When we were kids, more than anything, receiving gifts for particular occasions like birthdays would make us happy. Now that we are older, we see the same thrill in our children when we give them a gift. Gifts are even better when they are received unexpectedly. Who doesn’t love receiving a surprise gift delivery?
We realize as we grow that it is not the cost of the gift that matters but the thought behind it. There might be times when your friends or family gave you a simple surprise gift like a keychain that would have cost them very little, but we remember and treasure these thoughtful gifts.
Here are some of the ideas that we have:
Generally, when you stay at a good hotel during your travels, you are supplied with guest soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Keep these to give your kids; we can assure you that they will love them, and the beauty of it all is that it does not cost you a penny. Pack it up attractively and send it to those who live far away from you and you can be assured that you will be amply rewarded by their happiness. These little gifts are more like a postcard from a faraway place. And surprise gifts are also welcomed by adults. You could stock up on things like cosmetics, brooches, tiny exquisite purse mirrors, lip balms, lovely stationery, stickers, stamps for the philatelist, vintage figurines or the like.
However, one word of caution, send the right surprise gift to the right person! Making note of your friend’s specific interests can turn a thoughtful gift into a deeply personal and meaningful gift.
I love surprising someone special…