Gift Guide for Parents

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Popping in today to share my gift guide for your mama, your father, your mother-in-law or any other parental figure you adore!

Next to Maxi, my parents are my favorite people to shop for. When you gift your parents, there is this beautiful moment where the tables turn and you get this opportunity to show care and appreciation the way they always have for you. I think there is also a moment for pride in your parents. It’s this moment where they get to say, “Wow, I’ve raised a really thoughtful human.” I did good. My other favorite part about gifting parents is that, there is joy no matter the gift! The price, the brand, the exact item. None of that matters when gifting your parents. It truly is one of those moments where, the thought is what counts- and I think that fact always makes me want to make it more special. We’d all give our parents the world, if we could.

This year, I’ll be gifting my parents our year Artifact Uprising book because I know they’ll want photos of Maxi, a Mizzen & Main shirt for my dad, and a Yeti for him. He always borrows ours! For my mom, I’m doing some jewelry and then I’m thinking either the Aerin Ice Bucket or the watering can! Which one do you like best?

A little personal update in regards to parents, my mom had another hand surgery for her RA on Monday. She is incredibly tough as that was her 4th hand surgery in a year and a half. She has to have a total joint replacement in her hand next year, but oh we are dreading it! I was at her surgery and was talking to her doctor, and he was explaining to me it is a 6-month recovery and she’ll hate the fact she had the surgery up until about 7 months post-opp. Ugh! She also has another impending surgery next year caused by RA, but she is so incredibly positive- FAR more than I could ever be. So much of me wishes I could have one of the surgeries for her. But I have to say thank you all for the wonderful messages and comments you sent her! I read them all to her and she cried, it made her day! I haven’t been able to respond to them all just yet as this week has been a little packed, as I’ve been driving back and forth to care for her. But I wanted you to know they have all been read and cherished more than you know!

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  1. Loving all these gift ideas, thanks for sharing!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    Published 28 Nov 18Reply
  2. Some of these gifts are absolutely divine! I love the packaging of number seven – I’m guessing it’s a perfume? It’s so perfect! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 28 Nov 18Reply
  3. Kait wrote:

    I love hearing about your mom’s journey. My mom was diagnosed with RA when I was a toddler ( I am 29 now!) She has to have a hip replacement in the near future and we are so dreading that! It takes a strong woman to handle this disease, but being supportive of them helps more than we realize! Prayers and healing to your mom for a speedy recovery! God Bless your beautiful family!

    Published 30 Nov 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Kait! Oh this comment has me in tears! It really means so much to find others that fully understand how horrible of a disease it is. I am so sorry for your mama going through it for 27+ years! I will be praying for her hip replacement- I cannot imagine. 🙁 Thank you so much for your uplifting words!! I hope y’all have a wonderful Christmas together! xo, Katey

      Published 18 Dec 18Reply