Hey Y’all!! I hope everyone is doing well. This is my favorite time of year. Everything is green and blooming outside. I know that allergies are also in full swing so I hope you are managing them and are able to get outside and soak in some sun and fresh air.
Be forewarned – I am Fixin to get a little long winded, I have the Gift of Gab, what can I say? Be sure to read it all. I will know if you buy the Cliff Notes version or skip to the end. There will be a Q&A at a later date. Just kidding, but I do hope you will read to the end of this post as there is a fun Giveaway being offered.
There is something about this time of year that makes me want to go out and buy All Things Paper, Pens and Zip Cases. Oh YES and another favorite coffee mug. HA HA!! Do you feel that way? From an early age I have always loved paper. My mom used to bring me home blank notepads and order forms from her showroom at The Atlanta Apparel Mart. I would fill them out and pretend to place orders for customers. I loved to collect pens of all kinds. I saved stationery and envelopes from all over. And I had quite a collection of stickers. Ladybug got this trait honest. We have a lot in common but this is definitely one of them.
While doing my morning reading and research a while ago I was so excited to have found Lisa and Shannon with Surprise Gift Co https://www.surprisegiftco.com I did cartwheels down the street. Well actually I did them in my head if you want to know the truth. HA HA HA – I crack myself up!! I loved everything about their gift boxes. Of course the first gift box that caught my eye was their coffee themed box.
The Surprise Gift Co Girls share the same zest in warming others hearts with thoughtful gifts as I do. I love to give people gifts. I love making their day by sending cheer in a fun way. When I found the coffee themed surprise gift box I was looking forward to giving this to one of my friends. And I would have to get one for myself so I could make the perfect cup of coffee in the precious “But First Coffee” mug while snacking on the biscotti treat and chocolate covered coffee beans. But never fail if you were to run out of coffee at home you can use the Starbucks Gift Card that is included. The adorable gold desk size easel with daily coffee quotes would look great next to your coffeemaker. And the coffee themed journal that comes with would be handy to make notes, meal plan, journal or write jokes. When I told Lisa and Shannon how excited I was to have found this fun gift box and was going to treat myself so I could enjoy the happy mail they shared their love and gifted me the box. Kindness goes a long way Peeps. Thank you so much ladies!!! I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.
You see this is what I am talking about. Their hearts go into selecting the pieces that will go into their gift boxes and their generosity towards others. And when you purchase a gift for someone special or for yourself, Yes, for yourself, what a novel idea, that person will know you had their likes and interests in mind. I could not resist the Mother’s Day themed boxes. The blue and white checked zip bag with pom poms was calling my name. So I didn’t wait for Mother’s Day and went ahead and gifted it to myself. And how wonderful to reach into my purse and be able to find exactly what I was looking for as it’s nicely organized in this cute bag.
Surprise Gift Co is an online gift boutique started by a couple of Oklahoma girls, always looking for new ways to brighten up the world! Meet Lisa Goins, CSO (Chief Surprise Officer) – Gift-giving & receiving are things that can really make a difference in someone’s life. Of all the many hats Lisa wears, pastor’s wife, mom, realtor… God has shown her that giving gifts to others is how He uses me. Whether it’s love and affection to my husband and 4 kids, encouragement and friendship to our congregation, or advice and time to my clients, gifting is just how God works through me. I guess that’s why it just seemed natural to turn gift giving into a career! Surprise Gift Co. is a fun & unique gift-giving experience. We have handpicked specialty items that you will be proud to give and to receive. Whether you consider yourself a skilled gift giver or you are a throw it in a gift bag and go type of person, Surprise Gift Co. can totally up your gift-giving game from socks and underwear to cupcakes and rainbows! Let us take your gift-giving abilities to the next level! You just may receive a Surprise Gift in return:) Meet Shannon Shaffer, VP of Surprises – The most important thing for me to tell you about myself is this: I’m just a girl who decided to follow Jesus. Sometimes, I followed him happily; sometimes, I was whining and stomping my feet, but I’ve always believed following Him would lead me in the right way. I have been married to the perfect man for me since I was 19 years old. We have 3 kids: 2 (now adult) beautiful daughters, and a 16 year old son. I live in a small town in Oklahoma where my husband is the fire chief and I am an elementary school secretary. Secretly, I want to be someone who shops all day and eats candy while getting a tan! Dreams to goals, people! Dreams to goals! Surprise Gift Co. is such an exciting and creative endeavor for me. I get to curate unique gifting experiences, write quirky thoughts on our blog, and compose fun-loving notes for our Surprise Cards. I am grateful, happy, and having such a good time!
We created Surprise Gift Co not only for an easy gifting experience for you to shop and send an amazing gift from the comfort of your home, but also for someone to receive a unique, boutique gift that surprises them on their doorstep! We understand how important it is to pour encouragement into the people in our lives. So many times we aren’t sure how to respond to the kind things people do for us or know what to say when people encounter the sad situations of life. Surprise Gift Co believes in acknowledging those moment’s. Whether it’s a celebration or a cheer up that’s needed, don’t let the moments pass by without recognition! Life is hard, and everyone has something they are going through whether it’s wonderfully exciting or terribly heartbreaking. Our goal is to be there! Maybe you don’t even know it, but you are so needed in MANY of the people’s lives around you! Our God shows us amazing grace and it’s our passionate pursuit to show that same grace to the people we encounter everyday. Everyone loves a surprise and it’s the perfect way to let someone know that they are special and have impacted you in some way! Our surprises are hand packed and have carefully chosen to be a gift anyone would love to receive. You would put this gift together if you only had the time! And the best part of the whole thing is “the happiest people in life are the givers, not the getters!”
I recently told Lisa and Shannon that I was still figuring out the message that Coffee Chat Girl hopes to get across. Kindness is definitely at the top of the list. As I sit and chat with friends and family I absorb what they are saying. When it’s something to celebrate I celebrate with you. And when it’s something sad I feel your pain. It’s just who I am. So when I read that Lisa and Shannon also have a Gift Back Project
https://www.surprisegiftco.com/gift-back-project/ it became a little clearer for me.
Please read on their blog about the two Gift Back Projects. The She Knew Project starts with a nomination process, a deserving woman is chosen and is then treated to a special day including a hair appt, makeup, new outfit, and lunch! This project is local to Tulsa, Oklahoma and is something we are excited to see continue to grow. And then there is Jeni’s Gift. Jeni’s Gift was started from this wonderful woman who received a Surprise Gift Co gift while battling Stage 4 cancer and then in return started sending gifts as a thank you to the people who touched her life. On behalf of Jeni’s Gift, we here at Surprise Gift Co will send 2 surprise “thank you” gifts, free of charge, on behalf of a woman fighting cancer.
In honor of Jeni and the people who touch our lives with Cancer everyday, Coffee Chat Girl, would love to gift a Surprise Gift Co box to someone who could use some Cheer In A Box. Please leave a comment below on why you think you or someone you love deserves this Ray of Sunshine and a random recipient will be chosen and announced on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Surprise Gift Co is the perfect place to find just the right something with the ease of sending from home or work. So be sure to check them out. I think I have made two extraordinary friends and I am so grateful. I bet you will feel the same way too.
As always, thanks Y’all for stopping by for a chat.