Most often, people find it difficult to find the best gift they could give to their friends and loved ones. I too have a had a share of this experience. I usually have a hard time thinking of something that I haven’t given them or anything that they can’t easily find nor afford.
It’s been three weeks now and I’ve been wanting to share the top three birthday presents I have received last month. These items may not be pricey nor unusual, but the stories behind it made it all priceless and unique.
1. Something I can afford, but not keen on buying: Havaianas flip-flops.
My circle of friends doesn’t usually give gifts to each other except during Christmas so I wasn’t expecting LAD would give me a gift. It just so happens that her officemate was selling a few last pieces and broken sizes of Havaianas slippers for a fraction of the original price. She figured it was a good deal and remembered I don’t own a pair. It was a blessing in disguise since I find it impractical to spend much for a pair of slippers.
2. Something poetic and funny (bordering to corny 😀 ): world pendant necklace
Anna (who happens to own an online costume jewelry shop, Love Spell Jewels), usually gives me free jewelry items. This time she gave me this lovely brass necklace with a world pendant. She handed it over to me and said, “I’m giving the world to you, Jen!” She’s the sweetest! Need I say more? 🙂
3. Something I asked as a favor and something I couldn’t have in the next one year or even five years! 14 bills of different currencies.
I’ve been collecting keychains from all over the Philippines and the world. It’s either I buy it or it’s given to me as a present from friends and work colleagues. Later on I figured I wanted something different, something of value. Since my sister is a flight attendant, I asked her if she could keep some small bills of different currencies from her travels. I never thought she would take it seriously until she handed me an envelope with 14 bills of different currencies. I was so touched just thinking she remembered my simple request every time she’s on a flight. Awww…
So that concludes my top three best gifts. More than the gifts and the stories behind it, it’s the people that makes these all special.