One of the biggest challenges when participating in the BNNM is trying to stick to it when other things pop up. Birthdays usually mean the purchase of a gift for a friend. You couldn't possible give your friend something second hand. That would be tacky. They wouldn't like it right?
Yeah yeah yeah....it's the thought that counts blah blah blah. But seriously buying a good present is a skill. You have to think about the person, their interests, what they have, what they don't have, what they like and of course the budget.
On my last birthday I received perhaps the BEST present I have ever gotten. My friend Moala sent a big box with me as I made the move to Mildura and I waited to open it when I got into my new house. With each item I picked out of the box I thought "Yes! You know what I like!".
I think if someone gets you something that let's you know that they know what you like, then your job is done.
|Wrapped beautifully in some newspaper ;)|
|Instead of buying tissue paper she wrapped it in this beautiful scarf.|
|Loads of gems inside. This vintage buckle bag, AMAZING glasses and one of the many fab pieces I got.|