As I rush around finding last minute gifts, I can’t help but think of my mother. She had a gift for finding the right gifts, and made every present special by wrapping it in festive paper and a bow.
With seven children, my mother had plenty of opportunities to hone her gift-giving skills. Just think of all of those birthdays, birthday parties, and holidays!
My mother gave gifts that were not only pretty, but practical as well. In my early teens, she often sent me off to my friends’ birthday parties bearing a pretty collection of three or more panties beautifully wrapped.
As you’d expect, there was a fair amount of giggling and more than a little blushing when the box was unwrapped and opened. But to this day my friends mention these gifts with a smile. Many of them, now mothers themselves, have since adopted my mother’s gift idea.
It can be hard to know what even your closest friends or family members have or need, and we make it harder on ourselves trying to guess. Just remember, something pretty and practical always hits the mark, whether it is worn right away or tucked away for a special day.
-Anne, head of ecommerce at Hanky Panky