My lovely Big is from Europe. Being from Europe she is able to enjoy the luxury treats that are Laduree macarons. One day she mentioned that these macarons are one of her favorite things. Naturally I honed in on that and was sure to remember it for such occasions like Big Appreciation Week. While prepping for “Favorite Things” Day I tried to think how I could incorporate the French good into a gift. What I ended up with was a faux Laduree box:
I bought a mix of her favorite flavored macarons from a gourmet French bakery hoping it’d somewhat mimic Laduree. I would have loved to have gotten actual Laduree cookies; however we only have their shops in very few big cities in the US. C’est la vie. Thankfully the macarons came in the right type of sliding box; however it lacked the Laduree logo for obvious reasons. To make a plain white box more luxurious I turned to print outs and decals.
I printed the “Laduree" name in one of her favorite colors, added her favorite pattern in her favorite color to the sides, and finished it off with a pearl trim to make up for the intricate metallic design on the edge of Laduree boxes, which proved to be difficult to replicate.
Upon giving this to her, she was extremely touched by how thoughtful this little gift was. I felt the need to share such a project with you to show you how something so simple and easy to create can be greatly appreciated and cherished by another. Not only did this item play off something she loves, but incorporated other favorite things in the presentation. Surely this can be applied to any gift-giving event you may encounter in the future.
Think of things that mean the most to whatever individual you’re finding, or better yet, making a gift for, be attentive to details, and get creative with it! Often times these are the most appreciated gifts because they show how well you listen and how much you care.
What are your favorite types of gifts to give?