Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's Just A Little Something

Let me start out with this admission- I am one lucky bug. My girlfriends are amazing. They're the kind of women who make you meals for months after the birth of your fourth child because they think you might need some help with dinner. They listen intently and with kind eyes while I tell the same story over and over again. They are smart, gracious, and generous. These friends are one of the greatest treasures in my life. If you have girlfriends like this, you know what I mean.

So on their birthday or on a "Just Because Day", how do you find that special gift to show them how much they mean to you? Here are some ideas I've found that will take all the guess work out of that gift hunt. Each image is linked up to the corresponding store web site. What can I say? I'm here to serve.

Small Cream Rustic Flower Heart:

Rustic Heart Ornaments- These cuties are from an online company in the U.K., but I just couldn't resist. At only around $4 each, they were too darling to pass up- even if they do have to make the leap across the ocean to get to you. They would look precious on a Christmas tree, on the edge of a mirror or even just hanging on the wall. 

Preach!:

Britney Mug - The truth is, some mornings are just easier to cope with than others. Since coffee is the most critical of the five major food groups, this is the kind of gift she'll be glad to use every day. When the going gets tough, this mug can help her keep everything in perspective and a smile on her face.

The Original Turn Off Your Straightener™ Door Mat / Area Rug Hand Painted 18x30 or 20x34
Straightener Door Mat- I've been wanting one of these mats since the first time it caught my eye on Pinterest.  Totally cute, totally girl, and totally funny- the girlfriend trifecta.

Book (Wine) Club Tote Bag:

Book Club Tote- Although I'm no longer in a book club (there was some complicated rule about more reading, less talking that did me in), I love the mindset of this tote. As women, we are always schlepping stuff around, so why not do it with style? This bag is functional and hilarious- always a win in my book.
Gentle Reminders Pencils- White and Gold, Set of 6

Gentle Reminder Pencils- These pencils are great to have on hand because they are the perfect "I just need a little something" gift. They would be ideal for a simple pick me up when she's feeling blue, a new job interview, or to help slog her way through homework with the kiddos. Just wrap a cute grosgrain ribbon around these babies and you're all done.


Coffee And Mascara:

Coffee & Mascara Tshirt- There's no such thing as too many shirts in a woman's closet and this graphic t-shirt deserves to be front and center. It cracks me up and would look cool with jeans or a pencil skirt. Just make sure to buy one for yourself while you're at it.

Spread A Little Love - Butter Knife - Vintage Hand Stamped - 2012 forsuchatimedesigns - Home and hostess gift

Stamped Butter Knife- I think this butter knife is so sweet. You could use it for almost anything and it's something that will remind her of how much she means to you every time she pulls it out of the silverware drawer. And that, as Martha Stewart would say, is a very good thing.
Train Of Thought Notepad- I found this idea in a store called Ben's Garden. It had tons of quirky and funny notepads, but this one was hands down my favorite- I laughed out loud when I read it. It's a little bit on the pricey side, but it wins major bonus points for wit.
Fine Little Day:

Cat Chase Wallet- This is also something I found from across the pond- this time in the Netherlands. The leather of this wallet is butter soft and the kitten just makes me smile every time I look at it. As my grandmother would say, it just has a certain je ne sais quoi that I couldn't resist, so on the list it went.


And that, my dears, as they say in the trade, is that. You can't go wrong with anything I've put on this list. Your girlfriends are gonna love any item you choose.  But before I let you go, I just want to add one more thing. Everyone loves to get presents, that's true. But the best gift of all? The one thing they will cherish most from you?  Is the gift of your friendship. And that's something you can give them every day.

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