There is an art to giving gifts... I should know im a very good gift giver but alas not so much of a reciever. I dont mean to be a bad reciever, I do say thank you and smile and write a fancy thank you card but sometimes its my own way of showing people how its done. (please tell me im not the only one who does this) When picking out a gift for someone you have to let go of who you are, not forever just for the deration of the shopping. If you see something cute that you love buy it... for yourself. You can not change someone with a gift. A gift is something you are giving some one to make THEM happy. So when you buy someone who lives in white tshirts and carheart pants (my husband) a bright red golfing polo (MIL) in hopes that they will put down their wrenches and car parts.. your really just trying to change them on a public platform where they have to smile and say thank you, its a waste of money and thought. I dont mean to have to write a blog about it but its my blog and ill vent if I want to (insert me sticking my tounge out here) So in responce we made a really cute flower pot thank you card that pops up and has a seed packet, why you ask, because she is a advid gardener. She loves planting, pruning, basketing (yes pictures that one house in the neighborhood that looks like a pretty little jungle covered in plants, thats her) I on the other hand can not even keep my weeds alive, I dont buy flowers, I dont water flowers and I dont get sad that my husband has never brought me home roses, im not a flowerer person. See what im getting at? A gift is a gift to make someone happy, to let them know you know them, you love them for them. So when I went to make a baby gift for my buddy who just had her first baby girl (she already has two boys, well 3 if you count her child husband ;) ) I didnt bat an eye and went stright for the black and pink and skulls. Thats who they are they are not I love Mommy pink bunny people they are punky funky black and pink and skulls kinda people. And I was just amazed how many people were offended that a baby gift could include anything other then pink and flowery and soft. But a gift is a gift to a person I love... and she is the going to be the cutest little punker baby at the play park ;) So remember when picking out a gift, its not for you its for them so pick something you know they will truely love, because its YOU showing THEM that You love THEM for being THEM.!