My parents are a terrific pair of people. But buying them gifts is extremely difficult. They are not very into "things" at all, and oftentimes make helpful comments like,
You don't have to get me anything.
Oftentimes, the stuff I give my mom either ends up still wrapped in it's original packaging at their house (I find it!) or it ends up back with me at my place at some point or another. (Hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe I should start buying her Coach handbags.)
So recently, I made these potholders for them, thinking, Who doesn't need potholders?? I thought they might also jazz up their kitchen and go well with the light wood on their new cabinets.
They seemed to go over pretty well.
But I warned my dad, "I want to see stains on them!"
We'll see the next time I visit...!