A great time saver is to find a “signature” gift that you always use for certain events. Whenever possible, I like to give a stick blender for a bridal gift since I think it is just so useful, and it is likely they don’t have one.
My mom has a signature wedding gift. She gives a crystal kiss jar filled with Hershey’s kisses and this cross-stitch art work. If you have ever cross-stitched, you know that this is a labor of love. I treasure the one that she gave us when Antonio and I got married.
Cross stitch is not particularly difficult, but it is really time consuming. I should know, I am still “working” on the cross stitch nursery gift that I started before my first nephew was born….he is going to be graduating high school soon. Maybe for his kids??
Even my mom, who seems to be able to get a Herculian amount of things done every day, sometimes doesn’t have the time to cross stitch. So for the time-constrained, here is a colorful printout that can be framed or simply used as a card (or both).
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