When your bestie's birthday is not too far away from the new Gilmore Girls episodes (and you're both super fans), you make her a Gilmore Girls Revival Viewing Care Package!
I started with the basics of the Gilmore Girls diet...Red Vines, Pop Tarts, and Mallomars. I've honestly never had a Mallomar, so I bought myself a box as well to try out when I watch the new episodes. There were so many other food items I could have added to the box, but I found the perfect socks to include instead! They featured doughnuts, Chinese takeout, burgers, and fries, and therefore covered the rest of the girls diet.
Coffee is a staple item in every Gilmore Girls episode. I recently heard that there were 305 cups of coffee in all the original episodes. I would have guessed more... At any rate, I found a fun baseball tee that states the obvious, "NEED MORE COFFEE."
To finish off the package, I found some great free printables online. The No Cell Phones sign is the perfect thing to make your kitchen feel like Luke's Diner. I don't know if either of us will use the Gilmore Girls Bingo Card as we watch (yes, I printed one for myself and yes, I'm watching alone in complete quiet...at least the first time around), but it is so cute and funny.
I had a few more things on my shopping list that I didn't quite find the perfect match for this gift, but still wanted to share the ideas...snowflakes, pro/con list, a Netflix GC, and yellow daisies. But the final thing I included was a Gilmore Girls mix tape featuring 23 of the quintessential GG songs. I've added more to my itunes mix, but these are the best of the best. I'll share the playlist below, so you can create your own and get in the mood for brand new Gilmore Girls. I'm so excited!
This Town - The Go-Go's
Earn Enough for Us - XTC
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Happy Birthday - Altered Images
Mixed Bizness - Beck
Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
Cities in Dust - Siouxsie & the Banshees
Time Bomb - Rancid
Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole
99 Luftballoons - Nena
Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
Fell In Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
Sing, Sing, Sing - John Williams
Twin Cinema - The New Pronographers
Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club
Know Your Onion! - The Shins
One Way Or Another - Blondie
London Calling - The Clash
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What a Wonderful World - Joey Ramone
There She Goes - The La's