One of the things we love most about our living situation in Kuwait is the fact that Miss G has had a built in community of friends since we first arrived… A posse of munchkins that she sees and plays with everyday. Of course, lots of kids means lots of birthday parties, which means more opportunities to put together thoughtful, creative gifts, which both she and I adore.
So it’s very possible that I’ve passed my love of gift giving onto Miss G… Besides regularly packaging up her personal belongings in paper envelopes held shut with washi tape to hand out to people during our day-to-day, she’s always suggesting we buy things to surprise people with while we’re out shopping too. This simple gift, however, took it to a whole new level. I don’t think she’s ever been so excited to give something to someone in her whole life. We made it to take to a crafty little friend’s birthday party today and what was Grae most excited about? Not a morning full of friends, treats, and fun. Nope. She was most excited to give her gift.
To date, most of our gifts to Miss G’s friends have been personalized wooden block sets, wooden memory match games, pretty headbands, and DIY felt boards with a few of our favourite felt board games (can you tell that I’m a big fan of handmade?), but here at The Dunes, those things are a little too ‘young’ for the slightly order crew of kiddos. With the birthday girl being a big fan of arts and crafts, we knew exactly what we could put together for her… A fun craft kit filled with all sorts of interesting supplies! So that’s just what we did.