I am big on gift giving. I don’t like junk or clutter, so I try not to give it!
A lonnnnnnnnng time ago I saw the following quote – and I thought it expressed my sentiments about gift giving to a tee and it has stuck with me ever since!
“The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value” said by the honorable (?) Charles Dudley Warner.
Anyways, now that we are adults and get presents for all family members… I was struggling to get something appropriate/thoughtful/not wasteful for every couple, and it was tough.
And then, this exact chain of events occurred in early December:
-Thought… a bottle of Laird would be a GREAT gift since we love it so much. I know it doesn’t sound like a unique idea, but to me – I rarely give wine as a gift (unless we are talking housewarming, hostess gift, etc.) because it does not usually fit the thoughtful bill. However, we love this wine, it is special to us, and we personally love discovering a great wine to add to our go-to repertoire – so if I got this as a gift, I would be thrilled! Their Napa Valley Cab is where it is at! It is our anniversary wine, date night wine, in home wine, I mean – we are basically a Laird cellar over here. It’s a little ridiculous, but once you find something great, it’s hard to stray!
-After this thought, I shot an e-mail to Laird to figure out logistics and… BOOM. Ordered up some wine.
Present compilation coming to life…
-I was going to give everyone a Cab since that is our main jam, BUT as people who do not enjoy white wine on the regular or basically ever (that’s us)… this winery’s Chardonnay is the only one we like and therefore thought it should be shared with the world.
–Cards Against Humanity (game similar to a saucy Apples to Apples) was hitting the mainstream hard and became super hard to obtain. Waiting lists, the whole nine yards. We have this game ourselves and have been the weird couple who have brought it to a party… had a few weird looks but then all of a sudden, someone wants to play and…. BOOM, instaentertainment. So I thought this would be a good addition if we could get our hands on the game. Got on the waitlist, and was able to get them in time. WIN!
THEN…. this guy came to mind, and basically formulated the tone of the gift:
Voila. Gift. Done. Success all around.