So today’s post is very special for a couple of reasons. The first is that I get to introduce you all to my best friend, Savannah. Today is her 24th birthday and, unfortunately, I cannot teleport myself to Los Angeles to be with her today.
One of the more unique aspects of our friendship is how it has evolved over the years. From the time we were five we were attached at the hip, but come college we ended up in different states, with her in New York and me here. From there we had a bi-coastal friendship in which I lived in DC and she moved out to LA for grad school.
At the moment we live approximately 1,982 miles apart.
The thing that I have always appreciated most about Savannah, and our friendship, is how intentional she is. She always makes me a priority and that became even more evident when we were three time zones apart and I would call at 4 am her time or she would call at midnight my time.
It is important to me that we continue to celebrate one another’s milestones and life events. So today’s post is centered around celebrating that special person in your life even when they are long distance.
When I first began my search for Savannah’s birthday present, I knew that I didn’t want to send her flowers. Mostly because I find them to be overpriced and not as beautiful every time I have ordered them to send to someone.
I finally discovered a couple of things that are perfect to send to someone when you can’t be there to celebrate their big day.
1. The Confetti Post
I am absolutely obsessed with the concept of this box. They make boxes that fit a variety of occasions – from birthdays to anniversaries to new babies to just because boxes. With the teeny boxes starting at $22, these are a great way to let someone know you are thinking about them. They are customizable so you get to select the contents that go into the box, the balloon saying, and even a card. Additionally, you can add in other goodies like temporary tattoos, tea, and merlot lollipops. I also love that you can write a personal message to be delivered with the box. You can shop The Confetti Post here and use code SENDHAPPY10 for 10% off your first order.
2. Jam Jar Bakery
So Savannah is living that LA lifestyle and is ~gluten free~ ~non GMO~ and will only eat things locally sourced and sold ethically (kidding – kind of!) so this particular present is probably something she’d eat (because DUH) but then later fret about the intentionality behind the way it was sourced. Once again, I’m kidding. Who wouldn’t love CAKE IN A JAR?! These little jars are so cute and customizable. Truthfully, if I weren’t going to a wedding this weekend I’d order one for myself just for fun. Jam Jar is located in NYC, but ships nationwide and has a variety of flavors, including birthday cake, lemon, and apple jars. You can check Jam Jar out here.
Through Amazon and other wine websites, like Winc and The Tasting Room, you can send basically any wine you can imagine. I also recommend doing a custom label or something along those lines to give it that extra personal touch. Plus, everyone deserves to pop a little bubbly to celebrate making it another year. My personal recommendation is always going to be Made Wines by my friend Madeline.
4. Hello Happiness Cards
Not only do these cards have adorable images and texts, but they promote positivity and the idea that words can encourage others. I am obsessed with a cutesy card that is different than the stereotypical one you’ll find in the supermarket aisle. Plus, I am not an overly sentimental, but I am a big believer in a good card. I try not to hold on to many things and am pretty minimal in terms of stuff, but I have every. single. card. anyone has given me since my 8th birthday. Cards are a great way to let someone know you’re thinking about them and missing them.
Savannah, if you’re reading this, you are the best and deserve the most wonderful birthday and 24th year. Also, I’m sorry your present will be a couple days late 😉