By Honey Good. As the mother of daughters and daughter-in-laws and Honey to my granddaughters, believe me, I know females! A sentimental gift from me to “my girls” always wins over any expensive gift. My girls are sentimental and spiritual and savor their gifts from me. I notice them are all over their homes: on their desks, shelves and perfume trays. On the other side of the coin I have their gifts placed front and center. These presents from each other are heartfelt and far outweigh pricey items.
- Add to or start a collection. I started collections for my girls. I choose collectables based on their personalities. I have added a collectable to their growing collection with a special note on several Valentine’s Days.
- Give away a keepsake of yours or their grandmother’s. The last gift I gave to one of my daughter’s was a Waterford vase that I received from her grandmother on my first wedding anniversary. It sits on her piano. I wish I had taken a picture of her as she held the vase in her hands. Priceless. The vase is just one example of some of the keepsakes I’ve passed down.
- Magic wands that guide and protect. I received my first magic wand as a gift from my daughter-in-law, Olivia, and it still sits on my desk, 23 years later! Nothing is better than giving a gift that will guard and protect your daughters and granddaughters. They are magical! Write them a note that this wand is meant to guard and protect them.
- A heart. The heart expresses sentiment, love, affection and passion. The heart will never go out of style and the more one has the merrier. We never get tired of receiving a heart from a loved one. I have my heart collections from daughters, grandsons, husband, granddaughters, girlfriends and daughter-in-laws. You cannot go wrong with a crystal heart, a key ring with a heart, a poster with a heart and saying or heart earrings. The list is endless. I have a crystal Baccarat heart collection. My hearts range from clear to lavender to red to yellow and blues and greens. They have all been gifts and as I look at each color I am reminded of the gift giver!
- Start a spring garden for them. What is better then spending outdoor time with nature! If you have a daughter or daughter-in-law who loves to garden, gift her with new gardening gloves, gardening supplies or even a check to start her next garden.
- A fairy. For granddaughters! It can be cloth, crystal, wood, silver or gold. It can be a pin, inside a crystal ball, a painting or a little fairy doll to hang on her dresser knob or sits on her desk. I gave my granddaughter, Skylar, a fairy when she was six years old with a note. The note read: This is your personal fairy from Honey. Find a special place for her in every bedroom you live in all of your life. She is magical and will guard and protect you! Her fairy sits on her desk in college!
- A box. Boxes hold surprises. I cherish my boxes. Engrave a special meaning on the top of a box as a keepsake. Purchase a music box or a jewelry box. I have two special boxes from two special women in my life: a small round silver box with an inscription on the top from my dear French friend, Florence, and my grandmother’s ivory music box.
Enjoy Valentine Shopping for “your girls.” That is the best part.