No one Wants Socks for Their Birthday; Or, How to Buy Birthday Presents and Still Keep Your Friends

Hey, Nice Package

Hey, Nice Package

Quick, grab a tissue and let me wipe away my “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” tears.


Okay, okay, it is true, but NOT when it comes to birthday gifts. We’re big believers that it’s not only what you buy, but what you DO with what you buy. Yes, you can haphazardly stick a bow on an exposed gift or toss it in a plain ol’ pink bag with used tissue paper you saved from a previous gift you received (tsk, tsk), but I think it’s important to make a great gift-giving first impression.

So step it up and break out the bows and colorful paper to make the gift even more special. Okay?

That’s a wrap.

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  1. says

    Love TBF and your great tips! One small thing this longtime American Red cross volunteer would like to point out: with rare exception, the Red Cross does not generally solicit donations of clothing items. We defer to our colleagues at other fine organizations like The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries, which I’m sure will happily take that scarf (and where I as a thrift store shopper just might pick it up).

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