I really love giving gifts, but there’s nothing I hate more than giving an over-priced, not good gift, which usually happens because it’s last minute. If you wait until you’re invited to the dinner party–chances may be that it’s already too late to find a great hostess gift. The solution to this is my gift closet, which is slowly growing as I discover great new items, which I then buy a couple of to have for a rainy day.
Or if I see something perfect for say a nephew’s 2nd birthday (even if he’s only 1 month old) I will just buy it and stock pile it away. Then when it comes time to wrap something, while I have the paper, ribbon, scissors and tape all out, I wrap a few things all together.
My latest addition to my gift closet is this adorable boo-boo elephant from Goodies of Desire–can you see all of the pink and blue plaid ears above?
The handmade elephant is filled with cherry pits, which hold heat and cold well. They’re also very green and give the elephant the coolest texture. The idea is that you can leave it in the freezer and when your little one incurs an injury, the cheerful elephant nurse comes to the rescue! Seriously, how adorable is that?! You know I love elephants and I adore traditions and this is a way to make a fun tradition even out of ‘owies.’
Goodies of Desire is generously giving away an elephant to one lucky HKHousewife reader. To enter to win, simply leave a comment with one of your favorite gifts, either to give or receive. The winner will even be able to choose whether they want a pink or blue elephant. All entries must be received by August 22nd.
While we’re on the subject of giveaways, the winner of our Loveramics Salad Bowl giveaway was our 14th commenter: Elizabeth. Her answer to her favorite summer salad was one of my new favorites as well:
“Newest summer salad discovery – watermelon, tomato, feta, mint, balsamic, big crusty croutons. So delish, clean and pretty!”
I highly recommend trying it! Other readers left inspiring salad ideas so make sure to check out the comments here. Congrats Elizabeth and to the rest of you: please enter to give this awesome elephant a proper home!