We have 2 nieces turning 12 &13 respectively, so I went shopping yesterday. I find it hard to buy for girls this age. I'm not sure I know what's cool nowadays. I could always take the easy way out and get gift cards, and not that they'd even mind, but I want to give them each a PRESENT. My 7 year old niece has already announced that, from now on, she only wants gift cards. I find that sad. I have great birthday memories of multi-colored wrapped packages (no such thing as gift bags then), all different shapes & sizes, with bows & balloons. The fun was trying to guess what was in each and know that they were all for me!
Anyway, I went to a new store in the area, Swoozie's, which moved in to a empty storefront where one of my favorite stores, now bankrupt Blue Tulip, formally was. I can go crazy in a store like this. For the most part, a store full of things no one needs, but so much fun! But I controlled myself, reminding myself who I was there to buy for. I got them each one of these with their names embroidered on them. I got a bit nostalgic when I saw that peace and love were back in style. I love this. Ah! The Summer of Love!!