February 5, 2014

When Your BFF turns 30

Remember when I showed you what I got for my 30th birthday?  Well the best friend that gave me one of the coolest themed birthday gifts just turned 30.  So of course I had to pull out all the stops and think of something fabulous for her big day.  So I came up with this:

Turning 30 is a huge milestone.  So I wanted to give her gifts around a specific theme.  I decided to buy her gifts that were reminiscent of the 1930's.

I started with the Great Depression.  What did people do during the Great Depression beside lose all their money?  They saved money!  So I made her an "Indy fund" to encourage her to save money so she could come visit me.

I mod-podged glitter onto a mason jar and added a pretty ribbon.  I also bought a few Indiana lottery scratch offs to put into the jar.

Coco Chanel was a major fashion icon in the 1930's.  I found a picture of her to inspire me for some 30's glam.  I went to one of my favorite accessory stores - Love 21 - and grabbed some items that I felt my friend would like with a 1930's vibe.

Bette Davis was a major actress in the 1930's and everyone knows the saying "Bette Davis eyes", so I found this great makeup kit that had eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner... perfect!

How would you like to receive a gift box like this?   Have you turned the big 3-0 yet?

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  1. you are one of the most thoughtful people i know ! go you.

  2. Aww, that's so cool that you themed the gift to go with the 1930s! My husband is turning 30 this year, so I'm definitely going to have to fine-tune my ideas about how to surprise him pretty soon!

  3. You are awesome!! This is so much fun!!

  4. What a great idea! I would have never thought of doing that. :)

  5. Oh my god this is fucking AWESOME! Seriously... I'm in awe that you came up with it and I'll probably steal it in the future! haha

  6. I'm in my 30s but never got a present this cool for my 30th. Your friend is very lucky!

  7. Waaaaa I just turned 28 and I feel like a grandma. I'm not ready for 30, but I certainly hope I get a gift as fun as this from my BFF when I do ;) I love that money fund, great idea! xo

  8. This is seriously the best idea ever! I am going to steal this for my BFF.


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