Growing up my mom always had a "gift closet." It was full of beautiful soaps, jewelry, candles & everything you would ever need to package a gift. After Juvol & I got married last summer, I started curating my own little gift closet. I love having meaningful gifts, ready to go & on hand for when someone in my life needs a little pick me up. One gift that is a perfect, go-to gift is a little "box of sunshine!!" This is not at all a new concept. I've seen people receive cute little themed gifts like this over the years but they are usually filled with really nasty, sugary foods & candies that just aren't my jam. Like name a fan favorite candy that comes in a yellow package?? Yeah, none come to mind.
At the beginning of 2020 my grandma passed away & my BFF Mckaila dropped off the sweetest little sunshine package on my doorstep that was full of all the functional items I love. She gave me a beautiful candle, a good, clean ingredient dish soap & some of my favorite drink packets. All the packaging was YELLOW. That gift inspired me to always have an array of yellow items so at a moments notice I can package up a thoughtful gift, even if it's 8pm after a busy work day. Here's everything you need:
So the first step is to find some packaging. I think it's fun to have a few different size options on hand to give you versatility. Here are a few ideas:
The Sunshine Items:
Really anything you pick will be amazing & so kind. It really is the thought that counts. However, I love specifics, so I'm going to give you SPECIFICS. These are my favorite yellow items:
Add a Card:
Don't forget to add a note. I'm all about a detail am just about as extra as they come. I live for great stationary, a perfect pen & a gorgeous wax seal.
Now here's a little challenge. Spend some time today intentionally thinking about someone in your life that might need a little sunshine in your life. Maybe you know exactly who it is. Maybe someone you haven't talked to in a while comes to mind. Act on those promptings & send a little sunshine their way. We never know the impact a small act of kindness can make on someone's life.