Wow, I feel so blessed. I had amazing friends help me celebrate my 30th birthday on Saturday. It was a fun party, I heard lots of laughter, and people who haven’t seen each other for a while got to reconnect. That is the most satisfying aspect for me. And I have to say, that all of my gifts were delightful! Wine, chocolate, cute house things, jewellery, and a bottle of Hendricks Gin! You know how sometimes people really miss the mark with presents. I don’t know if its because they really don’t know the person, what they like or enjoy, or the gift giver is so unaware of etiquette and social norms, but I’ve experienced and heard of some pretty funny gifts. Like a Dad giving his daughter an old Dolly Parton CD (his own) wrapped in recycled wrapping paper, for her 21st! And power tools for daughters, I once received a ceramic purple poodle dog, all glittery and dressed in high heels. Who would think to create such an item?! Hilarious. I’d love to hear stories of strange gifts. Please share!


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