Looking back at the past few weeks feels like my life was swept up in a world wind. My weekends were dominated by celebrations starting with my dad’s 56th birthday, followed by a family wedding and ending with a bachelorette weekend in Houston. This weekend is mine and it’s one to celebrate me!
My 25th birthday was one that I will cherish for many years to come. The people around me made me feel extremely loved and appreciated. The celebration started with my work family at one of my preferred restaurants in the Inland Empire on Thursday. The next day I walked into my office to find a desk full of flowers, goodies and walls lined with fun decorations, which left me in tears. It was also a day of our monthly staff retreat and a spirit day- Hats and Halloween- for Friday the 13th. Of course I wore my birthday hat!
The celebration continued as I picked up my brother from the airport and spent the next two days spending quality time with him and exploring Southern California more than I had all year.
While I’m satisfied easily with food, laughter and good conversation one of my favorite elements of gift-giving and receiving is personal cards. I always read the card before opening the gift. Although I’m most grateful for my life and family, below are 25 gifts I never get tired of receiving.
Experiences & Entertainment
Classes, shows and tours: painting, art, museums, cooking, etc.
Fairs, Festivals and theme parks
Interactive activities: sports, bowling, arcade games, etc.
DVDs: romantic comedies, family, action, drama
Books: non-fiction, faith or skills based
Photos and/or frames
Foaming Hand Soap
Moisturizers (Chap Stick, lotions, creams, etc.)
Money & Gift Cards
Super stores (Target, Wal-Mart, etc.)
Restaurants where there’s bread, seafood and pasta :-)
Fast food: Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Papa John’s
What gifts always bring a smile to your face? Share below.
Jasmine C. Tate