April 28, 2011

Last minute shopping ideas...

I don't often give advice on this blog (instead I usually beg my readers for it) but for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop today I have decided that it's time to give back. So, for those of you who might be in need of some last minute gift ideas for the Royal Wedding...

My ten gift ideas are:

1. A jar of my homemade pickles. Yes, they're that good.
2. A trip to visit a Midwest farm on a perfect spring day
3. A dozen donuts baked by the Amish ladies down the road
4. A night of roasting marshmallows around a fire under a star-filled sky
5. A quilt made by women from the church sewing club
6. A beautiful glass serving bowl that can only be purchased at the local hardware store
7. A bottle of Mondoro Asti (I don't care who you are, no one can turn this stuff down)
8. A basket, straight from my garden, of fresh corn on the cob, vine ripened tomatoes, new potatoes, and crisp cucumbers
9. A double batch of my mother's fabulous rhubarb crisp
10. A bit of sanity (this might be hard to find so start shopping early)

And remember, a thank-you note is not necessary.


  1. Hi, visiting from Mama Kat's! Can I bet the royal couple instead? I'd love all this stuff!

  2. Coming by from Mama Kat's. I love your list, very personal and creative. I'd like some of those pickles myself.

  3. Haha! As the above commenters said, I'd love that stuff!!

  4. I bet no one else would thinkg about giving them these wonderful gifts. I would love the donuts!

  5. I think all of these things are perfect, and would probably be greatly appreciated.

  6. Those are all great gifts and very original. Nicely done. Can I have some donuts from the Amish ladies, please?