Ah something to take my mind off things. I love coming up with ideas for gifts and most people I know now ask me for help. It's such fun!!!
I came up with an idea last year. What you do is get a shoe box, preferably a big one and glue wrapping paper to cover the box and the lid so that the box is pretty, then line with matching tissue paper. Then with what ever money you want to spend you search for little trinkets, for example I made Peter a box for valentines, I tied huge bows around it and made a tag that said 'A Little Box Of Love' I found things like - A new string for his sunglasses, wrapped it up and put a tag on it saying 'Keep me around your neck' LOL! I found a nice key ring that was a little house (He was working in real estate at the time), a small box of his favourite chocolates etc etc. Each small thing I wrapped up and put into the box, I also put sparkles, glitter and stars inside the paper and sprinkled over the presents in the box and each one had a tag that he had to read. Now this isn't for everyone but it was fun watching him unwrap tiny little presents and get covered in glitter. LOL! You can do the same thing for every occasion.
Okay some ideas -
|Originally posted by adymarie
I think for my 2 cousins (20 and 18 year old males) I will amke them each a tie die shirt, but I still need one more gift each. One like to read, but the other doesn't. The one who doesn't like to read is an army cadet.
For the one that likes to read perhaps a book voucher or a book if you know what he wants or a nice book mark, if he has a sweet tooth a big tin of biscuits or chocolates he can nibble whilst reading.
For the one in the army - food is a good choice as well, after shave, movie tickets like a gift voucher, what about a pop corn maker? and a few bags of popping corn, wrap them up individually and let him open the corn first hehehe!!!
[quote]Originally posted by adymarieTheir mother is very new agey ( I just made up tha word) and she has a new boyfriend we have to buy for this year.
That's easy!!!!!!! A joint present for the 2 of them with sensual massage oil, body paint (edible). candles, bubble bath etc maybe a little book about sensual massage or aroma therapy? A his and hers type of thing.
[quote]Originally posted by adymarieMy sister will be easy, but my brother in law is a bit of a know it all.
That's easy too. For the know it all the new Guinness Book of records, there is sure to be something in there that he doesn't know.
[quote]Originally posted by adymarieAlso - I need an idea about what to get my 1 grandmother who has everything and wants nothing and my other grandmother who lives in a nursing home and can't talk. I will probably spend up to $40 each on then. HELP PLEASE!
The grandmother that has everything, perhaps photos of you and hubby in a nice frame? magazine subscription, a gift voucher for a facial, massage, pedicure, manicure, hair stylist?
For the one that can't talk, some beautiful music if they allow them to listen to it in the nursing home, a miniature window box garden, which is like a window box, with a packet of soil, seeds and tools etc that she can plant or get help with and look after and watch it grow? perhaps a trinket box filled with things from her past, A beautiful embroidered pillow or bed cover, a nice framed picture she can hang in her room to enjoy, stationary to write if she still can.
Anyway, a few ideas. I hope at least one of them helps.