You might have had that moment just before the holidays and then you start thinking what you should get people. It is a good idea to start thinking about that now. Because if you do this you can start noticing what people want or need. Things they say they like or find annoying. Then you can give them something the truly want.
Then you even have the time to wrap it in a fun way.
Let me also give you a few fun suggestions to give to people. Just to get you started.
My boyfriend is going to the other side of the planet for 2 years. I am able to see him once every 3/4 months. So before he left I wanted to give him a present. Her are 10 fun ideas I came up with to give him.
- A jar of chocolats with a chocolat for every day he is away.
- Pillow case with a cute text.
- Pictures of the two of us together.
- A mug with a cute text.
- A watch with an engraving
- A bracelet
- A lamp that if you touch it the lamp on that the other person has lights up.
- A self made T-shirt like I showed here how to make
- One of my small paintings
- A photobook
I wanted to give him something small so it could easily fit in his bag when he left. Something that had meaning for the two of us. Small and meaningfull. The internet is full of ideas that are expensive, take a long time to make or are to big to take with him. All of the ideas above are simple and small. (Or as big as you want to make them).
If you read this you probably have a man, boyfriend, wife or girlfriend that is leaving as well so I wish you the best of luck and hope you find something he likes.
I needed to make a surprise gift for a friend of mine. As everyone does at such a moment. I looked on the internet for inspiration. I search Pinterest. I found a pillow made out of an old button up shirt.
This was a great idea.
I would make a pillow out of an old shirt. Not just a any kind a pillow that would look like a scouts uniform.
I would fill it up with paper and the presents I bought for her.
Then I just needed to start making it.
I found an old button up shirt that was white. And I needed it to be a light brown. So I let it soak in coffee for a while.
Now my shirt was the right colour.
I put it on the table a drew a big square on it. The top needed to be the shoulders. I cut the square out and sew it right sides together.
Now I already had some sort of pillow.
I made two front pockets and a scarf.
Then I needed the logo’s on the pockets and I also wanted her name on it.
So I printed the logo’s and her name out. Found an old piece of see trough plastic table cloth. Cut out the logo so it formed a stencil for the logo’s.
I used regular paint to put the logo’s on the blouse.
I stuffed the pillow with old newspaper and her presents.
She absolutely loved it.