The Best Gift


With Christmas around the corner, it's time to get my shopping on. While some of the names on my list are fairly simple to buy for, I always try to find that *special* gift for the gals above – my best friends!

My friends are so much more than friends to me – they are truly my family. Considering I have grown up with them since pre-school, we are very close. We also share family holidays together. We always have, and now we include our own children in the festivities.

I love my friends dearly, but they are the hardest ladies to buy for! You know the type – they have everything and couldn't want for anything. This makes gift giving especially challenging. Each year, I am on a quest to find a unique and creative gift for them. I want the gifts to be meaningful and something they can hold on to in between sizes (know what I mean :).

That picture above is from us last year. I was especially excited about the gift for them. I found these beautiful necklaces whose design interpreted sisterhood (which they both put on and are kinda visible in the picture). While they aren't my sisters, I feel like they are even better than sisters – they are part of my soul.

I gave each her gift and they loved them. Honestly, I could have given them a new scarf and they would love it the same. That is also the type of friends I am blessed with. The necklace they have is one they will have through the years. Reminding them – and me – that we will be soul sisters forever! And, that is truly the best gift I could ever give – or receive – myself!

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What is the best gift you have ever given or received for your girlfriends? I am on a shopping quest to find yet another fab and meaningful gift for them. So, Sue and Gin, don't read the comments because you might just be opening something that someone suggests =)


  1. Kristie on November 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    The best two gifts I’ve gotten recently are both from my husband. Last anniversary (in Dec) he got me the Kuerig coffeemaker and we both adore it. Few years back he bougt me a saxophone. I used to play and sold my instrument years ago and have missed it ever since. It meant a lot to me.

    • mommysnacks on November 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      Kristie, that is so sweet!!! I just got a Dolce Gusto so I totally agree with the love you have with your Keurig! I played the sax too (if you saw my post) – my son just had his first band concert last night. I was so proud!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. MommyAmy on November 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I saw a product review on someone else’s blog recently for this photography business called Sticks & Stones. They take pictures of nature & architecture that look like letters, and then they use the pictures to spell out whatever word you like. So you could do their last names, or words like Faith, Hope, Love, you get the idea! I thought it was super fun and something that most people would find special.

    • mommysnacks on November 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

      MommyAmy, that is a great suggestion! I have seen those and have personally wanted them with our family name. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Ada on November 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Those photo books you can make at CVS or Walgreen’s are wonderful gifts for someone who has everything. You can choose pics from memorable times you shared and include your own commentary – they are a treasure!. A service is always special too – child care, home cleaning, dinner, a manicure/pedicure, dessert once a month… whatever they might really appreciate.

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