Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Need a gift idea? 31 days of Christmas Wonder (day 19)

Do you ever want an extra special gift for an extra special person? Today I want to share with you one of my favorite gifts for my extra special person. This gift could be introduced by Julie Andrews singing . . . These are a few of my favorite things.

A gift basket full of my current favorite things!

my favorite mechanical pencil
(up & up brand at Target)

my favorite index cards
(up & up spiral-bound index cards, Target)

my favorite pen
(sharpie, Target)

my favorite organic spices
(archer farms, Target)

my favorite fall tissue box
(you guessed it, Target)

my favorite magnet
(curly girl designs)

my current favorite reads
(A Common Life by Jan Karon)
(Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less by Anna Johnson)
(one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp)
(Grace for the Good Girl by emily p. freeman)
(The Intimate Mystery by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman)

I made a favorites basket for my sister Sue on her birthday a couple of years ago. That basket had my favorite cleaning supply, garden gloves, cd, and soap.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a gift idea I have used 40 - 50 times. It is super easy, super cheap and always well received. See you then.

What would you include in your favorites basket?


  1. Cute. It's so Oprah of you.

    Or should I say that when Oprah does it, it's so Glenda of her.


  2. You are so clever with your great ideas! I really need you to do my Christmas shopping! lol

  3. So cute! Your post reminded me of something my girlfriends and I do every year at Christmas. Inspired by Oprah's "Favorite Things" episodes, we decided to give each other our "favorite things" at our annual Christmas get-together. We try to keep the gifts small--less than $25--so it's a challenge to find the "just right" thing to give each one. I've had lots of fun with it over the years, and my friends would say the same. We've given (and received) brownie mixes from Williams-Sonoma, books, candles, makeup, jewelry, and other fun stuff like that. (But never a Sharpie pen which I could probably use right now.)

  4. This is so sweet, Glenda! I have put together birthday baskets for friends and family that include some of 'their' favorite things. I have more fum making it then they do receiving it!!


  5. this IS so oprah of you! :) and what's funny is i would LOVE any (all) of these things! those spices are cute and those sharpies are my favorite things! going to be using this idea.

  6. I once received from my sister-in-law a pamper yourself basket. In it was bath oil, spong, lotion, nail brush,a book, mug, and tea. And, the cutest poem, which of course I can not remember righ now. It was such a fun gift. It's Kelly's birthday today....hmmmm...would be a good gift for her as she is back in school and has midterms and is a little stressed out. Jean S.

  7. Love this idea! Going to use it. AND my favorite basket would have to include COFFEE!! :)

  8. Generally, my gift baskets have themes - kitchen, bath, pantry; those three have so many ways of being different each time and they are fun to put together.


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