by Mia M.
Hello and welcome back to your mother’s worst nightmare; someone on the internet trying to share sweets with you.
As it is most definitely approaching Christmas (denying it now is pointless; even the Grinch grew a heart, you may as well get on board with the programme) I have been thinking about gifts. Okay, that’s a total lie – I’ve been buying gifts since November and have been eagerly counting down the days until it were socially acceptable for me to post about them.
But still – let’s at least pretend I’m a normal human being who is only just getting into the Christmas spirit.
Today’s post is about one of my absolute favourite gifts I’ve made this year. As part of a hamper for my absolutely wonderful best friend, who is going through a really rough time at uni, I’ve made her some “happy pills” to take when she just needs a bit of motivation.
Cute, right? I’ll expand on the idea a little more in the hamper, but to be honest I just wanted it to be filled with really feel-good, almost supportive presents. Because she’s in uni and works and I’m working, we never get the chance to see each other and, while we talk a lot over the phone (and 25 voice notes in a row!), I wanted to give her gifts that could kind of give her that support when I’m not there.
So this gift kind of combines a few elements – it’s got a few touches of my sense of humour, it’s got sweets (because when doesn’t sugar make things better?) and I really liked the idea of medication. You know, as kind of a mood booster . . . when she’s feeling down or demotivated, she can pop one and maybe it’ll put a smile on her face.
If you want to make this along with me, I’m going to show you how I went about it.
You know the thing I find awkward about DIY blog posts? What on earth do I say once we’ve reached the end? Do I just try to slink away? Impart some life wisdom? Throw an abundance of pretty pictures at you and exit in a blaze of glory? I don’t know . . . but whatever this paragraph is, I’m ending it here.
Well, my children, I really hope you enjoyed this. What’s your take on DIY gifts? Do you like them, or are you more of the “they’re tacky” mind? Would you try this? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma