Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tis the Season of Giving

As you may have noticed by my multiple gift giving guides, I am a lover of giving gifts. The holiday season is the perfect excuse for me to do what I love - shop, and do so for the people I love. I get a rush from the excitement of finding the perfect gift that you just know the receiver will appreciate. Whether it is a wedding gift, birthday gift, anniversary gift, or Christmas gift, I enjoy shopping around and taking time to think of the most creative gift possible to give each recipient.  At the end of the day it is never about the price tag, but about the gift representing your appreciation of having the person in your life.

Because I pride myself on giving thoughtful gifts, I get super excited when I receive a gift and it is obvious the person saw the gift and immediately thought of me. It is unquestionably a rewarding feeling for both the giver and the receiver.

A few weeks ago my former employer, fellow interior designer, and good friend Elizabeth Bauer sent me a text out of the blue that she had bought me a gift. It was not my birthday, nor Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other gift giving holiday so I was even more surprised and excited....a gift for no reason, yipee!

While antique shopping, she came across an antique brass William and Mary trivet, and seeing as I have the same initials, she bought it for me. What an incredibly thoughtful act and gift!

I love it for many reasons....

  1. The thoughtful gesture it represents
  2. It is my initials, thus unique to me
  3. It is antique
  4. It is brass (which I am obsessed with these days)
  5. It doubles as a decorative object on my counter top
  6. When guests see it on my countertop, they will assume that (a.) I cook and (b.)I am probably a serious chef to own a monogramed trivet (*which I am not!)

Thank you again Liz for such a special gift. I will cherish it forever! ;)

1 comment:

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