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Here’s a few signs that you really love Diet Coke:
- When you go out to eat and the waiter asks what you want to drink, your kids answer for you “Diet Coke!”
- If you’ve had a particularly hard day, tiring day, stressful day, or just a “meh” day, the first sip of Diet Coke makes it all better.
- The man that picks up your recycling has said to you (on more than one occasion), “Man, you really like your Diet Coke!” Yes, sir, I sure do.
So when I was out shopping at Walmart and saw the fun personalized Share a Coke bottles, I may or may not have spent a good 40 minutes searching for a Diet Coke that had Amanda on it (OK, I did). While I was searching through my beloved Diet Cokes, I thought how these fun bottle and cans would make a perfect addition to the graduate care package I was putting together for my cousin. Since she is heading off to college in the fall, I wanted to give her gifts that were special, fun, and that show her how fabulous we all think she is.
Luckily the day we were shopping for goodies for her present at Walmart, there was a #ShareItForward demo going on, and of course, the kids were helping me decide which Coke bottles to buy.
I like to consider myself a black belt in gift buying; I’m just that good, friends. While giving a graduate some cash is always appreciated, I wanted to pick out gifts my special Abbie would LOVE. Remembering the excitement of decorating my first dorm room, I wanted her to have the same feelings when she leaves for school in a few weeks. Look how adorable she is in her graduation cap all decorated with her future school, California University of PA.
- A warm, fluffy blanket
- Gift cards to the local restaurants
- Picture frames
- Fun lamps
- Shower caddy and shower shoes
- A wrap around towel
- Fun storage bins
- Fun decor for her dorm walls
- Her favorite snacks
- And a few motivational “Share A Cokes”
I love all of the fun titles of Legend, Friend, Star and of course, Family. I like to think when she is headed off to one of her early morning college classes, she will grab one of these personalized Cokes and smile thinking about us and the fact my kids couldn’t let her open her own gifts.
Watching Abbie with my kids makes me think about when she was their age. I love my gal, Abbie and I cannot believe that she is old enough to head off to college! While I know she will be nervous those first few days, now she has a few fun gifts from us to get her dorm feeling like home and a few fun personalized Cokes (at least the ones I didn’t drink!).