Did your best friend up and move away like mine did? Even though she left me (so dramatic right? She moved away like, 15 years ago and I'm still bitter…) I still want to make sure she feels loved on her birthday. I thought about what we love to do when do get the opportunity to be together and created this birthday in a box. And it all starts with a Netflix gift subscription. Because TV. Gifts are such a great way to show someone you love them. Buying gifts for people is one of my favorite things. I love to put thought in to it so it's not just about the tangible present. I love to create birthday in a box type presents. They are full of cool, small things that fit the person perfectly. While I created mine for someone far away, these types of guests work just as well for people who you see everyday. I created this gift idea in conjunction with Netflix. As part of their #StreamTeam, I get to create posts centered around what I'm watching on the platform. And I watch it a lot.
I found this decorative gift box at Homegoods. No wrapping needed. Boom.I like to have a theme when I'm creating a gift box. One of the past times that my bff and I both enjoy is watching TV. We're pretty partial to reality shows but we'll tolerate a Bachelor or good drama too. I decided the starting point for her gift box would be a Netflix gift subscription. To round it out, I tried to think of fun little things that would go along with watching TV. I found these French candies, in pretty neutral colors, and knew they would be great to put in the box. They're almost like confetti and work as filler but they also taste amazing. It will be a nice little treat to enjoy while watching American Horror Story (OMG. I just watched the first two episodes. I wanted to see what it was all about. I think I'm hooked. But I can only watch it during the day. So terrifying!) I also included some tea so she could get cozy on the couch with a blanket. Is there nothing better than a fall afternoon with Netflix?
Other shows full of suspense:
Stranger ThingsI love these individual bottles of Prosecco! I know she isn't a big drinker but sparkling wine is so celebratory! I included a metallic gold straw so she can sip some bubbles while watching The Holiday. That's a total favorite.
Other romances you might enjoy:
Other romantic comedies you'll love:
Other shows full of drama:
In this birthday in a box gift idea, I was able to give my friend several hours of enjoying herself in a way that I know she'll love. While it would be even better if I could watch all these shows with her, I know that her Netflix gift subscription will bring her joy (and tears) and time to rest, relax and recharge to celebrate her birthday. You can easily find Netflix gift cards at Target and other national retail stores.
Thank you for supporting the brands, like Netflix, that allow me to share my ideas with you and keep Cupcakes and Cutlery going! I was sent the Netflix gift card so I could create this post.