We all have a hidden talent, right? I’ll let you in on a little secret… Mine is gifting! I love finding the perfect gift for someone. I spent a year as gracious living chair in my sorority, and I had the privilege of preparing a gift basket for a national officer that was coming to visit! I also put together most of the gift baskets where I work. If I could make a career about of doing gift baskets, I would do it in a heartbeat!
When choosing a gift for someone, I try really hard to think about what they like. I pay attention to what they look at while we’re shopping together. I think about their career aspirations and their personality.
One of my favorite places to shop for gifts is TJ Maxx. You never know what you will find there! I also love Target because they have lots of fun things and the best selection of cards ever. I love picking up Moleskins and biographies at Barnes & Noble.
Sometimes when I’m struggling to throw something together, but I want to go all out on a gift, I go by the “One want, one need, one wear, one read” rule.
This would be the perfect gift basket for the preppy darling in your life, whether it be a Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend or the birthday gift for your best friend.
One want: A fabulous Bourbon & Boweties bangle!
One need: You always need a pencil, right? Check out these personalized ones from Oriental Trading!
One wear: These super adorable & festive heart earrings from Dogeared.
One read: The perfect coffee table book by Kate Spade!
What’s on the outside of a gift basket is just as important as what’s on the inside! I like to make it a part of the gift! Some of my go-tos are photo storage boxes from Michaels or reusable tote bags. For this gift set, I would go with a reusable Lilly Pulitzer shopping bag!
Now that I’ve shared my gifting tricks with you, I’d love to hear what tricks you have up your sleeve!
Have a happy Tuesday!