Birthdays and Bad Gifts

My best friend’s birthday is this week so throughout the entire week, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to think of a gift she would want. After much debating and contemplating (ehehe, rhyme), I decided to go with what every girl wants: ice cream. But knowing she’s like me, ice cream isn’t ice cream until it has hot fudge, caramel sauce, and of course, a cherry. So I’m giving her ice cream and a supply of toppings, cones, napkins, and hot fudge.

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I really liked how this turned out because it was cute and extremely simple. Almost everything used for this can be found at a dollar store. The toppings I used were crushed whoppers, swedish fish, sweetened coconut flakes, salted almond slivers, sprinkles, chocolate chips, cherries, marshmallows, M&M’s, crushed graham crackers, more sprinkles, and mango slices.

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It was a simple gift, but I hope she’ll like it. As I spent this week thinking about birthdays and worrying about her getting her a bad gift, I started remembering some of my worst gifts. To this day, my 9th birthday still takes the cake (cake, get it? Sorry, pun). I was so excited for my birthday and I had invited all my friends over for a birthday party. When we opened presents, every single present was either lotion or body wash. Every single one. Now, that’d be great but as a nine year old, I had absolutely no interest in that. I was so disappointed. I was grateful for the gifts but every single one was some form of cosmetics or body product. Then one of my closest friends gave me her gift. When I opened it up, I was ecstatic to find Pokemon cards. That is a good gift. Lotion, eh. But Pokemon cards? Heck yea!

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