Finally, a list that doesn’t make me cry (with sad tears, at least). The things listed below are by no means an exhaustive list of sentimental gifts, but I’m too emotionally exhausted to mention everything.
And I’m convinced a gift is only as meaningful as both parties allow it to be. While I normally explain why things are on my list, I think I’ll leave the meaningfulness between me and the other person involved.
- A magnet with the quote from George Bernard Shaw: “Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”
- A Mini Cooper Hot Wheels car, which I’ve had sitting on my work or home desk the past two years
- My lime green baking pan from my grandma that was one of their wedding gifts
- A lime green journal
- A floral circlet, hand crafted with blue and silver ribbons and roses
- My first bookshelf
- Certain handmade pieces of jewelry
- My first SLR camera
- This flip board
- Time spent together, something I’m clearly referring to in more than one situation
- The two things that hang from my rear view mirror
- An alarm clock
- A white scarf
Sadly, I live in a circle of people who give meaningful gifts (or I inject meaning into them), yet I’m horrible at remembering when I give meaningful gifts. Some that I can think of:
- Annual calendar of family photo updates for my grandma
- Crocheted hats/scarves
- Puppy chow
Have I given you a meaningful gift I may not have mentioned? Let me know. I’ll have to add it to the list … or just start doing more intentional gift-giving again.