Answer by Shelii at 10:37 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
you have the right idea: take an interest she has (so you notice who she is and what she likes - you're paying attention and it shows) but making it unique. Unique and special does not mean having to go over board. If the cook book option appeals to you - find vintage cookbooks. Like Julia Child's art of French cooking. Not new versions. But a note to say you found these and thought of her passion for cooking. Simple. And adding a recipe that you make or is unique to your family. You do not have to push this is passed on. Over the years you can add some to it. Or...apron, vintage cookbook, and the name tag has a family recipe. That would be my personal favorite.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:17 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by TigerofMu at 10:37 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by sweetpea1217 at 10:38 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by mtnaspen at 10:47 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by mompam at 11:04 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Perhaps a profession apron with her initial elegantly and professionally monogrammed on it. Who knows....she could have that apron for the next 40 years. You can have sewn into the tag a gentle saying: nurturing the soul through nurturing the body. Olive oil glass containers she can refill with the essential oils she uses. One that can be refilled but expensive. You can put a label around it. With cooking you can do just about anything. Even go and get an expensive gaget at an expensive cooking store with a nice note. Knowing she is a little more reserved...I would go with the idea it is the thought that counts and the note very light - not refering to your relationship. Lets her know you are thinking and trying but not pushing. If she loves nature an actual small tree to grow and nurture. A tree is strong and rooted in its own history. You know the meaning without having to say it to her.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:12 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by coffeebreak8 at 10:11 PM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by bseastrand at 10:41 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by mompam at 10:42 AM on Dec. 17, 2010