In my family, we don't give gifts to grown ups anymore. Originally, we picked a charity and all gave to the same one. Now, we each give to charity of our choice. It happens for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
When they were re-doing Ellis Island years ago, I gave the foundation a donation and bought one of the plaques (for immigrants) in my family's name. When the first phase of renovation was finished my sister and I took my parents there to see it.
For my parents' 50th wedding anniversary I 'bought' them a star. They thought that was the coolest thing ever.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar. http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated August 2015**
This Christmas my husband and I decided not to buy gifts for the adults in our very large families. Instead we will be making a sizeable donation to Horizon International (I know one of the people who run this organization so it is legit) to purchase item/items of our choice for the orphans in Africa. They need things like protein sources (chickens, goats, cows), water storage, blankets, mosquito nets, school supplies, etc. We will then give everyone a Christmas Card letting them know that a donation was made on their behalf.
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
Bella Curl Products
CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders