It’s the thought that counts.
Most of the time that phrase is tossed around as a cop-out, a knee-jerk reaction to missed opportunities—things we thought about but never acted on.
When it comes to giving gifts, well, the thought is where it’s at.
Don’t you enjoy that moment when, after opening a gift, your ______ (friend, mom, sister, etc) says, I love this!
Here’s why I love that moment: When I give my best friend, Larissa, the “perfect” gift, she knows that I know her. That gift reaffirms (even if affirmation is not needed) that I “get” her . . . that she is understood by me.
Gift giving is at its best, another chance for us to know and be known.
In honor of the sweet season of gift-giving that is upon us, I thought I’d share a few fun ideas in case you’re in need of inspiration!
A little something for the daughter, mother, sister, friends:
A little something for the brother, father, son, friends:
(Seriously. You can buy a bacon sampler.)