Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The one where I brag about my awesome gift-giving skills.....

Mom, if you're reading this..... STOP.

I mean it! Press that little "X" on the top right-hand corner.

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

Do you hear me?

Leave, immediately.

So, my Mommy is about to turn the big 5-0, at the end of October. It's so crazy to me.

In the 27 out of 50 years that I've known her, she has taught me a love of gifts. Not necessarily of "things" but of gifts and gift-giving. She's really good at it.

I like to think I'm as good, if not better.

No doubt, one of my major love-languages is gifts. The thought that goes into them means a lot to me, whether getting or giving.

Big note.......... a gift doesn't have to be expensive or cost you anything, at all.

I love it when I get someone something that I *KNOW* they are going to love. I can barely contain myself, just waiting for the time for them to open it. However, I never spill the beans before it's time.

Some of my personal favorites............

~ For Christmas, last year, I bought my step-sister tickets to see Wicked. We both desperately wanted to see it for years and she almost screamed when she saw the tickets on Christmas Day.

~ For Mother's Day, I bought my mom some really important pictures that led her to the straight-up ugly sob when she saw them. Pretty sure that I'll never be able to top that, barring giving her a grandchild on her birthday, Christmas, or Mother's Day.

~ A few Christmases ago, The Guy had to give up his beloved car. It was a really, really nice...... really, really expensive...... really, really impressive car. I'm pretty sure he loved that thing more than anything on the fact of the planet. He was extremely bummed about it. So, I went out and looked for a Matchbox car just like it.... just so he could say he still owned one, lol. It took me 3 stores, but I finally found it. That $1 car put the biggest smile on his face, lol. It stayed on his desk for almost two years, until he moved. As he was cleaning out his things and giving away little momentos, I asked him what he was going to do with the car.... "I'm taking it with me."

~ My friend Meg is due with her second baby, next month. When I did my Vera Bradley giveaway, she actually entered. One of the ways to get an entry was to tell me what your dream Vera item would be. Meg commented that she'd love a Baby Bag in Bali Blue. It got me thinking. Wanna take a guess what was in her gift bag, during her shower?

Meg was soooo excited and I was so happy she liked it!!!

Which brings me back to Momma's big birthday.

I know I won't be able to outdo Mother's Day.

However, I believe I've come as close as humanly possible (without giving birth). It's going to be epic. I'm literally about to pee myself with excitement and don't know how I'm going to stand the next month.

And, because there's no way for me to be sure that she'll not see this, I'm afraid I can't tell you what it is. You better believe I will spill as soon as October 29th rolls around, though.

But, really, this gift ROCKS. I cannot wait to give it to her!!!!


Gina said...

I love giving gifts too, and get super excited like you. Feel free to email me if you want to share the news with someone. ;)

Sonya said...

Now I can't wait! My husband's birthday is that same day! I got him a great gift last year and it was all I could do not to tell him what I got!

Krystal said...

People get so giddy over Vera! I gave Vera bags to some relatives last year and they were stoked! I think some people just can't imagine actually spending x amount of dollars on something for themselves to enjoy!

Lil' Woman said...

Can't wait to find out the awesome gift you got her! :)