I'm not a gift person... I mean I love, adore making gifts but from those that I am sure that they are necessary, long craved and will be used... Otherwise the very idea of "buying SOMETHING NICE" horrifies me. I always mess up things and choose the worst possible one (I'm Libra - I can't take decisions:))) I think I'm even worse with receiving gifts - something like I don't know what I want, but I want it now... Some years ago I even had a friend that is now ignored and forgotten due to the "present" subject. She was so occupied with what people give her for Christmas and how much the gift costs, or what trade mark it is that I got so worried what to give her and completely neglected choosing presents for my dearest loved ones - she was satisfied with her present from me, but it was the last thing I gave her... We have a family rule - my husband chooses the presents (he covers me thoroughly on the gift matter)
However this year is a huge change for me. I managed to organize a surprise party for my husband's 30th birthday (pregnant in the 9th month) - no one believed that he was really surprised as I can never keep something secret from him for more than 10-15 minutes.
For a first time in my life I made a present that I was in no doubts about and... was liked... My best friend turned 30 this June (just like me) and I gave him a picture of us with the date 16.07.1996:)) on which he was with a t-shirt which was a present from us for his 16th birthday... and made him the very same t-shirt for his 30th as well:)
I had no "present" expectations for my 30th birthday. I was extremely glad that I got the chance to be in London at that time - a town that I've dreamed about half of my life... But it turned out even better... I got that lovely thing early in the morning on October 11th:):)
It made my lovely bigger daughter repeat all day long with a sweet mocking voice "Look who's 30, look who's 30" I wore it all day long and all through London (we made a looong tour that day) and everybody looked smiling at me:) Then I got the best sunset EVER (I am crazy about sunrises and sunsets) Here it is...
The only museum we managed to visit there was the British History Museum (Don't get it wrong - it turned out that there's NOTHING "British" in it...but there was a lot of history anyway:)) I found one thing there that I liked a lot
For my great surprise that was not all... When we came home a very dear friend of mine had prepared a surprise for me - she knitted a nice scarf and a phone case, but the biggest surprise was a small pouch containing 30 buttons. All different an all gathered and chosen and one even made especially for me - with great attention and love. I melted... It was such a nice feeling...
The finishing surprise came from my best-girl-friend who also turned 30 this year:) She came one day after work with the words "When I saw it I thought of you" and gave me that...
I will not comment that "coincidence"... It was just hard to believe:)
So... as a man that believes in destiny and faith and all nice and good things I can definitely say that it is a good sign and I hope I'll follow the wonderful lead and manage to make more people glad with what I create:) Wish me luck!