To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to gift them something silly… like a potato nicely packed and wrapped with a nice message.
I gifted this to a friend (idea courtesy: oyehappy) and she immediately gave me my return gift.. 5 mins of cursing… phew !! Even today when she gets to know i have gifted another friend a box of chocolates she goes all hyper and starts cursing me all over again… But the best thing about all this is… she will always remember me and my gift. The reason behind writing this blog is also her.. She was the one who pushed me into writing it…
One of my closet friend recently got married and moved to a different city. I wanted to create memories with her with whatever little time she was at home. I was browsing for ideas when i came across this “If you really want your friends to remember you, give them something cheap.” And that was it… i asked her to give me half day of hers.. I went to pick her up with a cup of coffee I made. Then went to a donuts place to have a sweet little donut. Oh! and i had hand written small messages and quotes for her on small slips of paper. I kept giving her one every few minutes. I took her to a street where there were very less people around (u see, less people less embarrassing !!) and asked her to open the car trunk for a surprise.
I had filled the trunk with balloons (red colour, heart shaped because i couldnt find any other). And the balloons had messages written on slips of paper inside them. She had to pop all the balloons right there on the road !! Well… both of us were embarrassed but were laughing our lungs out.. after so much drama finally we ended our day with lunch and laughter.. Both of us can never forget that day.
I believe the best gifts come from the heart, not the store. I like to make things for my loved ones and surprise them. he best gifts come from the heart, not the store. I like to make things for my loved ones and surprise them.
Once i made an edible fruits bouquet for my father’s birthday (with the help of my mom ofcourse).
And on my mom’s 50th birthday i had made her a nice ‘Explosion Box’ card (idea courtesy: Google) with pictures (made it all by myself.. So Proud !!). The best gift to give your partner is to cook a meal (their favorite) for them. Its true the way to a man’s (women’s too) heart is through his stomach. I read this somewhere, “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” As simple as customized photo mugs or photo collage can do the trick. I had also made a video for a friend’s birthday with his pictures and his favorite songs and also songs to describe our friendship. There is a lot of customization going on these days.. and i simply love pictures.. they bring back wonderful memories.. it brings colors to a boring day.. I have decided to gift myself a photo wall. I have started filling a wall in my room with pictures. I cant wait to see the completed wall.. too much excitement !!!
The only reason i give gifts and surprises to people is so that someday they will also give me a surprise (selfish motive). But its sad to realise that people don’t realise this (infact very depressing) And that is why I love ordering things online… because when they arrive its like a present from me to me (YAY!!) How shopping therapy works for people gifting therapy works for me.