4.19.2007

Good clean fun

Many of my friends and family have summer birthdays, so it's time to buy presents again. Since I just paid thousands (yes, thousands) of dollars for my bar review courses, I'm quite broke.

My sister's birthday is the first in the series. Instead of getting clothes for her from the mall, which I'm sure she'd love, I'm getting her next favorite category of things: bath and beauty products. I wanted to get her something fun. She mentioned that she likes glycerin soaps, so that's what I looked for.

I've been trying to find the perfect excuse to buy something from Naiad's shop, and now I have one. The seller is a nice person and she makes the coolest soaps. I've been so tempted by the Chocolate Coffee Scrubby Bar for the longest time, but since I still have plenty of soaps, I want to use up what I have first. This time I'm sticking with my sister's gift.

These very cool soaps were on sale, so I snagged them up quickly. I paid just shy of $8, including shipping (which was really fast). I think my sister will approve of them.

I was tempted to keep these for myself and get her something else, but I'm going to be good. The lip balm sample is an incentive to be good:

4 comments:

High Fashion Girl said...

Aww, those are adorable. Ain't etsy the greatest?

ambika said...

Those are so cool! I'm definitely going to keep this place in mind when I have gifts to give.

S. said...

That balm looks delish. When I was broke or sometimes because I think it's nicer, I get my birthday friend to pick a date and invite a few friends of their choice and I make a dinner geared toward their particular tastes.

My new birthday thing is to either make a special drink for my friend or take them out for breakfast. These two options work really well because often we buy stuff just to give a gift and it doesn't end up being all that special but, everyone likes a tailor made drink or going out for breakfast!

Sales Rack Raider said...

S.--great ideas. I think making a drink or a meal is so much more personal.