It was September 2020, when covid-19 was at its peak, everyone was skeptical to go out to party, to dine at a restaurant or even to go shopping. We were too. It was a long time since we had met any friends or family. Now our patience was highly impatient. So when it was my sister's birthday, we grabbed the opportunity to meet for lunch. Now when its someone's birthday in the family, the biggest challenge is 'What to gift them?'
Gifting is an art. Gifting is not a social obligation. Gifting is to give out of love. Gifting is not thoughtless. Give a gift only if you want to and not because you have to. Gift something to somebody when you think it is worthy of that person. Gift with purpose. Is it useful? Will they enjoy it? Do they need it? Giving something just because you have to or you have something inside your cupboard isn't gifting. It is getting rid of social responsibilities / decluttering.
My mom also appreciates gifts like me. She likes to gift with purpose. So we had consensus that we will gift something that is worthy of my sister. Now, this sister of mine, though eldest of us cousins, is a child at heart. She and my mom are more like friends. They bond over cute little weird things. So mom, me and my other sisters decided to gift this (photo below) to her this year.
Yes, its a home invention!! Very simple. Gather all things that she likes. Search a cute basket from your chaotic loft. Have some foil paper, cling wrap and other packing material. Put everything together and pack it up. The gift is ready to be delivered!!!
A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
― Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Does this qualify as a gift? My sister loved it. She got all her favorites on one day. It was a special day. So yes, definitely qualifies as a gift. She started eating and enjoying as soon as she got the gift in her hands that she forgot to say thank you. Actually she was very hungry. It was lunch time and we were running late.
Things inside the basket:
- Chips - Nachos
- Bread butter + Bikaner Bhujiya
- Aloe Vera from the garden
- Some green leaves from the garden
- Chocolate - Dairymilk
- Favorite sweet from the favorite sweetshop
- Lots of love and laughter
What do you think of this gift idea? Comment below if you have received or have given such cute silly surprise to someone. Follow MyCrazyScissors for more such fun stories and gifting ideas.
Be cute !!