I really enjoyed finding gifts for my sisters and sister-in-law this year. They all got a cheeky Disney makeup bags like the ones below to reflect their personality:
Shutterbug Sister got Jungle Book, Fashionista got Ursula from the Little Mermaid, My sister-in-law got Alice in Wonderland and Harlequin Sister got Ariel from the Little Mermaid. I filled them with jewellery, a small scented candle, little treats, mocktails jelly sweets and Swiss milk chocolate discs.
I thought I had outdone everyone until Shutterbag Sister handed everyone scented candles and told us to choose one we liked. We all squabbled and exchanged until we had one we wanted and then she announced that these candles were special. Inside is a ring valued at between $10 and $5,000. We just had to burn the candle and wait for the wax to melt down to the ring.
You can bet there was some excitement and merriment after this. Harlequins husband suggested that we microwave them all to get the rings out then put them back in the fridge to set again. He was joking, but I was almost tempted. You can bet I lit mine the same day.
I didn't get very far and lit the candle again the next day. After a couple of hours, we (okay Shutterbug) spotted something poking out of the side of the candle jar.
I fished it out with a spoon and found it was a little foil wrapped package. I was Whatsapping pictures to the girls (my sisters and sister-in-law) the whole time. Fashionista suggested that with the spoon and foil it looked like I was doing heroin...
I unwrapped the littlepackage to find this gold coloured ring with pink and white stones:
The number attached to the ring is a code that you can enter on the website of the company that make the candles: Charmed Aroma.
I entered mine on the "ring appraisal" page, and the ring turned out to be worth $50, which is more than good enough for me.
I think Shutterbug Sister totally won at the gift-giving this time round :)
Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Give each other gifts and you will love each other.” (al-Adab al-Mufrad 594).