This is How We Do: Gift Giving



Today we’re talking about something close to all of our hearts: the art of gift giving. We share the good, the bad and the downright ugly gifts we’ve received, and we also share our philosophy on what makes a good gift (hint: it’s not about the money). In this episode, we offer tips for how to come up with a great gift when you’re stumped and we laugh about the curse of being a gift-loving girl married to a man who just doesn’t get it. Plus, you’ll hear all about that one time Indiana’s husband gave her a nose hair trimmer. Join us and laugh along as we unpack the art of giving gifts, Coffee + Crumbs style.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

The "gigi" figurine Ashlee gifted her mom

The calligrapher Ashlee hired to make a family tree word art for her MIL

April writes about the dragonfly earrings she gifted Ridley's birth mother in her essay "Woman In The Hall" in The Magic of Motherhood

Callie's new book, The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet

The library call number print that Ashlee ordered from this Etsy designer

"This looks like something a writer would have." 

Top of the line, baby


2017 Coffee + Crumbs holiday gift guides

Video: the time Indiana's friends told her about her nose hair problem

Book: The Five Love Languages


One of life's greatest gifts is friendship...

We love connecting women online, but even more than that: we love connecting women in real life. This is where the magic happens—across tables and couches and playdates in the backyard. It takes a village to raise our kids, and on May 12th, we want you to intentionally invest in yours. Check out all the details on our first official Coffee + Crumbs brunch! We'd love for you to consider hosting one. 

[more coming later today]

Gift Inspiration




Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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