Taking the time to show that you have listened to or noticed that person's interests to get them something they would love adds to the gift. Knowing someone has gone to such lengths to get you a gift really warms the heart. Christmas is all about giving, and buying gifts that mean something really proves that. With the help of Orelia, I've managed to get my youngest sister, Bella, something I know she'll love.
Bella is someone who I always have tried to get a special gift for. Having a 13 year age gap means that I have watched her grow up. In her younger years, I wanted to make her Christmas as special as possible.
I've bought her dolls, games consoles, and remote control cars. One year I bought her snuggly socks and pretended that that was the only thing I got her, only to reveal the curling tongs she wanted. This year is no exception.
I guess my family is 'unique', we have a family colour. It's Purple. So it's not surprising that Bella, the life, and soul of our family, is born in Febuarary. Making her birthstone Amethyst - I'm just a little jealous as I love amethyst and it's believed positive and cleansing properties. I'm stuck with the not so pretty Peridot.
Bella has been a big fan of birthstone jewellery, she has a few birthstone rings and recently took me to look at more to add to her collection. It seemed like a no-brainer to get her a necklace or bracelet to go with them.
This is the lead up to her 18th birthday week so I might as well start off special and start the year with 'birth' theme. Yes, she is insisting on a whole week in February, to celebrate her birthday. She already has the itinerary, family members have been advised which days and times we are required and where we are going.
As you have probably guessed she is quite high maintenance. She's the life and soul of the party, even when there is no party. But most importantly she is the sweetest and kindest person I know, which is why she deserves something special.
Who are you buying a special gift for this year? Or are you making something? I would love to hear your ideas.
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