Just a little innocent stalking was all it took. Ok, don't act like you've never "social stalked." Basically, I kept up with her pins during the months leading up to her birthday and found resources where I could purchase pinned items or items very similar. In this case, you never have to worry if they actually like your gift or not, because they pinned it.
In order to personalize the gift and make the obvious correlation to Pinterest, I printed off small print screens of the actual pin and attached it to the gift with a string of hemp. It all came together rather niceley. The birthday girl was stunned when she reazlied these were actually gifts that she had pinned.
I apologize for the not so great photo quality, but it was the only one I took. When planning, I went ahead and printed off extra pinned items just in case I wasn't able to find the product. For instance, I printed off a couple different Essie nail colors that she had pinned. Good thing I did, because Ulta only had one of the colors. I would have to say this gift idea was a success because it was personalized, wasn't too time consuming, plus you determine the budget.
Next time you're struggling to find the perfect gift, let this Pinspire you. If you try this gifting method, please share your stories, as I would love to hear them!