You want to know one of the best gifts you can give parents of young kids? Babysitting.
G and I have been making a concerted effort to go on more dates (or even do 'in-house' dates). We were so touched when our busy friend offered to take N for an afternoon so we could go have lunch. E was getting ready for a trip to Yosemite so we picked up some hiking-friendly snacks as a thank you.
For some reason I started stressing about the gift wrapping. Maybe I was feeling rusty since I hadn't had many gift-giving occasions. I started overthinking things and trying to come up with a clever, hiking-in-Yosemite themed gift wrap. Oh, the pressure!
I'd found these fabric pieces in the scrap bin at work, washed them to fray the edges, and had been hoarding them for future gift wrapping. They're a beautiful cotton-linen blend from Japanese brand Kokka.
And because one ribbon didn't seem like enough, I went for two. Whew! Thank goodness for simple solutions. Do you ever find yourself making things more complicated than they need to be?
This Wrap Story is part of a series documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here to see them all!