As a kid I always hoped the mailman would bring what we referred to as a Wonderful Surprise: something unexpected and delightful that comes out of nowhere. Our mailbox on the farm was at the end of a long driveway, and Mum or I would trek down and open the box. Of course it usually contained junk mail; Wonderful Surprises are rare and elusive, as everyone knows. But the other day I got one!
Now if you want to get technical, it wasn't 100% a surprise. I was aware that some unknown thing was coming, but then I forgot about it. C. Wonder, a retailer I remembered seeing on an episode of The Pitch, had emailed days before and offered to send a gift. Very mysterious. I love mysteries, and if their name is C. Wonder, it could possibly be a Wonderful Surprise.
Yes. It was a box inside a box containing a handmade paper ornament containing... cashmere penguin gloves. Hee, so cute! (Update: the colored fingertips work on touch screens; nifty!)
I looked up C. Wonder's website to find out what else they offer. Apparently they sell happy things.
A selection: Fox sweater, zebra plates, gold ikat plates, zigzag mug, dotted bowl, chevron gloves, bow buckle belt, and orange throw (didn't see that one on my quest for orange blankies). They do lots of monogramming for personalized gifts, too. Browse here!