The Gifted Blog

June 27, 2011

Thanks a Mint | Gift Wrap Story

One of the beautiful things about this blog is that it documents some of our dearest relationships. If you've been reading along for a while, you know that our apartment neighbors are friends we've received gifts from and given gifts to. It's a joy to have the various neighbors we do.

I asked our upstairs neighbor if she could water our plants while we were on vacation. I've added some new plants to the patio and wanted to make sure our parsley, mint, tomatoes and shiso survived our absence.

It is so nice to entrust your housekey to a neighbor and know your plants are in good hands!

When we came back I picked a little bunch of mint for her and tied it with baker's twine. Just a very small way to say thanks. (Thank you again, S!) I'm working on gathering more ideas for 'wrapping' gifts from the garden...will share soon.

This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!

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  1. So nice to have lovely trust-worthy neighbours. I like your mint bundle too. That's a very sweet thank-you!

  2. I love that you gifted her something she took care of. It also makes me think this could be a fun hostess gift in lieu of flowers - you could do a nice bunch of herbs in a pretty vase or jar so it's something that is worthy of being set out, but also useful.

  3. @Michele Pacey - YES. I can't agree enough. I don't think L.A. County is known for its neighborliness, but we sure have lucked out.

    @Kelly - Whoa, love it! I want to see you do this...thanks for bringing the culinary perspective. (Thanks also for your past advice in cooking with mint!)


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