Giving gifts is one of my secret loves. It’s exciting. I feel like I’m on a hunt. Finding the right gift for the right person brings me so much joy. I don’t always buy gifts, many times I make them or if you are lucky I’ll even cook for you. I prefer random gifts to birthdays or Christmas but giving a gift really is more than a custom to me. It’s all the things that I want to eloquently say but can’t ever find the perfect words: I love you, I admire you, I am proud of you, I respect you, or I want to help you. So instead, I settle for a gift that I hope conveys how I feel.
Over the last couple of years, the word gift has popped up many times between Marilyn and me. Sometimes it’s unexpected but more often it flashes into a conversation when we are talking about the intangible kinds of gifts that we both seem so fortunate to receive from so many and each other.
That all being said, I don’t know why I am surprised that when Marilyn and I look over our sales of the TaTa Topper this year, almost 100% of our sales have been to women buying them for a friend. The power of girlfriends should never be underestimated. Every time we sell a TaTa Topper we have a moment of rewarding excitement that is always followed by a sinking feeling that makes us sad that another woman has to go through this. Mastectomies are tough but it totally rocks that girlfriends are the ones that step up to the plate and take care of their friends. And I love that we have created the perfect gift that women are choosing to give their friends to help them sleep after a breast cancer surgery. It’s truly the gift of comfort.