to Christmas I’ll post affordable gift ideas to hopefully make your life easier. You might even find something for those people who are hard to buy for. You can do your Christmas shopping online in the comfort of your own home, without the stress of trying to find an expensive parking spot at crowded shopping centres.
Sephora’s Mirenesse Mini Velvet Lip Plumper Mania – Nudes x 4 is a perfect stocking filler or Kris Kringle present. I picked nude because I love the nude colours but there are others to choose from. I want to buy these for myself, great colours and they plump up your lips … what’s there not to love? You can purchase all four for just $33. Sephora have free delivery when you spend $55 or over. Sephora has so many great products to choose from. If you purchase a second item its free delivery otherwise shipping cost is $15.
You’re either a tea drinker or a coffee drinker and my friends who love their tea LOVE T2. We all know someone who loves tea and this Cotton Collective Pack contains 80 teabags which would be a dream for any tea lover. This pack is $85 and standard shipping is free. They also do gift wrapping, what more could we ask for?
Stationery has certainly transformed since I was at school. Kikki.K not only has bright and colourful stationery but has useful tools to get you organised like this Textured Leather Personal Planner. I’ve chosen the colour Ocean but there are many to choose from. This planner isn’t just great for stationery lovers but for anyone. I have chosen the medium size because its a good size to fit your handbag. There is a larger size available. It costs $64.95 and it qualifies for free shipping.
Bras N Things have a great sleepwear range. I love this Sweet Gingham PJ nightshirt in light pink. I think its a great alternative from other sleepwear people may have in their wardrobes. It’s only $39.99 and express delivery is just $9.50.
If you have other suggestions for gift ideas please share. I will be back next week with more Christmas present ideas.