I love giving gifts that people love. To see their faces when they open it is the best feeling in the world. The reaction makes all the stress and exhaustion of searching for that "perfect find" worth it. I literally beat my head over the desk during Christmas trying to think of what everyone will like. My best friend Amanda is exactly like this too. She is so thoughtful and always finds the most unique treasures. Last year for my birthday she gave me a french antique perfume bottle and the year before an amazing dream journal. Everything she finds is from the heart and you know it was well thought out.
This past birthday she gave me something I will love forever. A hand-made and customized dish to hold my engagement ring from Paloma's Nest. She inscribed "forever and ever" with my wedding date. It is so personal and like nothing I have seen before. I plan to use this idea and gift it to those friends of mine who get engaged in the future.