Oh how I love that my mom’s lessons help me still.

My mom always had little gifts on hand, ready for whenever she needed them last minute. I last remember her having individual soaps from The Body Shop, wrapped in tissue paper with a bow on top, kept in her linen closet.

I now have a box in my office that is labeled “Gift Stock”, that contains little things I bought on sale or neat little finds, just waiting for a recipient. And last night, this box came to my rescue when I needed a couple of last minute gifts.

I suggest you all start a little collection of gifts to have on hand, as your future self will thank you one day.